The Best Magnifying Mirrors For Make-Up Application

The Best Magnifying Mirrors For Make-Up Application

For flawless make-up, a good mirror is non-negotiable. Whether you want close-up magnification, a bright light or something compact enough to take with you on the go, here are the ones we rate.

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Auxmir Make-Up Mirror Double-Sided, £32.99

Best For: Brightness

Why We Rate It: This magnifying mirror lets you see everything – and we mean everything – up close. Offering ten times magnification, the bright illuminating lights are some of the best we’ve seen, so you can really perfect your make-up. It’s great for contact lenses wearers too – especially if you’re someone who struggles to put them in.   Available at

Cheftick Double-Sided Magnifying Mirror, £50.40 

Best For: Rotation & Ease Of Use

Why We Rate It: This mirror has a swivel function so you can find the best angle to work with. The intense magnification takes some getting used to, but you’ll soon get the hang of it. There are no distortions – just a clear picture of your skin, up close. Easy to put together and incredibly lightweight, it ticks all the boxes – simply remove the stand if you want to use it handheld instead. Available at

Fancii 10x Magnifying Lighted LED Travel Mirror, £21.99

Best For: Affordability 

Why We Rate It: This mirror is great for focusing in on specific sections of your face – no wonder it’s an Amazon bestseller. Promising 360° rotation, you can view your face from every angle, while the suction pad means you can mount it onto any wall. Best for nailing precise tasks like skinny eyeliner and plucking wayward brow hairs, it won’t take up too much space on your counter.  Available at


Tri-Fold Lighted Vanity Make-Up Mirror, £29.98

Best For: A 360° View

Why We Rate It: If you want a mirror that shows you everything from all angles, this is the one. With four split sections and a swivel stand, it gives you 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. We love the small tray it comes with – ideal for storing daily essentials like tweezers and cotton pads. Availavble at

Tweezerman LED Lighted Magnifying Mirror, £24

Best For: Versatility 

Why We Rate It: Thanks to its powerful suction pads, you can attach this mirror anywhere, be it your bathroom or bedroom wall. The very high magnification means you can get up close and personal – ideal for eye make-up, but also areas that require total precision like brows and eyelashes. Just bear in mind, you will need to hold this one up close to you in order to see everything at once. Meanwhile, the bright light all the way around the mirror offers impressive illumination – push the mirror backwards to turn it on and off. Available at

Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Compact, £89.95 

Best For: On The Go

Why We Rate It: This handbag-sized mirror is lightweight but 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 enhancement 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. A great stocking filler. Available at

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