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How to brighten eyes in selfies with Facetune

by Emily Derrick / May 23, 2021

People say the eyes are the window to the soul. This means that over the last year, your eyes might have gone from bright, vibrant, and full of life to fed-up, tired and dull. I get it. It’s been a tough year. Staring at screens for work and then Netflix and then back to work can leave your eyes really dull-looking or just red and irritated.

But having super dull eyes can really affect your photos. You can look a little bit out of it even if you’re genuinely having a great time and the smile is natural. Dull eyes and a big smile might not be the look you want. Patrick Bateman, anyone?

But the good news is, in addition to changing your eye color with various face editing apps, as well as adding eyeliner, you can bring your bright, beautiful eyes back to life in your selfies with just a few minor edits. So, if you’re feeling slightly dead inside, don’t panic; no one has to know. Just follow our step-by-step guide to give your selfies the ultimate finishing touch and make your eyes the center of attention.

eyes before
Eyes before Facetune


Eyes after scaled
Eyes after Facetune


Step 1: Open your selfie in our Facetune2 selfie editor app and head straight to the Retouch section.

Step 2: In here, select the Details function and touch the center of each eye. This will help focus the photo and bring your eyes into sharper, clearer focus. Use the slide bar to increase the details while still looking natural.

Step 3: Then use the Glow function and lightly swipe over your eye and the surrounding area. Follow this with the Vibrance option to bring extra light to your eyes to really make them pop.

Step 4: Once you’ve saved these changes, head back to the main menu, scroll along the bottom bar until you reach the Eyes functions.

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Step 5: In the Eyes menu, in the Details function, slide the bar up and down to bring more detail and brightness to your eyes. This will give you a super intense look and can be great in a sexy selfie where eye contact is critical.

Step 6: If you want to add even more light, use the Reflection function to add light detailing to your eyes. Pick a light reflection that won’t cover the colors in your eyes.

Step 7: To make your eyes stand out even more, select the Whiten option to make the whites of your eyes a pure white color and remove any redness, making your eyes look even more noticeable.

Bonus step: If your photo has any flashback or reflection, in the Eyes menu, you’ll find a Red Eye option that will allow you to remove any unnatural redness in your eyes, leaving you free to edit them like normal.

So, you see, editing your eyes to make them stand out is super easy. Facetune 2 has so many options to play around with, you can make sure that no matter how fed up you are of online working and staring at a computer screen or having one too many tequilas the night before, your eyes always look fresh in your selfies.

Now that you’ve made a couple of enhancements to your photos, let’s continue breaking those hearts with your wit too as you dish out some sassy selfie captions.

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