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The top 10 apps every beauty addict needs

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When it comes to the world of beauty, deciding on everything from a nail polish colour to the salon for your haircut can sometimes be overwhelming thanks to the endless choice. Thankfully nowadays, help is just a click away thanks to a wealth of apps that help, whether you're booking an appointment or needing instant make-up inspiration.

We've rounded-up our favourite top ten beauty apps that you'll want to download – scroll below for the full gallery.

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We've rounded-up our top ten favourite beauty apps

Best for at-home treatments: The Glam App

If you don't have time to head to the salon but want a showstopping look for a night out, then this is the app for you. Offering a wide range of services including blow-dries, manicures and make-up application, The Glam App has beauty experts on hand to head to your front door no matter what treatment you're after.

Free, available on iTunes and Android.

Best for product reviews: Pretty in my Pocket

Ever wandered around the make-up aisle hesitating between products? This handy app lets you scan the barcode and instantly have access to other users' reviews, so you can decide if that new lipstick is worth it. You can also check out the gorgeous make-up looks created by fellow beauty fans, and even shop the products they used!

Free, available on iTunes.

Best for nail art fans: NailSnaps  

NailSnaps lets you turn your favourite photos and images into personalised nail wraps – ideal whether you're looking to up your nail art game or want to give a beauty addict the perfect gift. Simply upload your chosen photo into the app, and it will turn them into 20 high-quality nail wraps that will be delivered straight to your door.

Free, available on iTunes and Android.

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These apps help on everything from booking appointments to finding new products

Best for booking appointments: Treatwell

This app is like having your own pocket directory of over 10,000 salons and spas across the UK and Ireland. Not only can you book or reschedule appointments, but there's also off-peak pricing so you can get better value for your favourite treatments. Looking for a new salon? The app includes customer reviews so you can find the one that's right for you!

Free, available on iTunes.

Best for experimenting with new shades: L'Oreal Makeup Genius

Buying new make-up only to realise it doesn't quite suit your skin tone can be a beauty nightmare – but this handy app lets you experiment with a whole range of colours so you know what works for you. The best bit is you can move and smile, and the app follows your facial expressions, so it feels like you're stood in front of the mirror trying out the looks.

Free, available on iTunes and Android.

Best for skincare: mySkin

If you're struggling to find a skincare routine that keeps your complexion looking as healthy and radiant as ever, consider this app as your in-pocket dermatologist. Take their assessment to determine your skin type, and then receive personalised, scientific advice on what will work best from over 160,000 products.

Free, available on iTunes.

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Make-up addicts can try out shades before buying products

Best for tutorials: Beautylish

Want to try a new beauty trend? Not only does this app have handy tutorials from bloggers and beauty addicts alike, but it also lets you shop for new and exclusive products at the touch of a button. There are also forums where you can get tips from other users on everything from nail art to braided hairstyles.  

Free, available on iTunes and Android.

Best for beauty inspiration: Pinterest

We’re already huge fans of the social media website when looking for new hair and make-up ideas, but if you're often on the go, the app can make a great alternative for finding instant beauty inspiration.

Free, available on iTunes and Android.

Best for choosing a makeover: Hair Color

Simple and effective, you can try out a wide range of different shades in just seconds with this handy app, ideal if you're considering a brand new look. Simply upload your photo and the app uses automatic hair detection to outline your tresses – then you can pick the shade you're thinking of and get a feel for what it will look like!

Available on iTunes and Android.

Best for nail polish addicts: OPI

If you're constantly buying new nail polish colours only to discard them when they don't quite turn out the shade you expected next to your skin tone, this is the app for you. The OPI Nail Studio lets you choose your preferred length of nail and a skin tone that matches yours as closely as possible, before allowing you to pick from their hundreds of colourful shades to see what it would look like in real life!

Available on iTunes. 

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