Filters have become par for the course on social media — so much so that #nofilter became a way to let people know that you were actively not using one. Many filters smooth out blemishes on the skin, “enhance” the features or just distort the face for comedic effect. One filter in particular, however, has been in the spotlight lately. TikTok’s Bold Glamour filter has received quite a bit of attention, as it seems to have characteristics that other filters haven’t used before. So here is everything you need to know about the Bold Glamour filter, how to try it out for yourself, and why it has been sparking controversy.
What Is The Bold Glamour Filter?
The Bold Glamour filter is a recent addition to the wide range of filters available to TikTok users. When applied, it gives the user an appearance of smooth skin, a contoured face, and eye makeup. These aspects are not unique to this filter, however what makes it stand out is the way the filter applies these features. Whereas many filters have a somewhat 2D appearance and can be easily disrupted by waving a hand in front of the camera, the Bold Glamour filter is different. Users can touch their faces and move around in a variety of ways without disrupting the filter whatsoever.
How To Get The Bold Glamour Filter
If you want to try the feature for yourself, it’s pretty easy to do. Simply open up the TikTok app, and select the plus button in the bottom centre. From there, you can head over into effects and type ‘bold glamour’ into the search bar. Then you can try it out and see how it looks on you. You can also observe the differences that set it apart from other filters.
Why Is It Controversial?
While the filter may be impressive, many are concerned about how this technology could affect users’ self-esteem and self-image. The filters, especially when integrated seamlessly, can skew viewers’ perceptions of what they are supposed to look like. Seeing a constant influx of ‘perfect’ images can be damaging to how people, particularly adolescents, view themselves. Filters have been linked to an increase in plastic surgery, with cosmetic surgery trends paralleling social media trends. So this filter, like other filters, should be used with caution and awareness.