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How to Find the Perfect Makeup Mirror

While the skin-critiquing “smart” mirror is still several months away, you can buy a very flattering vanity mirror right now. There are a lot on the market, and they vary wildly in price. Which one is perfect for you? Below, seven mirrors to meet all of your vanity needs.

The One That Sticks to the Wall

Sanheshun Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror
$15 at Amazon

If you’re low on countertop space, try this six-inch mirror with a suction cup attached. It’s got a magnification power of seven and an adjustable ring light, but make sure to throw some AAAs in your cart, too — batteries aren’t included.

The Movie-Star Option

Chende White Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror Light
$256 at Amazon

Create your own glam station with this “Hollywood” mirror furnished with dimmable lights.

The Sci-fi One

Simplehuman 8-Inch Sensor Mirror, Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror
$180 at Amazon

When you place your face directly in front of this mirror, it lights up automatically. And it doesn’t require batteries or annoying cords — you just charge it monthly. I own several mirrors, but this is my favorite.

The One for Frequent Travelers

HotLife LED Lighted Makeup Mirror With 8 Dimmable Led Lights
$13 at Amazon

This compact mirror is thinner than a CD case and barely the size of your hand. The mirror not only lights up, but one side is equipped with double magnification.

The High-tech One

iHome All-In-One 2-Sided LED Makeup Mirror
$150 at Amazon

Of course you’re addicted to your phone; here’s a mirror that reflects your lifestyle with a built-in USB port, microphone, and speaker. You can use it to charge your phone, take calls, or just play music.

The One the Kardashians Use

Vanity Girl Hollywood Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror
$299 at Amazon

Vanity Girl Hollywood is a West Hollywood company that claims to supply a host of celebrities with makeup mirrors, including the Kardashians. They’re expensive, but this petite one — the most affordable option from the brand — is pretty charming.

The One for True Obsessives

Gotofine LED Lighted Vanity Mirror
$30 at Amazon

This mirror arrives with a second, smaller magnetic mirror that magnifies your face by a power of ten. To use, simply attach it to any part of the larger rectangular mirror, and then stare at the super-size version of your skin all day.

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How to Find the Perfect Makeup Mirror