BEST MAKEUP MIRRORS | NOVEMBER 2017

Makeup mirrors help you accurately apply cosmetics, pluck unwanted hairs and do other grooming tasks that enhance your looks. To help you find the best makeup mirror for your needs, the ReviewLab team thoroughly researched different types, including makeup mirrors for travel and wall-mounted mirrors, as well as the best overall and the best value. We also discovered some additional picks with special features that may interest you. Each makeup mirror in our list includes its top features, specifications and other considerations. And to help you make a more informed decision, check out our buying guide below that includes some key considerations and cost. Read more about our methodology.

Best Overall

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With its dual swivel mirrors, powerful magnification and elegant, classic styling that will fit any decor, we put the Vremi Vanity Mirror at the top of our list for the best overall makeup mirror.

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RUNNER-UP

The Terresa Makeup Mirror has a unique tri-fold design that sets it apart from other models, giving you multiple views of your face. This and some additional features not found in many other mirrors make this an excellent choice for a makeup mirror.

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Best Value

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The Secura Vanity Makeup Mirror’s convenient, compact design includes features you may only find with higher priced models, such as powerful magnification and LED lights. For the budget-minded shopper, this makeup mirror is a great choice.

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RUNNER-UP

The Artifi Lighted Makeup Mirror’s unique built-in makeup organizer along with some other excellent features, including touch screen lighting, makes this model an excellent choice for a makeup mirror with all the bells and whistles.

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Makeup Mirrors BUYING GUIDE

  • KEY CONSIDERATIONS

    Table Top, Wall-Mounted or Portable

    First you should consider where you will use your makeup mirror. If you have room on your bathroom counter, vanity or dresser, a table-top model can be a good choice. Table-top makeup mirrors come in a variety of styles, including round, rectangular and tri-fold. If your space is limited, a wall-mounted makeup mirror is a great option. Typically, these models have extendable arms that allow it to fold against the wall when not in use. There are also portable models that are compact or foldable for travel. Some makeup mirrors have suction cups that allow you to attach it to your mirror or shower stall for shaving. This style can also work well for travel.

    Level of Magnification

    Makeup mirrors typically have a magnification range of 3x to 10x, so you should decide what level of magnification you need. You should also choose a quality manufacturer and one with high ratings because a low-quality mirror’s magnification may be distorted. However, keep in mind that because of the principles of optics, you need to be close to the magnified mirror or you will see distortion regardless of quality. Another feature many makeup mirrors have is a two-sided mirror that swivels from the magnification on one side and none on the other. Some models may have a small magnified mirror attached to the face of the regular non-magnified mirror.

    Lighted or Unlighted

    You’ll also need to decide whether you want a makeup mirror that’s lighted as not all models include lights. There are different styles of lights as well, including multiple LED lights framing the mirror, LED strips on either side of the mirror and a ring light around the frame of a round mirror. The lights may run on batteries, an electrical cord, a USB cable or dual power supply with batteries and USB. You should also consider how the lights are turned on, typically either with a switch or by touch. Finally, lighted makeup mirrors have different light settings. Some may just have one brightness. Others are adjustable to different light levels, for instance daylight, dusk soft light and indoor light.

  • PRICE BREAKDOWN

    Good quality makeup mirrors are available for under $25, some with such features as adjustable angle, lighted and magnified. In the $25 to $50 range, you can find a high quality makeup mirror to fit your needs: the desired magnification, lighted or not (with LED and touch technology), table top, wall-mounted or one suitable for travel.

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Best Overall

TOP PICK

Vremi 10x Magnified Vanity Mirror

The Vremi Vanity Mirror is a great overall choice in makeup mirrors. Its convenient table-top design makes it easy to move the mirror from your bedroom to your bathroom. The double-sided mirror is mounted on a swivel, allowing you to switch between 1x and powerful 0x magnification. And the classic styling of black with chrome accents fits any décor. With several users commenting on the general quality of Vremi products and this mirror’s sturdy construction and flawless mirror, it’s clear you won’t go wrong choosing this makeup mirror.

  • 99overall
  • 99quality
  • 100value
  • 98brand

Why We Recommend It

  • Table-top style is portable, sized right and elegant. The Vremi Vanity Mirror table-top design allows you to conveniently move the mirror from bedroom to bathroom while taking up a minimal amount of space. The ten-inch overall height and seven-inch round mirror is just the right size to help you accurately apply makeup and do other grooming tasks. With its sleek black and chrome styling, this classic, elegant mirror will fit with any décor.
  • Dual mirrors with 1x and powerful 10x magnification. The round, double-sided mirror is mounted on a stand and swivels 360 degrees allowing you to easily switch from a regular reflection of 1x magnification to the other side for the powerful 10x magnification.
  • High Quality for Low Price. Many users note the high quality of this makeup mirror, including its sturdy construction and flawless mirror, and its low price.

Other Considerations

  • No light. Unlike many other makeup mirrors, this model does not have a light.
  • Possible distortion in the mirror. A few users complain of distortion. However, because of the principles of optics, you need to be close to the magnified mirror or you will see distortion regardless of quality, and this may have been the issue with these users.
RUNNER UP

Terresa 10x Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror

The Terresa Makeup Mirror offers some extra features not found with many other mirrors on the market. The trifold design gives you a front facing mirror and two side mirrors, all mounted on a sturdy base. The dual power sources—AA batteries and USB connection—save battery life. The LED lights let you apply your cosmetics in the equivalent of soft, natural daylight. This model also includes touch screen on/off and dimming. All this plus the included USB cable and powerful 10x magnification spot mirror make this Terresa Makeup Mirror an excellent choice

  • 98overall
  • 98quality
  • 98value
  • 97brand

Why We Recommend It

  • Large trifold design for better viewing. The Terresa 10x Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror is actually three mirrors in one. Two side mirrors are hinged to the middle mirror, adding up to a total size of 13.6 inches wide by 8.9 inches high. The three mirrors allow you to see multiple views of your face, and a three-inch diameter spot mirror provides 10x magnification for detailed makeup application and tweezing. The mirrors are mounted on a stable base, and they’re adjustable with a 180 degree rotation.
  • Natural light with touch screen controls. With the LED lights in the Terresa Makeup Mirror, you can apply makeup as if you’re in soft, natural daylight rather than glaring, artificial light. The LED lights are located on either side of the middle mirror and can be turned off and on with a touch of the mirror. When the lights are on, press down on the mirror to dim or brighten the lights. To save power, the mirror will automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
  • Dual power supply. This lighted makeup mirror has two sources of power: a micro USB charging cable or four AA batteries. When using the USB connection, the batteries aren’t consumed, saving energy and money. The USB cable is included with your purchase.

Other Considerations

  • Possibly won’t hold adjustable position.  A few users say the mirror doesn’t stay in position once it’s adjusted. Others say it does hold its position.
  • Weak lights. Some users feel the lights are not strong enough.

Best Value

TOP PICK

Secura 7X Magnifying Vanity Makeup Mirror

With the Secura Vanity Makeup Mirror, you get a lot of value without spending a bundle. This mirror has more features than many other higher priced models. The powerful 7x magnification lets you see every detail of your face for accurate grooming. Natural, warm LED lights that last for hours can be turned on and off with a switch. And the suction cup base locks securely to any clean, flat surface. All this at a low, reasonable price makes the Secura a great choice in makeup mirrors.

  • 95overall
  • 94quality
  • 98value
  • 93brand

Why We Recommend It

  • Portable, compact design. The Secura Vanity Makeup Mirror has a 6.5 inch square mirror and, with the suction cup base, measures 7.5 inches tall. With the powerful suction cup that swivels a full 360 degrees, you can attach the Secura to any clean, flat surface, including a wall, bathroom mirror, counter or shower stall. The compact size and suction cup styling also makes this mirror convenient for traveling.
  • Powerful 7x magnification. The Secura makeup mirror provides 7x magnification, allowing you to apply your makeup with precision and to help you with other grooming tasks, such as plucking eyebrows.
  • Natural and warm LED lights. This makeup mirror has 16 LED lights designed to provide natural, warm light so you aren’t blinded by bright bulbs. LED lights are the most efficient lights now available and can last up to 10,000 hours, meaning you’ll have to replace batteries less often. The lights can be turned on and off with a switch at the back of the mirror’s base.
  • High value for a low price. Though the price for the Secura Vanity Makeup Mirror is low, you get a lot of value with multiple features as well as the stylish ivory and chrome design and a two-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Other Considerations

  • Light could be brighter.  Some users feel the light is useful, but that it could be brighter.
  • Possibly too small. Some users say this mirror is too small, though they do say it would be good for travel.
RUNNER UP

Artifi Lighted Makeup Mirror with Makeup Organizer

The Artifi Lighted Makeup Mirror is loaded with extras. The LED adjustable lights allow you to choose how bright or dim you need to apply your makeup with touch screen technology. The mirror is large enough for a full view of your face and upper body, and a powerful 10x magnification spot mirror is included. With these features and more, plus a built-in makeup organizer, this makeup mirror is a clear winner.

  • 91overall
  • 91quality
  • 92value
  • 89brand

Why We Recommend It

  • Large mirror with powerful 10x magnification spot mirror. The primary mirror on the Artifi Lighted Makeup Mirror with Makeup Organizer measures approximately seven by eleven inches, providing a full view of your face, neck and even part of your upper body. A rectangular 10x magnification spot mirror for detailed makeup application and tweezing is attached to the side of the primary mirror. The mirror is mounted on a stable base and is adjustable 180 degrees both vertically and horizontally. You can also adjust the angle of the mirror.
  • Natural light with touch screen controls. Apply your cosmetics in soft, natural light instead of glaring artificial light with the LED lights in the Artifi Makeup Mirror that frame the mirror. The lights can be turned on and off with a touch of a button on the mirror. And now you can make sure your makeup is right for day or night by adjusting the brightness of the lights. Just press the button to dim or brighten the LEDs. To save power, the mirror will automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
  • Dual power supply. Artifi Lighted Makeup Mirror includes two sources of power: four AA batteries and a USB charging cable. When you connect the mirror to a USB port, the batteries aren’t consumed, saving energy and money. The USB cable is included with your purchase.
  • Convenient, built-in makeup organizer. Built into the base of the Artifi Makeup Mirror is an organizer with different compartments for holding your cosmetics, tweezers and other makeup tools, jewelry, hair accessories and more.

Other Considerations

  • Light could be brighter.  Some users feel the light is useful, but that it could be brighter.

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Best Makeup Mirror for Travel

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Portable makeup mirrors have some great features that make them perfect for traveling. Most of these mirrors have a compact design or fold up for easy packing. Other features may include LED lights, built-in stands or suction cups and different powers of magnification. Portable makeup mirrors also come in a variety of decorative enclosures, styles and colors.

Top Pick

Kedsum 8x Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror

Whether traveling for pleasure or business, a makeup mirror can come in handy, and this Kedsum model is a great option. With its compact size and cordless design, it will easily fit into your carry-on or checked luggage. The mirror includes natural daylight LED lights that last up to 50,000 hours. And the 360 degree swivel base has a strong, locking suction cup so you can attach the mirror securely to most clean, flat surfaces or counter and table tops. When it comes to travel makeup mirrors, we highly recommend the Kedsum Lighted Makeup Mirror.

  • 98overall
  • 98quality
  • 99value
  • 96brand

Why We Recommend It

  • Compact design with strong locking suction cup. Once the suction cup base is folded, the mirror measures approximately six inches square, making it easy to slip into a large purse, brief case and carry-on or checked luggage. Once you reach your destination, the strong, locking suction cup lets you attach the mirror to any clean, flat, smooth surface, such as the bathroom mirror, wall or shower stall. Or attach it to a counter or tabletop. The suction cup base also swivels 360 degrees, allowing you to adjust the mirror to any angle or position.
  • Powerful 8x Magnification. With the Kedsum Lighted Makeup Mirror, you don’t have to do without powerful magnification when you travel. The 8x level of magnification lets you see every detail as you apply makeup or tweeze.
  • Natural daylight LED lights. The Kedsum design includes LED lights that provide you with natural daylight, a great feature to have when applying makeup. The efficient LED lights use less battery power and last up to 50,000 hours. And since the lights are battery operated, no extraneous cords are needed when you travel.

Other Considerations

  • One user feels the mirror is too large. Though this user says the mirror is too large, she also states that otherwise it's good.

Best Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirror

why buy?

Mounting your makeup mirror on the wall clears your counter of further clutter and brings the mirror to eye level. Wall-mounted makeup mirrors can have some convenient features, including extendable arms, LED lights and two-sided mirrors with different magnifications. Typically, the mirror can swivel to different angles. Some mirrors plug into an electrical outlet and some are battery operated. They also come in a variety of finishes, such as white, bronze or polished chrome.

Top Pick

DecoBros Two-Sided Swivel Wall Mount Mirror

A wall-mounted makeup mirror can be a convenient choice if you have limited counter space, but that’s not the only reason to choose the DecoBros mirror. The large, eight-inch double-sided mirror gives you 1x and powerful 7x magnification and swivels 360 degrees. The arm extends 13.5 inches and folds flat against the wall when not in use. These features make this DecoBros model a clear winner and our top pick for a wall-mounted makeup mirror.

  • 97overall
  • 97quality
  • 98value
  • 96brand

Why We Recommend It

  • Wall-mounted design with 13.5-inch extension. The DecoBros Wall Mount Mirror’s 13.5 inch extension arm provides plenty of reach and more options for where to install the mirror. Some users note that when the makeup mirror is mounted near their bathroom mirror, they can use it for styling the back of their hair. All the hardware required to mount the mirror is included with your purchase.
  • Large double-sided mirror with powerful 7x magnification. With wall-mounted makeup mirrors, you usually get a larger diameter mirror than many tabletop models, and the DecoBros mirror is no exception. Its eight-inch diameter mirror provides plenty of space to view your entire face and even part of your upper body. The mirror is double-sided and swivels 360 degrees. One side has 1x and the other side has powerful 7x magnification, which allows you to see every detail of your makeup application and makes tweezing quick and easy.
  • Quality and lifetime warranty for a reasonable price.
  • Many users note the DecoBros Two-Sided Swivel Wall Mount Mirror’s excellent quality and sturdy construction. And the mirror’s stylish matte nickel finish design fits in with any bedroom or bathroom décor. Add to that a manufacturer’s lifetime limited warranty, and you have an excellent choice in a reasonably priced makeup mirror.

Other Considerations

  • No light. Unlike many other makeup mirrors, this model does not have a light.