Tap that App: Makeup Plus

By Jocelyn Richards, June 9, 2017

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Tap That App is a monthly segment where we feature an app our editors think is cool.

After going public in December of last year, Chinese selfie-editing app Meitu shot to popularity in the US, filling Twitter feeds with images of doe-eyed Donald Trumps and effeminate Putins. While the exaggerated face alterations made for excellent memes, few would consider using Meitu to touch up a ‘serious’ selfie, unless they were born bearing an uncanny resemblance to Sailor Moon. For the rest of us (guys, you too), Makeup Plus is where it’s at. 


Created by the same tech company behind Meitu, Makeup Plus is an ideal tool for those seeking subtle adjustments in their complexion, face contour and even eye color. 

We’re not suggesting that you adhere to society’s expectations for beauty, but sometimes a photo doesn’t do justice to the real you. Maybe you snapped a selfie in the back of a cab with poor lighting, for example, or ran out of time to brush up your makeup before an important (and well documented) work event. 

Or maybe you just want to switch up your lip color:


Upload your photo(s) onto Makeup Plus and use the ‘editor’ function to do some post-production tweaks. Realistic eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, blush and hair dye are only a click away.

Arguably the coolest function on the app is ‘lab,’ which lets you try out different brands and shades of lipstick – from YSL, Clinique, Lancome, Sephora, Bobbi Brown, Dior and more – virtually on your phone’s live camera. It’ll save you a trip to the mall and lots of unnecessary tissue dabbing.


Makeup Plus is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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