Makeup isn’t forever. Sure, some companies have made certain colours for years, but there is no certainty that they’ll stick around for eternity. It’s the worst when you’ve found “your look,” and then you go out to buy a new tube of lipstick and some sales person says, sometimes rudely, we haven’t had that for months.
Normally, you’d just shop around, looking for something similar. But that can take a lot of time and energy, and this is lipstick we’re talking about. Which is why it’s cool that this new free app Flawless exists.
Basically, if you have a shade you like (and it’s just not available anymore), you can take a picture of it, and the app will show you examples of similar lipsticks from other companies in that shade (or close to it, if the exact look just isn’t anywhere). Really, all you need to do is take a snap.
The really, really cool part is, if you can’t find the lipstick you want, and none of the new suggestions make sense for you, you can make your own colour (for a fee of $62) – so it’s like your lipstick can never be discontinued, even if a brand stops making it.
And there’s more. If you find a lipstick you like from the app’s suggestions, you can buy it right there.
So, welcome to never being without your favourite lipstick again.