Upon updating my favorite app, I recently discovered the glory that is face swap on Snapchat. For those of you who do not know what it is, face swap is a Snapchat lens that allows you to swap your face with another person's face, and it is here to make your life as beautifully awkward as possible.
Face swapping has taken over the Internet — from the Kardashians all the way to your very own parents. Everyone is doing it, so why not jump on the wagon with us?! My roommate and I had about an hour of laughing fits on the floor from the results of our face swap excursion. Let's just say we looked like we were on the losing end of a fight with a waffle iron.
After wiping my tears of joy away, I thought about other ways I can use this feature. After a few clicks online I saw a trend popping up that really intrigued me. Instead of swapping faces with other people, I could swap my face with objects and pictures. I ran into my room, locked myself inside for a half an hour, and came out with some ridiculous results. For those attempting this at home, a warning: good lighting is key. Your face will be recognized much faster with better lighting. Also note that not every object can swap itself with you. You will need something with a face. Any attempt I made to do this with cartoon characters like Bob from Bob's Burgers, failed. Here are some of my favorites from my stint in my room!
Russian Nesting Doll
Maybe it's because I'm Russian? Maybe I'm just born with it? Either way, this one worked out very well! The face shape, the eye-brows, every feature fit on my face. I can't say the same thing about my face on the doll.
This looks like Voldemort trying to create a horcrux on my favorite stuffed animal. My face is not even worth mentioning.
I came in like a wrecking ball. I am also the stuff children's nightmares are made of.
A Key Chain
This key chain was given to me by my friend Danielle so I felt it was fitting to see if I can stick my face onto it. I gotta say ... this whole bedazzled face thing is a look I'm willing to try out. Maybe it can be the next contouring?
Make Up Kit
I have a smokey eye pallet from high school that has Adrianna Lima's face on it. For anyone who thinks they want to look like a model, this is a cautionary tale.
I tried to face swap with Deadpool but it wasn't working. So I gave up and used a picture of Ryan Renolds. I cannot say that my face shape fits his perfect one, but I didn't hate it!
Ever since John Oliver's segment about International Women's Day, I've wanted to face swap with the most stoic man on earth. I also fed him some avocados. I'm not sure if the trade embargoes have been lifted so this was my attempt at extending the avocado branch to Russia.
I DON'T HATE THIS AT ALL! I actually really like this one! Seems like his face should be on my face, no? If you read this Johnny, hit me up in the DMs.
I think every Little Monster dreams of face swapping with Gaga. My poster of her is still wrapped in the original plastic — to preserve its condition, which is why it looks kind of messed up. I'm giving serious smize though.
A Tiger Nesting Doll — My Fist
I figured the one before was so successful, this would be a no brainer. I was wrong. So wrong. In fact, the face recognition focused on my fist. I look like the Michelin Man.
I think a woman can totally be president of America. Just not me. (I wish this figurine had a top hat.)
I will say that my face on that body was a great combination. His face on my body...not so much.
It came as no surprise to me that I looked fierce AF with Rosie's face on my body. I did dress like her for Halloween a few years back and I think it came out well.
Images: Dasha Fayvinova/Snapchat