Filters have become a commonplace feature on social media, so much so that using #nofilter became a way to indicate that you were intentionally not using one. Many filters aim to smooth out blemishes, exaggerate features, or distort the face for comedic purposes. Recently, one filter has been gaining attention and stealing the spotlight: TikTok’s Bold Glamour filter. Unlike other filters, this one offers unique characteristics that have sparked controversy. In this article, we will delve into everything you need to know about the Bold Glamour filter, including how to try it out for yourself and why it’s causing a stir.
What Is The Bold Glamour Filter?
The Bold Glamour filter is a new inclusion in TikTok’s extensive collection of filters. Once activated, it enhances the user’s appearance by providing smooth skin, contouring the face, and applying eye makeup. While these attributes are not exclusive to this filter, it stands out due to its application technique. Unlike other filters that have a flat, 2D appearance and can be easily disrupted by hand gestures, the Bold Glamour filter is distinct. Users can touch their faces and move around freely without interrupting the filter’s effects.
All of this discussion of the filter has understandably led many people to wonder how they can get it themselves. Thankfully, the filter is available right inside TikTok.
To test out the feature, it’s a simple process. Open the TikTok app and tap the plus button located in the bottom center. Next, navigate to the effects tab and search for “bold glamour” in the search bar. Once selected, give it a try and observe the distinct qualities that differentiate it from other filters.
The filter should be widely available to all users, but if for some reason you can’t find it, there are workarounds you can use that may allow you to use it. If you find a video with the filter already applied, you can click on the sound icon and then click “use this sound.” If the filter is available to you, you should be able to start filming a video with it that way as well.
Here’s what you should do if the video isn’t working.
If you’re experiencing difficulty getting the Bold Glamour filter to function properly, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take. First, check that your iPhone has the latest software installed and that your TikTok app is up to date. If both are current and you’re still having trouble, try restarting your phone. If the issue persists, it’s recommended to reach out to TikTok support for assistance in resolving the problem.
The Bold Glamour filter is cool, but it’ll likely come and go like all trends on TikTok. Whether you’ve managed to get the filter to work for you or not, there are certainly other TikTok trends you could participate in as well.
Despite the impressive capabilities of the filter, there are growing concerns regarding how it may impact users’ self-esteem and self-image. Filters, particularly those that appear seamless, have the potential to distort viewers’ perceptions of their own appearance. The constant exposure to seemingly “perfect” images can be especially damaging to young people, leading to negative body image and self-esteem issues. In fact, filters have been linked to a rise in cosmetic surgery procedures that mirror social media trends. Therefore, users should exercise caution and mindfulness when using this filter or any other filters.