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Our 4 Favorite Beauty Apps

To transform your average pic into a post-worthy portrait.

In the era of the selfie stick, there’s a lot of pressure to look presentable. Every time our favorite celeb Insta’s that flawless pic, we’re reminded of the perfection we all wish we had. It’s time to (literally) erase all those worry lines, and embrace the budding beauty app revolution. Here are our favorite palm-held primping apps made to transform your average pic into a post-worthy portrait.

FACIE features an array of tools, all applicable with just a few taps on your screen. Their Crisp Details filter helps emphasize the eyes and mouth for a sharp look. And, if you have any blemishes or unwanted shine, their Pure Skin filter and concealer function will restore smooth texture and color to your face. If that’s not enough to make you pop, their Divine Light will instantly brighten your complexion, polishing off a fantastic image.

Brighten, reshape, slim, and refresh your face, all in a matter of minutes.

Beauty Mirror is one-upping Photoshop with a novel feature that allows you to enhance your face on a real-time video. Witness your aesthetic improve as you record the changes you make to your appearance. The app allows you to observe the before and after effects of each tool so you finish your work with the ideal image on your screen. Brighten, reshape, slim, and refresh your face, all in a matter of minutes.

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Perfect 365 is a way for you to primp your past self before posting online. This app applies makeup to your picture, offering tons of different looks that compliment every occasion. Whether it is a quick, natural-looking touch up or a complete in-chair makeover, Perfect 365 has over 20 beauty tools that can whiten teeth, sculpt brows, banish blemishes, smooth your complexion, and more. With this magic wand at your fingertips, you’ll never have to fear the camera again.

Facetune replaces pre-made filters with a toolkit of functions that allows you to make changes specific to your own beauty standards. You can decide how many blemishes to eliminate, or choose to adjust your hair color in select areas. Facetune offers a pressure-free, personalized experience that will leave you feeling your complete, confident self.

Now, with these new beauty apps in tow, you can feel good about everything you post.

Lani Allen

Lani Allen is a junior at Columbia University majoring in Creative Writing with a concentration in Spanish. Having served as Vice President of her class for two years, she has since contributed written pieces and illustrations to many on-campus publications. As a writer with an interest in the beauty industry, Lani intends to pursue a career in either journalism or fashion marketing.

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