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The 5 Best Beauty Apps to Download

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Whatever your passion is, you can guarantee there is some type of technology to help you get ahead in the game. The beauty world is no different. There are so many apps that can help you get your beauty fix wherever you are. From dermatology listings, shade matching, and even an online beauty community, we put together the 5 best beauty apps to download right now. 

Sephora to Go

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Courtesy of Sephora

This app, available on iPhone, iPad, and Android, is perfect for when you just can’t make it into your nearest Sephora store. With this app, you can find your favorite products, read reviews, and also keep track of your Beauty Insider rewards points.

Lifebooker

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Photo courtesy of Lifebooker.com

Needing to find a new place for all your beauty needs can be stressful. Lifebooker makes it SO much easier. It is virtually an online catalogue of a myriad of services from teeth whitening to hair removal to manicures. Perfect for the girl on the go, the app lets you put in a location and find a place near you to get your glam on. Available on not only your desktop, but iPhone and Android, too.

Nail Snob

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Photo Courtesy of the Nail Snob App

Have you ever had a favorite nail polish and when it comes time to buy a new one you completely forget the name? This is where Nail Snob comes in handy. An app specifically for organizing your polish collection, all you do is scan the barcode of your current shades, take a pic of your nails with the color on so you can always go back and find the name/brand of a past shade. You can even share your favorite colors on social media and discover new ones to try.

Bella Shoot

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Photo courtesy of Bellashoot

This app is perfect for anyone looking to get into the beauty biz or simply get advice from other beauty lovers. You can upload tutorials or beauty tips and can even keep track of your favorite looks. Inspiration on the app comes from all over the world so you never will feel lost for a look ever again. Bella Shoot is available on your desktop and iPhone.

Visada

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Photo Courtesy of Visada

The most important thing when embarking on your beauty journey is to know the science of your skin inside and out. Visada helps you do this all with one selfie. By uploading a selfie onto the app, you can then find out what type of skin you have and what products will help or harm you. From there, you can get recommendations on product prices and reviews as well as what celebs are wearing what. Available on both Android and iPhone, this app definitely helps you put your best face forward.

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What to Do When Starting a Skincare Regimen

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Some of us are blessed with perfect, acne-free skin that is always clear and never causes any problems. The majority, however, are not that lucky. It’s estimated that 80% of people experience acne outbreaks between the ages of 11-30. Of course, genetics or your environment play a big role in how your skin behaves, but there are things you can do also to put your best face forward. Here’s how to begin a great skincare regimen:

Healthy Habits

No matter how great your routine is or what products you use not leading a healthy lifestyle will always have a negative impact on your skin.  This means cutting out habits that can trigger your skin’s problem areas. Cut out smoking because it causes under eye bags, wrinkles, and an overall dullness to your skin. Also foods that are salty, non-organic, or fatty will have a direct impact on the glow of your skin and will definitely increase acne.

Routine is Key

With the multitude of products and methods available it may seem that achieving a clear face is a really complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Getting your routine down is the most important part. Breaking things down into 3 steps and repeating them in the morning and night will ensure that a change will appear not only your skin’s clarity, but it’s overall healthiness as well.

Every morning you should first cleanse your face. Then, lightly exfoliate to remove the build up from your sleep. Lastly, use a light moisturizer and apply sunscreen to your face and you’re ready to start your day. At night, these steps are repeated (sans the sunscreen) to bring things full circle. How easy is that? These steps apply regardless of what type of skin you have.

Less is More

Putting on a face full of makeup is necessary from time to time, but don’t make this a habit. If you must pile on the foundation make it a light one. MAC, Maybelline, and Clinique all make lightweight foundations that won’t weigh on your skin and cause breakouts. Also, break the habit of sleeping with makeup on; you’ll regret it when pimples start taking over your face.

Using these easy tips are guaranteed to make a HUGE change in the way your skin looks and feels. Once you get your routine down, you will be well on your way to confident, clear skin living.

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Makeup Must-Haves for the Beauty Beginner

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Jumping into the makeup game is not always easy. With all of the products out there, you can get overwhelmed thinking about what products you need the most. Like most things in life, your best bet is to start simple and get more complex as you gain experience. Here are some tried and true staples for your makeup bag that you can’t do without.

A Faithful Primer

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Photo Finish Foundation Primer retails for $36.00 and can be bought at Sephora


There are a ton of different primers you can choose from, but to start, you should pick up a face primer with great coverage. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a great start to have you looking flawless always. Everyone has different needs; some primers will give you a matte finish while others will illuminate you more. The thing to keep in mind is that primers prepare your face for the rest of your makeup process, so choose your primer according to the look you’re heading for.

Foundation

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The Ultra HD Foundation retails for $43.00 and can be bought at Sephora


The struggle to find the perfect foundation is real.  Depending on your skin type or skin color, some foundations just won’t work for your face, so the key to success (hello, DJ Khaled) is to take the time to find what works for you. Foundations vary from whipped, liquid, or powder. Others offer more coverage than others and some can be lighter on your face, which is great to avoid that cakey feeling. Choosing the right foundation starts with identifying your skin type and your everyday needs. To get started, Make Up For Ever has a great full coverage foundation that has even won awards for how great it makes you look on camera.

Concealer

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The Undercover Pot retails for $35.00 and can be bought at Sephora


Concealer can be used in so many ways. It can get rid of under eye circles, hide pimples, and can be used in your contouring process. Something as useful as that definitely needs to be in your makeup bag. The rule of thumb for concealer is to use one that is slightly lighter than your skin tone and to use it after your foundation. Laura Mercier offers their Undercover Pot which has 2 concealer shades and even a setting powder so you can make sure your makeup stays put.

Mascara That Won’t Clump

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Better Than Sex Mascara retails for $23.00 and can be bought at Sephora


Mascara is the finishing touch to anyone’s face and choosing the right kind is crucial. Some mascaras are volumizing while others promise to act as a highlighter. If you want to switch things up you could pick up a different color than the ordinary black and go for something more subtle.  Keep in mind that not all lashes are created equal and what works for one girl might not be the same for you. Coming highly reviewed is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which has a specially sculpted brush to make your lashes look amazing.

Everyday Lipstick

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Honolulu Honey retails for $27.00 and can be bought at Sephora


There are those days when you don’t feel like going to heavy on the makeup, but you also don’t want to leave the house without something on your lips. This is where an everyday lippie comes into play. Choosing a soft pink, nude, or brown color can make you look even more polished than you planned to be. Pair that with a great mascara and you’re good to go. NARS makes a gorgeous lip called “Honolulu Honey” that not only looks great but has a satin feel so your lips will feel pampered all day.

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