Ever thought about going to a dermatologist for a skin scan to show up hidden sun damage and areas prone to accelerated ageing? We have too, but before you make that expensive appointment, try Skin Better out for size.This clever app – created by imaging engineers and scientist uses special mapping software to reveal the true condition of your skin. It will grade your wrinkles, highlight areas where sun spots are likely to appear and present you with a customised shopping list of products to invest in, based on feedback from a panel of skincare experts.
All you need to do to get started is take a quick selfie on your phone and fill out a brief skin history questionnaire. The best bit? It’s completely free.
L’Oreal Paris Makeup GeniusWant to try out a bold make-up look before you buy it, but don’t fancy dabbing on an inky eyeshadow or dark burgundy lipstick in full view of fellow shoppers? You need to download L’Oreal Paris Makeup Genius.
This artistic app allows you to try all manner of make-up styles using L’Oreal cosmetics, just by uploading a picture of yourself. The results are so realistic you’ll be fooled into thinking the newly made-up image is real
Water is the most effective and natural beauty elixir out there. If you drink enough of it, better skin, effortless weight loss and a clearer head could be yours for the taking. But more often than not we fail to sip our way through the recommended 1,6 litres a day.
Enter iDrated, a savvy app that prompts you to drink at regular intervals, logs your water intake and collates the amount you’ve consumed over a seven-day period in an easy to understand graph. All that’s left for you to do is to keep a bottle of this miraculous beauty fluid on you at all times!
Hair Colour by Modiface
Not sure if you want to go through the hassle of getting your hair dyed and not liking it? Hair Colour by Modiface lets you try out 30 different blondes, browns and reds. Take a selfie, outline your hair, and pick a colour.
This app doesn’t drop a silly cartoon-looking hair colour over your image, but rather overlays images to create a more natural colour. Simple
Once applied nail colours always look different from the shade in the bottle. This can be because of your skin tone. So to save money, OPI’s nail app lets you try on the latest nail colours or collections with adjustable skin tones to get it as close to your own skin colour as possible. What a great way to plan for a mani.