MAKEUP LIFE is an app that keeps track of your cosmetics and the dates each item expires. Most of us know our makeup has an expiration date, but how do you keep track of that? I mean – other than opening a lip-gloss you haven’t used since last summer and noticing the color is a bit different than you remember and that it smells kind of odd. Ewwww! As gross as that sounds, it’s happened to ALL of us. And, if that hasn’t happened to you, then you have for SURE opened your mascara and had the bristles of the brush all stuck together resembling more of a stick rather than a brush of any kind! It’s one or the other, girls; you know what I’m talking about! Since it’s so easy for makeup so grow bacteria, it’s important to throw it out when it expires. MAKEUP LIFE is a great way to use your cosmetics in a healthier way. It allows you to be efficient in keeping track of your expiratory dates, which will keep you away from the bacteria that starts to grow after it expires.
MAKEUP LIFE By De Sarah is an app that has you enter each piece of makeup you own. First you choose what product it is (mascara, foundation, lotion, etc). Once you choose the product, MAKEUP LIFE asks you if you want to upload a picture of the product or even take one on the spot. Offering to take a picture on the spot is a pretty awesome feature. If you don’t want to add a picture, you can press cancel. MAKEUP LIFE then asks you to rate the product. It asks if the product has been opened and if it has, you can add the date you opened it. Then it asks you for the expiration date. You can choose to manually enter the expiration date, or you can select the auto option. If you choose the auto option, it asks you, again, for the product type. But this time, being more specific. Rather than just giving you the option of lotion, MAKEUP LIFE offers you moisturizer, cream, makeup base and lotion. By making this choice, along with the purchase and open date, MAKEUP LIFE comes up with the standard expiration date for that specific product.
You are also asked the following: (Remember, you have already chosen your product type when you are asked to enter this info. My example is for the product type being mascara.)
Product Name: High Definition
Memo: Has a comb on one side of the brush.
MAKEUP LIFE offers an Expiry Date Alarm that notifies you when the item is getting close to the expiration date. This gives you time to restock ahead of time! Once a product of yours expires, it gets put into your Goodbye List. This is used as a log for your expired products, giving you another reminder to repurchase. You could even call it your shopping list, since it is a list of some of your most important NEEDS!
Although, I appreciate the whole concept of this app, I think my favorite feature MAKEUP LIFE offers is the Wish List. The Wish List connects to eBay showing you price comparisons, which gives you the option to find your product for a great price! You can add any product you want to your Wish List. I filled up mine with a list of products I want for Christmas and showed it to my boy friend! I’m hoping it gave him a big enough push to get them for me! (Or, at least some of them. It’s quite the list! Haha!)
MAKEUP LIFE comes in three languages, English, Japanese and Korea.