Have you ever tried getting all dolled-up and feeling completely self-assured, only to find you are looking quite of a hot mess once you step outside? Seeing a blemish that you missed covering up or an obvious concealer smudge will definitely make you cringe and steal away your confidence.

The problem does not lie on your makeup skills. No matter how skilled you are in makeup, dim lighting can always steer you away to making imperfections. Professional makeup artists always recommend that you apply makeup as close as possible to natural light. The warm sunny rays are always the best light for applying your makeup. However, if natural light is unavailable, using a makeup mirror with light is the best solution.

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Professional 8.5" Lighted Makeup Mirror, 10X Magnifying Vanity Mirror with 32 Medical LED Lights,...
  • 【Advanced Configuration, Born for Profession】Built-in 32 medical grade lamp beads which can provide ultra-bright and soft eye-protection light source. Color rendering index (CRI) exceeds 97. The CRI of other ordinary makeup mirrors are generally only about 80. No Visible Strobe Features. The mirror passed the IE 6227 and CCC non-strobe certification. The light source is stable. Brightness Adjustable. The brightness can be adjusted any value from 0 to 1100 Lux at your random by the knob.
  • 【Large Magnification Up to 10 Times, High-definition Effect】Double-sided Mirror Design (one side 1:1,other side 1:10). Both Sides of the mirror can achieve more than 10 Million Pixels HD Mirror Effect. Using the optical principle of No Pixels Loss Magnification which can guarantee zoom in without distortion. Clearly focus on facial details, such as eyelashes, acne, etc...
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Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights - 3 Color Lighting Modes 72 LEDs Trifold Mirror, Touch...
  • [UPGRADED 72 LED LIGHTS] 72 pieces adjustable LEDs can light the most dark and poorly lit areas. The light is natural and soft, bright but not dazzling, protecting your eyes. Easily switch the color temp between a warm glow of 3,200K and a cooler of 6,500K to see how exactly your makeup will look in various lighting situations like daytime, evening, home and office environments. LIFETIME WARRANTY!
  • [3 COLOR LIGHTING MODES & SMART TOUCH DIMMABLE] Short press the sensor switch to change the 3 light colors: white, yellow, white+yellow. Long press to adjust the brightness. Stepless dimming technology and intelligent memory function make this lighted make up mirror much smarter than traditional ones.
  • [90° ROTATION AND TRI-FOLD DESIGN] Adjust and fix freely the vanity mirror on your countertop to make sure a perfect and comfortable angle of view. Tri-fold design allows you to open or close at your will and it’s also dustproof and anti-scratch. Convenient for daily maintenance and carry-on.
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Updated 2020 Version 10X Magnifying Makeup Mirror With Lights, LED Lighted Portable Hand Cosmetic...
  • 10X Magnification & Natural Daylight LED: Provides extra light during your grooming routine and allows you to focus on a specific section of your face to achieve a professional finish; Ideal for applying makeup and other beauty treatments that require more precision extra precision, such as applying contact lenses and eyebrow tweezing, precise tweezing, shaving, hair styling and facial care.
  • 360°Rotation & Powerful Suction Cup : 360°rotation helps to adjust to any desired angle or position; strong suction cup locks your mirror securely onto any clean, smooth, and flat, clean surface with ease; such as on a table, wall, window, and even a larger mirror.
  • Compact & Protabel Travel Ready: Take this cordless mirror with you wherever you go. Bedroom or bathroom, vanity or wall, this mirror suctions easily to any Flat & Non-porous surfaces like glass, granite or marble; It's perfect for travel too, folding up for compact storage.

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What are Lighted Makeup Mirrors?

Many people have disregarded the fact that you also need good lighting aside from a fine set of brushes and high quality cosmetics to achieve a flawless finish. Your makeup may look amazing in your bathroom mirror, but may be too light or too dark once you step outside.

A lighted makeup mirror mimics the sun’s light using specialized light bulbs for you to be able to see how your makeup truly looks. These mirrors can be mounted or placed on a countertop, vanity top, or tabletop. Lighted mirrors vary in size, portability, magnification, and type of light it emits.

Different Types of Lighted Makeup Mirrors

A vanity table set with mirror and lights are amazing, and adds an elegant touch to your room. However, these huge boxy tables do not offer much features and only consume a lot of space. Makeup mirrors with lights are convenient, practical, and offer a good deal of options you do not find in regular mirrors. Here are the different types of lighted makeup mirrors to suit your needs:

  • LED Makeup Mirrors

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  • Dual power supply; Power the light makeup mirror by USB charging cable or 4xAAA batteries; Batteries not included

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Lighted mirrors often have fluorescent lights bulbs. These bulbs have a stronger, whiter lighting compared to LED bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs are cheaper. However, it can be too white and bright; making you overdo your blush and bronzer to compensate the paleness of your face. Incandescent mirrors can be most flattering, but only when you are filming.

They make you look healthy and radiant, only to go on broad daylight looking paler with a few uncovered flaws. Quality wise, LED makeup mirrors are the best. They give off a warm, diffused white light. Lighted mirrors with LED bulbs are more costly, but they will save you money in the end due to it is energy efficient. LED lighting has come a long way and has been getting a broader color-rendering index akin to the sun’s spectrum.

  • Makeup Vanity mirror With Lights

Vanity mirrors provide many features, and each feature contributes a huge difference. Some vanity mirrors offer a magnified mirror at its backside, while some tilts and swivels.

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  • Large Size & USB charge port- This vanity mirror has a perfect size(22.8"x 18.1") providing you a perfect upper body view,USB charge port(12V,1A) on the side allows to charge your smart phone or other USB devices
  • Ajustable Brightness & 3 colors Lights- lighted makeup mirror surrounded by 15pc LED bulbs,with warm liht/day light /cold light three-tone settings,Ajustable brightnees is meet to your personal makeup requriement.
  • Smart Touch Control & Memory Function- Middle button for turning on and turning off;left button for changing lights color;right button for adjusting brightness.Memory function keep your lights setting like your last use

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Vanity mirrors have a sturdy stand so you can place it wherever you need it. It complements your vanity table or add a chic touch to your bathroom counter, desk, etc. without consuming too much space. You can also choose a rechargeable vanity mirror so you can bring it with you.

  • Wall Mounted Lighted Makeup Mirrors

As its name suggests, you install this type of mirror directly to a wall so you can save more space in your bedroom or bathroom.

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8 Inch Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror Adjustable LED Light Touch Screen 1X/10X Magnifying Two Sided...
  • 8 Inch Big Mirror and 1X/10X Double Side: 8 inch wall mounted makeup mirror, wide-angle view, perfect size and proportion, more luxury and elegant. The mirror have double side, one side is a standard mirror and the other side is a 10x magnifying mirror that can allow you to see clearly your facial features.
  • Touch Dimming Switch and 27 Pcs Led Light: Led lights on/off controlled by the touch sensor switch and long press can adjust lights brightness. Our vanity mirror is built in 27 pcs led light, high brightness and natural luminescence for extremely long life, and allow you makeup in the dark or poorly lit areas.
  • High Quality and Sturdy Mounting Plate: Stainless steel chrome finished+ABS plastic +silver plated HD mirror, the bright chrome finished can anti-rust, anti-corrosive and durable. Sturdy mounting plate design can provide enough support for the mirror to mounted on the wall, no sway will occur.

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A good wall mounted magnifying mirror with light ensures that it stays well when moving around to change the angles. You can attach and detach with ease, adjusting to any angle and height.

  • Lighted Magnifying Makeup Mirrors

Magnifying mirrors magnifies its reflected image, giving you a closer look on your face. There is no distortion of the image and the LED lights provide great illumination.

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Updated 2020 Version 10X Magnifying Makeup Mirror With Lights, LED Lighted Portable Hand Cosmetic...
  • 10X Magnification & Natural Daylight LED: Provides extra light during your grooming routine and allows you to focus on a specific section of your face to achieve a professional finish; Ideal for applying makeup and other beauty treatments that require more precision extra precision, such as applying contact lenses and eyebrow tweezing, precise tweezing, shaving, hair styling and facial care.
  • 360°Rotation & Powerful Suction Cup : 360°rotation helps to adjust to any desired angle or position; strong suction cup locks your mirror securely onto any clean, smooth, and flat, clean surface with ease; such as on a table, wall, window, and even a larger mirror.
  • Compact & Protabel Travel Ready: Take this cordless mirror with you wherever you go. Bedroom or bathroom, vanity or wall, this mirror suctions easily to any Flat & Non-porous surfaces like glass, granite or marble; It's perfect for travel too, folding up for compact storage.

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These mirrors are ideal for intricate tasks that require absolute precision such as eyebrow tweezing, shaving, plucking blackhead or putting contact lenses.

Benefits of Buying a Lighted Makeup Mirror

With a lighted makeup mirror, you can:

  • Find the right shade of foundation or tinted primer
  • Add the right amount of foundation and powder to even out your skin tone
  • Apply the exact amount of blush, bronzer, and highlight you need
  • Create perfect lines when using eyeliner
  • Better shaving and tweezing
  • Tell how exactly you look under broad daylight or controlled lighting
  • Avoid disturbing your partner or kids (since you won’t have to turn on the lights)
  • Carry it with you to a makeup store with poor lighting
  • Have a functional décor that complements the theme of a room

What to Consider When Choosing a Lighted Makeup Mirror

Lighted mirrors cost more money than your average mirror, so make sure you purchase the right lighted mirror that will suit your needs. Do your research and consider these features to ensure you get your purchase right and avoid the hassles of the wrong product.

  • Price

Whatever the product, the price is usually the first thought of every buyer. Lighted mirrors can range around $50 to $200. The price depends on several factors including the size, type of bulb used, portability, finish, and the overall quality among many others. If you are not following a definite budget, paying a little extra for a product that is more durable and has a lot more features is all worth it.

  • Warranty

A warranty may not assure you that you could get a new mirror once you drop it and break its glass, but it ensures you that you get a new product or have it fixed without extra charges in case of minor accidents or slight defects. Minor flaws are always unavoidable; that is why it is highly recommended to buy electrical components with a warranty.

  • Type

There are various types of mirrors with different placements as already mentioned. Choose a mirror with its own sturdy stand if you aim for portability. There are many cordless and rechargeable mirrors readily available in the market. A vanity table with mirror and lights is iconic, but if you need to save some space, then get a mounted mirror instead.

  • Extra features

Different types of mirrors offer different types of extra features. If you find leaning close to the mirror a bit of a hassle, get a mirror that has a magnification option. You may also opt for mirrors with dimmable lights. Mirrors with dimmable lights help you see your makeup in various settings. Whether you are preparing for a night out or simply doing your regular makeup during the cold wintry season, you will have a glimpse of how you will look like under each particular type of lighting.

  • Finish

Lighted mirrors often come in a chrome or nickel finish, but there are also decorative ones. You can always choose a mirror that will blend in with the style of your bedroom or match with your bathroom fixtures and decorations. Instead of becoming an eyesore, find a mirror that is functional and provides added appeal to a room.