It ain’t easy looking good, just ask Miss America 2011, Alyssa Campanella.  She beat out 50 other contestants at the the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.  She’s originally from New Jersey but now resides in Los Angeles – no big surprise there.  So how does the 21 year old stay fit and maintain her good looks for the cameras?  A big part of it are genetics and age, but were willing to bet she’s referenced an iPhone beauty app or two.  Here’s our list of the top 5 iPhone  beauty apps that could help you look your best competition or not.

5. Lancôme Make-Up

With this app you can apply make-up to a virtual module with precise and realistic rendering.   In other words, you don’t have to smear makeup all over you face, remove and start again if you want to try a new look out. They’ve also included a lash diagnostics tool, access to advice from from Lancôme Make-up Artists, view videos tutorials from make-up blogger Michelle Phan and receive news about their latest products.

4. Organic Spa Magazine Skin Care Guide

Beauty, as we all know it isn’t just on the outside.  In fact it starts on the inside.  And hence why you need this app.  It provides a list of the leading companies in the natural and organic beauty field.  They cover everything from health and wellness, eco fashion and design, green travel, organic beauty and skin care, organic foods and supplements, and everyday green living tips.

3. Lookz

Apparently, Lookz is the world’s first ‘made for mobile’ make up and beauty stylist.  The app provides make-up video tutorials and provides the latest celebrity and fashion looks.  Categories include Nails, Catwalk, Bollywood, Goth, Emo, Everyday, Clubbing and Celebrity.  And if that isn’t enough, they’ve tossed in a bunch of hip wall papers to spruce up your iPhone

2. Sephora to Go

With the Sephora iPhone app buying beauty products has probably never been easier.  The app lets you stay in touch with the latest releases, scan items in the store to look up a price, view past purchases, watch expert videos and more.  And get this.  For a limited time you’ll get a free iPhone case with your first online purchase.

1. iStylist Makeover

The iStylist app might just take the cake.  It lets you pick an existing photo of yourself and then try hundreds of different hairstyles, glasses, hats, makeup, and facial hair.  Yup, it’s designed for both males and females, but something tells us that the women are gonna be the most drawn to this. And like all good apps you can share your look with their community and receive a rating.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."