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15 Fun Beauty Apps To Transform Your Image With Filters

Robyn Foyster Editor
Published on January 21, 2021
15 Fun Beauty Apps To Transform Your Image With Filters
#Beauty #Lifestyle

Once there was a time when as a magazine editor, we would send images to our pre-press department to retouch and correct the colour balance of photographs. I used to call it the Harry Potter Department because the team were wizards when it came to turning a dull image into something that shone. Suddenly, the eyes were clearer and the picture would jump from the page.

Now, this happens in seconds by simply using the right apps – and you can be your own wizard when it comes to changing pictures, enhancing them and having fun using a variety of filters.

To take some of the hard work out of this, we’ve curated 15 image changing apps so you can do wondrous things like add makeup, perfect your make up and even change your shape. Not that I personally subscribe to that one unless of course it is done in the name of harmless fun.

  1. B612 Beauty & Filter Camera:
B612 - Beauty & Filter Camera app
B612 – Beauty & Filter Camera App

This app provides high quality filters, beauty effects, easy editing of images and also adding in music, compatible with the Apple AR feature, enables the user to create collages all on the one platform.

It has a 4.7 star rating on the Apple app store, and a 4.3 star rating on the Google Play store

This app looks great, it has multiple functions on the one platform making it convenient as well. The reviews from the apps users are all quite high on the apps functionality and even reviews from photographers who praise the app. This gives validation to the beauty app.

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. FaceU – Inspire your Beauty: 
FaceU - Inspire your Beauty app
FaceU – Inspire your Beauty App

This app has its origins from Japan and Korea and includes retouching of photos, filters, makeup enhancing features, stickers, music option.

It has a 4.8 star review  on Apple store & 4.5 star review on Google Play Store.

This app is fabulous as it allows the user to not only retouch photos of themselves and other people but also allows them to retouch scenic photos. So you can fix any imperfections you see and create the perfect image. 

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. Soda – Natural Beauty:
SODA - Natural Beauty Camera app
SODA – Natural Beauty App

This app enhances the natural essence of photos through multiple filters and additional editing options. It also has reshaping options available. 

Google Play review 4.5, 4.8 star review on Apple.

This seems like an easy app to navigate with simple features for those looking to improve the quality of their images, smoothe out their features and enhance their overall look.

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. BeautyPlus
BeautyPlus-Snap,Retouch,Filter app
BeautyPlusApp

Beauty Plus provides a selfie camera to take images through the app with set filters as well as editing features to upload your own images and enhance them. The app provides over 30 features, beauty editing through filters, resizing, and smoothing out the edges of your image.

4.8 star review on Apple & 4.3 on Google Play store.

Good reviews which showcases that their current platform users both appreciate and would recommend the app. Along with multiple features available on the one platform, the app succeeds in making it easier for users to edit and export their images.

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. Airbrush
AirBrush app
AirBrush App

This app allows the user to smooth out imperfections, enhance a picture, has the option of automatic retouches which users can use as recommendations or even manually edit pictures to as they choose. 

Apple store review 4.8 stars & 4.7 star review on Google Play store.

This app is great for brightening up photos, removing any blemishes which are quite obvious as well as overall enhancing an image to a smoother and cleaner look. 

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. Fotogenic:
Fotogenic : Beauty Selfie Cam app
Fotogenic App

This app is stated to be for entry level photographers and users making it easy to use. Their features include tools for fixing the images specs, enhancing beauty factors, colour adjustments, textures and paint. 

Apple review 4.9 stars & Google Play review 4.9 stars.

As it is for entry level editors and does come with a range of features, it should be easy for all types of users to use. Their reviews and ratings are also quite high which gives the validation of the app itself. 

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. YouCam Makeup:
YouCam Makeup: Selfie Editor app
YouCam Makeup App

This app helps you transform your images through the enhancement features available. It allows you to retouch your face through airbrush, filters, hair enhancement features.

It has a 4.7 star review on Apple & a 4.5 star review on Google Play store

A versatile app, this one allows the user to enhance and add makeup to their images. It gives a range of options and is an easy app to navigate.

Available on iOS and Android.

  1. Kiki
Kiki app
Kiki App

Allows you to add filters, edit your photos, read blogs and add to a community that supports one another. They also have a shopping feature for beauty products and recommendations.

3.7 stars on Google Play.

It is more than an editing app for photos, it is also a supportive community with advice, blogs and guidance. 

Available on Android.

  1. Candy Camera
Candy Camera - selfie, beauty camera, photo editor app
Candy Camera App

This app, like the others, provides beauty filters for selfies, beauty functions such as adding makeup to photos, stickers, silent camera function for taking photos and videos through the app as well as the ability to create collages.

This app has a 4.4 star rating on the Google Play store.

It’s a superb app given its vast range of functions and features and the reviews also praise it which is a good sign. 

Available on Android.

  1. Bestie: Camera360 Beauty Cam
Bestie - Camera360 Selfie app
Bestie – Camera360 Selfie App

It allows you to take pictures and edit photos of retouching and adjusting natural beauty, filters which can be applied at different angles, animated stickers, all in one selfie camera with night mode camera, auto filter options and airbrush features.

4.4 star rating on Google Play

Great reviews which makes you want to try out the app and see if the features actually live up to their reviews and sample pictures

Available on Android.

  1. Perfect365
Perfect365 app
Perfect365 App

Advertised as one of the top makeover apps. It is free to use with over 200 pre sets, 20 makeup sets, daily tips on fashion and makeup, plus it is easy to save and share on social platforms.

4.3 star rating on Google Play

Looks easy to use and has great features for quick touch ups for those days where you need to smoothen your features or add a touch of makeup to enhance your look.

Available on Android.

  1. Makeup Camera-Selfie Beauty Filter Photo Editor
Makeup Camera-Selfie Beauty Filter Photo Editor app
Makeup Camera-Selfie Beauty Filter Photo Editor App

This app allows its user to add motion stickers along with editing the quality of their images, retouch images in real time, enhance existing makeup and add makeup, retouch skin tone and smoothing with other great features. 

4.2 star rating on google play

Similar to the Facetune app with its features but the difference here is the features are free to access through this app unlike Facetune which requires payment.

Available on Android.

  1. PerfectMe
Perfect Me - Body Retouch & Face Editor & Selfie Tune app
Perfect Me App

This app allows you to reshape, filter, enhance and retouch your image to your desire. It’s free and that’s what most of its users love about it as well as the fact it gives you access to a range of features at no additional cost.

It has a 4.5 star rating.

From the user comments, it seems like a great app particularly for being an easy to use app for users of all ages.

Available on Android.

  1. MakeupPlus
MakeupPlus - Your Own Virtual Makeup Artist
MakeupPlus App

This app allows you to try on beauty products virtually before purchasing the product to ensure the tone matches your complexion. It also gives you the feature to change your hair colour with dyeing features along with the makeup. It gives the user the opportunity to even test out new makeup looks and style looks.

This app has a 4.4 star rating on the Google Play store.

Available on Android.

  1. Beauty Sweet Plus
Beauty Sweet Plus - Beauty Camera - Sweet Face app
Beauty Sweet Plus App

This app has filters, effects, stickers, makeover tools and also the ability to use these features to take photos on the app as well.

4.0 star rating on Google Play store.

This app although has a 4 star rating. It does have ads which can become irritating when trying to edit photos. 

Available on Android.

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn's tech company produced the augmented reality app for Sydney's Vivid Festival in 2018 and the retail app Sweep. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.
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