What should I look for in a makeup mirror?
Before buying your makeup mirror, consider the following:
- Lighting - You have to consider the type of light it gives off. Some makeup mirrors with lights use LED(light-emitting diode), fluorescent, and incandescent lighting. The most ideal makeup lighting in terms of the light it produces and energy-efficiency is LED lighting. It emits lights closest to daylight which is considered the best lighting for makeup application. They usually offer different color lighting modes and some are even dimmable. They are energy-efficient and could last up to 50,000 hours.
- Location and mounting -You should choose where you are most comfortable in terms of your makeup location and mounting style. Most makeup mirrors are designed for either tabletop or wall-mounting.
- Magnification - You also have to consider the level of magnification available. This is especially useful when doing precision jobs like applying eyeliners and blending colors. You can choose from 2x to 20x magnification, depending on your preference. You can also opt for a mirror that has both magnified and non-magnified sides.
- Adjustability - Some makeup mirrors allow you to adjust the angle you prefer by rotating up to 360°. Others come in tri-fold designs which also provide you with different angles and magnifications.
Mirrorvana’s brand of makeup mirrors offers all of the above features. Check them out on Amazon.