10 Fun Face Masks You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Lumen Couture
Lumen Couture

Face masks are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but not all of them are designed for comfort or convenience. Some can bother your ears or irritate the skin, while others can only be worn for a few hours before they need to be tossed. And most of the ones you find in convenience stores don't leave much room for individuality.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of masks you’ll actually want to wear. Unique, fashionable, fun, and, above all, ultra-comfy, these face coverings will help you change up your routine and be ready to leave the house for whatever the world has to offer (six feet apart from others, of course!).

1. Ministry of Supply's 3D Print-Knit Mask; $50

Ministry of Supply

It only takes Ministry of Supply around seven minutes to shape and weave each of its new face masks, but that's only part of what makes their story so impressive. The company's Maskº line is made possible thanks to its 3D Print-Knit process, which ensures that every one of the viscose and polyester masks adheres to the specs that were developed and backed by doctors and nurses for long-term use.

Each mask comes with 10 single use-filters that have been tested by an outside lab to provide more than 95 percent bacterial filtration efficiency (you can buy more once you use those up, too). And while the first Maskº wave is sold out, you can currently put your name on a list to order from the second wave in August. For the next batch, the company is tweaking the 3D printing process based on customer feedback to make the masks more comfortable and easier to use.

Buy it: Ministry of Supply

2. Moshoodat’s Flower Bomb Face Masks on Etsy; $25-$40

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If you’re looking to turn your face mask into an artistic expression, look no further than AllThingsMoshoodat’s Etsy Shop. Moshoodat’s unique masks feature bursts of brightly colored flowers, which stand out in a sea of generic cotton masks. Although they look delicate, the pieces are hand-washable and reusable, so you can spread virtual sunshine wherever you go. And if flowers aren’t your thing, check out Moshoodat’s Afrocentric masks for a more understated look that’s no less stunning.

Buy it: AllThingsMoshoodat on Etsy

3. Sanctuary's Fashion PPE Masks; $28 for five

Sanctuary

Though Sanctuary is best known as a forward-thinking fashion brand, their line of lightweight, breathable face masks doesn't leave function behind, either. Each cotton mask includes a 100-percent polypropylene meltblown fabric filter for extra protection as you walk through the park or grocery store. And if you're not into the camo prints pictured above, you can pick from the company's latest line of animal-print masks.

Buy it: Sanctuary

4. Athleta's Made to Move Masks; $25 for three

Athleta

Athleta is all about embracing an active lifestyle, even during a pandemic. That's why the company's Made to Move face masks are woven from a lightweight blend of polyester and spandex to promote breathability, allowing you to enjoy some much-needed peace of mind during your outdoor jogs and yoga routines. The company's dedication to sustainability also means these masks can be thrown in a washing machine and reused throughout your summer workouts.

Buy it: Athleta

5. LED Matrix face mask from Lumen Couture; $95

Lumen Couture

For protective gear with a touch of high-tech glam, this LED face mask from Lumen Couture is the ultimate fashion statement. With customizable LED technology—you can select a premade look, write your own text, and create designs via an Android/IOS app—your mask is limited only by your imagination. The hidden electronic component is charged via USB and lasts for three to four hours. And the electronic portion of the mask is completely removable, so you can safely throw the otherwise cotton mask in the wash without it being lights-out for your fashion piece. The brainchild of Chelsea Klukas, a product design manager at Oculus, Lumen Couture has raised over $4500 for the WHO's COVID-19 relief fund since April.

Buy it: Lumen Couture

6. Baggu's reusable masks; $32 for three

Baggu

Give your spirits an instant boost with these cheerful masks from Baggu. They're made from 100-percent quilter’s cotton, because, according to the manufacturer, the tight weave and thick threads effectively block respiratory droplets—but it’s soft and breathable, too. These masks include an adjustable nose wire and straps, and although they’re not medical-grade, they include a sewn-in pocket so you can insert a filter for extra protection. Baggu will donate a pack of surgical masks to healthcare workers for every pack sold, which only improves their happiness-inducing quality.

Buy it: Baggu

7. Clear Window Mask from The A/C Space; $20

A/C Space

With so many faces now hidden away behind masks, we've got to do without much of the non-verbal communication we've come to depend on. And for those with hearing impairments, the difficulty is compounded, since many rely on facial expressions and lip-reading to understand the people around them. The A/C Space is looking to help with a cotton mask that features a vinyl PVC window over the mouth, allowing for better facial communication. Plus, it never hurts to flash a smile at a stranger. These masks can be washed by hand or in a washing machine, but you'll want to line-dry them afterward.

Buy it: The A/C Space

8. and 9. Horror Movie-Inspired Masks From Redbubble; $13

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Pay homage to your favorite horror movies—and muffle your screams during any late-night screenings—with these masks inspired by Silence of the Lambs (designed by user Modestquotes) and The Shining (designed by user SandiTyche). Each mask is made with two layers of gentle 100 percent polyester, so they’re as lightweight as Hannibal Lecter is without his steady supply of human flesh. With elastic straps to keep the mask fitting snugly around your face and ears, you’ll feel extra secure whenever you go outside…when you’re not looking over your shoulder for a deranged Jack Nicholson, that is.

Buy it: Redbubble (Silence of the Lambs and The Shining)

10. This Friends-inspired mask on Redbubble; $13

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This Friends-inspired face mask from user foureyedesign on Redbubble will help you feel like less you’re in the midst of a global pandemic and more like you’re a featured guest on everyone’s favorite sitcom. Featuring "The One With the Quarantine” prominently displayed in Friends font on the front of the mask, it’s made with two layers of soft polyester that’s as comforting as one of Phoebe’s original songs. You may not be trapped in the same apartment building as your nearest and dearest pals, but wearing this mask will let you pretend you are.

Buy it: Redbubble

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Mental Floss's Three-Day Sale Includes Deals on Apple AirPods, Sony Wireless Headphones, and More

Apple
Apple

During this weekend's three-day sale on the Mental Floss Shop, you'll find deep discounts on products like AirPods, Martha Stewart’s bestselling pressure cooker, and more. Check out the best deals below.

1. Apple AirPods Pro; $219

Apple

You may not know it by looking at them, but these tiny earbuds by Apple offer HDR sound, 30 hours of noise cancellation, and powerful bass, all through Bluetooth connectivity. These trendy, sleek AirPods will even read your messages and allow you to share your audio with another set of AirPods nearby.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

2. Sony Zx220bt Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones (Open Box - Like New); $35

Sony

For the listener who likes a traditional over-the-ear headphone, this set by Sony will give you all the same hands-free calling, extended battery power, and Bluetooth connectivity as their tiny earbud counterparts. They have a swivel folding design to make stashing them easy, a built-in microphone for voice commands and calls, and quality 1.18-inch dome drivers for dynamic sound quality.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

3. Sony Xb650bt Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones; $46

Sony

This Sony headphone model stands out for its extra bass and the 30 hours of battery life you get with each charge. And in between your favorite tracks, you can take hands-free calls and go seamlessly back into the music.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

4. Martha Stewart 8-quart Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker; $65

Martha Stewart

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and buying a new pressure cooker, this 8-quart model from Martha Stewart comes with 14 presets, a wire rack, a spoon, and a rice measuring cup to make delicious dinners using just one appliance.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

5. Jashen V18 350w Cordless Vacuum Cleaner; $180

Jashen

If you're obsessive about cleanliness, it's time to lose the vacuum cord and opt for this untethered model from JASHEN. Touting a 4.3-star rating from Amazon, the JASHEN cordless vacuum features a brushless motor with strong suction, noise optimization, and a convenient wall mount for charging and storage.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

6. Evachill Ev-500 Personal Air Conditioner; $65

Evachill

This EvaChill personal air conditioner is an eco-friendly way to cool yourself down in any room of the house. You can set it up at your work desk at home, and in just a few minutes, this portable cooling unit can drop the temperature by 59º. All you need to do is fill the water tank and plug in the USB cord.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

7. Gourmia Gcm7800 Brewdini 5-Cup Cold Brew Coffee Maker; $120

Gourmia

The perfect cup of cold brew can take up to 12 hours to prepare, but this Gourmia Cold Brew Coffee Maker can do the job in just a couple of minutes. It has a strong suction that speeds up brew time while preserving flavor in up to five cups of delicious cold brew at a time.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

8. Townew: The World's First Self-Sealing Trash Can; $90

Townew

Never deal with handling gross garbage again when you have this smart bin helping you in the kitchen. With one touch, the Townew will seal the full bag for easy removal. Once you grab the neatly sealed bag, the Townew will load in a new clean one on its own.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

9. Light Smart Solar Powered Parking Sensor (Two-Pack); $155

FenSens

Parking sensors are amazing, but a lot of cars require a high trim to access them. You can easily upgrade your car—and parking skills—with this solar-powered parking sensor. It will give you audio and visual alerts through your phone for the perfect parking job every time.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

10. Liz: The Smart Self-Cleaning Bottle With UV Sterilization; $46

Noerden

Reusable water bottles are convenient and eco-friendly, but they’re super inconvenient to get inside to clean. This smart water bottle will clean itself with UV sterilization to eliminate 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria. That’s what makes it clean, but the single-tap lid for temperature, hydration reminders, and an anti-leak functionality are what make it smart.

Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop

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Find That Perfect Paint Color With This Real-Life Photoshop Eyedropper Tool

Nix Sensor
Nix Sensor

If you're looking to spruce up the interior design of your home or just need a specific shade of paint for your latest craft project, you’re going to love the precision that comes with the Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor. Think of it like your own real-life Photoshop eyedropper tool that works to identify specific colors and then recommends the exact brand of paint that replicates it. And this weekend, you can get one for 30 percent off.

The Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor comes pre-calibrated right out of the box, so all you have to really do is point it at the color you want and the device will scan it and come up with potential paint matches from brands like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams. The Nix works through a free app on your phone for even easier access to the paint products you need.

There are obvious ways a tool like Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor might be helpful for a professional who works with color, but it can be surprisingly handy for everyday folks as well. If you spot a really eye-catching shade of blue on the side of a package or on a friend's couch, you can instantly scan it, store the information, and find the exact paint tone next time you want to redo your bedroom.

The opportunities are endless with the Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor, and you can get yours through September 20 for only $70.

Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 - $69.99

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