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What Is a Magnifying Makeup Mirror?

A magnifying mirror may seem like an unnecessary luxury item, especially when one may think that any mirror suffices for one’s beauty needs. However, as incredible as the human eye’s abilities are our sight, even when perfect, does not come without limitations.

Like a magnifying glass for your reflection, a magnifying mirror is a favourite in any makeup artist’s and makeup enthusiast’s arsenal, allowing one to see every detail of their face perfectly.

Magnifying makeup mirrors come in two types. Standard magnifying mirrors are single-sided and available in various shapes, sizes, and installations, such as portrait or landscape, and even with illumination.

There are also swivel-based, premium quality wall-mounted magnifying mirrors, like those in top luxury hotels. These sleek two-sided mirrors are easily adjustable to any chosen angle to see every detail of one’s face, ideal for those who enjoy at-home facials. Their compact design also leaves plenty of room in your bathroom for shelving and décor.


1. Achieve Better Results

Because a magnifying makeup mirror allows you to see every detail of your reflection with such an enlarged view, applying makeup, tweezing away annoying tiny hairs, or achieving that perfect winged eyeliner becomes a simple and enjoyable task. Whether you blend natural, bold, or smokey tones of eyeshadow or a golden contour into your foundation, a magnifying mirror helps you achieve the perfect polished makeup look every time.


2. Enhanced Visibility

For eyeglass wearers, a standard mirror with no magnification can cause eye strain when applying makeup or any part of a beauty routine, especially when using cosmetics around the eye area. Magnifying makeup mirrors give you the view you need to avoid mistakes while applying cosmetics.


3. A Tool for Complex Cosmetic Tasks

Applying strip or individual faux eyelashes, as beautifully as they can enhance one’s eyes, can be a daunting task. However, a magnifying makeup mirror allows such an up-close view that faux lashes seem to float from your fingers and into the perfect position. Even when applying individual lash extensions, the enhanced view of a magnifying mirror displays each lash around your eye perfectly, resulting in entirely natural-looking, precisely applied lashes.


4. Personalise With Various Magnifying Levels

Magnifying makeup mirrors come in various magnifying levels to suit each individual’s needs. With magnifying makeup mirrors on the market with magnifications ranging from 2x to 10x and beyond, it is essential to consider the right level of magnification that would be most suitable.

Though you may be tempted to purchase the highest magnification available to see as much detail as possible, it is also essential to consider that this will increase the difficulty of use. For example, a 5x magnifying mirror is a beauty guru’s favourite; it avoids too much of a close-up view and still brings every aspect of your face into detail for the perfect application of cosmetic products or precise hair removal


5. Versatility: Beyond the Cosmetics

Because magnifying makeup mirrors are for various beauty tasks, these mirrors are one of the most versatile items in any beauty routine. However, applying your favourite vivid eyeshadow colours, false eyelashes, or tweezing your eyebrows are not the only aspects that make this tool so versatile.

For example, for contact wearers, magnifying mirrors are an excellent tool. A magnifying makeup mirror allows a contact lens wearer to have the enhanced vision they need to apply their contacts quickly, easily, and without fuss.


Where to Purchase

For magnifying mirrors and other essential and luxurious bathroom items in the UK, check out Origins Living. We are the UK’s go-to supplier of design-led, versatile, and high-performance bathroom needs. Check out our collection and find your local stockist where you can purchase our magnifying mirrors.