Perfecting The Selfie: The 5 Best Photo Editing Apps

Not everyone loves the idea, but we’ve all come to accept that we now live in aworld where a social media feed full of selfies is the norm.  We just love to snap artsy shots of our faces, our daily outfits — even an obsession-worthy pair of new shoes.
But we also live in a world that has not yet invented a smartphone camera that delivers a flattering result with every picture. That’s why we have photo editing apps to help us put our best face forward.
The best selfie apps help us look like we’ve photographed ourselves in the best lighting every time, blurs our imperfections and can even slim our face the morning after a late night of partying.
Heck, there are even body slimming apps out there now, so we don’t have to spend hours trying to get the right angle.


This slick free app— which currently has over 100 million users in 218 counties—pretty much does it all. The range of tools are plentiful, and includes “slimify,”“blemish fix” and “make-up.” Plus, there’s a cool collage function, and you can select various backgrounds and frames. It’s also worth noting that it gets excellent reviews on iTunes.


This app helps you fake perfect skin: Smooth creases and wrinkles, even out skintone, erase zits, create an overall more flattering visage with a few simple swipes.It also offers a reshape feature that allows you to make yourself look taller andthinner, if you’re into that sort of thing. Like most good things, perfection comes at a cost—this app clocks in at $2.99. 

Visage Lab 

After uploading your selfie, this free app will instantly apply skin makeup, eyemakeup, teeth whitening, shine removal, and smooth out your wrinkles–all in about 10 seconds. The final result might appear a bit too airbrushed and doll-like for some, but your skin will never look smoother.


Another skin-perfecting app, CreamCam—which is free—uses swipe functions to tweak imperfections like pimples, shine, flyaway hairs, uneven skin tone and shine.  The app has two editing features: brightness and blur, both of which can be customized on a sliding scale of zero to 100 percent.


This $.99 app promises to whittle your waist and make you look 10 to 20 pounds slimmer, though the reviews are mixed. The app comes with a 10 second timer so you can take self-portraits or group photos in landscape mode.

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