Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GlamST: Experience the power of makeup

Happy Tuesday Readers! How are you doing this Tuesday? I have been super busy spending time with family and friends which means I have been away from my computer a lot lately - I must apologize.  I'm working really hard to keep up with it and life is keeping me super busy!

Today I wanted to share with you a fun new iOS app that I was able to try and play around with over the weekend: GlamST.
About the Product
GlamST is an app for iOS that allows you to discover new makeup by choosing the styles you love and trying makeup on your photo. You can freely experiment from the comfort of your phone, try on makeup by snapping a selfie, choosing your style and seeing how makeup would really look on your face. Our goal is to make women feel comfortable with their choices and who they are daring them to experience the power of makeup and find the best-looking version of them.




Pros of the App:
This app is fairly simple to use, it has a wide variety of styles and inspirations to pick from, you can save the pictures for yourself for later reference, and you can get direct links to the makeup you would need to recreate the look.  Plus, you can try on different makeup looks without having to go through the hassle of buying the makeup and putting it on.  It allows you to not "like" a look without hurting your skin or wasting any time.   I should also add that you can do a side-by-side comparison of your plain face to the makeup look - such a neat concept!

Using the App:
Take or upload a photo of your face - it helps when your hair is pulled back to allow you to see your facial features.  Once your picture is loaded, adjust the red dots around your face to semi-match the sample in the lower left corner.  I had to move things around a little bit more because of my widows peak, but it was simple enough to put the dots around my face.





Adjust the red dots around your eyes and your eye brows.  The app did a good job framing my eye brows on it's own, so I did not adjust the eyebrow portion at all.  For the eyes, I had to play around a bit to get them to shape to my eyes.  I should note that you need to be as concise as possible with the placement of the dots around your eyes or the eyeliner/mascara will look silly.  It took me a few tries, but I got it right and the results were awesome.


Adjust the dots to match the shape of your lips.  You do have the ability to have your mouth open or closed - for me the mouth open function did not work for my teeth so I ended up closing my mouth, but it could very easily work for others.  

Once this is done, your photo will upload to the app and you will be able to try several different looks out.  It was so much fun watching my face transform as I tried the different styles out - I even tried out a few celebrity looks, but they were not all that awesome for my skin tone.  haha

Which one do you all like the best? I think I'm leaning to either the top left or the top right which is funny because I never thought I would like myself with "darker" lipstick on. 

Cons of the App: 
The app does not account for uneven facial features.  I am not smiling in the pictures because it could not work with my lips/eye when I would smile.  My left eye and left side of my mouth tend to lift higher when I smile and the app was unable to accommodate that "difference".  I would have preferred to have a smile on my face to get the full effect of what the makeup would look like. 

So what do you think? Don't I look so glamorous? It really was fun checking out the different looks and experimenting with different styles of makeup.  I think I would for sure fall under the "fresh" category as I tend to shy away from the more drastic looks, but I really liked seeing them on me none-the-less.  

For more information on the app and how to get it, please visit these links:
GlamST | iTunes Preview | Get the App
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by GlamSt, but the opinions expressed are my own.  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  Some affiliate links may be present, and as always, I appreciate the support.  


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