Today we are spoilt with effect choices for our next TikTok or Instagram post, and being stuck at home we’ve had time to try a lot of them out! With several high-quality AR games, great presets and amazing graphics available at a blink of an eye (literally), it’s easy to make great Instagram or Tiktok content from home.
This is why we’ve created a list of our favourite effects that we’ve been having fun with. You are beautiful and don’t really need any filters (specifically Beauty Mode!), but we’ve picked some of the most fun ones that you can mess around with. 🙂
To make it easier for you, we’ve divided our list between Instagram filters and TikTok filters.
Let’s start with Instagram.
Instagram has a wide range of filters so we’ve picked our favourites and the most popular filters from amongst them.
How do you add effects on Instagram?
Follow these official steps by Instagram –
To take a photo or video with a camera effect:
- Tap in the top left of the screen or swipe right from anywhere in the feed.
- Swipe left at the bottom of the screen and select an effect. To see effects from independent creators, swipe all the way to the left and tap.
- Tap to take a photo or tap and hold to take a video. When using the front or back-facing camera, the effect you choose will automatically appear on the closest person’s face.
Don’t know where to start? This is why we’ve picked our favourite Instagram effects so you can start out.
1. Make this Face by lowercasecomics
The first one we picked was this fun randomised face challenge. The challenge is to re-create the meme face that has landed on you. The faces range from funny to ugly ones. It is a fun challenge to try out with friends and have a good laugh on. If nothing, its good face exercise.
2. Moody Tones by thaifutado
Do you love the vintage vibe? We too! This beautiful effect pixelates your image, adds a tint of brown and makes anything look vintage and artsy. If you often take photos of your cup of coffee then you should definitely check this effect out!
3. Guess the Gibberish by gu_christopher
It seems like you cannot escape this one. Guess the gibberish started as another game but has soon become a trending phenomenon during the quarantine. Words are scrabbled together to make the sound of the correct word and you have to guess what that gibberish means. It is a mind-twisting game of understanding the words and guessing them correctly on video. It is a fun way to test your brain with a quick and simple challenge.
4. DNA test by korobov_denis
Though random, this filter has been taking over Instagram. It plays the act of analysing your face and showing which countries you belong from! Fun, except every time we tried it, it showed us three different countries – on the same face. It isn’t technically possible for it to give you specific answers but it is good fun.
5. Glitter on White by @annet.dii
Isn’t everything better with glitter? This beautiful filter adds that glam to your photos by making the colour white glitter. Why not take your glam game up with this beautiful effect.
With TikTok, you have seven main TikTok filter categories: Trending, New, Special Effects, Face, Beauty, Backgrounds and Animal. Let’s get started!
6. Sparkle effect
Easy molten lava cake recipe!! ##fyp♬ original sound – ..healthy_
If you’re on TikTok and want sparkles at very specific areas, we have the effect for you! Make your new shoes, diamonds or people shine with this beautiful effect.
7) Big face filter
har chota bada zaroor ho jaata hai ##megahead♬ original sound – iam__salmankhan
You must have seen this in several TikTok videos. This funny and somewhat weird filter is all the rage. It is usually used in videos to make a point. It makes your face look bigger and truly adds on to several TikTok videos. Why not try it out!
This is the perfect filter for that vintage and dreamy look. It also adds depth to your video and makes the video look a little more retro!
9) Beauty Mode
Any filter list is incomplete without a beauty mode. What is this mode? Well, it adds on to your already beautiful face. This example is a little extreme, however, It is widely used in glow up videos and simple self videos to add a little bit of glam to it.
10) TikTok Polaroid
This filter is a simple and fun effect that helps the creators show a sudden effect on the video. It looks great and is super easy to use.
There you have it! Our top 10 filters you can mess around with. These were our picks based on how creative and fun they are. Do you have a filter you enjoy using? Share it with us below! We’ll definitely check it out.