Not once i heard from non-arab people that burqa makes woman's face uglier, that is completely not true. For Arabs burqa is something very gorgeous, as it was designed to imitate features of falcon that was always a symbol of Elegance,Pride and Power.
At first look many people mistakenly think that burqa made of gold or other metals. In fact, all burqas are made of linen fabrics that usualy imported from India. First the fabrics are colored to blue or violet colors then they are rubbed by a glass ball until the fabrics gets metallic luster. Burqa made of highly starchy linen which is painted with gold color.
nowadays,burqa is not so popular as 30 years ago but still is wearing by women all over gulf region. And still respected by young generation. You still can buy hand-made, made on sewing machine burqas, price varies between 10 to 20 Emirati dirhams per each one.