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With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), face masks have surged in production. And while there are plenty of places to buy face masks online, some of those masks can get pretty pricey, depending on the retailer.
Because we here at Reviewed love helping you find the best things at the best prices, we’ve taken our massive list of retailers selling face masks and coverings and pared it down to the top 10 that you can get for under $10. Below are our favorite budget-friendly picks, from masks you can get at Forever 21 to Joann. Note that these are not medical-grade masks, and these recommendations are ideal for face coverings or as a cover to spruce up an N95 or other medical mask.
1. Alice & Olivia
If you’re looking for a mask that gives back, look no further than this one from Alice & Olivia—for each mask sold, the retailer is donating another mask to a community in need. Made of a comfortable and reusable jersey material, the masks are double-layered so you can slip a filter inside if you’d like. Note: Alice & Olivia is producing its masks in real time so customers should expect to wait up to two weeks for delivery.
Shop Alice + Olivia Face Masks for $10
2. Bella + Canvas
Every Bella + Canvas mask is made with a breathable (and durable) 2-ply jersey fabric and is designed to comfortably hug your face for maximum protection. The fabric ear loops also easily stretch over your ears so you can toss it on quickly and it won’t tug or irritate. You can buy the Bella + Canvas masks in packs of one, three, five, or even 72—though the 3-pack is the only bundle that’s under $10.
Shop Bella + Canvas Face Masks, 3-Pack for $9.99
You can find handmade masks galore on Etsy right now. Like this wildly popular mask, which has over 15,600 (!!) reviews and is made with a stretchy cotton/Spandex blend and is available in nine different colors. Or this mask which has a double-layer cotton design along with an adjustable nose piece for a custom fit to your face.
Shop Cloth Face Masks from Etsy starting at $4.95
4. Forever 21
Not only are Forever 21 masks incredibly affordable (hello, 3 masks for $5!) but for every mask you buy, the retailer is also donating a mask to Family Promise, a charity that supports low-income families during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are all different types, colors, and styles of masks to shop, from floral to tie-dye, or you can choose the “surprise” pack for a more exciting unboxing.
Shop Forever 21 Face Masks, 3-Pack for $5
5. Good American
Khloe Kardashian’s clothing brand, Good American, has started selling masks for just $5 online. Available in four denim shades (from white to dark indigo), the masks have comfortable elastic ear loops and can be easily machine washed. Plus, for every one mask sold, Good American is donating one mask to a local business in need.
Shop Good American Denim Face Masks for $5
Sure, you can buy the materials to make your own mask at home from Joann, but you can also buy pre-made masks. And even better, each machine-washable, non-medical mask costs less than $5 (!!). You can have your mask shipped directly to your home or order online and pick it up curbside at your local Joann store.
Shop Joann Face Masks starting at $3.99
Starting at just $2, Shein’s cloth masks are as budget-friendly as the rest of their online shop. You can choose from masks with elastic ear loops or adjustable ties, masks with filters and without, and masks in solid colors or fun prints—the selection is vast. Tip: I tried Shein out for myself a few months ago and while I loved some of my pieces, I also found that the quality can be hit-or-miss, so I definitely recommend reading reviews and paying attention to ratings.
Shop Shein Fashion Face Masks starting at $2
SwaddleDesigns might best be known for its super soft baby blankets but the brand is now using that same material to make cloth face masks. Designed by a nurse, the cotton flannel face coverings come in two sizes (medium and large) and a variety of pretty pastel hues. You can also purchase SwaddleDesigns masks in bulks to be donated to healthcare workers at the hospital or medical facility of your choice.
Shop SwaddleDesigns Fabric Face Masks for $9.99
9. Vera Bradley
Vera Bradley has put its iconic colorful prints on soft cotton masks which feature an interior pocket that can hold the reusable filter of your choice. The brand notes that while the masks are constantly selling out, they’re replenishing as quickly as possible. Note, however, that unlike at many retailers, you can’t pre-order masks from Vera Bradley so you’ll want to check back frequently for when they’re back in stock.
Shop Vera Bradley Face Masks for $8
It’s tough to find an affordable mask that also has a filter—but that’s exactly what you’ll get with one of Vida protective masks. Made of two layers of pure cotton and adjustable ear loops, the masks come with a multi-layer PM2.5 Filter that lasts for up to seven days before needing to be replaced. Bonus: Vida is donating 10% of the profits of every mask sold to local COVID-19 relief efforts.
Shop Vida Protective Masks for $10