A Professional Makeup Mirror Is What's Missing from Your Beauty Routine

A Professional Makeup Mirror Is What's Missing from Your Beauty Routine

A really, really good makeup mirror is every pro MUA's most powerful weapon. It'll be yours, too.

By Katherine Kluznik
Best makeup mirrors

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

Best makeup mirrors

Chende Hollywood Makeup Vanity Mirror with Dimmer

Best makeup mirrors

Conair Sensor Touch Double-Sided Vanity Mirror

Best makeup mirrors

Shany Studio-to-Go Makeup Case with Light Pro Makeup Station

Best makeup mirrors

Anthropologie Wall-Mounted Accent Mirror

Best makeup mirrors

Hamilton Hills Modern Rectangle Vanity Makeup Mirror

Best makeup mirrors

Queen Makeup Mirror Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror with 21 LED Lights

Best makeup mirrors

As Seen on TV My Foldaway Mirror

Best makeup mirrors

Keweis LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

Best makeup mirrors

Riki ‘Cutie’ Portable Lighted Mirror

Best makeup mirrors

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