Like it or not, selfies are here to stay. But, before you post your mug on your social media account, be sure you're using the right photo app to take a selfie or your self-portrait could make you look like a fool. From Frontback to Snapchat, check out these perfect apps for the perfect selfie.
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A selfie wouldn't be a selfie without your smiling face in the photo, so the Frontback app snaps two pics — one of your subject and one of your face a second after the first photo — and combines it into one perfect picture. Once you've added an optional caption and hashtag, with a quick click, you can post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or the Frontback news feed. (Frontback, Free)

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Unveiled earlier this year, the YouCam Perfect - Selfie Cam is like the fountain of youth in the palm of your hand thanks to the real-time skin beautification effects — before you click. From glamorous effects to natural beauty touch-ups, the facial enhancements let you adjust face shape, skin quality, eye size and even remove objects from the photo so you can snap the perfect selfie. (CyberLink, Free)


For filter lovers, the Retrica photo app is a dream come true with 80 artsy and vintage filters that change the mood of your pics with a click. What makes this app unique is the ability for you to apply filters before you shoot, whether you're snapping a collage or blurring the background when taking a selfie. Also be sure to check out 22 photo booth layouts, selectable borders and watermark features that make your selfie app a reflection of you. (Venticake, Free)


Whether you're proud of your pout or want to document how your kids change over the course of the year, Picr is a reminder photo app that schedules your selfies on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Once you've snapped your scheduled photos, the app puts them together in a unique movie that lets you really see yourself in a whole new way. (MobileAppVault, Free to $3)


You may know that SnapChat is one of the most popular apps to take a selfie and send it to a friend, but what you may not know is that you can also keep your selfie indiscretions private with this selfie app. With an auto-destruct timer that deletes the selfies you send to friends, the private selfie moments you share with that certain someone will remain your little secret. The photo app creator also offers an under-13-years-old version called Snapkidz and a new video chat-inspired SnapChat feature called Chat that makes taking selfies a whole new ballgame. (SnapChat, Free)

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