About Travel Makeup Mirrors
After investing in a good makeup mirror for your bathroom, a travel makeup mirror is the next must-have beauty accessory. Whether you’re traveling far from home and staying in hotels (they NEVER have good make up lighting or magnification) or just need it for in the car and jaunting around town, your looking-good-all-the-time answer is: get a good travel make up mirror for your times on the go.
Features to consider are:
- Size and weight Will you carry it in your purse or pack it in your luggage?
- Magnification How much do you need? 5x is average. Do you need dual magnification?
- Lighting LED, fluorescent, halogen, or incandescent lighting.
- Hands Free You won’t get hands-free convenience in a pocket mirror, but you’ll appreciate it in a travel-size tabletop mirror.
Well known travel makeup mirror brands include:
Magnification: Don’t make the mistake of simply choosing the greatest magnification offered. You might be surprised to find how strong that is! Each and every pore can look like the Grand Canyon if you buy the wrong magnification! Most department store cosmetic-counter mirrors are 3x magnification. The most popular makeup mirror is 5x. However, if you have vision problems then a higher magnification might be better. Take a look at 10x magnification.
Size: When two mirrors with the same magnification are compared, the larger size mirror will have better image clarity and fewer distortions. Choose as large a size as practical for your application, whether it be on your vanity or in your purse.
Lighting: Fluorescent, Incandescent, or LED: The long and the short of this is that it’s what you like that counts. With the exception of cool-white fluorescent, most people prefer color-corrected fluorescent lamps and LEDs. But, it’s purely a matter of preference.