Photo Makeover

Common Sense Media says

Photo editor plays on girls' insecurities about their looks.

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Ease of play

The app is easy to use, but the number of possible looks is overwhelming. Conveniently take the required headshot, mouth closed, with the phone's camera. After marking four anchor points -- the corners of the mouth and eyes -- you can swipe with a finger or apply a ready-made template such as "elegant" or "confident." There are two dozen templates, plus an expression strength slider capable of making further incremental changes to each of the templates. If that's too much, shake the phone for a quick makeover: left and right for a "fresh" face, up and down for a funny one.

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Sex

Expression templates include "sexy."

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Privacy & safety

Kids can post their photo makeovers to their Facebook Wall.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Photo Makeover encourages girls to "improve" their faces with a strong emphasis on supermodel looks. The app tweaks the size of the eyes, nose, lips, and face to make them thinner or wider. No male models are used.

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QUALITY
 

Want "sexier" lips, bigger eyes, and a "nicer" smile? Photo Makeover lets you make subtle -- or funhouse -- changes to your face, but you won't come out the other side looking like a supermodel like the ads suggest (unless, of course, you already are one). This app is OK for kids to play with, but parents should not let it become an obsession.

App details

Device:iPhone
Price:$0.99
Release date:April 5, 2010
Category:Entertainment
Publisher:Reallusion, Inc.
Version:1.0.1306.1

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