Behold: The Best Bathroom Lighting for Makeup Application

It’s the same case every time: You look one way in your bathroom mirror and then completely different everywhere else. But the problem isn’t your makeup skills; it’s your lighting, which, when done wrong, seriously affects your makeup routine. Fluorescents can make us put too much on, and rosy lights can make us miss spots. Our makeup studios (aka bathrooms) deserve better illumination, and so do our faces.

So we talked to some makeup artists and did a little research of our own to figure out how to trick out your bathroom lighting. Fortunately, with just a few tweaks and products, you can improve your bathroom light situation to be much more flattering. Keep scrolling to find out how to achieve the best lighting for applying makeup.

Before you go, shop our seven favorite makeup mirrors.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.