BreakingModern — A makeover goes beyond simply making a person feel better. By changing a few simple things about yourself, you can gain a boost of confidence and a greater sense of well-being. The result is a happier, more productive you.
But drastic changes to your physical appearance can be risky and expensive. What if you change your hair from brunette to blonde, only to find the new hair color doesn’t work with your complexion? Using the right app, you can try a look out before you make any major changes. Here are some apps you can use to test drive a new hairstyle, makeup or clothing to see how they’ll look on you.
Taaz Virtual Makeover
This web-based app instructs you to upload a photo of yourself without makeup with your hair pulled away from your face. Once your photo is in the system, you can add some makeup and choose a hairstyle from a gallery of different looks, including the most-popular hairdos currently being worn by celebrities.
If you’d prefer to try out different looks on your smartphone or tablet, there’s an app available for Apple iOS on iPad or iPhone , as well as Android. You’ll have to pay $2.99, but you can share your looks on social media or over email to get feedback from your friends.
Makeup Genius by L’Oreal Paris
If you’re looking for a free makeover app, this one from L’Oreal is a great option. The only problem is that you’ll be confined to testing L’Oreal makeup products. You can try on specific looks that are put together by professional makeup artists, and you can take those suggestions into your daily life. You may be able to steal a few tips to use when you’re in front of the mirror, too.
One of the reasons the app has become so popular is that it gives users the ability to snap selfies of themselves wearing makeup. Instead of spending time putting on makeup, you can choose from a wide selection of complete looks or individual makeup types, then snap the photo for sharing across your own social networks. Download for Android or iOS.
If you spend awards season scouting out the latest hairstyles, this is the app for you. With new celebrity hairstyles uploaded each month, Hairstyle Wizard gives you a chance to try out a new look without committing to it. Upload a photo of yourself and choose from a variety of hairstyles, including both celebrity and non-celebrity looks. You can even sort by hair length if you have a specific look in mind.
Once you’ve chosen the look you like best, you can save the picture and take it to your stylist for your next visit. Before you go, you can share your look on Facebook or over email to get thoughts from your friends. This app is available for both iOS and Android.
This app lets you choose a model with a body type similar to yours, then upload an image of your face onto her body. You can even choose a model with a skin color and hair color similar to yours. Once your model is complete, you can try on fashions from a variety of up-and-coming designers.
When you find items you like, you can purchase them directly from the app. Fashions come from a variety of designers and stores. The app is free, but the items displayed in the demo are in the $100+ price range, so it may be a more-popular app with those who regularly buy designer fashions.
For BMod, I’m Stephanie Faris.
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