February is the shortest month, but it is marked by the celebration of black history and the celebration of romantic love.
After marking Black History Month and Valentine’s Day in AR, you can also try out another groundbreaking filter from Snapchat’s creative team and embody one of the hottest songs of 2020.
Become an African King for Black History Month
While we should all be celebrating African-American culture all year round, as it stands now, Black History Month is the ideal time to unlock this Lens.
The Black History King Lens from Kugali Media starts with placing a virtual crown on your head and round sunglasses over your eyes (with a button to the left to turn the glasses on and off). Tap the screen to trade headgear for a luxury kufi cap.
For the ladies, Kugali Media has the Black History Queen Lens, which replicates the experience with feminine headgear and accessories.
Both lenses are framed with a bezel proclaiming “Celebrate Black History”. Try it out for yourself.
Find a date for Valentine’s Day
Who do you love This lens knows.
Sammy’s Who’s My Valentine Lens uses the virtual roulette approach popularized by Which Disney Filter for Instagram to refine your crush based on the first letter of their name.
Sure, it’s all random, but if you believe in RNGesus, give it a try, Cupid.
Get a prediction for how your Valentine’s Day will end
Will your Valentine’s Day be a pleasure or a disaster? Snapchat can spoil the outcome for you.
Like the Who’s My Valentine lens, the 2021 prediction lens relies on random number generation to present a meme-based prediction.
What have we learned? Apparently love is random. So test fate again and keep your fingers crossed.
Snapchat shows innovation with mirrored sunglasses
While the Lens Studio community generates plenty of fun AR experiences, Snapchat’s own creations continue to set the standard for advanced AR effects.
The latest example we have for you is the Photo in Glasses Lens. The lens puts virtual sunglasses with a mirrored tint on your face – nothing new there. However, in this case, you can also choose a photo from your camera roll and place it as a reflection in those glasses.
So in these socially distant times, when your friends can’t be there, you can make it look like they’re there.
Become a certified freak with this Cardi B lens
Cardi B landed one of the best pop singles of 2020, and one of the most controversial, with “WAP.” Now you can also rate the hit in AR.
The rapper has published the WAP Gloss Lens, which combines a radio-friendly clip of the hook from the song with some AR camera effects. The lens overlaps virtual makeup that mimics Cardi’s music video aesthetic.
Also, moisture droplets and clouds of steam are entering the screen because … well, if you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you.
Because the effects are virtual, you don’t need a bucket or mop for this experience.