It has now gotten to the point where I am matching my face masks to my work outfits AND classifying them as "dressy" vs "casual". Please tell me that I'm not the only one who is doing this now? It has been hard buying "off the rack" when it comes to face masks with most being too big for my face and not being adjustable. Last year I had turned to Asian online retailer Yesstyle for some face masks that hopefully fit a bit better and had interesting designs. I was not disappointed!
Purchased by me I was overwhelmed with options, but happened on the Evora Sequin Cotton Masks because of the number of rave reviews. People had photos showing how well they fit and based on the 91.4% approval rating, most said they were comfortable and looked pretty so for just under $5 each, I bought four of the six options and waited almost 3 months for them to arrive from China. TOTALLY worth it!
They all have adjustable face loops so just slide the little plastic piece for the perfect fit. I noticed that this is the part that often makes face masks too big for me and even with the adjustments, little loops occasionally stick out of my hair, but it's not something that bothers me.
All of the masks are sequined on the outside with a cotton layer on the inside. They are super comfortable and soft on the skin and after taking these photos, I actually cut slits on the sides of all four masks so I could insert filters for extra protection.
What makes these masks particularly breathable is the little nose seam in the center of the mask which gives the mask structure preventing the fabric from swaddling your nose. I don't have a strong nose bridge so I often find that cloth masks cover my nostrils if I breathe deeply.
When I insert the filter, the inner cotton layer can sometimes stick to my nostrils making it hard to breathe so a hack I found was to put a cut up zip tie in the center of the mask to keep it "out" and reinforce the "cone" shape.
Final verdict: Even though I hacked these masks a little bit to match my needs, they were perfectly fine as is. I have actually plans to order the other colours and finishes, but I will need to wait a bit until I have enough of a shopping cart to qualify for free shipping as it is still a hefty $185 CDN. If you love Korean beauty, I'm sure you will be able to find enough items to qualify, but be prepared to wait a few months. I adore these masks though and TOTALLY recommend them for comfort, fit and looking pretty! I might even miss these once the mask mandate disappears!
You can find the Evora Sequin Cotton Masks at www.yesstyle.ca #Lifestyle #Yesstyle #Fashion #FaceMasks #Masks