11 Effortless beauty apps you must download

Fashion apps prove immensely useful in keeping abreast of the latest products and trends. The innovation that has gone into building these apps ensures that you have the latest information available to you at your fingertips. This is in keeping with the way technology has become a major constituent of all spheres of our lives. The impact of these apps is even more pronounced now as mobile phones, laptops and even tablets are increasingly becoming indispensable. Here we take a look at the best fashion apps around.

1. OPI

OPI

The tech word

Memory: 6 MB

Operating System: iOS 4.3 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

The app is akin to a virtual studio for you try the different shades of OPI lacquers. Check out the suitability of a shade for you by adjusting the skin tone and nail length. Browse through the latest shades on offer. Use the Facebook tab to access the latest information on the company’s line of products.

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Publisher: Christopher Chalsma

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: December 17, 2011

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2. Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips

The tech word

Memory: 1 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

This app gives you access to hundred skin, nail, lip, hair and eye care tips. Eye makeup and eyebrows have also been given the importance these deserve. Navigation is simple. A tap, swipe up or swipe left takes you to the next tip. A right or down swipe takes you to the previous tip. Read and bring perfection to the way you take care of yourself and consequently to the way you look.

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Publisher: Michael Quach

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: August 12, 2011

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3. Instagram

Instagram

The tech word

Memory: 11.3 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.1.2 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

This is a free app to make the pictures you click with the Apple devices even better. It makes numerous filter and border options available to the users. In addition, the tilt-shift blur effects – linear or radial- add to the must-have tag of the app. This app allows for quick sharing of pictures over major social networking sites. Your friends can then comment on the pictures and even show their approval with a click on the like button.

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Publisher: Burbn, Inc.

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: 14 December, 2011

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4. iSurgeon PRO

iSurgeon PRO

The tech word

Memory: 7.2 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

Use pictures to see the effect a particular plastic surgery will have on you or on the people you know. It allows for you to post the resulting pictures on Facebook.

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Publisher: Michael Salzhauer

License: Paid download

Price: $1.99

Last Updated: December 2, 2009

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5. SpaFinder

SpaFinder

The tech word

Memory: 0.4 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

Search for a spa in the vicinity. Read reviews on the treatments on offer. Fix an appointment. Avail discounts on offer. Get directions to reach the spa.

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Publisher: SpaFinder, Inc.

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: February 25, 2010

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6. Sunblock

Sunblock

The tech word

Memory: 0.5 MB

Operating System: iOS 4.3 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

The app tells you the right SPF value for the sunscreen you should use. It calculates the UV index by first collecting information on your location and altitude with a Global Positioning System. For the data so collected, it gives you the UV index via information it gathers through satellite data. Choose your skin type for an accurate assessment.

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Publisher: Threads

License: Paid download

Price: $1.99

Last Updated: July 31, 2011

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7. Lookbook Browser

Lookbook Browser

The tech word

Memory: 0.1 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

The best looks from Lookbook are now at your fingertips. Zoom in to get a closer look for you to study and to replicate it.

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Publisher: Carlo Francisco

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: May 13, 2011

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8. Chicfeed

Chicfeed

The tech word

Memory: 1.2 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.1.3 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

The app is a one stop solution for the latest in fashion and style. It gleans information from major fashion blogs and websites and presents it to you on one platform. It is an app version of chicfeed.com.

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Publisher: Andrew Gates

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: March 10, 2011

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9. Hairstyle Wizard

Hairstyle Wizard

The tech word

Memory: 16.5 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.2 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

Know the best hairstyle for you depending on the occasion. Work on your own picture to see how it looks before you get the style done. Share it with friends to get their feedback. Head to your salon. Show the picture and get the style done.

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Publisher: Makeover Solutions INC

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: 17 December, 2011

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10. Carmindy

Carmindy

The tech word

Memory: 45.6 MB

Operating System: iOS 4.0 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

This is the app that will give you a lowdown on your perfect look. Watch the popular author and TV show host Carmindy’s videos to get makeup tips. Create and store your shopping list for beauty products. Get alternative options to choose from among department store products and good quality drug store products. Access Carmindy’s Twitter posts and the links to her books.

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Publisher: Appsolute Media LLC

License: Paid download

Price: $0.99

Last Updated: 15 October, 2011

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11. Mark. Beauty and Fashion Trends

Mark. Beauty & Fashion Trends

The tech word

Memory: 104 MB

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later

Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

The beauty highlights

Browse through the seasonal collection of bags, dresses and lip colors. Get beauty tips and advice on fashion. Keep yourself updated on the new and upcoming fashion trends.

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Publisher: Decare Systems Ireland Ltd.

License: Free to download

Price: Nil

Last Updated: 4 October, 2011

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