After social distancing for so long, it’s hard to even imagine the time when we had (can you believe it?!?) a proper social life. And if you think it was hard to choose what to wear pre-coronavirus, one of the most unexpected fashion trends to emerge in the past year was glamorous face masks – with sequins, glitter, sparkly Swarovski crystals or metallic shine – that shot up in popularity once we had a whole new accessory to take into consideration for evening wear. But sparkly face masks aren't just for special occasions. 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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eBoutik sparkly face mask, more colours available, Amazon,
In 2021, sparkly face coverings are definitely a fabulous way to make a fashion statement, adding a more glamorous option to your current face mask collection, from designer looks to silk face masks that help fight maskne and face masks with fun slogans or designs. If you're shopping last minute, try eBoutik on Amazon for fun sparkly face masks with speedy one-day delivery.
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 no matter the season, face masks embellished with sequins or in metallic fabrics will make adding a touch of glam to your outfit 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:
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.
The Good Mask Company Crystal Face Mask, was £14.95 now £10.95, 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
Want a sparkly face mask with multiple layers of filter fabric? Amazon has some cool options! This sequin face mask is also available in black and gold.
Bling Sequin Face Mask, from £6.45, Amazon
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, £67, 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, was £18 now £22, Wolf & Badger
This set of three face masks in glitter fabric will give your look a heavy dose of glam.
Sashi Lumiere set of 3 sparkly face masks, £25.83, Shopbop
This rose gold mask is SO glam – and you can customise it by adding your name!
Rose Gold Glitter Monogrammed Mask, £12.65, Zazzle
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 cotton face mask with a sequin embellished mesh exterior.
Sculpted Sequin Face Mask, £20, 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, from £9, Etsy
Pink sparkles? Sign us up.
Glitter face mask, £7.47, Etsy
A hologram sequined face mask with two inner cotton layers for added comfort.
Triple Layer Sequined Face Mask, £57, Wolf & Badger
This look is definitely disco (ball) ready.
Silver shiny sparkly reversible face mask, £9.99, Etsy
We love this head-turning face mask in metallic pink.
The Mighty Company face covering, was £17.94, 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
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