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Try on Makeup Without Ever Leaving Your House

We love makeup just as much as the next girl, but if we’re honest, the process of picking it out and ensuring that it’s high quality and perfect for your skin can be a little stressful. When you lead a busy life, you don’t always have time to dedicate the time and attention needed to find that perfect option. That’s why we’re completely in love with these options for trying on makeup without ever leaving the comfort of your home.

The Sephora Makeup App – What is it?

Ever heard of the expression, “There’s an app for that”? Bet you didn’t ever think it would apply to trying on makeup! But now there is one, just because Sephora has seen a need that every busy career woman, working mom, stay at home mom, and socially strapped girl possesses: they don’t have the time to go to their local Sephora (if there is one), and try on the (literally) 3,000 different shades of lipstick, for example, to find that perfect one.

Sephora’s solution? To create an app that uses a virtual artist to team up with your phone’s camera to get the exact size, shape, and dimensions of your lips so you can virtually try on every shade. All you need to do is download the Sephora app from your app store or itunes, connect it with your phone’s camera, and swipe to see shades.

Disclaimer: We can’t actually guarantee that it’ll help you narrow your purchases to that one perfect shade – since we all know a girl just can’t have one.

What Else?

Great news- luscious lips aren’t all the app has to offer. It also offers lash pairings that you can toy with separate from lips, or right alongside it. Not quite sure what look is best for you? Feel free to create multiple looks to compare side by side .¨ that’s something you can’t even do in a store! Once you have that perfect look, click “share” to save, email or Facebook it!

Virtual Tutorials

Finally, if you need a little extra instruction in terms of eyeshadow application, the Sephora app can also help with that! Upload a photo of yourself where you’ll see exactly what that smoky eye will look like, and once you have the look and color you want, start the video tutorial. The video will go through what you need and step by step instructions on just how to get the look that you want. The best part about this is that, with your photo on screen made up just the way you want it, you know what the end result will look like!

What are you waiting for? Even if you’re not in the market for any new makeup right now, the Sephora Virtual Artist app is incredibly fun just to toy with!

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