What to Look For in a Vanity Mirror with Lights

Get peace of mind that your makeup is on point every time with a vanity mirror with lights.

Woman putting on eyeshadow in vanity mirror with lights.
Perfect that smoky eye or bold lip with a light-up vanity mirror.Sean Patrick, Pexels

Not every bathroom comes equipped with the essentials—good lighting and a quality mirror. And those are non-negotiable for daily beauty routines ranging from tweezing to pore inspecting to, of course, makeup application. Here’s what to look for in vanity mirrors with lights, so you can look and feel your best every day.

Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights - 3 Color Lighting Modes 72 LED Trifold Mirror, Touch Control Design, 1x/2x/3x Magnification, Portable High Definition Cosmetic Lighted Up Mirror

Best for All Angles

The 90° adjustable mirror is perfect for shaping eyebrows and sharpening eyeliner wings in the most comfortable positions.AirExpect

Not only do you want a mirror that shows every part of your face from close up to far away, you also want one that offers a variety of lighting. Rule of thumb? Use a warm light setting for a formal event that calls for heavier makeup; neutral if you’ll be wearing make-up outside, and the cool setting if you know you’ll be indoors.

FENCHILIN Large Vanity Mirror with Lights, Hollywood Lighted Makeup Mirror with 15 Dimmable LED Bulbs for Dressing Room & Bedroom, Tabletop or Wall-Mounted, Slim Metal Frame Design, White

Creates Glamorous Vibes

This includes a USB port so you can charge your devices while getting primped.FENCHILIN

Sometimes size does matter. And if you have the space, a tabletop vanity mirror provides big views with built-in quality lighting. By emulating the glamour of an old school Hollywood dressing room, it doubles as whimsical decor—especially when added on top of a dresser, desk, or vanity table.

Wondruz Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights, 1x 2X 3X Magnification, Touch Screen Switch, Dual Power Supply, Portable Trifold Makeup Mirror Cosmetic Lighted Up Mirror

Best for Close Up Treatments

Features 180 degree rotation to find the best angle.Wondruz

Magnification is one of the best features of any vanity mirror. If you need to zero in on an ingrown hair or apply something tricky, like eyeliner, then it’s a non-negotiable feature.