Review

6 high tech makeup mirrors with lights that we’re loving

February 5th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru Google+ Ayesha Muttucumaru / 0 comment

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Don't let dodgy lighting put a dampener on your handiwork, with one of these supercharged makeup mirrors

Makeup mirrors have had a futuristic upgrade as of late. Long gone are the days of making do with the dreariest of low wattage bathroom bulbs - today’s mirrors boast a range of impressive extras to illuminate our handiwork and show it off in the most flattering of lights.

From mirrors with 20 plus LEDs, to ones that actually preempt your next makeup move (very I, Robot), there’s something for every budget to give your morning makeup game a helping hand whether you're in a bed or hotel room. These are the dressing table upgrades that have caught our eye.

Simplehuman Sensor Mirror, £159.99

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An extremely clever piece of makeup tech, this cordless mirror automatically lights up as you approach it. There’s something rather sentient about it. Designed to simulate natural sunlight, its long-lasting LEDs provide welcome illumination on dark winter mornings and its 5x magnification comes in especially handy for mastering more detailed work and for plucking away stray brow hairs.

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No7 Illuminating Mirror, £34.99

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This double-sided light-up plug-in mirror from No7 is a favourite in the office thanks to its dimmer switch and multi-angle swivel action that makes achieving optimum positioning a cinch. With normal and 5x magnification sides to switch between, it provides impressive reach. It’s currently on sale for £20.99 at Boots too.

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Weily Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror, £49.99

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With 1x, 2x and 3x magnifying mirrors, 180 degree rotation, a collapsible frame and USB or battery operated power supply, this multifaceted pick provides great versatility. With touch screen control to dim or brighten its LED strip lighting system and an on-trend rose gold design, it’s received rave reviews on Amazon (where it’s currently on sale for £19.99). It even has a little storage area in its base to collect your knicks and knacks.

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Primark Illuminated Vanity Mirror, £12

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If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to No7’s illuminated mirror, this beauty dupe from Primark hits the mark. Smaller in size, but brighter in light, it’s easier to transport. It doesn’t have a dimmer switch, but the fact that it’s battery-operated gives it an extra element of portability.

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Lakeland Illuminating Travel Mirror, £19.99

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Travelling always carries the risk of questionable hotel lighting - but with this mirror tucked away in your hand luggage, all worries can be put aside. Lightweight and easy to stow away with a touch-screen dimmer, it also comes with a useful case for on the go protection too.

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Fit Nation 21 LED Lighted Makeup Mirror, £16.99

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This illuminating battery-powered pick carries a 4 and a half star rating on Amazon - and it’s easy to see why. It makes the pitfalls of dodgy lighting a thing of the past thanks to its 21 bright and adjustable LEDs. Simply place your finger on its touch sensitive button to create your ideal backdrop and use its 180 swivel rotation to adjust it to your perfect angle.

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