needs an eye mask, just like no one needs a Spiralizer or perfumed drawer liners. People might try to sell you on the fact that the silk helps prevent fine lines from forming and that the light-blocking quality leads to better sleep, but that's just because they feel guilty for spending their hard-earned cash on a little lid blanket and need to convince themselves it has utility. It doesn't, not really, but we say you should still own one.
Why? Because wearing an eye mask is one of the simplest ways to
pimp your bedtime routine and feel fancy and Cher Horowitz-y and superior to other sleepers — all without looking like a total asshole (unless you're the mom in ). And depending on your spending guilt levels, you can indulge in one for a few bucks Matilda or a hundred. Ahead, the very best options at every price point.
If you're headed to a cabin upstate for the weekend with some hardcover books and a bottle of whiskey and you didn't pack this mask, then you can't honestly say you remembered
all the essentials. Sleepy Jones Ona Sleeping Mask, $28, available at Sleepy Jones. More
Now you've got your
pink pussyhat for day and your black pussymask for night. Julia Wine Satin Sleep Cat Mask, $15, available at Etsy. More
Sleep in this for psychedelic dreams and cashmere-coddled lids.
Madeleine Thompson Striped Cashmere Eye Mask, $115, available at Net-A-Porter. More
Fun alternative fact: Every night, after she washed off her khol liner, Cleopatra put this on before being tucked in by the servants.
Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $45, available at Slip. More
This won't really make up for the fact that you can't afford an oceanfront Maui villa with a white canopy bed, but try to pretend.
H&M Patterned Sleep Mask, $6.99, available at H&M. More
Because nothing is worse than the moment you wake up hungover to sunlight streaming full-force into your bedroom.
Dolce & Gabbana Lace Trimmed Printed Silk Eye Mask, $185, available at Net-A-Porter. More
Well, aren't you just the most precious little sleeper?
Wildfox Love At First Sight Eye Mask, $33.60, available at Shopbop. More
Perfect for going straight from role-play to REM. (On second thought, have someone lead you to the bathroom in-between the two — UTIs are a bitch.)
Bijoux Indiscrets Shhh Satin Blindfold, $12, available at Unbound Box. More
This eye mask is so plush, you'll feel like the meat in a pillow sandwich after you hit the lights.
Fleur't Nighty Night Red Lips Eye Mask, $20, available at Fleur't Intimates. More
Your best bet if you want to effectively block out every last bit of light and still look really chic and minimalist.
The Goodnight Co. Silk Sleep Mask, $39.95, available at The Goodnight Co. More
"Cool enough" is all we aim to be every day.
Cool Enough Studio The Sleeping Mask, $22, available at Nordstrom. More
Whether you ever actually attend an
Eyes Wide Shut orgy is beside the point; you should have at least one item in your lingerie drawer you could wear should you receive an invite. This is that. Hanky Panky Eyemask, $40, available at Unbound Box. More
We only get out of bed for $10,000 a day — or mimosas.
Journelle Champagne Wishes Sleep Mask, $30, available at Journelle. More
Consider this pack an excuse to invite your three best friends over for wine,
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and a sleepover on the pull-out.
4 Pc Silk Embroidered Eye Mask, $10.99, available at
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