7 beauty apps every girl needs

It’s easy to get lost in the every-growing world of mobile apps. There are so many, that finding the right ones to download can be tricky. So to help you out, we’ve selected 7 of our favourites for raising your tech-beauty game.

1. Mirror
For those days when you forget your pocket mirror at home, “Mirror” is your go-to app. Better than your front camera (we promise), it uses enhanced lighting to give you a brighter reflection – perfect for touching up makeup when you’re on the move.

2. Make-up Wizard
Thanks to Make-up Wizard you no longer need to smudge products on the back of your hand to try them. Instead, this app allows you to apply eye shadows, eyeliners, mascaras, lipsticks and many more products, simply by using your camera phone. Once you’ve got over the initial wow factor of trying on makeup virtually, you can try shopping the products straight from the app. With over 50,000 users in two months, it’s averaging a 4.5 star-rating on the app store. Android users can download Makeup Wizard free here or you iTunes and download it free here

3. Sun Coach
This sophisticated mobile app was designed to forecast UV rays for all over the world. All you need to do is enter the destination you want to check and the app will give you the UV forecast. It also gives you handy tips about sun protection!

4. iDrated
We all know that drinking water is essential if we want a healthy body and radiant skin. If you’re struggling to keep track of how much water you’re drinking, iDrated could be for you. It works out exactly how much water your body needs based on your gender and weight, and allows you to log your water water easily to make sure you meet your daily quota; you can even set up a drinking alarm!

5. Pinterest
If you ask us, you can never have too much inspiration. Pinterest allows you to scroll through beautiful imagery, create your own mood boards and share inspiring pictures with your community. It’s also a fantastic place to discover beauty tutorials and trends. 

6. Pedometer
Health professionals recommend that we take 10,000 steps a day, but the average person only walks between 3000 and 4000 steps daily – way off the recommended target! Downloading Pedometer can help you meet your step goals, monitor your calorie count and track the distance and inclination that you walk – it’s a wellness-buff must.

7. BeautyPlus
To us, you’re always beautiful! But if you feel your selfie needs some touching-up, we recommend BeautyPlus, which has over 70million users worldwide. Take a cue from the blogging world and add beauty filters and use the editing tools available in this free app. And when you post to Instagram, why not follow us @oriflameindia – we’ll see you there!

Words by: Photographs by: Getty images