When it comes to applying makeup, natural lighting is the best way to go. Unfortunately, not all of our homes are blessed with large windows, let alone loads of light. To help out with your makeup lighting woes, we found the best lighted mirrors for flawless makeup application every time.
As I’m sure you know, lighting is of the utmost importance when applying makeup. You might have all the right beauty products, but if your environment is too dark, you’ll likely have a foundation ring around your jawline, go too heavy on the bronzer, or miss a blending opportunity or two. To make sure your makeup is nearly flawless every single day, we’ve rounded up the best lighted makeup mirrors for your cosmetic convenience. Keep reading for the top-rated makeup mirrors on the market as well as a few of our personal favorites.
This 4-star–rated LED makeup mirror is designed to closely resemble natural light, emitting a soft yet bright glow similar to that of sunlight. While this portable mirror also features magnification up to 10 times, Amazon reviewers seem to love this mirror for its nice glow.
If a mirror is going to be sitting on your vanity, you likely want it to be both pretty and effective, right? Not only is Zadro's mirror easy on the eyes, but it also features dimmable LED lighting and both 1- and 10-times magnification, making it easy to both apply makeup and tweeze your brows. (I should know—this is a personal favorite of mine.)
While this makeup mirror might be the tiniest of the bunch, it is quite powerful. This six-inch, battery-operated mirror illuminates with natural white LED light, perfect for "tweezing eyebrows or anything of that nature," and it also comes with a dimming feature that "helps with making sure your makeup will look good when going out," says Amazon reviewer Chrissy.
The next best thing to natural light is this rechargeable tru-lux LED light system mirror that simulates natural lighting for correct color-swatching and makeup application day after day. While it does cost a pretty penny, one Amazon customer claims it's worth it, saying, "the magnification and lighting are unparalleled in comparison to other mirrors."
Not ready to splurge $400 on a makeup mirror? This round mirror by Simplehuman uses the same LED tru-lux light system as the Simplehuman Pro Wide-View mirror—which means that this 6.5-inch version simulates natural light just as well. However, it doesn't feature side panels for allover angle coverage.
If you're constantly on the go, this mini makeup mirror will come in handy. Not only does it feature LED lights and 10-times magnification, but it also collapses, which makes it "easy to fit in a travel bag" says a Bed Bath & Beyond reviewer.
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