6 Reasons You Need a Portable Vanity Mirror

6 Reasons You Need a Portable Vanity MirrorBeauty experts all agree: a portable vanity mirror (i.e. a makeup mirror) is essential if you want to apply your makeup properly. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering why you need one.

After all, you have a mirror in your bathroom. And it’s a lot bigger than the portable mirror you saw online.

If you haven’t used a makeup mirror, you’re missing out. The right mirror – and lighting – will literally change the way you apply your makeup, and will give you a camera-ready look.

Here are six reasons why you need a portable vanity mirror:

1. You Need to See What You’re Doing

If you don’t own a vanity mirror, you probably apply your makeup in the bathroom. How many of you have to hunch over the counter just to be able to see well enough to apply eyeliner? I used to get up on top of the counter so that I could get a better view.

With a vanity mirror, you never have to hunch over or climb onto counters again. These mirrors allow you to get close enough to see where and how you’re applying your makeup. No more eyeliner smudges or cover-up snafus. When you can see what you’re doing, you apply your makeup more evenly and precisely.

You’ll be amazed by how much better and more professional your makeup looks after applying it in front of the right mirror.

2. A Lighted Portable Mirror Provides the Best Lighting

A portable vanity mirror with lights provides you with the best lighting situation to apply your makeup.

Here’s why:

  • The lighting is the right color
  • The lighting is in the right position

Fluorescent, rose or yellow lighting will make your face look either washed out or sallow, which means you’ll apply either too much or too little makeup.

And if the lighting is overhead or under your chin, unflattering shadows will also leave you overcompensating with your makeup application.

When you buy a portable lighted makeup mirror, the light is at face level, which is ideal. Face-level lighting will illuminate your entire face, much like what happens in natural daylight, so you can see exactly where you’re applying and how much you need to apply.

3. You Can Take it Anywhere

The great thing about portable makeup mirrors is that – well – they’re portable. These mirrors can be taken virtually anywhere you go, which means you’ll always have the right lighting and mirror when applying makeup.

Whether you’re traveling overseas, visiting a friend for the weekend or hitting the gym in the morning before work, you can always be sure that you have the right mirror on hand when applying your makeup.

4. Magnification Allows for Better Application

Most vanity mirrors – especially portable ones – have some degree of magnification. Magnification makes it easy to see specific parts of your face where you’re applying your makeup.

Most people find magnification to be particularly helpful when applying eyeliner or eyeshadow because you can see exactly where your brush is moving. Magnification can also help ensure that you don’t miss any blemishes when applying foundation.

While some magnification is recommended, anything over 10x will only distort the image and actually make it harder to see clearly. Somewhere in the 5x to 8x range is best.

5. It Doesn’t Take Up Much Space

We like portable makeup mirrors because we can take them anywhere. But we also like them because they don’t take up a whole lot of space in our homes.

Permanent vanities and mirrors can take up half a room – or most of a bathroom. With a portable model, you can create your own vanity wherever you are, be it a hotel room, your office, the locker room or the train.

If you’re short on space but don’t want to sacrifice your beauty, a portable vanity mirror is ideal.

6. It Encourages More “Me” Time

We could all use a little more “me” time, or self-pampering. Most of us rush out the door in the morning, and put on our makeup as fast as possible. But when you have your own space and the right tools to apply your makeup, you can give yourself a little more attention.

That extra “me” time can help you feel more confident in your own skin while enhancing your makeup application techniques.

These are just six of the many reasons to own a portable makeup mirror. Not only will the right mirror and lighting make your makeup look more professional, but you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a little more “me” time and take your mirror with you wherever you go.

If you haven’t used or bought a makeup mirror, you’re missing out on one of the most essential beauty tools out there.

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