Showing posts with label Beauty Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty Apps. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tarte Cosmetics Partners With ShadeScout


FaceCake Marketing Technologies, Inc., pioneer in augmented reality with its award-winning shopping platform for retail, announced on August 25 its partnership with tarte cosmetics. ShadeScout, FaceCake's cosmetics color search app, now features an expansive collection of makeup by tarte, a leader in healthy and cruelty-free cosmetics. This partnership means that consumers will be able to "scout" or search for, virtually try on, and purchase tarte products when using the mobile app.

Launched this spring utilizing FaceCake's visual search technology, ShadeScout is a game-changing mobile app that allows consumers to find, try, share, and buy products based on colors that inspire them in real life. The unique color search component combined with FaceCake's signature Virtual Try-On technology, social media share features and built-in purchasing, create a mobile solution that allows consumers to easily locate and discover cosmetics from over 40 of their favorite brands, turning beauty-lovers' smartphones and tablets into on-the-go virtual makeup counters.

Check Out How ShadeScout Works:




tarte cosmetics is a leader in eco-chic beauty, offering cosmetics infused with ingredients that pamper the skin and are naturally-derived. As a Featured Partner, all of their best-selling eyeshadow palettes, blushes, foundations, lipsticks and lip-glosses colors will now be accessible in the ShadeScout app. Expect to see suggested looks and "scouts" from tarte for even more cosmetics inspiration. Wanna download the ShadeScout app? Visit iTunes or GooglePlay!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Need A Stylist or Makeup Artist On The Spot? There’s An App For That




Oh, the things that we can order up from our smartphones are abundant. So, it was just a matter of time before beautynistas and suavenistas got an app that was essential for them. Introducing the BeautyFriendApp, which is one first app to send celebrity hair and makeup artists for on-location beauty services.

As one of the first mobile apps to send celebrity hair and makeup artists straight to your doorstep, BeautyFriend may very well become your best friend. In a few easy steps you can instantly choose a stylist and makeup artist as well as choosing when and where you want them. You can make your stylist selection based on their location, availability, proximity, profile, portfolio, and specialties.

There is no more waiting for appointments or driving to you next appointment. BeautyFriend offers total privacy, affordability and luxury at your convenience, just like the celebrities BF stylists work with daily.

Celebrity hairstylist Adriana Tesler founded the BeautyFriend App. With an established and notable career, Adriana has worked with the likes of Molly Sims, Kate Beckinsale, Edie Falco, Rita Wilson, Dania Ramirez, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Riley Keough, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Meyer and Sofia Vergara. Additionally, her work has been showcased in Allure, British Vogue, and People Magazine.

With BeautyFriend, Adriana’s dream to provide on-location access to the finest and most talented celebrity hairstylists and make-up artists is now a reality. You pick the date, time, place, a celebrity artist from their roster, and BeautyFriend does the rest. The BeautyFriend allows users to select from two levels of stylists and services run from $75 to $250. The BeautyFriend App can be downloaded for free on iTunes and you can visit the BeautyFriend site for more info!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Five Amazing and Free Hair Apps




It seems that with every new season, many of us consider a new look. And not just the typical hair color change from deeper winter hues to warmer spring shades, but a real change. Perhaps you've been considering a total hair makeover with a completely new hairstyle and color.

Of course a major change can be overwhelming … especially when it comes to our hair. Guess what? It doesn't have to be. iTunes has several amazing, and free, hair apps that allow you test a new style or color before you take the leap to lovely. Check out the list, download an app or two, and try out that new style or color before your next appointment at the salon.

Hair Makeover - Upload a picture of yourself or your boyfriend (if he needs a little makeover) and within minutes you're presented with four new hairstyles and a plethora of hair shades.

Hairstyle Wizard - This app asks you tap on various choices that best describes the look that you're going for and then returns suggestions that are customized for you hair type and even the event you may be attending. Perfect for all those upcoming weddings and summer parties!

Celebrity Makeover - How often do you see a celebrity style and think, "I'd love that look!"? We all do and with this app, there are tons of celebrity hairstyles to choose from. I'm guessing that there are a lot of women who wish that this app had been available prior to going with the Pixie!

Virtual Hair Makeover - This app provides international flair! With hairstyles from Tokyo's top salon, "NORA," that are constantly updated, you simply can't run out of choices. And the app allows you to save and share with friends … after all; we count on our girlfriends for input when it comes to a major style change! Plus this app includes super cute frames.

Beautify Free-Hair Colorizer - Beautify is definitely geared to those who are seeking a real hair color change. This app is incredibly easy to use and will digitally color your hair so that you can have a really good look at an extreme color change. Just for fun, you can change your eye color also … the only problem with this app is that you may find yourself playing with different looks for hours!

Remember lovelies -- Ugly is not a physical flaw, but is of one's character … choose beautiful!



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How toxic are your cosmetics? New apps aim to help you find out


While many of us take great care with what were put into our bodies, we may not give a second thought to what we’re putting on our bodies. A 2007 report from The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics (TCFSC) found that a whopping 61% of lipsticks contained high levels of lead, and a follow-up study conducted by the FDA found lead levels four times higher than the levels found in the TCFSC study.

Partners of TCFSC, the D.C. based Environmental Working Group (EWG), has worked diligently to inform consumers about toxins that they’re exposed to in their daily lives and have placed a strong focus on the cosmetics industry. In 2004, EWG launched a database called Skin Deep, which catalogs approximately 78,000 products that contain potentially hazardous ingredients.


Taking the conveyance of information one step further toward convenience, EWG is set to release the SkinDeep App within the next month. The app will be available for both iOS and Android devices, and users of the app will be able to view product ingredients and view product ratings through barcode scanning or access the Skin Deep database.

In August, the Think Dirty app was launched and is similar to EWG’s Skin Deep app. Launched as a free app in the iPhone store, the Think Dirty app offers users that ability to scan the barcodes of more than 12,000 personal care items. After scanning an item, the app’s “Dirty Meter” will then rate the product to determine whether it's dirty or clean and recommend alternative products.


The Think Dirty app is an extension of the Think Dirty Project, which was born after Founder and CEO Lily Tse watched Annie Leonard’s 8-minute video, “Story of Cosmetics”. Due to family history of cancer, Tse set out on a journey to research the causes behind breast cancer, including ingredients found in cosmetic and personal care products. For more information about EWG, the Think Dirty Project or to download the Think Dirty app, simply click on the hyperlinks throughout the article to be taken directly to the sites.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Five Free Hair Apps for Spring

Spring has sprung and it seems that with the new season, many of us are considering a new look. And not just the typical hair color change from deeper winter hues to warmer spring shades, but a real change. Perhaps you’ve been considering a total hair makeover with a completely new hairstyle and color change.

Of course a major change can be overwhelming … especially when it comes to our hair. Guess what? It doesn’t have to be. iTunes has several amazing, and free, hair apps that allow you test a new style or color before you take the leap to lovely. Check out the list, download an app or two, and try out that new style or color before your next appointment at the salon. Scroll to bottom for video.

Hair Makeover - Upload a picture of yourself or your boyfriend (if he needs a little makeover) and within minutes you’re presented with four new hairstyles and a plethora of hair shades.

Hairstyle Wizard - available at iTunes -This app asks you tap on various choices that best describes the look that you’re going for and then returns suggestions that are customized for you hair type and even the event you may be attending. Perfect for all those upcoming weddings and summer parties!

Celebrity Makeover - How often do you see a celebrity style and think, “I’d love that look!”? We all do and with this app, there are tons of celebrity hairstyles to choose from. I’m guessing that there are a lot of women who wish that this app had been available prior to going with the Pixie!

Virtual Hair Makeover - This app provides international flair! With hairstyles from Tokyo’s top salon, NORA, that are constantly updated, you simply can’t run out of choices. And the app allows you to save and share with friends … after all; we count on our girlfriends for input when it comes to a major style change! Plus this app includes super cute frames.

Beautify Free-Hair Colorizer -  Beautify is definitely geared to those who are seeking a real hair color change. This app is incredibly easy to use and will digitally color your hair so that you can have a really good look at an extreme color change. Just for fun, you can change your eye color also … the only problem with this app is that you may find yourself playing with different looks for hours!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Skin cancer screening just went mobile




A new free app developed at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) allows users to create a photographic baseline of their skin and photograph suspicious moles or other skin lesions, walking users step-by-step through a skin self-exam.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, and some 50,000 will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious kind. Regular skin checks can help people discover melanoma in its earliest stages. The app, UMSkinCheck, sends automatic reminders so users can monitor changes to a skin lesion over time, and provides pictures of various types of skin cancers for comparisons.

UMSkinCheck, a collaboration of the University of Michigan's technology and clinical expertise, guides users through a series of 23 photos, covering the body from head to toe. Photos are stored within the app and serve as a baseline for future comparisons. The app will create a reminder to repeat a skin self-exam on a regular basis. If a mole appears to be changing or growing, the photos can then be shared with a dermatologist to help determine whether a biopsy is necessary.

The CDC recommends easy options for protecting your skin:

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Wear clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
  • Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Avoid indoor tanning.
If you’re not sure whether you're at high risk for skin cancer, UMSkinCheck includes a risk calculator that allows you to input your personal data to calculate your individual risk. The app is designed for iPhone and iPad and is available to download on iTunes.

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