Enhance your selfie with photo editing apps.
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Photo editing apps have added a lot of fun and functionality when taking a good selfie. Each filter adds drama. Stickers add fun. Captions add stories to your photo. Every element brings a selfie to a whole new level.

There are so many photo editing apps, we never know which one to download and use (and you probably have more than one of them on your phone, I know I do). So we listed some of the best photo editing apps that can help you have the best selfie – and spare you the headache of choosing which is is the best one.


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This is one of the most widely used photo editing apps because this one was specially made for selfies.

The app boasts a wide-array of photo enhancement features for every part of your face. You can edit the whiteness of your teeth, remove dark circles around your eyes, remove stray hairs, change eye color, and even reshape your face.

Facetune2 gives you a total makeover making your selfies look like front-cover potential.

OS: iOS and Android

Cost: Free version | Pro version: $3.99 for iOS; $0.29 for Android

Perfect 365

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Ever doubt if a certain shade or color would look good on you or not? Then, Perfect 365 is an excellent app for you. It features one-tap looks that would edit your selfie into an instant beauty or you can edit your face one by one – from lipstick to blush; from eyebrow to eye shadow. You can choose from different colors in their palette.

But what sets this app apart is that it doesn’t only edit your look, it shows you how the makeup is done. It features a step-by-step guide on how to do a certain look or you can view a video tutorial for it. Plus, you have a quick access to shop for the needed makeup of a certain look.

It’s like having a total makeup expert in your hands.

OS: iOS and Android

Cost: Free

Photo Editor by Aviary

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From web-based to mobile, Aviary’s photo editing capacity has never failed photography enthusiasts.

Photo Editor by Aviary does not only limit photo editing for selfies but are great for other types of photography, too.

It makes photo editing easy on the common presets like brightness, contrast, temperature, and saturation. It also allows you to add frames, stickers, and texts. If you’re a fan of memes, you can create your own!

It comes with 12 free photo effects or filters. You can add more for $0.99 each.

OS: iOS, Android, and Windows

Cost: Free (with in-app purchases)


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VSCO is probably one of the photo editing apps with the biggest collection of presets – and this is what mobile phone photographers love about this app.

You can edit not just your selfies, but all your photos in different presets available. It comes with a default 8 presets upon download, but you can add a lot more. There are free presets in their shop but if you really think this is a good investment, you can download other presets with price ranging from $0.99 to $29.99.

You can sign up for a VSCO membership to get all presets plus additional presets that may come in.

With all different presets to choose from, you can vary the life and drama of your every selfie.

OS: iOS, Android, and Windows

Cost: Free (with in-app purchases)


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Retrica is not just a selfie editing app, it is a selfie camera in itself.

The app’s camera is enhanced to take better photos than your phone’s default camera. It instantly applies filters and effects while you’re still taking the picture so you’ll spend less time editing your selfie afterward.

Since this is a camera app, you can’t only take photos but videos and fun GIFs as well!

You can add more fun to your photos or videos by creating a college, adding stickers, doodles, and text. This way, your selfies wouldn’t look plain and boring. You can go from glam to jam in seconds.

OS: iOS, Android, and Windows

Cost: Free

Now that we’ve shortlisted it for you, go ahead and try these apps. It will always depend on what you need for your photos. Some want a lot of enhancement to look glamorous, while others want it to be simple and just add a touch of a single filter.

Just have fun with it, explore and experiment on which one works best for you. Snap away!

Image credits: All images are taken from the developer’s official website, unless stated otherwise.
*Featured Image Credit: Mink Mingle | Unsplash