The Top 5 Beauty Apps to Download Right Now

Many areas of our lives have now moved online (particularly during lockdown), from dating to GP appointments, we are beginning to rely more and more on virtual service apps.

Always fast to respond to change and leverage advances in technology, the beauty industry is gearing up to feature heavily in our increasingly virtual worlds. There’s a portal to a new generation of beauty services waiting at your fingertips. Come and venture into the growing dimension of beauty apps with us…

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Not only do beauty apps make scheduling beauty appointments faster and easier than ever before, but they are also being designed to help you choose your next look, make finding the correct products for you easier and more enjoyable, as well as assisting you to achieve optimal skin health and protection.

Beauty apps offer you the chance to “try before you buy” from the comfort of your own home. You can do this by firstly using in-app “try- on” technology. Furthermore, they also bring the beauty and wellness experts directly to you with all kinds of virtual/distant services available – from a skin diagnosis with a dermatologist to chakra balancing with an energy healing practitioner. And if scrutinising the ingredients of your products before you buy them is part of your process for finding the perfect products, then your life just got easier because there’s an app that will do it for you.

Here’s our pick of the top 5 beauty apps you need in your life. So, without delay – hit download today!


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Bellashoot is a social app for beauty lovers where you can share, talk and learn things about beauty. You’ll discover thousands of beauty tips, tutorials and unbiased product reviews too!

Furthermore, you can save the content and products that you love and create your own custom collection centred around your beauty interests. Along with helping you to discover things about beauty and meeting makeup experts, it can also help you to get discovered and grow your community – you are able to customise your profile by adding your website and social links.

It’s like Pinterest’s and Instagram’s love child for the beauty-obsessed!

Think Dirty

Think Dirty is the ultimate guide to clean beauty, helping you to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products.

To use, you simply scan the barcode of the product you want more information about and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand facts about the formulation. Along with detailed information, a comprehensive rating is given on the health impacts associated with a product and its ingredients. Additionally, you are also able to keep track of what’s already in your bathroom, learn your current bathroom rating and track your progress on “cleaning” it up.

They currently have over 850,000 cosmetics and personal care products in their database, but if they are missing a product, you are able to scan the barcode and submit it directly to them in-app – they will even thank you and let you know once the product is in their database!

As advocates of clean beauty, this is our personal favourite.

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Beautistics acts as your personal beauty manager, helping you to use your beauty collection in the most effective way.

You can save all the information about your entire collection in one application. This is as well as plan your beauty budget, add product descriptions and watch expiry dates.

Furthermore, you get advanced beauty stats about your collection including prices and spending, amount of bought and finished products during different time periods. Also, it shows you the most crowded categories of your collection.

Additionally, there’s a handy beauty calendar that will remind you about your at-home and in-salon treatments you have planned. It’s the ideal beauty app to organise your collection while staying at home during the lockdown.

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Garnier Colour Match

With the help of Garnier’s Colour Match app, you can finally determine if blondes do have more fun!

With an extensive range of colours to virtually try- on, you’ll be able to find the most flattering hue for your hair without having to make embarrassing beauty mistakes to discover it.

You can try on any colour from the Garnier range, but you also get colours specifically recommended for you. Additionally, you can even use the app to scan real products in-store and accurately try-on the colour there and then.

It’s super fun – have you ever wondered what you’d look like with violet hair? Wonder no more! You can lose hours – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Suggested Article: Colourful Hair: Everything You Need To Know Before Dying Your Hair A Bright Colour.



If you want to start taking your skincare seriously then this app is a must-have. It acts as your very own skincare coach and this sophisticated app aim to get you visible results.

Cutting-edge AI technology measures your pores, wrinkles, spots and more to give you personalised skincare recommendations. Using data you input into your skincare diary, it tracks and assesses your skin changes in response to your lifestyle, moods and the skincare products you use. Over time, you are able to see what is working for you and what isn’t, giving you the knowledge to make beneficial lifestyle changes and informed buying decisions.

Also, by joining their skincare challenges, you are able to earn “TrovePoints” that you can redeem into beauty products.

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Check out L’Oréal Makeup Genius

Originally an app that was launched in 2014 which propelled the success of L’Oreal in the Chinese beauty market, the AI technology behind L’Oréal Makeup Genius is now only available online.

We decided to still feature it here as it truly is the best makeup try-on technology available for free. Head over to where you can virtually try-on their entire range of colour cosmetics. There is no better (or funnier) way to find the best colours for you.

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What are your favourite beauty apps?

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Wishing you all the good things!

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