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Best Magnifying Makeup Mirror With Light

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If you are using a regular, non-magnifying mirror to put your makeup on in the morning, you are really missing out! Pick up a quality magnifying makeup mirror with light and you will illuminate your daily routine.

Introduction

Just like any of your makeup tools, a quality lighted mirror will help you achieve the look that you desire. There are many to choose from so Madeline and I designed this article to help you sort out the good from the bad. Let's start with an instant comparison:

Comparison Table

Ok, that was the summary so you can get a feel for what products we are going to review for you in the next section.

Magnifying Makeup Mirror with Light Product Reviews

For this article, we'll assume you are looking for a mirror that you can have on your countertop, not one that attaches to the wall and pulls out. With these kinds of mirrors, closer is better for us when we are putting on our face in the morning.

One of the key characteristics we look for in products are those with high ratings (four stars or more) and lots of customer reviews.

Using the experience of other customers will help us sort out the quality products from the crappy ones.

The Kedsum mirror has received the much vaunted AMAZON CHOICE designation. This mirror has the following qualities:

  • 4.2 stars
  • 81% four stars or better
  • 600+ reviews
  • 5" (inches) circular mirror surface (the 6.8" is actually including the frame/light ring)
  • 10x magnification
  • Adjustable angles
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Suction cup bottom so you can fix it to your counter (may not work well on porous surfaces
  • LED light ring around the entire mirror for excellent illumination
  • LED color light is "natural daylight"
  • Portable, folds up
  • Takes 3 AAA batteries
  • Not waterproof
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So right off the bat, this is a quality, functional mirror to add to your countertop. The LEDs are nice because they don't throw off a lot of heat and they are in a color spectrum that will help you see what you will look like when you head out the door.

Another sign of a quality product is when a product is a best seller on sites like Amazon.com. This excellent product by FANCII is a best seller so lets break it down and discover why.

Which is better, round or square? When it comes to your makeup routine, it doesn't really matter whether your mirror is square or circular. The one thing that a square product like FANCII's is you get more mirror surface overall because of the square shape.

Here are some important details about this mirror.

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  • 4.6 stars out of 5, an excellent rating
  • 90% four star or better
  • More than 1,700 reviews
  • 10x magnification
  • 16 LED lights
  • Natural LED light color spectrum
  • Compact
  • Battery operated
  • 360 degree swivel
  • 3 AA batteries required
  • Velvet travel storage pouch included
  • Not waterproof

Keep in mind that you will need a clean smooth (not porous) surface for the suction cup to actually work. Most synthetic and tile surfaces are fine, but if your counter top is marble, you may have issues getting it to stick correctly.

Given the massive number of highly rated reviews and the fact that this product is the number one seller on Amazon, this product is a pretty safe bet and an easy one for Madeline and I to recommend.

Back to a circular mirror, this product by Beautural is another best selling lighted mirror for makeup. Let's break this down and look at the stats:

  • 4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 76% 4 stars or better
  • 500+ reviews
  • 10x magnification
  • Mirror size appears to be 5" diameter
  • 360 degree swivel
  • Suction cup base
  • Natural white light spectrum
  • No shadows due to circular LED ring
  • Powered by 3 AAA batteries
  • Portable
  • Not waterproof
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There isn't a huge different between the Beautural mirror and the Kedsum offering, although the Kedsum product is a few dollars less. To check the price, hit the button above.

Here we go with a product that is a bit different than the other ones we reviewed. This mirror has swivel and angle change capability along with the LED light.

This is a two-sided mirror with 1x magnification on one side and 7x magnification on the other. Let look at the details:


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  • 3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 72% four stars or better
  • More than 3,800+ reviews, a substantial amount
  • Double sided mirror (1x / 7x) not the 10x magnification like the other products
  • Multiple angles and easy flip between the two mirrors
  • Mirror surface is an oval shape measuring about 7 inches lengthwise
  • NOT LED, this is an incandescent mirror
  • Plug in, not battery operated.
  • Not mobile / not good for travel

This mirror is more of traditional makeup mirror. Madeline and I are not huge fans of this type of mirror with its weaker magnification and the fact that it is a plugin with bulbs that will need to be replaced eventually. The illumination is a bit weak for us too.

Conclusion

There are a couple of excellent magnifying lighted makeup mirror products to choose from in this review. Going deeper than these products leads to diminishing returns as other offerings are so similar that they won't make a difference to you.

Madeline and I suggest you select either #1 or #2 above for your first or replacement makeup mirror.