Fashionable CNY face masks
Face masks don’t have it easy – after all, they’ve got a difficult task replicating the beauty of the guised half of our faces. With masks now an integral part of our daily outfits and Chinese New Year almost in full swing, getting a fashionable CNY mask to complement our new clothes only seems fitting.
So before you embark on your CNY shopping spree, consider picking up these eight fashionable CNY masks to flaunt alongside your fresh garms this February.
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1. @lots.o.hugs – bronzed fabric masks with auspicious designs
Image credit: @lots.o.hugs
Slide into the DMs of @lots.o.hugs if you’re looking for some fanciful festive masks. A newly founded local business on the ‘Gram, they’re selling an assortment of CNY-exclusives that utilise gold bronzing fabrics to give their designs a glimmery sheen.
Take the wittily-named Fish of Abundance ($18) mask for example – the gold outline of the koi fish provides a striking contrast to its black cotton base. Dog lovers should flock straight towards the Prosperity Corgi Masks ($18), adorned with gold cloud embellishments that stand out amongst the sea of ridiculously cute doggos.
You can choose a fabric design of your choice on their Instagram page for your customisable mask pouch
Image credit: @lots.o.hugs
A washable pouch ($12) is also available for purchase to stow your mask away hygienically when it’s not in use. Consider getting a matching set ($25) of mask and pouch, so you can #supportlocal while getting the most bang for your buck.
Price: From $10
Purchase masks from @lots.o.hugs here.
2. Beautybox – timely ox-themed masks at ~$0.14/piece
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For those who swear by disposable masks, Beautybox has some snazzy CNY designs celebrating the Year of the Ox. From prominent dark blue bases to subtle white-gold colour combos, all five variations have befitting prints of smiling oxes splashed on the masks’ surface to match your outfits with.
These 3-ply masks come in packs of 50 priced at $6.89 per box. If you hate crunching numbers, that equates to roughly $0.14 apiece, making it incredible value for money.
Purchase masks from Beautybox here.
3. Timeless – made from classy cheongsam fabric
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Made out of cheongsam fabric, Timeless’ Chinese Oriental Face Mask ($13.50) is an ideal complement for your traditional wear. They’ve got eight auspicious styles for you to choose from, notably the eclectic floral display in the Turquoise Sceptres colourway and the elegant Red Dragon & Phoenix variant.
Thanks to its inner layer of lycra, comfort isn’t an issue as the mask’s stretchy fibres wrap snugly around your face without causing irritation. It could also be a godsend for bespectacled folk as the conforming fit might reduce the number of times you need to wipe your foggy lenses.
Purchase masks from Timeless here.
4. Le Petit Society – local-themed reusable masks from $6
If you’re looking to twin with your little one, you guys can get a matching pair of masks at Le Petit Society. Infusing local zest into their designs, the brand’s iconic Dragon Playground Print ($10) and Bubble Tea Print ($10) are two quirky options to show your Singaporean spirit.
Of course, CNY-inspired masks are available too – the pictured Blue Motif Print ($10) and Lion Dance Print ($10) even have matching tops so you can rep the full look.
Image credit: Le Petit Society
Kids sure love personalising their belongings, and masks are no exception. They can have their name or initials embroidered with prices starting from $6 – just make sure the word doesn’t exceed the character limit of eight and you’re golden.
Fun fact: Only kids aged six years and above are legally required to wear masks in Singapore, so don’t worry if you can’t find masks small enough for your toddlers.
Price: From $6
Purchase masks from Le Petit Society here.
5. EZ Mama Shop – cute sakura and Tokidoki-themed 50-packs
This vibrant Toki Milk ($9.98) design is one of the shop’s unique Tokidoki prints
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Tokidoki fans are in for a treat – you can now proudly don your kawaii cartoon pals on the go with EZ Mama Shop’s vibrantly-designed masks. Different variations of the Tokidoki mask are available, such as the galactic Space Toki ($9.90) and monochrome Toki B&W ($9.81) prints.
Price: From $3.77
Purchase masks from EZ Mama Shop here.
6. AL.MA.LU – sustainably-produced Italian masks
AL.MA.LU’s creative director Martina Calabresi sporting one of her CNY-themed masks
Image credit: @almaluboutique
The brainchild of an Italian fashion designer, AL.MA.LU is where you’ll be able to snag statement masks with bold prints. Hailing from Genoa, Martina Calabresi handmakes her masks locally, so you won’t have to foot exorbitant shipping fees and endure long waiting times.
Alongside the myriad of vibrant face masks for men, women and children is Martina’s limited edition CNY line. For a little more extravagance, her CNY Flowers & Butterflies ($50) design comes with a nifty crochet chain and a pocket for air filters to keep unwanted bacteria away.
Martina’s past design experience includes being a fashion stylist in collaboration with brands like Ralph Lauren and Valentino
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To settle your CNY outfit all at one shot, look no further than their cheongsam line that comes with a complimentary matching mask. When it comes to her masks, Martina also uses upcycled fabrics wherever possible to keep the production process fully sustainable.
Price: From $19
Purchase masks from AL.MA.LU here.
7. Closet Children – doll-inspired masks with satin ribbons
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With mask designs borne from a doll-inspired designer, Closet Children offers up a range of ornate masks that are perfect for your CNY OOTDs. Feast your eyes on the scarlet Vampire’s Blood Mask ($35) – a shiny polyester guise that has a radiant glow on camera.
For a more luxuriant vibe, furnish your mask with large satin ribbons (+$3) that flow all the way down past your shoulders – it’s the ideal embellishment to add more pizzazz to your look.
For more muted yet stylish picks, check out their Butterfly Dreams Mask ($28) or their gingham Red Riding Hood Mask ($33) that both come with lacy ear loops.
Price: From $25
Purchase masks from Closet Children here.
8. Cath Kidston – floral double-layered face masks
The Pembroke Rose face covering
Image credit: Cath Kidston
For snazzy floral designs that won’t go out style even after CNY, take a gander at Cath Kidston’s slew of versatile masks. Some of their highlights of their range include the mustard-based Pembroke Rose ($19) and the subtle Dusk Floral ($19) motif.
Sustainable shoppers will also be glad to know that upcycled cotton is used to produce the masks, so they’re making an eco-friendly purchase with this mask.
Pro tip: Cath Kidston uses the naming convention of ‘face covering’ for their masks, so make sure to use that keyphrase to view their full range of masks while browsing their online store.
Price: From $16
Purchase masks from Cath Kidston here.
Face masks to wear during Chinese New Year 2021
Keeping safe doesn’t have to come at the expense of our fashion, as there’s plenty of fashionable CNY masks out there to complement our new clothes this 2021. From fanciful oriental designs to adorable animated ones, zhng-ing up your CNY outfits will be a breeze.
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