There is something quite terrifying about looking at yourself in a magnifying mirror when you have been perfectly happy with the reflection that your regular bathroom mirror returns. But what if your regular mirror is lying to you? You start every day as a blank canvas when you begin your daily moisturizing and makeup routine, and with the price of cosmetics, don't you want to make sure your products are covering, smoothing and highlighting like they should? A magnifying mirror can help show you that your flawless foundation actually has streaks or that your recent eyebrow wax didn't get all those stray hairs.
Makeup mirrors come in several different types, and sometimes those are all combined in one. There are magnifying mirrors, which usually have 15x or sometimes 20x magnification. They may or may not also be lighted mirrors, which have built-in lights to provide a consistent light source that enhances makeup application. Magnifying mirrors might also be stationary mirrors, which are set on a vanity or mounted on a wall to allow for hands-free convenience when applying makeup, plucking eyebrows, etc.
Reasons to Use a Magnifying Mirror
The most obvious reason to use a magnifying mirror is because of poor eyesight. If you have difficultly seeing, a magnifying mirror can help you see your face up close and personal. This is essential when applying makeup, whether it is ensuring a flawless foundation coverage free of streaks or the perfect cat's eye eyeliner. It is hard to judge when using a regular mirror and being a foot or two away. If you have trouble with putting the finishing touches on your makeup, a magnifying mirror can help dramatically.
A magnifying mirror is the perfect resource for plucking your eyebrows. You spend an hour getting all the hairs out and thinking you did a good job, but upon closer inspection, you realize that there are a lot of small hairs left over. Those times are terrible, but with a magnifying mirror, you are able to see the small hairs on the first go-round, so they won't escape your tweezer's clutches.
Magnifying mirrors can be a shock to the system, but they are a great asset to anyone who can't see well, who applies makeup or does a beauty routine in a low-light area or who needs to present a flawless face to the world. From a simple handheld mirror to a wall-mounted swivel mirror, magnifying mirrors come in all types to assist in taking your look to the next level.