When applying makeup or grooming, your face should be illuminated with the correct color of light without casting unnecessary shadows. The problem with the standard bathroom mirror and many lighted makeup mirrors is that they do not offer enough or the wrong type of light. Leaving you with undesired shadows on your face while applying makeup or a light that is incomparable to natural sunlight. Which may be fine while indoors, however once you venture outside you may realize differently.
Leaving you with the question, how do I choose the best makeup mirror? Here are a few considerations when making your lighted makeup mirror choice.
- Single sided or double sided mirror? One side standard magnification the other side super magnification ( 2x, 3x, 5x 10x).
- Consider your mirror’s location, i.e. counter or wall.
- Portable or stationary?
- Does it need to swivel?
- Consider a makeup mirror with a dimmer, so you can see how the makeup application will look in a variety of settings.
- The mirror size, determine how much of your face you would like to cover as well as the space where you will be storing the mirror.
We Can’t Forget the Lighting
And finally the lighting, you may think that each makeup mirror’s lighting is the same. Untrue, in fact most make up mirrors will use a fluorescent light source creating a harsh unfriendly light that does not compare to the warm color of the light of outdoors. Think about department stores and their dressing rooms, this is usually fluorescent lighting. Unsympathetic to the viewer but cheap to install and maintain. Recently, some uppity shops realized that the amount of sales that they have in their stores depended on their dressing rooms light sources (and mirrors) and upgraded to a natural softer light. Which actually increased their sales. Who knew?
Next is the LED light, energy-efficient and available in a soft light with a realistic glow. The LED tends to last 5 to 10 times longer than the ‘other bulbs’. Giving you a longer lasting product and the release from having to hunt down a replacement bulb for your makeup mirror. Do yourself a favor and do a quick search on changing a makeup mirrors lighting online, doesn’t look fun to me.
Zadro Lighting’s Sunlight Mirror collection features a patented technology ‘SURROUND LIGHTâ„¢’ reminiscent to the natural rays of the sun. Outlining the mirrors edge, Zadro’s mirrors allows you to apply your make-up without the interference of holding your mirror or the need to contort your body to meet your bathroom mirrors inconvenient location. For more information visit: Zadro Brands Lighted Makeup Mirrors
The illuminated makeup mirror sounds like an absolute must have for any woman (for makeup) or man (for grooming). Looking your best will be much easier with proper illumination and magnification.