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Makeup Mirrors

Some tasks require attention to detail and this is where a makeup mirror comes in handy. These special mirrors can be installed in your bathroom or carried with you in your bag. The magnifying mirror allows for precision application of makeup as well as eyebrow grooming and shaving for men. Let’s have a look at some of the most common questions people have about purchasing a makeup mirror.

Are makeup mirrors concave or convex?


Makeup mirrors are concave, which means that they magnify objects in focus. This is ideal for applying delicate eye makeup such as mascara or liquid eyeliner or for ensuring a smooth, even shave.

Which makeup mirrors are best?


Many makeup mirrors allow you to magnify or illuminate your view. Depending on where you choose to keep your mirror, you might like to look for a cosmetic mirror with one or both of these features.

  • Magnifying mirrors for makeup:

    Magnifying mirrors can range from between 3 and 10 x magnification. These mirrors are usually dual-sided, with one side containing normal glass. Wall mounted magnifying mirrors with extendable arms allow you to adjust the viewing angle for an even more precise makeup look.

  • LED makeup mirror:

  • Good lighting is key to applying makeup well. Some lighted mirrors are able to simulate natural light as sunlight gives the most accurate reflection of your face. A portable illuminated mirror with a dimmer switch is useful for when you are applying makeup in different locations.

Where can I keep a makeup mirror?


Makeup mirrors can be used wherever you would keep a regular mirror. A professional makeup mirror with lights would make a striking addition to a dressing table in the bedroom, for example. Free-standing, metal-framed and tri-fold mirrors are heavier for increased stability and are designed to stand on a tabletop. They are not fixed to one location and can be moved around the home as needed. Plastic-framed mirrors are more suitable to use as compacts or travel mirrors. Why not keep an LED makeup mirror at your desk to check your makeup look throughout the day? A wall mounted design would be best used as a bathroom mirror so that you can do a final check before you leave the house in the morning.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a freestanding or wall mounted makeup mirror, illuminated or highly magnifying cosmetic mirrors, Houzz UK is bound to have the ideal mirror for your needs.
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