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Facetune2 Versus VSCO: Breaking Down 3 Big Features

by Team Facetune / December 31, 2020

Struggling to choose between being a Facetune2 diva or a VSCO kid? Both selfie editor apps have a lot to offer; it comes down to choosing an app that you think you’d use more often. 

We dug into the VSCO app to test out its features compared to Facetune2. See how the two apps are different and how to choose an option that works for you. 

1 – Built-in social features

This is the biggest difference between Facetune2 versus VSCO. When you sign up for VSCO, you’re basically joining a social network for content creators. 

facetune vsco instagram

Basically, VSCO is what you get when Facetune2 and Instagram have a baby. 

It includes social aspects where you can create a profile and share your pics with other users. If you’re trying to build a following and make yourself known as a content creator, VSCO gives you an extra platform to do that. If what you’re looking for is strictly an easy-to-use editor for your selfies and photos, then Facetune2 may be the better bet. 

2 – Skin touchups

Another big difference between Facetune2 and VSCO is that VSCO doesn’t have a way for you to touch up your skin or remove blemishes. The app does let you adjust your skin tone, but if you’re having a bad skin day, there’s no way to easily hide it. 

If you’re frequently fighting breakouts or want to hide moles, scars, or wrinkles, Facetune2 is a better option. The Patch tool lets you patch over bigger imperfections, while Vanish and Heal allows you to easily swipe away smaller ones. Those blemish removers, plus Facetune2’s iconic Smooth tool, guarantee a clean, look every time. If you want more Skin options, Facetune2 also offers Conceal for dark under-eye circles and Glow, which will give your skin a nice (you guessed it!) glow—no sun necessary.facetune mobile app skin touchup photo selfie

3 – Lighting changes

You’ve got to have badass lighting for a badass selfie, right? No matter which app you choose, both VSCO and Facetune2 offer tools to help you control the lighting in your photo. 

VSCO uses sliders to give you control over its Exposure, Contrast, and Saturate tools. We aren’t fans of how you need to switch between all of the editing tools to find your lighting adjustment features, but other than that, it gets the job done. 

vsco mobile app exposure contrast saturate tool

In Facetune2, most of your light editing tools are under Edit, which includes:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Shadow
  • Highlight

… then there’s a more professional lighting feature (that you’ll need to subscribe to use), called Relight, which is essentially like a digital ring light, allowing you to get dramatic studio lighting or a softer look after the photo is taken. 

If you’re looking for more creative options, the Neon tool adds colored filters, similar to the gel filters used in fashion shoots and on runways. 

Overall, it may be easier to navigate the tools in Facetune2, but you’ll get a quality photo using either app’s lighting settings.

facetune2 filter photo editing vs vsco

The bottom line for Facetune vs VSCO in 2021

Both VSCO and Facetune2 have powerful options to revamp your selfies for social media domination. If you want the added benefit of a content creator network, VSCO may be for you. If you’re looking for more control and a badass app to up your selfie game, give Facetune2 a test drive.

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