Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest makeup mirror of them all?
Let’s talk makeup mirrors. Having a good one will help you prep a flawless look day or night. A poor quality one will do you no favours. Yes, it may blur your imperfections and look a little more flattering as you apply your makeup but trust us, the soft focus look won’t transfer to the real world. A bad mirror can leave your look streaky and patchy - and why spend your precious time and money selecting trusty makeup products if you’re not going to get the best out of them?
The Sephora collection boasts a wide range of makeup mirrors from compact makeup mirrors to magnifying mirrors, travel mirrors and LED mirrors for low lighting conditions. We’ll run through some of our favourites for a flawless makeup look, but first…
What should you think about before buying a makeup mirror?
We’d recommend assessing your makeup routine before taking the plunge: what products do you use and where do you usually apply your makeup? If plucking and styling your eyebrows is the main focus, we’d recommend choosing a mirror designed with brows in mind. The LED lighted mirrors by brands including Tweezerman are some of the most popular with our customers. As well as brightening your face for improved results, they also double up as magnifying mirrors. For everyday makeup, a simpler compact makeup mirror might be better suited to you.
Ladies who do their makeup at home may already own a static mirror. However, those who are always in a rush and often find themselves applying makeup on the way to work will probably want to pick up a compact makeup mirror or a travel makeup mirror. Opt for one with a handy stand or suction cup for great results on the go!
Now you hopefully have a better idea of the types of makeup mirrors on the market, which of the Sephora products will suit you best? Let's run through some options we think you'll love...
The Compact Mirror from the Sephora Collection
This pretty pink mirror ticks all the boxes. It looks gorgeous with its retro ice lolly print and fits into any clutch, weekend or day bag thanks to its ultra-slim design. A handy magnet clips it shut when you’re not using it, protecting it from smudges, spills and streaks. As well as keeping it clean, the sturdy cover doubles up as a stand. Simply pull out the back, prop the mirror up in a portrait position and get to work. Whether you’re using a train tray table, the office desk or any other flat surface, it'll bring salon-quality results to you!
LED Lighted 10x/1x Compact Mirror from Tweezerman
If you’re not yet using a LED lighted mirror, let us revolutionise your makeup collection. These ingenious pocket pals feature a set of LED bulbs around the glass, allowing you to see your skin and brows with perfect clarity. Tweezerman originally designed these handy devices for brow work but they’re also excellent overall LED mirrors for low lighting conditions. That means you can even top up your makeup in a club - how perfect is that? Like the Sephora Compact Mirror, this device features a convenient stand to transform it into a stand-up vanity mirror.
Led 15x Lighted Mirror from Tweezerman
Ready for your close up? For the times you need total precision, it’s all about Tweezerman’s 15x zoom. The magnifying mirror is flanked in LED lights for a view that’s illuminated as well as totally in focus.
We’ll be real with you - we don’t love seeing our faces that close either: pores are enlarged and God forbid you should be sporting a spot! In the long run, we promise it's worth it. There’s nothing like a super-magnifying mirror to ensure even makeup application and expert attention to detail. Even the subtlest of streaks will be visible - but not for long! This Sephora favourite makes for an excellent travel makeup mirror thanks to its useful suction cups along the bottom. You don’t even need to balance it - just attach to any surface and begin crafting a flawless face!