From stylish to silly: Face masks for every personality
Ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that we start wearing protective face coverings in public, face masks have become a part of everyday life for most of us. And something that takes up that much space on your face should ideally reflect a little bit of your personality, right?
It’s fairly easy to make your own mask, but if that’s not your jam, there’s no dearth of homemade and retailer-produced cloth face masks to buy right now. And thankfully, they’re not all somber and monotone. They can come covered in flowers, sequins or pretty much any print you can imagine.
Disney has its own line, higher-end fashion brands are making them and Etsy offers countless options, too. Which to choose? We rounded up some of our favorites for every imaginable personality to help you find the right one for you.
For the utilitarian
Nordstrom 6-Pack Pleated Cotton Adult Face Masks ($22; nordstrom.com)
Nordstrom 6-Pack Pleated Cotton Adult Face Masks
In addition to making 1 million masks for health care workers, Nordstrom has also just launched masks of its own. These are made for children so definitely check those measurements, but they could work for adults since they’re simply crafted from 100% cotton, are washable and reusable, and come with elastic bands around the ears. You can take your pick of six either entirely white, entirely black or a mix of both black and white masks.
Banana Republic Face Mask 3-Pack ($29; bananarepublic.com)
Banana Republic Face Mask 3-Pack
Kishubaby 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Face Mask With Pocket for Filter ($15; etsy.com)
Kishubaby 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Face Mask With Pocket for Filter
Available in a wide variety of lovely colors like rust, olive, mustard and more, these are constructed with six layers of fabric and come with a pocket to hold a filter.
Baggu Fabric Mask Set ($32; baggu.com)
Baggu Fabric Mask Set
Get a set of three gorgeous and super colorful masks, which feature a nose wire and tie back for a perfect fit. You can preorder now, and they’re expected to ship in June. For every mask sold, the brand is donating a pack of surgical masks to health care workers through Masks4Medicine.
Etee Buy Two, Donate Two Organic Cotton Face Masks ($29.82; etsy.com)
Etee Buy Two, Donate Two Organic Cotton Face Masks
In addition to having two layers and a pocket for a filter, for every mask sold, Etee is donating one to a local hospital in the Toronto area to be used by visitors and discharged patients.
For the plant-flora-inspired
Cecelia Rosslee Rose Gold Floral Face Mask ($14; etsy.com)
Cecelia Rosslee Rose Gold Floral Face Mask
A spring botanical garden in protective covering form.
Cactus Print Handmade Face Mask (starting at $12.95; etsy.com)
Cactus Print Handmade Face Mask
Harks back to beautiful hikes in the desert.
For the whimsical
Sanctuary Organic Cotton Reusable Face Masks, Set of 3 ($24; anthropologie.com)
Sanctuary Organic Cotton Reusable Face Masks, Set of 3
Change it up every few days with this darling set of three.
For the animal lover
Maine Coon Cat Washable Face Mask (starting at $16.98; etsy.com)
Maine Coon Cat Washable Face Mask
The Maine coon is the largest domesticated cat breed and the official state cat of Maine — and also very cute.
Handmade Cotton Two-Layer Face Mask ($12.70; etsy.com)
Handmade Cotton Two-Layer Face Mask
There’s a cool Marimekko feel to these little foxes.
Vera Bradley Cotton Face Mask (Non-Medical) in Flamingo Fiesta ($8; verabradley.com)
Vera Bradley Cotton Face Mask (Non-Medical) in Flamingo Fiesta
This time we’re going through is… for the birds? But this mask is a delight.
For the pop art aficionado
Lips Print Face Mask ($18; etsy.com)
Lips Print Face Mask
Kind of Warhol-esque, and the red lips on one side with mustard yellow on the other is so fun.
Pop Art Boom Face Covering ($18.95; etsy.com)
Pop Art Boom Face Covering
Here’s hoping you’ll make someone chuckle — to themselves, from a distance.
For the kid at heart
Uncommon Goods Set of 2 Rainbow Face Coverings ($25; uncommongoods.com)
Uncommon Goods Set of 2 Rainbow Face Coverings
Uncommon Goods is donating 100% of profits from these adorable masks, designed by kids, to NYC Health + Hospitals, an acute care hospital network. There are even masks for kids.
Star Wars Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set ($19.99; shopdisney.com)
Star Wars Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set
Disney’s got a whole slew of great face masks to choose from, but we simply cannot resist the Baby Yoda one. Preorder now, with shipment expected in late July.
For the fashionista
ZainabuTurbans Reversible Face Mask with Adjustable Straps in Africa Cotton Prints ($25; etsy.com)
ZainabuTurbans Reversible Face Mask with Adjustable Straps in Africa Cotton Prints
We’re in love with these reversible face masks, which are molded and come in six different varieties of gorgeous African prints.
Washable Face Mask Rose Gold Sequin (starting at $15; etsy.com)
Washable Face Mask Rose Gold Sequin
Pick from loads of colors, then make a sequin statement.
Grlfrnd Protective Face Mask ($14; revolve.com)
Grlfrnd Protective Face Mask
A fierce tie-dye variety to match your new tie-dye sweats. Shipping in June.
Alice and Olivia Staceface Protective Face Mask ($10; aliceandolivia.com)
Alice and Olivia Staceface Protective Face Mask
This sweet print is very Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” For every mask sold, the brand is donating one to communities in need. Expected to ship in June.
Bunglo Zanzibar Reusable Ear Loop Face Mask ($22; anthropologie.com)
Bunglo Zanzibar Reusable Ear Loop Face Mask
A 400-thread-count cotton option with a lovely print created by an Austin-based home designer, inspired by her travels around the world.
For the classic prepster
LuckyDuckyUS Three-Layered 100% Cotton Face Mask (starting at $12; etsy.com)
LuckyDuckyUS Three-Layered 100% Cotton Face Mask
Prints include red gingham and hot pink plaid. They also come with a pocket for a filter.
Summersalt Face Coverings – Pack of 3 ($32; summersalt.com)
Summersalt Face Coverings – Pack of 3
These masks, which come in black and two different preppy patterns, are made of 100% cotton and recycled materials.
Madewell Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks ($20; madewell.com)
Madewell Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks
Available in classic prints like a cute nautical stripe and business-casual plaid, this 100% cotton three-pack is expected to ship on June 3.
For the music lover
BellaDivaCouture Music Note Mask ($12.98; etsy.com)
BellaDivaCouture Music Note Mask
During a down moment, you could try to decipher the composition.
LizKingDesigns Face Mask – Guitars ($12.50; etsy.com)
LizKingDesigns Face Mask – Guitars
An excellent time to learn to strum, too.
For those who heart New York
Cheriful New York Mask (starting at $16.80; etsy.com)
Cheriful New York Mask
Until we meet again, in Yankee Stadium…
New York City Cotton Face Mask With Filter Pocket (starting at $14; etsy.com)
New York City Cotton Face Mask With Filter Pocket
You can get prints of the city, skyline and even the subway map.
For those desperately trying to maintain a sense of humor
EvercoverHelmetCover Smiling Woman Face Mask (starting at $19; etsy.com)
EvercoverHelmetCover Smiling Woman Face Mask
Because it’s hard to read facial expressions under a mask.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed prices at the time of publication.
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