Venetian masks are elegant masks that originate from Venice . They are often associated with Carnival or a fancy gala. The masks cover part of the forehead, nose and cheeks, but leave the eyes free. Most eye masks are attached to the back of the head with a satin ribbon. It is generally difficult to determine the identity of someone wearing a Venetian mask. For that reason, these masks are also sometimes worn at erotic (swingers) parties.
From the 12th century, people wore masks of Venice. They were worn during Carnival, but also at other times. Many people wore these Venetian eye masks when traveling anonymously, attending important events or having a romantic date. Not only the wealthy people owned them, but also the less fortunate. The mask perfectly hid your identity and therefore your social status . For example, they wore them at parties so that nobody had to worry about ranks. With the arrival of Napoleon, the well-known mask gradually disappeared until it finally disappeared completely into the background. Nowadays there are many variants and they are worn a lot during Carnival as we know it today.
What can you do with Venetian masks?
Venetian masks can be ideally worn with different outfits.
Party: carnival or gala
Venetian masks are ideally suited for a Carnival outfit. Combine a mask of your choice with a fun, funny or beautiful one costume. Think of a jester suit or an exotic princess dress. Certainly with a fairly simple mask, there aremany dressing options . But a Venetian mask can also be very suitable for a gala. In combination with a sexy dress, for example, an elegant mask can look mysterious and chic. Finally, masks can also be worn at a private party. Think of a birthday party, for example.
In the bedroom
Besides that Venetian masks can be worn during parties, they are also ideal for the bedroom. You can wear the eye masks in combination with lingerie . Wear this outfit, for example, when you have a special surprise planned. But you can also use the masksduring role play . The eye masks can provide a certain mystery and that can increase the sexual tension between you.
What different models are there?
There are many different types of masks to choose from. Not all masks are made of the same material . For example, they can be made of plastic, metal and fabric. You can read more about the species below.
Typical Venetian masks
Although there are many masks, only a few have a typical Venetian appearance. These masks are often made of plastic or papier-mâché and have the shape that is so characteristic of Venetian masks. For example, this design leaves an open space for the nose, has two symmetrical holes for the eyes and the model ends in subtle points at the sides. The masks are often decorated with a lace edge and shiny lines and / or stones . The advantage of these masks is that you have one with a real Venetian look and appearance. The disadvantage is that these masks can break slightly faster than, for example, variants made of metal or fabric.
Filigree masks are usually made of metal and are generally decorated with rhinestones. They look elegant due to the many baroque-like patterns in the metal. Characteristic of these metals masks is that the skin can be seen through the many openings in the mask. The metal is further decorated with a black, gold or white (lacquer) coating . This is how the masks get their color. The advantage of filigree eye masks is that the model fits perfectly around every face because the metal can be slightly bent as desired. The material also lasts a long time. The disadvantage may be that these masks are often relatively more expensive than other models.
Finally, there are animal masks. These are especially nice to wear during a fancy dress party or Carnival . The animal masks in this category generally also fall under filigree masks, as they are made of metal. So you will find there cat masks. You can recognize them by the dots at the top that serve as ears. But the whiskers can also be recognized. You will also find butterfly masks that with a little empathy have the shape of a butterfly.
What should you pay attention to and which are the best?
In principle, all masks are suitable for any purpose. Whether you are going to a party or organizing a romantic evening in the bedroom. Yet there are a number of things you can take into account when purchasing a mask.
If you are planning to buy a single use Venetian mask, it is wise to choose a cheap model . Even if you are afraid that your costume will not survive the party, it is best to go for an affordable version. For example, choose the gold / gray mask from the brand Sex and Mischief. This beautiful mask is made of plastic and is very cheap. You can also choose the lace mask from Cottelli Collection. This mask is sturdy, lasts a long time and always fits well because of the flexible material. When you have a one-time romantic adventure in the bedroom, you can choose the 2-piece mask set from Fifty Shades of Gray. This set contains a silver and black mask. One for your partner and one for you.
Long term use
If you are looking for a mask that lasts longer, for example because you collect beautiful masks, it is best to choose a metal version . You have a wide choice, the mask always fits your face and the metal takes the temperature of your skin. For an exuberant and striking mask you are in the right place with the golden venetian mask from EasyToys. For a variant that resembles the original Venetian mask, you can choose the black metal mask, also from the EasyToys collection. For a more regal look, you can quickly go with the golden tribal mask by Ouch or the black Vampire mask by Petits Joujoux. But you can always take a look yourself. It is possible to filter on the left side of the page by material, brand, color and price.
How do you use a Venetian mask?
A Venetian mask is easy to use.
You place the mask over your faceat eye level . If necessary, slide the mask back and forth a bit to ensure that you have a good view;
Almost every mask has satin ribbons that you tie on the back of your head. If necessary, ask someone else for help so that your mask is securely attached and does not fall off;
Combine your mask with make-up, lingerie or a costume as desired ;
Afterwards you can store your mask wherever you want. Keep in mind that it can break when a lot of pressure is put on it. If you want to use it more often, you can store it in a (shoe) box or toybag to prevent damage .
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