I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve done my makeup in poorly lit bathroom mirrors, only to step out thinking I look fab and later catch my reflection or accidentally open my front camera (ooft, that’ll get you), and realise how very, very wrong I was.
When it comes to applying makeup, we all know natural lighting is our best friend. However, not all of our homes are blessed with large windows that let in loads of glorious sunlight. To help out with your makeup-lighting woes, we found the best light-up mirrors that’ll sit nicely on your vanity or wall. Meaning you’ll have flawless makeup every time you leave the house.
This compact vanity mirror is perfect if you’re working with limited bathroom/bedroom space. It comes with three different light features — yellow light, white light and natural light, so you can make sure you look good in all different lighting.
Built with a full-frame LED lights, the cerslimo lighted makeup mirror is much brighter than your average vanity mirror. It simulates natural sunlight so you can effortlessly do you makeup. It’s also got a dimmer on the light switch so you can control the brightness, and it comes with a dual battery source, battery and USB.
This double-sided mirror is battery operated and offered both 1x and 5x magnification abilities. Easy to use and ideal for those trickier beauty treatments that require a little extra precision and illumination.
This portable light-up mirror provides lighting so good you’ll think it’s natural. It’s got suction lock technology so you’ll never have to worry about breaking it, and it’s battery operated. It also allows for up to 10x magnification so you can draw that cat-eye on with precision (and confidence).
Fancii’s Makeup Mirror has built-in natural daylight LED lights that are two times brighter and softer than other mirrors. It comes with three-panel mirrors to provide multiple viewing angles and magnification options. It’s also dual powered (USB and battery) and has energy-saving technology.
If you’ve got the space and you’re really looking to jazz up your bathroom, this professional vanity mirror is where it’s at. Powered by USB socket or a power bank, this smart mirror is touch controlled and come with energy-saving capabilities. The LED bulbs also have more than 80,000 hours of life so you can avoid the trouble of replacing them too often.
As far as light-up mirrors go, this three panelled one is pretty impressive. It comes with a touch sensor switch to adjust brightness, multiple angle viewing, magnifying mirrors and dual power supply options (USB and batteries).
This Hollywood LED light mirror can either work as a tabletop mirror or can be wall-mounted. It has smart touch control lighting, two different lighting options, natural and warm light, and plugs into the wall.
Beauty My Hollywood Mirror, $189.99
If your bathroom requires a landscape mirror and you still want a Hollywood style one, this one could be a winner. Similar to the one above, it offers both natural and warm lighting. It also comes with an attachable 10x magnification magnetic mirror so you can apply makeup or pluck hairs with precision.
While this one might feel on the pricier side, it’s a worthy investment. It comes with waterproof and defogging functions, a smart touch light dimmer, power saving mode and can be wall-mounted in any room.