It’s no wonder that companies are trying to take advantage of the latest “selfies” trend. Since Ellen DeGeneres popularized it at the 2014 Oscars it seems that the whole world has gone crazy over it. And since we’re not always happy with the way we look in pictures there is a new gadget that tries to resolve that. It’s called the SkinneePix app and it was designed especially for making our faces look slimmer in selfies. You’re probably aware of the fact that the camera can add an extra few pounds. The SkinneePix app does exactly the opposite: it removes 5, 10 or even 15 pounds with just a few taps on our iPhone.
The app helps us edit our selfies if we’re not satisfied with the way our faces look, in terms of weight. The app was just launched last week and it’s already making a big buzz among the gadget lovers. It also created a lot of controversy among people who suffer from anxieties regarding their body image. We all know we live in a photoshopped era and some believe that apps like SkinneePix are just making things worse.
In their defense the creators of the SkinneePix app say that using this app can help motivate users to lose a few pounds if they’re not happy with their weight by showing them how they would look with a few pounds less.
SkinneePix app – availability and pricing
The app was developed by a company called Pretty Smart Women LLC and it’s available to purchase in the iTunes store for $0,99.
Whether the SkinneePix app is harmful to a lot of teenagers and adults that have body image anxieties, it remains to be seen. What do you think about this new app? Is it to be taken as a fun gadget or something that can make things worse? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.