Tired of your look? Try a virtual makeover! Whether you’re looking to enhance your look in smartphone photos or virtually test makeup before you buy it, these apps are your virtual makeup artists!

1. Perfect365

This photo editing app provides you with a complete virtual makeup tool, featuring over 20 beauty tools like eyeshadow and lipstick. Hair colour and styles are also available for an instant makeover.

How it works: After you upload a photo, a range of filters perfect your appearance, from brightening your skin tone and eyes to adding makeup from red carpet beauty looks to everyday natural.

Our verdict: As fun as it is to apply the virtual makeup though, none of the shades are based on actual products, meaning you can’t replicate any of the looks like the other apps we’re featuring here.

2. Makeup Genius
Makeup Genius, L’Oreal’s makeup app, lets you try on its products instantly on your image as well as customise the intensity of colours to create your perfect look.

How it works: After you upload your photo, choose from one of the preset looks or apply specific products you want to try.

Our verdict: While the result can be shared with friends, the app does not save your work to your camera roll or image gallery. Product selection is also limited since it’s a L’Oreal app, after all.

3. Sephora
With this makeup app, see how the latest trends work on your face and learn to recreate them with instructions that actually map out where to place the product on your face, how to blend them and which products you need to achieve the look.

How it works: After you upload your photo, the app scans your face, detects your eyes, lips and cheeks for product placement and let’s you try on makeup virtually to see just what this eyeliner or that lipstick looks like on you.

Our verdict: Not only can you try on products from all your favourite brands, but you can also see how full looks would look on you, get virtual step-by-step tutorials customised to your own face, colour match your makeup to your outfit, and compare hundreds of colour swatches instantly! 

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