8 Creative Face Masks To Protect You While You Show Your Style

Many people with face masks on.

COVID-19 has many of us stuck and at home, relishing those short trips to the supermarket just to get out of the house and get a change of scenery.

Of course, as the CDC advises and many cities require, we are all on the hunt for the much- coveted N95 masks to ensure we’re protected from the coronavirus. That’s precisely why many designer labels and smaller shops are now in the mask-making business.

Indeed, there’s something for every creative personality when it comes to the masks being sold. We’ve scoured the web to find some our favorites. Check them out below.

1. Pricy but pretty

Muse Beauty has an entire collection of designer-inspired face masks. They aren’t cheap, ranging from $70 to $150 with designs for every luxury-loving fashionista. The stylish retailer is promoting its designer masks on Instagram using the tagline: “Stay safe and saucy.” Browse the collection here.

2. Low-cost and environmentally friendly

NaturesTrio is selling a cotton face mask on Etsy that is handmade with two layers of 100% cotton. We like them because they are available in a variety of stylish fabric patterns and can be made with a standard double layer of cotton or with a filter pocket. Plus, they’re great for the environment, since they are reusable and machine washable. The price can’t be better: 75 cents for each (!) and they ship within 3 business days. Check them out here.

3. Sleek, chic and now economical

Designer Alan King isn’t new to the mask-making business. He’s actually been making masks for a number of years now, according to Forbes. King calls his collection of stylish masks “future ninja wear,” and they come at a steeper price point. However, for COVID-19 King created a more economical version, which is simple and comfortable all at once. Check it out here.

4. Masks that look just like you

A San Francisco designer is making a more personalized mask for people called Resting Risk Face. (Editor: two thumbs up for that name alone.) Consumers can upload a photo of themselves here to custom print masks with their own (or someone else’s?) face on them.

5. Silky and sustainable

Vogue recently featured Lia Kes, the founder of sustainable New York label Kes, who began selling upcycled cotton and silk masks on her website just these last few weeks. According to Kes’ website, these are sustainable, washable and protective face masks, which have the potential to prevent the entry of airborne particles. The masks are also reasonably priced at around $17. You can check out her collection here.

6. Create your own

Real Thread is letting people customize their face masks, offering people self-expression through their face covering. You can choose the material and base color of the mask, and provide a photo of any logos or images you want printed on it. Customize your own mask here.

7. Honoring Frida Kahlo

Ashley Nell Tipton has launched an entire line of face masks, but the “Frida” is our personal fave, because who wouldn’t love a mask with the ground-breaking Mexican painter printed on it? This cotton and felt fabric face mask is a simple way to help prevent the spread of germs. It is washable and reusable, and is definitely one of the bolder options on this list.

8. Quilted face masks

MotoChic, a San Francisco-based lifestyle brand that creates stylish gear for “women on the move” is making quilted face masks. Available in four different designs, the masks are just $15 each and definitely make a statement.