Forget about brow brushes and Beautyblenders for a moment. The most important tool in a pro MUA’s kit arguably isn’t a tool at all. This under-appreciated weapon? A good makeup mirror. More specifically, a really, really good makeup mirror.
If you’ve ever attempted to do your makeup under subway-car fluorescents on your morning commute, you already know just how much lighting and a clear reflection can make or break the final effect. The likely result? In your desperate attempt to counterbalance the harsh bulbs that blast your flaws into focus, you end up with a face caked with far too much of everything in your makeup bag.
Conversely, though, a pro-quality mirror coupled with soft bulbs lets you create a just-right look that will work regardless of where you are.
Plus (and this is a big factor), they’re just so glamorous. And honestly, that’s reason enough to invest in one of the warmly glowing, magnifying, and otherwise beautifying mirrors ahead.
Simplehuman 8'-in. Round Sensor Mirror with Touch-Control Brightness
Chende Hollywood Makeup Vanity Mirror with Dimmer
Conair Sensor Touch Double-Sided Vanity Mirror
Shany Studio-to-Go Makeup Case with Light Pro Makeup Station
Anthropologie Wall-Mounted Accent Mirror
Hamilton Hills Modern Rectangle Vanity Makeup Mirror
Queen Makeup Mirror Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror with 21 LED Lights
As Seen on TV My Foldaway Mirror
Keweis LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror
Riki ‘Cutie’ Portable Lighted Mirror
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