5 Apps to Spice Up Your Selfie
June 21st is National Selfie Day! That’s right; an entire day dedicated to the not-so-modern art of photographic self portraiture.
Did you know the first known selfie was taken nearly 200 years ago?
While the first selfie was captured long ago, the selfie didn’t truly take off as a world wide phenomenon until the introduction of the front-facing cell phone camera in the early 2000s.
In 2014, Google found that Android users alone snapped 93 million selfies a day. 7 years later, the selfie-self-portrait is still taking the world by storm, and there’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon.
Celebrate your selfie this National Selfie Day by giving your photos a fun new style. We’re made a list of our favorite apps & top tips to help out! Whether you want to blur some wrinkles, apply a cool new filter, or change your eye color, one of these fun photo apps is sure to have the features you’re searching for.
Top Apps to Help Spice Up Your Selfies
If you’re looking for facial flawlessness, look no further than the app Facetune2© . This tried-and-true photo editing app is ranked number one among top-selfie connoisseurs! From smoothing out blemishes to adding a sun-kissed glow, Facetune 2 has everything you need for the perfect selfie!
Have you ever struggled to get a photo that includes not only you, but what you are doing as well? It can be really difficult, and sometimes even dangerous. If you are looking for a great app that can capture not only you, but what you are seeing – check out the app MixCam© ! MixCam takes a photo with both your front & back cameras at the same time! So next time you are on a hike and want to take a photo of you AND that beautiful view, be sure to use MixCam.
Feeling limited by the standard Instagram presets? Then the VSCO© app may be the answer you are looking for. This app is an absolute must have for any filter fanatic. With over 200+ presets, your selfies will never be basic again! It also comes with an in-app camera as well as a photo editor, so you can create truly top-notch selfies.
The YouCam© app is a growing fan favorite, with over 100k reviews on both Google Play & the App Store. While YouCam has the traditional elements found in most photo editing apps, it also has some really unique features. Did someone photobomb your perfect selfie? Not to worry; in YouCam, you can actually remove objects from your photos. You can also add effects and use their unique templates all right within the app. No more moving your photo around from app to app to get that perfect post, YouCam really is a one-stop shop!
Want to shock your followers with an amazing hair or make-up transformation, without the commitment? Or maybe you just want to see a new look on yourself? The app Perfect 365© is one-of-a-kind, in that it easily allows you to play around with your look! Always wondered what you’d look like with purple hair? Try it out first on Perfect 365!
… Not in the market for a new app?
Check out these helpful tips to take your selfies to the next level instead.
3 Tips for A Great Selfie
1. Consider your lighting
Lighting is absolutely key to a great selfie or any photo for that matter. We highly recommend a ring light for indoor selfies, or going outside during golden-hour for that striking sun-kissed glow to any selfie.
2. Think about your background
A unique background can always make an otherwise ordinary selfie stand out from the rest. Before snapping that self-portrait, look around to see if you can find an unconventional backdrop to draw in the eye. Great options for this are things like including an eye-catching landscape, a quirky graffiti wall, or an unusual landmark.
3. Try out different angles & poses
Remember Myspace angles? Okay, while those ultra-high, awkward shots might not be “in” anymore, angling your photos correctly can make a world of difference in the quality of your selfie. It is widely agreed that the 45° angle is the most flattering for selfies – so try bringing that camera down just a bit.
We hope this list helps you add a little bit of app magic to step up your selfie game!
Whether you wind up taking a pic at the golden hour, a shot at the salon, or sticking to the classics, uBreakiFix wishes you a fantastic National Selfie Day. Happy Snapping!
Carolyn Apsey | Washington D.C.
Carolyn is a writer who enjoys horseback riding and experimenting with Mediterranean recipes. She loves sharing helpful tech tips and news that make peoples’ lives easier. When not writing or riding, Carolyn can be found caring for her Greyhound, Copper, or practicing her German at one of D.C.’s many local breweries.