This fall, a face mask is going to be your most important accessory. Seriously, the CDC recommends that Americans wear a cloth face-covering in public places where social distancing can be hard to practice, like at the grocery store or at the hair salon. So, we did the research and found the 53 best face masks that are not only cute and actually breathable but are currently in stock and ready to be shipped to your door, ASAP.
Just remember, a mask doesn’t replace other recommended measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, so follow the guidelines provided by your local and state government to best protect yourself and your loved ones.
1. Onzie Mindful Masks (Two-Pack)
Best Stretchy Fabric
You know and love Onzie for its soft to the touch leggings in fabulous prints (the leopard is not to be missed). The brand’s face masks are also made with their Full Flex Spandex technology, and this two-pack comes in a leopard print and a solid black option (or a neon pink and a tie-dye duo)—so you can wear it with almost any outfit. Featuring elastic straps and a quick-dry fabric, these masks are both comfortable and very breathable.
2. Vida Protective Mask
Best Adjustable Ear Loops
If you’ve found that most earloops are too big (or small), Vida’s got the solution. Each stretchy strap is adjustable and the mask itself—which comes in nine colors and kids’ sizes—is made with a layer of carbon activated and multi-layer PM2.5 filter that can be replaced.
3. Jaanuu Antimicrobial Face Mask (Five-Pack)
Best Antimicrobial Fabric
Breathe easy with the reassurance that this mask is equipped with an antimicrobial layer that "prevents the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that may cause unpleasant odors, discoloration, or deterioration of the fabric." FYI, Jaanuu is a trusted designer of medical scrubs (that are actually pretty cute), so you can definitely rely on the brand's claims.
4. Katie May Disco Ball Face Mask
If it's good enough for J.Lo, it's definitely good enough for us. The ageless actress and singer has worn this Katie May style in both the white and pink sequin iterations—while biking around—so we've got ample proof that this dressed up mask can handle everyday wear. The double-layer design features two adjustable straps, combining form and function in one sparkly package.
5. Masksup Camomile
Best Floral Print
As an alternative to the disposable mask we know and love, each of Masksup's designs can be worn up to 60 times—making them good for the environment (and your pockets). While the material is mold-proof, super lightweight and made with natural latex for a comfortable fit, it's actually the daisy print we love the most. Just think of how much cheer this mask will bring to a dark winter's day.
6. Abacaxi Cotton Face Mask With Filter Pocket
Best For Kids, Age 3 to 6
The best way to get your kids to put on a face mask and keep it on? Make sure it fits them properly. If it’s a cool color or pattern, even better. Abacaxi is producing masks to specifically fit the tiny frames of kids aged 3 to 6, though they also offer sizes for 7- to 12-year-olds, women and men. Each style features elastic or knit trim wraps around the ear and the double-layer deadstock fabric was designed to offer space for a removable filter.
7. Nordstrom Kids' Pleated Cotton Face Masks (Four-Pack)
Best for Kids, Age 5 to 10
Buy two (or three) of these four-packs, so you can store a few extra in your kid's backpack or pocket before they head back to school. Because you know masks will mysteriously get lost between the bus and the lunch room. These 100 percent cotton designs have a pocket for a filter and can be thrown in the washer and dryer after each wear.
8. Slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering
Best Silk Style
A silk mask won't just dress up your T-shirt and jeans; it's actually a material that might boost the efficacy of your face covering, according to a study from UChicago Medicine. We already trust Slip to make silky soft pillowcases that protect our hair and prevent face wrinkles, so we already know these masks are going to be our new fave. BTW, they also come in black, leopard and pink with a cute embroidered kiss.
9. Roseward Mulberry Silk Face Mouth Mask
The Best Anti-Maskne Material
Speaking of silk, this affordable Amazon find is lined in the buttery soft fabric—which means it won't rub or irritate skin that's prone to maskne. Featuring adjustable ties and available in eight colors, this is a lightweight option that will work best on scorching days.
10. Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask (Five-Pack)
Best Sustainable Option
It might seem like you’re only buying a five-pack with each purchase of Everlane's face masks (which come in solid colors, in addition to this trendy tie-dye option), but your purchase includes a donation to the ACLU. Each design is made from a double layer of 100 percent cotton and the brand even offers kid’s sizing, too.
11. Under Armour UA Sportsmask
Best For Working Out
Under Armour designed these masks with athletes in mind, so yeah, it can definitely handle your daily three-mile run or 45-minute outdoor spin class. It's specially designed to sit a bit further from the face and nose, making it easier for you to breathe, and it features anti-microbial treatment on the inside and a water-resistant shell on the outside. Oh yeah, and it has an adjustable nose wire. Pick between three colors and five sizes; this is one mask you won't regret buying.
12. Nico Nico Chambray Tie Mask
Best Denim Mask
If you're worried about matching your outfit to your mask, having a chambray style on-hand is always a good idea. This design from Nico Nico looks just like denim but is way lighter (i.e., more breathable) and it has a slight nautical vibe, thanks to the adjustable rope ties.
13. Fecedy Face Masks (Six-Pack)
Best Budget Option
There are no bells or whistles here—just a quality, double-layered cotton mask you can trust. They can all be washed by machine or hand, and the simple black style has racked up almost 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon. What more could you ask for?
14. Tory Burch Printed Face Mask (Five-Pack)
Best Designer Mask
If you're the type of person who likes to swap out all your accessories (and clothing) with each new season, we'd suggest replacing your summer masks with this five-pack from Tory Burch. Featuring a slew of cool prints (including bandana and a seasonal floral) that coordinate with designs from the brand's current fall collection, the proceeds from the purchase of each pack is entirely charitable, split between donations to the International Medical Corps and the Tory Burch Foundation.
15. Variant VL-M1 Face Mask
Best Knit Mask
We love how the 3D knit makes this protective face mask look oh-so-sporty. This Variant design features adjustable ear loops and nose bridge—and it comes with eight filters. So you can just slip it on and go about your day.
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16. KkCo Face Mask in Mixed Pink Check
We can't quite settle on our favorite feature of this charming mask: the double-layer deadstock Japanese crepe fabric or the scrunchie-esque ear loops. (FYI, those ear loops make this mask super easy to slip onto your wrist when not in use.) And as for that pink and red color combo? We'll have no problem working it into our everyday wardrobe.
17. Amadi Ear Loop Reusable Face Masks (Two-Pack)
Because when life feels bleak, at least a bright face mask can add a teeny little speck of cheer. Wearing this tropical flower number from Amadi will make it feel like you're on vacation in Hawaii...almost. And on all the other days, this red plaid pattern is easy to match with pretty much anything in your closet.
18. Madewell Non-Medical Face Masks (Three-Pack)
Crafted from leftover scraps, each of these triple-layer masks from Madewell are limited-edition. Take your pick from an array of blue and white designs: gingham, seersucker, stripes or checks.
19. Lele Sadoughi Face Masks (Three-Pack)
Sometimes, we like to coordinate our masks with our mood (not our outfits). Which is where this Lele Sadoughi three-pack comes into play. When we're feeling sweet we go for the blue with butterflies, when we're happy it's the pink with hearts and on those days when we're unapologetically sassy, it's leopard print. Duh.
20. Space Mask Advanced Nanotech Premium Face Mask
Yup, Space Mask's got all the requirements for comfortable all-day wear: Anti-bacterial material, breathable fabric and undeniable comfort. But their real selling point is fit. This new and improved 3.0 model is made to give you space in the nose and cheek area, without sacrificing coverage from ear-to-ear. It also has an adjustable nose clip and cord locks, so you can adjust each ear strap as needed.
21. Giovanna Cotton Candy Face Mask
Tired of regular tie-dye? Giovanna's Cotton Candy Face Mask looks unlike any DIY project you could ever make (just look at that depth and texture!). The double-layer cotton has an extra layer of interfacing, which helps with filtration. And the brand is giving back; with each purchase Giovanna will donate to RETI's Rapid Resilience program, which helps purchase and distribute PPE to healthcare workers on the front line.
22. Natalie Mills Destiny Crystal Face Mask
Here's proof that you can still look fabulous and rock a protective face covering. Natalie Mill's sparkling design comes in three colors—all-white, black on black and grey on black—while including some seriously impressive features. The double-layer cotton has room for a filter (and your purchase includes one), the ear straps are adjustable and it's a lightweight, breathable design. Plus, you can even throw this in the wash, though we'd recommend tossing it in a lingerie bag first, to protect all those crystals.
23. Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask
Each of these face coverings from Casetity come with two free filters—each of which has five layers of protection. Plus, with each purchase the brand will donate a mask to Direct Relief, a non-profit that supports individuals whose lives have been threatened by disaster, disease, or poverty.
24. LAMade Face Masks for Girls and Women (Five-Pack)
Another Hollywood go-to, the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Hillary Duff, Selma Blair, Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher have been spotted wearing these simple cotton designs from LAMade.
25. Smoko Kawaii Foodie Face Mask
If you love sushi, sriracha, boba and/or dumplings, you might as well let the world know. This absolutely kawaii design lives up to its name (kawaii means cute in Japanese, FYI). It also has adjustable ear straps, a nose wire and a pocket for a filter.
26. Tanya Taylor Protective Face Masks (Three-Pack)
Supporting small designers is so important during this time. And if your face covering matches your fave dress? Well, even better. These Tanya Taylor masks don't skimp on function; they're each triple lined for maximum protection.
27. Athleta Everyday Non Medical Masks (Five-Pack)
These lightweight, breathable masks from Athleta come in a veritable rainbow of soft colors. Match your workout gear to each triple-layer design (or just wear 'em with your leggings on days when you have no actual intention of doing fitness but do need to hit the grocery store).
28. Athleta Made to Move Mask (Three-Pack)
However, if you're looking for a more heavy-duty mask that can withstand long runs and HIIT workouts, check out Athleta's Made to Move Mask. Each trio comes with an elastic head strap that not only alleviates pressure on your ears, but can be worn towards the nape of the neck, towards the crown of your head or wrapped around your ponytail, for a trustworthy, stay-put fit.
29. Apparis Winnie Mask
This mask is a favorite of PureWow Editor Sarah Stiefvater. She explains: "This mask from Apparis is the first one I was able to wear with sunglasses (without said sunglasses fogging up). It’s very comfortable (at least by mask standards), and they restock every so often with fun colors and patterns." Here's to hoping the brand introduces leopard print next.
30. Reebok Face Cover (Three-Pack)
This basic black face mask has no frills (save for a flashy Reebok logo) but will easily become a go-to for daily wear.
31. Society of Threads Unisex Curved Face Mask Floral (Three-Pack)
Go for monochrome with this black and white mask trio. This Society of Threads design has a pocket for a filter and adjustable ear straps—plus a comfortable nose wire. Basically, it's got it all.
32. Kitsch Blush Cotton Face Mask (Three-Pack)
This Kitsch set comes with every mask design you could possibly need: tie-dye, leopard print and solid pink. Made from a soft cotton material, they're all easy to wear and super breathable.
33. Grlfrnd Smiling Face Mask
Hands down, one of the hardest things about wearing a face mask is not being able to use your face to express emotion. At least this double-layered Grlfrnd mask lets everyone around you know that you're grinning from ear-to-ear—even if they can't see it.
34. Sydne Summer Almond Dot Face Mask
This mask isn't just a cute neutral color; the shade was actually inspired by iced almond milk lattes. Yum. It's also a favorite of PureWow beauty director Jenny Jin. "They're the most comfortable masks I've tried so far," she explains. "They feel very lightweight on and give good coverage without being too snug on my face (which is crucial when you're wearing your mask for longer periods of time). I just sent my mom one last week and she's a big fan of the adjustable ear straps."
35. Amanda Uprichard Silk Face Mask
Look, we get it. Sometimes your outfit just calls for a pop of hot pink. Which is where this Amanda Uprichard number comes into play, silk exterior and all.
36. Felina Organic Cotton Contoured Face Masks (Four-Pack)
This contoured design is made from two layers of organic cotton, so you can rest assured that your face covering is ethical, too.
37. Nordstrom Face Masks (Four-Pack)
At just $5 apiece, this four-pack from Nordstrom might be the most affordable option on this list. Plus, you got a nice assortment of solid and printed masks.
38. Karolina Kurkova x Billie Blooms Heartbreaker Red Striped Mask
Need latex-free elastic? This adorable Karolina Kurkova x Billie Blooms number has you covered—literally. And if the seersucker pattern isn't for you (or you don't love the embroidered lips), simply check out the rest of the site's offerings. Perhaps a mustache is more your speed.
39. Aqc Jezebel Mask
A pop of lavender makes this polka-dot mask feel a little more special than your average face covering. We also love that the silk-blend fabric is so soft.
40. Night Face Covering
This silk mask is gorgeous, yes. Like it was made to be paired with an evening gown and worn out on the town. But it also comes with seven disposable mask filters that are made from melt blown, the same material used in surgical masks because it's so effective at blocking airborne particles.
41. Re/Done Upcycled Denim & Bandana Face Masks Set (Two-Pack)
These masks from beloved denim brand, Re/Done are made from upcycled fabric, meaning they're a good eco-friendly option. In addition to having a handy nose clip, they're also entirely reversible. So it might seem like you're getting a two-pack but you're actually scoring four different looks.
42. London Luxury Face Mask (Two-Pack)
This two-pack is available in five color options—from raspberry to grey—so you can pick your favorite and stick to it.
43. Good American Denim Face Mask
Make like a Kardashian and sport this Good American face mask. In addition to the blue denim shade, this one also comes in a fierce animal print.
44. Masqd Ribbed Mask (Five-Pack)
Just as comfortable as your favorite ribbed tank, this number is crafted from an antimicrobial fabric—and an adjustable nose wire.
45. Missguided White Marble Print Two Layer Face Covering (Two-Pack)
You've got a white marble phone case, planner and bathroom counter. Just give in and get a white marble face mask to match—think of all the cute Instagram opportunities!
46. The Avant Guard Mykonos Aerosilver Luxe Mask
This chic little mask is crafted from a soft jersey fabric that's woven with aerosilver yarns, which provide an antimicrobial finish and UV protection, that will stay put for over 50 washes. It also comes with a zip-up carrying case, you can safely tote your mask around before and after you wear it.
47. Koral Infinity Face Mask
Koral's masks are designed to be just like their leggings: Sweat-wicking and crafted from a stretchy, anti-microbial fabric. While you're at it, you might as well get a matching pair of camo leggings.
48. Rails Fashion Masks White Evergreen (Two-Pack)
This two-pack of masks from Rails is just asking to be Instagrammed. Our tip: Wear yours with a patterned outfit (think leopard print or a sweet floral) for the biggest impact.
49. Lele Sadoughi x Megababe Safety Set
Raise your hand if you're also obsessed with MegaBabe founder (and the coolest inclusive Instagrammer around) Katie Sturino. Same. Which is why we love that she partnered with Lele Sadoughi to create a mask and hand sanitizer duo. The yellow gingham mask is covered in heat press pearls—which means they won't fall off after one wear—and the MegaBabe sanitizer is totally plant-based. Consider this the only good thing to come out of 2020.
50. Society6 Pink Lemonade II Face Mask
Let summer live on forever with this sweet lemonade-inspired mask that includes a pocket for a filter. Not into the fruity pattern? Perhaps a cool terrazzo is more your speed...or maybe this mystical eye print best fits your aesthetic.
51. Senreve Interchangeable Face Mask Set
This just might be the most luxe mask set on the market. Not only does it come with three different masks (including two silky tri-fold styles and one classic shape in a floral print), it also features a leather holster that ensures a snug—but comfortable—fit. Simply snap the mask you want to wear onto the leather strap and tuck a filter into the pocket, if you so please, and then tighten the leather toggles around your head. Voilà, you're looking chic and protected.
52. CJW Netflix and Chill Face Mask
If you're on the hunt for a tri-fold mask that gives back, look no further than this CJW design. With the purchase of each cheeky face covering, a mask will be donated to Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation and Bowery Residents' Committee. The exterior is created using up-cycled silk from CJW's PJs and the interior layer is a soft, stretchy jersey—plus, there's also a flexible nose band, too.
53. Urban Outfitters Printed Face Mask
Need the final item to complete your cottagecore look? This pleated mask has you covered. And, even better, a portion of each purchase will benefit American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.
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