These apps help you check out your appearance and pick out makeup artist products without setting foot in a store!
Can your phone make you more beautiful? If a handful of iPhone apps have anything to do with it, the answer is a resounding yes! Here are three products that are helping women find makeup artist products and have fun with beauty right on their phones.
MakeUp This Apple App Store app lets users test out new makeup artist products without ever having to try them on or even set foot in a store. Users simply upload a photo of themselves to their phone and test out products theyre interested in right on the photo.
With 1200 real-life products to choose from, users simply use the apps facial recognition software to apply product to their virtual face and see what they like. If you love a product you can simply buy it right there on your phone or purchase it next time youre in your favorite makeup store.
RealBeautys Instant Celebrity Makeover Heres a great way to kill time on your commute: transform yourself into a red-carpet ready celebrity! This app gives your photo a virtual makeover. Makeup artist products are used to transform your visage with a celebrity hairstyle, makeup look, and designer outfit.
Once youre ready to face your own personal paparazzi, you can share your new look on Facebook or just save it to your phone.
Mirror App It doesnt get much simpler than this. DLP Mobile is busy readying an app for the iPhone 4 that turns your phone into a mirror. Instead of hitting the ladies room after lunch for that midday touchup, now all you need to do is use the app!
It seems the app uses the new phones front-facing camera to create a mirror-like image right on the screen. Can you think of a more high-tech way to check your teeth for leftover spinach?
More than just skin deep, these apps are big business for software developers.
Seven to 10 million iPhone or iTouch users have already downloaded a beauty-related app or indicated they are very interested in doing so, Sunil Verma, founder of mobile ad exchange network Mobiclix, told the New York Times.
While these apps are most popular with young women ages 14 to 17, Verma said many users are grown women interested in how these apps make their lives easier.
Were seeing a lot of single professionals and mothers downloading these apps, he said.
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