The Best Light-Up Mirrors For Make-Up Application
The Best Light-Up Mirrors For Make-Up Application

The Best Light-Up Mirrors For Make-Up Application

A good mirror is often the secret to flawless make-up – with close-up magnification and bright light essential to seamless blending, precision and making sure the colours all work together. From tri-fold designs to the best ones for travel, these are the ones we rate…
By Sapna Rao

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Make-Up Mirror Double-Sided, £32.99 | Auxmir

Best For: Brightness

Why We Rate It: This magnifying mirror lets you see everything – and we mean everything – up close. Offering 10x magnification, the illuminating lights are some of the best we’ve come across. It’s great for contact lenses wearers, too – especially if you’re someone who struggles to put them in.

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Tri-Fold Lighted Vanity Make-Up Mirror, £24.99 (was £36.99) | Deweisn

Best For: A 360° View

Why We Rate It: This mirror shows you everything from all angles. With four split sections and a swivel stand, it offers front and side views, all with great magnification. The adjustable brightness is guided by a sensor switch that instantly improves poorly lit or dark areas, while the foldable design means it never takes up too much space.

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Reflections Created, £80 | BaByliss

Best For: Versatility 

Why We Rate It: If you’re after flexibility for make-up at home or on the go, this mirror is perfect. Designed with a removable compact, it magnetically attaches to its stand and provides great magnification. Alternatively, it can be removed and used out and about. Ideal to throw in a handbag or make-up bag.

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LED Lighted Magnifying Mirror, £24 | Tweezerman

Best For: Flexibility  

Why We Rate It: Thanks to its powerful suction pads, you can attach this mirror anywhere, be it your bathroom, bedroom or even a hotel wall. The intense magnification means you can get up close and personal – ideal for eye make-up, as well as the areas that require total precision like brows and eyelashes. The bright light offers impressive illumination – simply push the mirror backwards to turn it on and off.

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Sensor Mirror Compact, £89.95 | Simplehuman

Best For: On The Go

Why We Rate It: Handbag sized, this lightweight mirror still offers decent magnification for such a compact piece of kit. With a bright illuminating light, it comes with an adjustable button to help you get the light just right for your setting. We love the smart pouch it comes in – the lights turn on and off automatically as you take it in and out.

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Illuminated Magnifying Cosmetic Mirror, £24.99 | Rio

Best For: Rotation 

Why We Rate It: Whether used on a Saturday night for a full-on glam make-up look, or on a Sunday as part of your self-care routine, this small-scale mirror is a real winner. We love that it can be rotated and tilted to a suitable angle – plus, the dual-sided magnifications mean you can get a closer look when needed.

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LED Vanity Makeup Mirror, £33.99 (was £39) | Fancii

Best For: Storage 

Why We Rate It: Not only is this mirror impressive – with its large face, touchscreen dimmable settings, adjustable stand and 10x magnification – it's also a helpful storage solution. Equipped with a tray to hold make-up, jewellery or whatever you want to store away neatly, it’s as functional as it is stylish.

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