Now It’s Even Easier to Take Insta-Worthy Selfies
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Now It’s Even Easier to Take Insta-Worthy Selfies

Selfies are EVERYWHERE. Businesses have noticed this too, which means we may all soon be paying for our online shopping with our faces. Not that different from fingerprints, we suppose… unless you have an evil twin. If you go on social media at all, you are bound to see new pics of your friends’ (and fave celebrities’) faces. Nowadays you can’t hide from the cameras even if you want to, so why not get ahead of the curve and show yourself in the best light? OWN those pictures! If you woke up with a red face or even a pimple, don’t worry — no one is safe from those. But it doesn’t mean you can’t still share your beautiful face with the world. “There’s an app for that.”

Enter Facetune 2. Yep, your favorite mobile photoshop app just got even better. If you’ve never used Facetune 1 or 2 before, don’t worry! We’re going to give you all the deets. Along with smoothing (one of our fave features, which you can see above), here are some of the best features.

Teeth whitening. Even if you take the best possible care of your teeth, sometimes the lighting in your environment can make things look a little wonky. It could even be the clothes or lipstick you’re wearing — unfortunately, some colors just emphasize yellow. This tool is super smart; all you have to do is swipe your finger over your teeth in the photo and the app will automagically find and whiten your teeth. Take that, whitening strips!

We finished out the Facetune 2’s tutorial, and this was the end result:

She’s still completely recognizable — everything just looks a little, well, smoother. The fun doesn’t stop there though. We went through and tried some of the paid features so you could have a closer look.

There is a whole slew of filters and add-ons. Maybe you’re experiencing some serious selfie envy because all your friends have the iPhone 7 Plus and they have that fancy-shmancy new Portrait Mode that blurs everything in the background. Well, joke’s on them, because they bought a whole new phone for that and you only need to pay $2 to get a similar effect — and you can even try it first! Check it out:

For something that took five seconds, that’s pretty darn professional-looking. Tweak it a little bit, and no one would ever be able to tell you just swiped over the background with your finger.

Speaking of backgrounds… If you have one of those annoying pictures where you look great but the background doesn’t, look no further. Using the same technique as before when we blurred out the background, you can remove the old background and substitute in a new one. It seems like the lighting and everything is preserved, so the photo still has believable depth. If you saw the second photo by itself, you’d probably just think she was standing in front of a pretty blue wall or a professional backdrop, right? Yep.

There are SO many other fun features, like face-reshaping, eye-brightening, patching and healing (so you can hide that pimple), matte effects, shadow fixes, under-eye concealing, redness remover, automatic retouching and so much more. There are also some pretty fun filters, including a set with a not-so-subtle homage to the ’90s (We love you, Dawson’s Creek!).

Overall, the folks at Facetune did a great job with this app. Because we can’t all be Beyoncé and post our #IWokeUpLikeThis selfies daily without a little fixing once in a while.

What’s your favorite photo app? Will you be using Facetune 2? Tell us @BritandCo!

(Feature photo via Peathegee Inc/Getty)