A Comparison of Facetune Versus Face App

All selfie-lovers! Whether you're at work or at the club, it's always selfie o'clock. Facetune and Face App are two of the most popular iPhone apps to jazz up your selfies. This article explores the features and benefits of both apps, including editing options, hair upgrades, and retouching.

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Facetune vs Face App comparison

Calling all selfie-lovers! Whether you’re in the club, at the grocery store, or just WFH, it’s always selfie o’clock. But even if your makeup, outfit, and background are on point, you still might want to jazz up your selfie with the power of a face editor app. Facetune is one of the most popular iphone apps out there, but some folks are also using Face app to have some fun with their selfies.

What is the Face App?

With one tap, you’ll be able to turn your selfies into the best version of yourself. Face App provides the standard filters and effects that you expect from a photo editing app, but it also gives you an option to try more advanced options like smoothing out wrinkles or quickly minimizing facial features.  

It’s basically the one-stop shop for perfecting your selfie and letting your best self shine. 

Key Features of Face App

Face App is all about having fun and unleashing your creativity. With a variety of features and tools, you’ll never have to share boring, standard selfies again. 

Instead, with Face App, you can use some of these key features to really spice up your selfies:

  • Add facial hair 
  • Make people look older or younger 
  • Swap faces with your friends
  • Change your gender
  • Play with different hairstyles
  • See what your future kids will look like 
  • Loose weight/gain weight 

If you’re not interested in these more playful filters, you’ll find that Face App also has some more realistic editing features including: 

  • Add makeup 
  • Enlarge/minimize facial features 
  • Use lighting effects 
  • Smooth skin 
  • General editing: crop, frames, lens blur, filters, etc. 

Face App's User Experience 

You shouldn’t have too much difficulty using this app. The icons are self-explanatory, the interface is fairly clean and minimal, and we don’t think there is too much to be confused about. 

Your homepage will prompt you to add images from your camera roll, but you can also use the camera directly in the app if you don’t already have a pic you want to work with. 

If you’re confused and don’t know where to start, click on the demo provided on the homepage, and Face App will guide you through some of the edits you can make. 

Keep in mind, the end result you get from these edits might be a little shocking. We would say the results aren’t super natural, and tbh, in some cases, we don’t think they are supposed to be. Whether you’re swapping faces with a friend or giving yourself a beard, some of these edits are clearly meant to be more “fun” than realistic.


With Face App, you only have two full days to test out the app. On the third day of the trial, you will be charged the full amount for using the app. You will either be charged monthly or annually, depending on what you picked: 

  • $8.99/month 
  • $49.99/year 
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Facetune versus Face App: The differences

So, which face app is right for you? It all comes down to how you want to revamp your selfies. Let’s dig into the main features and benefits of Facetune and Face App.

1. Retouching

Need an instant touchup? Both Facetune and Face App offer instant, automatic retouching. Face App’s Impression feature auto-applies filters to your selfie, although most of the options require a Pro subscription. I tried the Hollywood 2 filter and it looked good! The only downside is that some of the retouches are too good—sometimes it looks like someone else is in the photo. Facetune, on the other hand, allows for auto-retouching, but you do have more options to customize the look. I also thought Facetune’s results looked a little more me, just the best version of me, if that makes sense? Facetune also has more realistic options for editing your face. Face App has features where you can make your face wider, “fatter,” or “older.” It’s novel, but it definitely isn’t flattering if you’re going for a sexy selfie.For a prank, though? Hilarious.

2. Hair upgrades

Want to add some sparkle to your ‘do? Enter hair color apps. Both Facetune and Face App allow you to try on new hues and even drop in some highlights. Face App does include one feature Facetune doesn’t have, and that’s the ability to try on different hairstyles. You can go longer and even shorter in a tap!

Keep in mind that this depends on your hair and your background. Some photos I edited with Face App came out blotchy, and I think it depends on the existing photo. P.S. Face App also allows you to try on a beard, mustache, or goatee—yes, even if you’re a lady. It actually looks pretty convincing, if you’ve always wondered what you would look like with a luscious beard. Gorgeous.

3. Editing options

A few choice edits can take your selfie from good to great. Both Facetune and Face App include awesome editing features that make your selfies look profesh AF. Use the Background feature on either Facetune or Face App to transport your selfie out of your car and onto a luxurious beach. Both apps come pre-loaded with gorgeous filters, but you’re free to upload your own from your Gallery, too. Resize, crop, or lay a filter over your selfie to change the focus of the pic. While both face apps will get you where you need to go, I did feel that Facetune had more filter options.

The bottom line on Facetune versus Face App

Okay, so which face editor app is the best? I mean, it honestly depends on what you’re going for.

Both apps are great if you’re trying to perfect your selfie. With plenty of features and tools, we don’t think you’ll have any issues making your vision come to life. 

Having said that, there is one app that stands out. 

We would say that Facetune is the superior app for three main reasons: 

  1. Facetune offers video editing. 
  2. The retouching options are more in line with a natural look (i.e. the aging features or the face swap features on Face App are fun, but not super practical for everyday edits)
  3. Facetune provides more filter options 

On the other hand, if you’re not looking for realistic filters and you just want to play with your look for a laugh, then go with Face App. 

Either way, both editors will help you turn your image goals into a reality. 

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