A TikTok filter that offers users a flawless complexion without any technical issues has users of the app worried.
Social media users are confused by the platform’s new “Bold Glamour” filter, which has been used more than 10 million times since it launched this week.
The effect makes the person look like a thick layer of makeup has been piled on the user’s face and smooths out any skin blemishes.
Yet these freakishly perfect looks are starting to upset people as they are stunned by how real it looks.
TikTok user Zoe George from Australia posted a video of her trying out the filter online, writing, “So there’s a new filter on TikTok and it’s perfect, check it out.
A TikTok filter that offers users a flawless complexion without any technical issues leaves users of the app in question (left, one user without filter and right, with filter)
“You used to do that with an old filter (covered eye) and then you saw the eyelashes on your hand as if it were going to glitch.”
She posted under the username @zoe_george_ and continued, “But look how perfect, I’m not wearing makeup right now, this is all a filter and it’s just scary.”
Elsewhere, users expressed concern about the new addition to the popular video-sharing platform.
Samantha Hoy, from London, adjusted the filter TikTok and said she was very concerned about the results.
She explained, “I don’t look like that and normally when you put your hand on your face it comes off.
‘This is not me. How toxic is this filter? And what does it teach young children today?’
Posting under the username @amor_style_life, she continued, “This is why so many people get so upset and think they should look like other people when realistically they aren’t.”
She explained how the filter creates a natural look, even enlarges pores and gives a natural glow, and went on to say why it’s dangerous.
She said, “This is just so unfair to the young people we are raising in this world today.
“They’ll look at this and think ‘oh my god, her makeup is flawless, her skin is flawless, she just looks unreal.'”
It doesn’t look like a filter at all, no matter how many times you move your eyebrows or cover your face, it doesn’t glitch.
Samantha Hoy, from London, tried the filter on TikTok and said she was very concerned about the results (left, without filter and right, with
To test out the filter, a Swedish Linus Ekenstam shared a video on Twitter of him pulling a series of facial expressions to see how easily it would falter.
He wrote, “I’m having a hard time here and it only falters once when I cover my whole face.”
On Friday, Australian star Abbie Chatfield slammed the trend, touting it as “toxic” and “damaging.”
The Australian reality TV star, 27, unleashed on the viral Bold Glamor beauty filter that has sparked some controversy in recent days.
Meanwhile, the former Bachelor contestant warned the filter as harmful, and her fans agreed with her point of view.
To test out the filter, a Swede Linus Ekenstam shared a video of him pulling a series of facial expressions to see how easily it would falter
Abbie Chatfield has criticized one of TikTok’s latest trends, praising it as “toxic” and “damaging.” The Australian reality TV star, 27, unleashed the viral beauty filter Body Glamor that has sparked some controversy in recent days
So she uploaded her version which garnered 192,000 views, changing her look and showing the contrast of when no edits were made.
“If I wasn’t a grown adult this would rot my brain to be honest,” her caption read at the top of the video.
She added in the caption alongside the video, “Like it’s funny, but this is also so toxic.”
A variety of fans commented that they didn’t recognize her with the filter on, saying they preferred looking at her when it wasn’t being used.
This isn’t the first filter TikTok has come under fire for, launching its Teenage Filter last month.
By doing what it says on the package, the teen filter makes your face look younger.
The default setting requires a passcode to continue scrolling through the app once the time limit is reached, but teens can opt out of the feature if they wish.
And profiles owned by users aged 13 to 15 are also automatically set to private.
The China-based company also plans to give parents and guardians more control, allowing them to mute notifications in their children’s app at certain times of the day.
TikTok did not confirm an exact date for the rollout of the new features, but confirmed it would be “in the coming weeks.”