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Swarovski crystals and 3D wings: These face masks cost $100 or more – CNET

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Face masks aren’t going away any time soon. In fact, one one pandemic expert told CNET “we’ll be living with face masks for years.” With coronavirus cases spiking across the US, face mask requirements are becoming more common, not less. 

Options abound. You can make your own face mask or covering or buy one from an online store. Or, if you feel like splurging (or just browsing) luxurious styles, these six brands are selling fancy face masks that cost more than your average cotton covering. We’ll update this list regularly as we find new outlets. Peruse them all below, and read on for our top tips for buying a face mask.

What you need to know about face masks and coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of 2 wear a face covering when in public or around people they don’t live with. Here are some face mask styles designed for kids.

  • Some experts claim that the coronavirus is airborne, although the science hasn’t officially been settled yet.
  • Masks with multiple layers may trap larger respiratory droplets ejected by sneezing, coughing or talking.
  • Wash the mask before and after wearing it.
  • The mask should cover your nose and chin, and be snug enough to prevent gaps.

Michael Ngo

Michael Ngo, a designer who creates looks for celebrities, is selling face masks to the public. The prices of his luxurious face masks range from $110 for a vinyl mask to $500 for a Swarovski-crystal-encrusted mask. 100% of the net proceeds are donated to the LA Food Bank.

xSuit

xSuit, a men’s suit company, has designed face masks for men and women. You can choose from masks with flowers, 3D wings and more. The masks cost $120.

Collina Strada

Collina Strada face masks are made from deadstock materials and are considered unique due to limited fabric. Each mask features bows and will cost you $100. 

VPL

VPL is a swimwear and home goods company that’s now designing face masks. One of its Japanese silk masks will cost you $125. Note that since the masks are 100% silk, they’re dry clean only.

For more face mask tips, here’s what you can do to make your face mask more comfortable, what you need to know about making a homemade face mask and where you’re required to wear a face mask.

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