After social distancing for so long, it’s hard to even imagine the time when we had (can you believe it?!?) social lives. And if you think it was hard to choose what to wear pre-coronavirus, a new fashion trend is glamorous face masks – with sequins, glitter, sparkly Swarovski crystals or metallic shine – that are becoming an increasingly popular face covering now that we have a whole new accessory to take into consideration for evening wear. (Or, like Jennifer Lopez, who wore a pink sequin look to the park, maybe you love to be just a little bit extra with your daywear too!)
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Face coverings are definitely the most popular way to make a fashion statement these days, whether you opt for a designer look or face masks with fun slogans or designs.
A ruby Swarovski crystal-encrusted face mask created by Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez costume designer Michael Ngo costs around £400 with 100% of net proceeds going to charity
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And face masks embellished with sequins or in metallic fabrics that you can shop these days will make getting dressed for a socially-distanced evening out a cinch. While the most luxe sparkly face masks can cost hundreds of pounds – designer Michael Ngo's ruby Swarovski crystal-encrusted mask costs around £400 – there are plenty of options at every price point.
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So get ready to sparkle and check out our top picks for the best fancy face masks you can shop today.
Shop the best sparkly sequin and metallic face masks:
This rose gold mask is SO glam – and you can customise it by adding your name!
Rose Gold Glitter Monogrammed Mask, £12.65, Zazzle
Jennifer Lopez has this exact mask, which also comes in white and black
Katie May 'Disco Ball' face mask, £24, Revolve
This sparkler is available with silver gems or multicolour reflective gems
Miss Naughty Crystal Face Mask, £14.95, The Tight Spot
On eBay you'll find bargains on new masks like this one, with sequin face coverings starting at just £1.99
Gold Glitter Sequin Face Mask, £5.50, more colours and prices available, eBay
This sculpted sequin-embellished satin face covering also comes in pink with gold, and black with gold
Eugenia Kim sequin and satin face mask in light pink and silver, £20, Selfridges
Yes, this gold sequin mask is super glam but it also is double-layered with a filter pocket, so it's good protection, too
Julia Clancey Pucker Up face mask, £76, Wolf & Badger
Can't decide which colour to wear? Here's a set of four in hues to match every glam outfit you own
Sequin face mask set of 4, £4.49, Shein
Subtle glitter sparkles like stars in the sky on this face covering, which has elastic silk straps, is lined in a silk-blend fabric and also has an adjustable nose wire for a perfect fit.
By Moumi 'Midnight Blue' face mask, £22, Wolf & Badger
These face masks in mixed metals will give your look a heavy dose of glam
Heroine Sport assorted face coverings 3-pack, £27.37, Shopbop
If you're looking for a designer sparkly face mask, check out this offering from Italian fashion house Missoni
Missoni face mask, £110, Farfetch
Hand embroidered with gold bullion sunray motifs, this mask is available in multiple colours
Oceanus 'Cece' face mask, £45, Wolf & Badger
A fashionable Swarovski crystal mask that comes with a carbon filter
Swarovski Bling Mask, £11.86, Etsy
A spandex and nylon face mask with gold metallic finish and an interior filter pocket
Luli Fama 'Cosita Buena' Face Mask, £15.35, Revolve
Available in multiple colours and each comes with medical grade mask to wear underneath
Rhinestone face masks, starting at £15 each, Etsy
An Etsy five-star bestseller, this glittering face mask is so chic
Sequin Face Mask, £6, Etsy
Pink sparkles? Sign us up.
Glitter face mask, £11.96, Etsy
An indie designer mask set, made from organic cotton, that comes with one nano technology filter
Malaika New York, silver face mask, pack of two, £92, Wolf & Badger
This head-turning face mask comes in metallic blue or pink
The Mighty Company face covering, £19.24, Shopbop
If you don't like the texture of sequins but love the look, here's a print which comes in 10 colours and has a fun glitter illusion
Pastel Colorful Glitter Mermaid Texture Sparkly Cloth Face Mask, £12.65, Zazzle
This look is definitely disco (ball) ready
Silver shiny sparkly reversible face mask, £9.99, Etsy
This sequin show-stopper is made from environmentally friendly material. It's quick-drying, breathable, comfortable, and soft!
LANJIA face mask, £3.30, Amazon
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