We’re in the throes of wedding season, with summer in full swing and fall just around the corner.
If you’re a bride, you’re likely slogging through the trenches of table seating arrangements, fielding phone calls from distant relatives about which hotel they should stay at, or maneuvering around piles of DIY burlap napkins and paper flower garlands that have proliferated like gremlins to take over every inch of available counter space in your already cramped apartment.
This is why – amid a backdrop of exciting (but often stressful) pre-nuptial chaos – having one less thing to worry about can work wonders for your sanity. Feeling indecisive about what kind of makeup palette you’re going to rock on the big day? Getting a little anxious about looking picture-perfect from dawn til dusk, starting with pre-ceremony portraits, to the “I dos,’” to the garter toss?
Enter Perfect365, an awesome free makeup app featuring state-of-the-art face detection technology that automatically maps your key facial features for accurate, easy and super-fast virtual photo touch-ups. Not only does it let you play around with a plethora of makeup styles so you can find your best look, it also lets you enhance photos in just one tap – transforming the average candid snapped by a wedding guest into a professional-looking, yet natural shot. So say “yes” to less stress, great wedding photos and see what Perfect365 can do for you. We even brought in a real bride-to-be to demonstrate!
Try before your trial
Scheduling a makeup trial before the big day is key. And like any savvy bride-to-be who wants to get her money’s worth on the practice round (because who are we kidding? Makeup trials aren’t cheap), you’re going to come prepared by scouring Pinterest and bridal magazines first. But what looks good on Jennifer Lawrence or Jessica Biel might make you look like Christina Aguilera during her “Dirrty” phase. So why not come extra prepared by getting a better feel for what works on your face – and, alternately, what you want to avoid altogether?
Start by taking a no-makeup selfie. Then, have some fun using Perfect365 to experiment with light or heavy foundation, different shades of blush, various hues of lipstick, different eye shadow palettes and even new types of eye lashes. It will help your makeup artist lock down the perfect look for the big day.
Our bride-to-be, Bay Area resident Stephanie Stead, who is tying the knot in October 2014, shows us how it’s done.
“I loved being able to play around with different ideas for how I wanted to look on my wedding day,” Stead told us. “Perfect365 helped me choose what kind of style I want to go for: more natural than dramatic, with bright eye shadow combinations. I can’t wait to show my makeup artist so that she can replicate the look.”
Fix a day of, or late night, disaster
If you happen to overdo it on the spray tan, makeup, or glasses of champagne (hey, it happens), Perfect365 has you covered. Didn’t have in your budget to get your teeth whitened? Wake up with a zit that manifested in the night like a nefarious ninja? Stress not – your wedding album can still be filled with flawless images of beautiful memories. In just a few taps, Perfect365 lets you easily airbrush redness, blemishes or even out a spray tan.
Make your candid photos look professional
There’s no getting around it, some of the best photos are the ones your guests take on the fly. Unfortunately, those types of pics don’t always have the luxury of getting photoshopped by your hired photographer. Behold the magic of Perfect365 in these before and after pics:
With Perfect365, make any snapshot look like it was created by a pro – and why not? It’s your wedding day. You’ve spent months and lots of money planning this thing. It’s your prerogative to look like a glorious sunrise in every picture. Enough said. The same things goes for your wedding party: What bridesmaid wouldn’t love to look fresh and flawless in every single photo? Even better if you’re a guest and didn’t have the luxury of getting your makeup professionally done.
“I’ll definitely use the app for sweaty dance floor pics, so that guests who may be ‘glistening’ don’t have to be embarrassed,” Stead told us. “Or I would use it to remove any imperfections for members of the bridal party during professional photos if they wanted to remove a blemish.”
New partnership between Perfect365 and Mosaic makes it easy to create gorgeous, stylish photo books
The wedding is over. You’re back from your honeymoon and marinating in the sweet glow of newlywed bliss (aka, you’re kind of excited that every inch of your free time is no longer consumed with DIY wedding crafting). Next up: Doing something stellar with all of the amazing wedding and honeymoon candids. But who wants to spend hours touching up every single image?
It’s now easier than ever, thanks to an exciting new partnership between Perfect365 and the highly popular photo book app, Mosaic by Mixbook. Mosaic streamlines the process, taking users from photos to a finished book in a snap – all on a smartphone.
Simply edit your photos using Perfect365, then upload your images to create lasting memories in a Mosaic photo book – a high quality, 20-page, 7-by-7 inch album, complete with a durable linen cover featuring cutout windows that give a sneak peak of the photos within. And it can be created in less than five minutes!
Make a honeymoon photo album and give it to your hubby on your one-year anniversary, or put together photo albums as thank you gifts for your bridesmaids. You look good. They look good. Everybody wins.
Creating the photo album: So easy, you have no excuse not to finish it
Step 1. Open up the Perfect365 app on your phone.
Step 2. Edit up to 20 images. Save them to “My Favorites” by tapping on the icon with the heart and plus sign.
Step 3. In Perfect365, go into “My Favorites” by tapping on the heart button on the home screen. Select up to 20 photos you want to feature in your Mosaic album!
Step 4. Tap the button in the bottom left hand corner to export your Perfect365 photos to the Mosaic album.
Once exported to Mosaic, your pics are immediately transformed into a sleek and stylish photo book. For a flat rate of $20 (plus shipping), receive a one-of-a-kind keepsake on your doorstep in just four days. The Mosaic feature is available on Perfect365 for iOS and will soon expand to Android.
Step 4. Receive your photo book in the mail. Give it as a gift or place it on your coffee table, where it will be admired by all who see it. Kapow!