22 May 19
WE KNOW the score… You’re still putting your makeup on using the tiny, smudged mirror in your bronzer compact.
But the best makeup mirrors will be a revelation, helping you to create a flawless makeup finish and lighting up your regime.
There’s a host of cosmetic mirrors on the market to suit your needs and, when you spend hard-earned cash on your makeup, it makes sense to ensure you’re applying it with the best possible results.
Whether you’re looking for a Hollywood-glam look with statement large bulbs to pretty-up your vanity desk or a sleek and contemporary light-up vanity mirror for a modern feel, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve tracked down the best makeup mirrors to help give you a flawless finish and that will also look fab in your bedroom.
Get ready for your closeup…
1. Rio Illuminated Magnifying Mirror
Rio Illuminated Magnifying Cosmetic Mirror, £24.99 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Make sure you’ve blended and buffed to perfection with this magnifying mirror that gets really up close and personal.
One side has 1x magnification while the other has 5x magnification to enable totally flawless application and rigorous final checks.
Set on a 360° swivel design, you can also spin it to check your face from all angles.
What’s more, it lights up for a no-mistakes makeup regime.
2. Reflections Created by BaByliss Exquisite Beauty Mirror
Reflections Created by BaByliss Exquisite Beauty Mirror, £100 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Never mind if it’s any good or not, how gorgeous would this rose gold beauty look on your vanity desk?
No, seriously, it’s not just a pretty face. The surround lighting allows for easy makeup application, while the detachable 10x magnification mirror is brilliant for detailed bits of the routine (read: the ultimate perfect brows).
When not in use, you can put it on the base and just use the 1x mirror for normal viewing.
The LED bulbs are long-lasting and mimic natural light, as well as emitting ambient mood lighting for a lovely night light when not in use.
3. House by John Lewis Brass Tray Pedestal Mirror
House by John Lewis Brass Tray Pedestal Mirror, £19 from John Lewis – buy here
This lovely-looking brass mirror will make a stylish addition to your bathroom shelf or vanity desk.
Along with helping to make your cosmetics coverage easier and more refined, it also has a super-handy tray where you can keep all your fave pieces.
Contemporary, cool and affordable, it’s a beauty must-buy.
4. Rio Hollywood Glamour Lighted Mirror
Rio Hollywood Glamour Lighted Mirror, £50 from Very – buy here
Add some old-school Hollywood style to your bedroom with this gorgeous light-up cosmetics mirror.
You’ll feel like a bonafide movie star while doing your glam at this elegant spot.
Eight touch-sensor dimmable LED lights surround the mirror so you can adjust the light for daytime or evening as suits.
Whether hung on the wall or stood on your vanity desk, it’s a getting-ready game-changer.
5. JML Finishing Touch Flawless Mirror
JML Finishing Touch Flawless Mirror, £19.99 from Very – buy here
This high-definition product offers no-stress crystal-clear makeup application with its double-sided, illuminated mirror.
Light up with a ring of LEDs so you can create the perfect eyebrows or foundation base with absolute clarity.
You can fold up the mirror to take travelling with you, and there’s also handy built-in storage to keep anything from tweezers and wipes, to makeup and jewellery.
For under 20 quid, it’s a bit of a no-brainer.
6. Homedics Touch N Glow Mirror
Homedics Touch N Glow Mirror, £39.99 from Argos – buy here
Fabulous-finish makeup is at your fingertips with this ‘touch and glow’ light-up mirror.
All you do? Touch the button on the base to illuminate the mirror and take it from warm light to ice light depending on your needs.
A built-in micro USB charging port means your makeup regime will never be in the dark. Lightweight and compact, it’s also fab for travelling so your face can look flawless wherever you are.
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