THIS Is The Viral Sparkly Photo App You Keep Seeing All Over Insta

Make your Instagram shine bright

Everyone knows we’re all addicted to Instagram, so you must have seen the extra-sparkly Insta posts during Fashion Month when all our favourite celebrities and influencers made the Spring/Summer collections super shiny?

Well, we’re here to spill the secret – and tell you how you can make your feed as shiny as a diamond too. Thank us later.


The @tinaleung #kirakira moment ✨✨✨ dress @eliesaabworld, 💎 @buccellatimilan , hair and makeup @jrcastrooficial

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The secret is an app called KiraKira+. It has been available since 2015, but it peaked during the latest fashion month when literally every backstage or front row video was so shiny we needed sunglasses to look at it.

✨ @emrata

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The app was created by Japanese developer Kentaro Yama and what it does is it enhances the shine of any object that emits light or is reflective. Makeup, dresses, shoes, nail art, jewellery, you name it, KiraKira will make it shine.

You can choose between seven filters named  Kirakira, Airly, Color, Shine, Bling-bling, Blare, and Twinkle and similar to Snapchat and Instagram Stories, all you have to do is swipe to the side to pick one. You can adjust how much sparkle you get, thanks to the app’s toolbar.

With the app previously only working in video mode, those of us who prefer a still shot are in luck, as a recent update allows you to use the app to take pictures. As soon as you take your image or video it will be saved to your camera roll, and best of all –recording videos is hands-free, which means you don’t have to hold the rec button to film.

Extra tip: if you turn your flash on, you’ll help the app pick up more sparkles.

Your new sparkly feed comes with a price, but don’t worry, you won’t have to skip lunch to get the app. It costs £0.99 which is a small price to pay for a lifetime of glitzy Insta stories, am I right?!

By Kristina Ivanova