Selfies can be a bit hit and miss - let's face it. You try to take a nice picture of yourself, and it ends up looking like one of your grandparents. Well fear not, YouCam Perfect offers a solution in the form of a whole host of selfie editing and retouch features. And for those who already look beautiful in their selfies, then maybe you can make yourself look uglier. The choice is yours.
Before you take a photo of your lovely self, you can apply a filter, as well as make some minor tweaks, such as enabling the auto beautify option and setting a timer.
Once that's done there are loads of options to make you more (or less, if you prefer) attractive. Some of the top beautifying effects include smooth your skin, reshape your face, remove blemishes, and get rid of any background objects that might distract people from your obvious attractiveness. There is also the very mysterious "auto-beautify" option; I never worked out exactly what that was supposed to do though (I thought maybe replace my face with someone more beautiful).
You can also add make some fairly standard changes to your photos including cropping, adding frames, and placing your face in a pretty background scene.
Look more like a supermodel... kinda
One really interesting feature that YouCam perfect offers is the ability to turn yourself into a supermodel, well to make yourself look taller at least. To do this, you need to take a full length photo and then simply move the slider up the screen - it provides guidelines on screen to make sure you keep your body in proportion. Not only is this super amusing, it actually works! Although the caveat is that it won't turn you into Naomi Campbell.
The taller option is pretty reliable, but some of the other features are hit and miss in terms of effectiveness, and they take some practice before they actually improve the way you look.
Look at me
Aside from the serious issue of whether these kind of apps have a negative effect on self confidence and are detrimental to people who already have problems with their body image, YouCam Perfect does a good job as an image editing app. It has a wide range of features, the retouches are easy to apply if a tad ineffective, and it sports a cute, pastel-colored interface.