Gone are the days of the telltale mis-matched foundation line — thanks to Iman‘s innovative new app, you can find your perfect shade without making a trip to the makeup counter! The Iman Cosmetics Mobile App uses cutting-edge color matching technology to choose a range foundations, concealers, and even BB creams guaranteed to match your complexion. All you have to do is snap a picture of yourself, and the tool will analyze the undertones in your skin, hair, eyes, and lips. The fun doesn’t stop at foundation, either — the app also pulls together a customized list of flattering eye, lip, and cheek options, which you can narrow down by trend, and even try out on yourself before purchasing directly from your phone. Now that’s what we call express shopping! Download the Iman Cosmetics Mobile App for free on the iTunes store, and see even more beauty apps we love in our gallery.
Google Glass, the tiny portable computer you can wear everywhere, just got a whole lot cooler. What was once just a techie’s dream has become a stylish statement thanks in part to lead Glass designer Isabelle Olsson. She and her team have taken the original Explorer model and added four sleek and fashion-forward frames into the mix. “The Explorer style was really built to be incredibly light, simple, but also scalable,” explains Olsson. “Where we come in today is how people can make glass their own and make it an accessory that fits them and their lifestyle.”
Dubbed the Titanium Collection, it consists of four different prescription lens frames (all priced at $250): Curve (“edgy and fashion forward”), Split (“for those who like rimless”), Thin (“sophisticated and simple”), and Bold (“chunky and cool”), as well as two sunglass frames ($150). All well constructed and super sleek, Olsson designed a small yet well edited collection that truly offers a fit for all face shapes. “We looked into what are the classic styles that people really like and then we took those and distilled them down into these minimalized versions of the style,” says Olsson. “We really focused on making these really precise, focusing on every millimeter and curve to make them look perfect and fit a lot people.” So if you were hesitant about the practicality of the design before, this update was made for you. “The goal with glass is to make technology feel more natural and more part of your life and make it more effortless. I think with these new frames and new shades it just kind of takes that to the next level.”
So just how do you get one of these covetable frames? If you’re lucky enough to be invited by a current explorer, you’ll be able to sign up to receive a pair, but if not, head to google.com/glass to find out how you can get on the wait list. Also, be sure to check out their video showing off all of the different styles, and let your envy run wild.
Our beauty editors comb through thousands of products a month to find the best of what’s out there. Now, they’re revealing the secrets they keep on their phones instead of in their makeup bags. From a customizable fitness app that’s like “a personal trainer on call” to a retouching program that erases dark circles and fine lines for the sexiest selfie ever, check them out for yourself!
The future is now, and it’s looking more fabulous than ever. Google Glass, everyone’s favorite wearable computer, gave us a brand new (and literal) way to see technology, and now the device is revolutionizing the hair styling game in their new partnership with Matrix.
Google has teamed up with the brand to launch the Matrix Class for Glass, which will provide the user with full-length hair tutorials filmed from the viewpoint of the stylist — meaning you’ll be able to see exactly how your pro works their salon magic. In the next few weeks, Matrix will roll out a video series in which celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas, who has worked with Mila Kunis and Kim Kardashian, demonstrates a range of looks on the nation’s most-viral beauty gurus. You’ll even have the chance to get your own personalized video with Papanikolas in the program’s Eye for Style session.
And pros can also get in on the fun — Matrix will launch an additional component in April, allowing hairstylists to take a virtual class lead by the brand’s artistic directors Ammon Carver (pictured), Nicolas French, an Chrystofer Benson, where they’ll be schooled new salon techniques from the artist’s point of view. Head over to mymatrixfamily.com for more info on how you can participate, and keep an eye out for the tutorials coming soon to matrix.com and the brand’s YouTube channel.
A lot has been happening at eBay lately! The just revamped their marketplace to feature curated collections by well-known tastemakers, and now they have a new collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in the works. For the second edition of its Holiday Collective, the online retail site has partnered with the CFDA and tapped five designers — Mara Hoffman, Rachel Zoe, Michael Bastian, Milly, and Shipley & Halmos — to create a limited-edition, customized collection of “wearable tech” bracelets. Each bracelet acts as an adapter for your iPhone and allows you to charge and transfer data from the iPhone or other devices stylishly. With a micro USB connector, it is also compatible with iPods, Android smartphones, and BlackBerry devices. The bracelets will be available for $25 beginning November 11th at ebay.com, with all proceeds benefitting the CFDA Foundation. Now you can charge up in the most fashionable way possible!
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We know the struggle of trying to fit all your essentials into a tiny clutch all too well, but now, you’ll never have to choose between your makeup and your cell phone ever again. In a move we’ve been waiting on for years, Too Faced has created an iPhone 5 case that doubles as a makeup palette! The brand’s Jingle All the Way phone cover is part of their holiday collaboration with celebrity interior designer Mary McDonald, and comes equipped with a removable pan of 11 versatile shadows, a tawny bronzer, and a candy pink blush. Our touch-up routine has been forever changed for the better, and we’ll be taking extra care to not drop our devices — we wouldn’t want to risk shattering the trendy hues. Pick up Too Faced’s Jingle All the Way case for $25 at toofaced.com!
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Rent the Runway, the online destination for designer dress and accessory rental, has recently released its first-ever app, and you guessed it—you can rent right off the runway on the go. But the app is so much more than that. It has a nifty new feature coined “Dress Match” that serves as a shopping tool, giving you the ability to snap a pattern, fabric, inspiration or an entirely other dress, and match it to a similar style in Rent the Runway’s 175+ designer inventory. “It helps answer that ‘Should I rent or should I buy?’ dilemma before even leaving a store,” said Jennifer Hyman, the company’s CEO and co-founder, in a statement. “Our mission remains: To make dressing up as fun, accessible and convenient as possible.” Shopping game-changer? We think, yes! Download the app for free on an iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 7 from the iTunes app store.
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We know the moment all too well: You purchased that hard-searched clothing item online only to find out that it looks completely different in-person than it does online. Now, thanks to the new iPad app Stylewhile you won’t have to return or second guess your online purchase, because now you can virtually try on the products. Stylewhile lets you pick a real-life model based on your body type, skin and hair color, then with just a few swipes, you can try on a mix of clothing (and play stylist by building outfits) to test out which sizes and looks work best for your body. If you love the items you “tried on,” the app also allows you to directly shop from retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, the app’s current exclusive partnership (with more e-retailers coming soon), giving your fingertips access to international designers including Diane von Furstenberg, J Brand and Alexander Wang. “This new app will make their online shopping easier and more fun,” said founder and CEO Jutta Haaramo in a statement. “Our dream is to build an app that helps women to find and buy the right items so that there would be a lot less of those ’I have nothing to wear’ moments or ‘this looks differently in person than it did online’!” Consider it done! Download the free app for iPad with IOS 6 and 7 operating systems at itunes.apple.com.
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