Best Beauty and Makeup Apps You Need to Try in 2017

Best Beauty and Makeup Apps You Need to Try In 2017
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From virtually trying a new shade of lipstick to seeing what a new hairstyle would look like, there are many new beauty and makeup apps for 2017 that will help make your beauty routine even better! Tech is currently experiencing a cosmetic takeover, and we here at Agein have put together a list of the best beauty apps you need to download for 2017. When it comes to the world of beauty, deciding on everything from a nail polish color to what salon to choose for your haircut can sometimes be overwhelming.

Thankfully, help is now just one click away. With a wealth of apps that will help book appointments, or give instant makeup inspiration, beauty tip apps are on the rise among smart phone users. There are in fact so many, that we have narrowed down your search for the perfect beauty software, in our list of top apps for 2017!

1. ModiFace Makeup

This is the must-have beauty app for makeover junkies to feed their makeup addiction! The world’s most advanced mobile virtual makeover application that takes virtual makeovers to a whole new level. Try thousands of cosmetic colors, celebrity hairstyles, and accessories like sunglasses, earrings, jewelry and much more!

Just take a pic and apply the makeover options. You can even share your new look with friends on social media, and the cosmetic products will be saved for your convenience.

2. L’Oréal Makeup Genius

This amazing app was the first of its kind as a virtual makeup tester. It is one of the best beauty editing apps to try makeup products, and see them move with you in real-time. Exclusive technology from major Hollywood studios has never before been seen in the beauty world.

Create your own makeup looks or choose from curated looks by makeup artists instantly. Just one click is all you need to virtually try on makeup! Real-time makeovers have never been so easy with this beauty app, so download it today to get your new L’Oréal look.

3. YouCam Makeup

So much more than a makeup selfie app! Create makeup looks, try new hairstyles and even shop your favorite products instantly with this fully loaded beauty app. If you are not sure where to start, watch the live streaming makeup tutorials or chat live with beauty tutorial streamers for makeup tips and hot trends.

Take a break from makeup application and read your daily horoscope and lucky beauty tips from fashion and beauty astrologers. This app will also allow you to record a makeover mashup video, or try on a series of makeup looks and record them in a short video to share on social media. One of the best makeup apps for Android, this software will keep any beauty queen busy for hours!

4. Lakmé Makeup Pro

This is a real-time makeover app where the camera becomes your mirror! Virtually try out all the latest looks, from prepping your skin to applying makeup, this app allows you to test drive all of Lakmé’s products. A one-of-a-kind experience, this app also allows users to try signature pro-stylist looks recommended by Lakmé makeup experts.

Choose from over 100 real-life cosmetics shades and over 75 pro-stylist looks. This beauty app even boasts color blending technology and a facial recognition algorithm, so your chosen looks look as life-like as ever!

5. Ulta Beauty

Download this beauty app for iPhone to get all things beauty in one place instantly.  Get your favorite makeup look, find skincare and hair care products, and even check out special offers on beauty products. This easy-to-use app lets you book appointments at the nearest Ulta Beauty Salon in a snap, and has made shopping a breeze allowing you to check your Ultamate Rewards account anytime.

Just scroll through a product’s new color picker to explore its full range of colors, and use the quick and easy checkout, now offering Apple Pay.


Need a new look for a night out on the town, or perhaps a first date? Don’t want to waste your time going to a salon and waiting for your turn, just download GLAMSQUAD! This unique app is your pro-team for hair, nails, and makeup, anywhere, anytime.

Simply log onto the app and select a date, time, location, and payment method to secure your service. Hand-selected elite beauty professionals will then arrive fully prepared with tools and products to customize a look you will love!  Currently operating in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami, with many more cities coming soon!

7. NailSnaps

Let your creativity flow with this unique app that allows you to create, share, and wear custom nail art. The one-of-a-kind app turns your photos into custom nail wraps that can be purchased and applied by yourself in just minutes.  Explore inspiration from manicurists and creative nail art fans from around the world while you purchase custom, made-to-order nail wrap designs that can be shipped right to your door.

Simply use the NailSnaps hand pose stencil to create designs made from your own photos. After being shipped to your door, just apply your designs by gently smoothing the self-adhesive nail wraps onto your fingernails and file the edges to finish your custom look!

8. Hair Color Changer

Have you ever wanted to change your hair color, but hesitate because you won’t know exactly what it will look like once you get it done? With the Hair Color Changer beauty app, changing your hair color has never been easier! With a huge range of colors to choose from, smart tools help to edit the color easily and let you change the color of your hair from an uploaded photo.

Add multiple streaks of color and share with friends on social media. This app makes getting a new look easier than ever!

9. Mary Kay Virtual Mobile Makeover

The first Mary Kay Mobile Virtual Makeover app is now available to customize looks with endless combinations of lip colors, eye makeup, hair styles, accessories, and much more! The beauty app free download offers all the Mary Kay cosmetics products to try before you buy.

Simply take a photo with your mobile device, upload one from your library, or choose from a variety of models.  Create your own makeup looks, or try the one-click makeovers for season specific, on-trend looks and share with friends on social media. Mary Kay makes shopping easy with their easy online shopping where you can buy your whole look in just a few clicks.



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