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Review YouCam Makeup-Makeover Studio
Realistic makeup effects
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 22 Aug 2014, tested on HTC One S
Very realistic effects, interesting functionality, completely free
Lacks makeup tips for different effects
YouCam Makeup for Android is a photo touch-up and make-up effects app. It's really great for testing out different colours and looks of makeup. Youcam Makeup comes with all of the gentle enhancement features available in Youcam, and adds makeup effects as well. It doesn't have all of the features of the original Youcam such as collages or putting your finished photo in a scene.
You can apply an instant "look" (makeup combination) from choices such as Office Lady, Cool, 40s and Rocker. You can then fine-tune your look by changing each of the eye-shadow, eye lashes and lipstick colours. The eye-shadow tool is particularly good, as you have choices for the colour pattern as well as the palette used - or you can play around with selecting colours for your own palette. There's a decent range of eyelashes to choose from. The lipstick works really well, because the app really does recognise the outline of your mouth. You can toggle between mouth open/closed, or move individual points if the shape needs fine-tuning. There's a sensible range of colours, and you can adjust the intensity to change how thickly the lipstick is applied.
My only criticism is that Youcam Makeup is quite sparse on advice. It could do with more detail on how to achieve certain effects; what colours to use, which products to buy, etc. There is a section of makeup tips, but this is really a mish-mash of links to various youtube and other online videos.
Youcam Makeup is really easy to use, if you want to apply some beautifying or makeup effects to your photos, or you want to try out what different colours would look like on your face. Just like Youcam you can use it in a way so subtle that nobody even will know you are wearing virtual makeup; or you can apply bolder makeup that will look just like the real thing (with a bit of practice).