Snapchat is a mobile app that you can use to share the moment via photos and videos. If you want, you can even make them self-destruct after a few seconds. That way, you won’t have to worry about them being available online.
In addition to that, there are many customization options when it comes to taking your snap. For example, you can jazz them up with stickers or music. Another option is to apply a filter. Graphical overlays, they can drastically change your snap by altering your appearance or adding things to the background. If anything, it’s one of the reasons why the app has become as popular as it is.
The bottom line is, there are various effects and they’ll all change your snap in different ways. Take aesthetic filters, for instance, they’ll give your photo or video a certain “look”.
Top Aesthetic Snapchat Filters & Lenses For 2021
Want to add one of these effects to your snap? If so, you’re in luck because we’ve compiled some of our favorites on this page. Scroll down to see what they are!
1. Purple Grain Snapchat Filter
This filter will add a purplish tinge to your snap. It won’t be super obvious, but it’s definitely noticeable, especially if you use it with the rear camera. Just take a look at the example above. See that? It’s turned the grass purple! The sky, however, looks pretty much the same.
Aside from the purple effect, the filter will also add a grainy layer to the screen. You can’t tell from the example due to its size but trust me, it’s there. If anything, it’ll make your snap more aesthetically-pleasing in an artsy kind of way.
2. Pink Glitter Snapchat Lens
What better way to jazz up your snap than by adding some sparkles, right? Because that’s what you’ll be able to do with this filter! As soon as you scan the snapcode, they’ll appear along with some bokeh lights. And yes, for those who are wondering, the effect is animated.
And as you might have noticed, the filter will also add turn your screen pink! Not only will the background be pink, but your face will be as well if you’re standing in front of the camera. You can kind of see what it’s like in the screenshot that we’ve posted above.
3. Ramen Noodles Snapchat Filter
Do you like ramen noodles? If so, you’ll like this filter because it’ll give you a lot of noodles—or rather, it’ll turn everything into noodles. All you have to do is scan the snapcode to activate the effect. From there, the camera will turn on, and everything on the screen will appear as ramen noodles.
If you want, you can also use it to take a snap of yourself! Your face, hair, neck, everything will appear as ramen noodles. With that said, you’ll still be able to see the outline of your head, if that makes any sense. It’ll just be a little more abstract-y.
4. Candy Style Snapchat Filter
This filter is pretty much like the ramen one, except that instead of noodles, it’ll turn everything into candy. And all you have to do is scan the snapcode—the candy effect will activate immediately! Trust me, you’ll know as soon as it comes up on the screen. After all, everything will be super colorful.
In fact, things will be so colorful that it might be hard to tell what it is exactly that you’re looking at. But then again, that’s kind of the point of this filter. It’s supposed to make everything look like candy! That’s what makes it so fun to use.
5. Wood Art Snapcode
Looking for something a little on the artistic side? Then maybe you might be interested in this filter. You see, it’ll turn you into wood art. We’re not kidding, your face will literally appear on a piece of wood. If you want to see what that looks like, why not scan the snapcode? That’s all you have to do to use the effect!
Before you know it, a number of wood planks will appear on the screen and your face (assuming that you’re in front of the camera) will come up as well. As you can see from the example, though, it’ll be in 2D. If anything, it’ll look as if someone painted you on there!
6. Stained Glass Snapchat Filter
This filter will turn whatever you point your camera at into stained glass. It can be your backyard, your cat—even you! All you have to do is scan the snapcode and the effect will activate. As you can see, there will be a circular frame with red on the outside.
And yes, the actual snap will appear inside the frame. You can see what I mean in the example above. Oh, and feel free to use the effect for a video. If anything, it’ll look pretty cool with all the colors moving around.
7. Sketch Effect Snapchat Lens
Can you guess what this filter will do? That’s right, it’ll turn your snap into a sketch! Want to see it in action? If so, scan the snapcode. The effect will activate once your camera turns out. The next thing you know, everything will resemble a sketch. You’ll still be able to make out what something is but it just won’t be as obvious.
Oh, and you can use the sketch effect with the front-facing camera as well. In other words, you can take a selfie with it! If you want, you can even turn it into a video—that might be even more interesting. Anyway, you can see what the effect is like above!
8. Old Film Snapchat Lens
Want to turn your snap into an old black and white movie? Well, now you can—because that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do with this filter! As soon as you scan the snapcode, everything on the screen will appear black and white. That’s not all, there will be artifacts as well, to mimic the “old film look.”
And for those who are wondering, yes, the effect works for both cameras so you can pick which you want to use! Definitely use it for a video if you can as that’s what it’s originally designed for.
9. Coffee Beans Snapchat Filter
Are you a coffee person? Then you might get a laugh out of this filter because it will turn everything into coffee beans! The sky, your face, your dog, everything. If that piques your interest, why not give it a go by scanning the snapcode?
Once you do that, your camera will automatically turn on and if you want, you can switch to the front-facing lens for a selfie—it’ll end up looking something like the example below. As you can see, the outline of your face will still be somewhat visible. As visible as it can be for coffee beans, anyway!
10. Sparkling Bokeh Snapchat Filter
You know what bokeh lights are, right? The out-of-focus effect that you sometimes get with photos? Well, that’s what will appear on your screen with this filter. More specifically, they’ll come up on the sides, almost like a frame. And if you look closely, you’ll see that there are tiny snowflakes mixed in too!
As if that wasn’t neat enough, both the bokeh lights and the snowflakes are animated. You’ll actually be able to see them move toward your face (assuming that your face is in front of the camera). Given that, you might want to add the effect to a video!
11. Pink Pedals Snapchat Lens
This filter will turn everything you point the camera at into flower pedals—pink flower pedals to be exact. For those who want to check it out, scan the snapcode. The camera will automatically turn on afterward and you’ll be able to play around with it!
If anything, your screen will look just like the example above. Everything from the ground to the background will be “covered in pedals.” And yes, you can absolutely use it for a selfie as well. It’d make a great Valentine snap, don’t you think? After all, there’s nothing more romantic than a bunch of flower pedals!
12. Hot Pink Snapchat Lens
Is pink one of your favorite colors? Then why not give this filter a try? It’ll turn everything, including your face hot pink! And all you have to do is step in front of the camera—the filter will work its magically automatically once you scan the snapcode.
The next thing you know, your screen will look something like the example above. See that? We weren’t kidding when we said that everything was going to turn hot pink. You have to admit, though, it’s quite an eye-catching effect!
13. Sketch Life Snapchat Filter
Looking for a filter that you can use for a selfie? How about this one? It’ll turn your photo (or video) into a realistic-looking sketch! And all you have to do is step in front of the camera—the effect will activate as soon as you scan the snapcode.
If anything, it’s like someone sketched a picture of you with a pen. You can see what I mean if you look at the example above. What do you think? Does it still look like you?