Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like selfie sticks), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, the best light-up makeup mirrors on Amazon, according to the people. Note that we’ve already heard about one life-changing mirror, which also happens to be one of the best-reviewed on Amazon.
Best Trifold Mirror
4.2 stars, 153 reviews
“If you want a standing mirror, you don’t want to miss this. If you want a lighting mirror, you need this. Super easy to install and uninstall. If you want to use it right away, you can use a USB charger; on the go, you can use a battery. The touch switch is super sensitive, you can see how bright it is! Love it! I had this original stand-up mirror, once I tried this one, I haven’t gone back to the old one. Must have!”
This is temporarily sold out, but this similar version is still available.
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Best 10X-Magnification LED Mirror
4.6 stars, 1,655 reviews
“This is one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon. I had cataract surgery a few months ago with lens correction. I can no longer see up close. I tried other mirrors with lower magnification, but they didn’t provide what I needed to apply makeup properly. Reading glasses just get in the way. I can see most of my face or just focus on one area. This mirror is light enough to travel with (it comes with a cloth bag; I’ve made two trips with it so far), has a battery-operated surrounding light, and while not ‘natural daylight,’ it is great for applying makeup, plucking eyebrows, etc. Its twist suction cup ensures that it sticks to a smooth surface like the bathroom mirror. I love it!”
Best Handheld Folding Mirror
4.3 stars, 165 reviews
“I love this mirror. I love the size; I love the feel; I love the brightness of the LED lights. It is considerably smaller than the mirror I was using before, but it is a travel mirror, and I expected that. That being said, I love this mirror! I love that it is smaller, that it is lightweight, and I absolutely love that you can change the brightness of the light! Usually, I want the light on as bright as it will go, but if I am using it in the evening, I don’t want it quite so bright. I would definitely recommend this magnifying mirror!”
Best Dim-Feature Mirror
4.4 stars, 470 reviews
“I purchased this touch LED mirror after looking at a ton of them both in stores and online. This one had a good size and multiple lights, as well as the dimming feature. I’ve had it for a few months now and use it daily to apply my makeup. It’s been great! The rectangular shape ensures that I’m not trying to squeeze one part of my face into the mirror, either. I can see a lot with it. I’m glad I made this purchase!”
Best Cordless Touch-Sensor Mirror
4.2 stars, 585 reviews
“This sleekly designed lighted makeup/vanity mirror was a gift for my wife, and she truly loves this product. I chose this mirror over many others despite it being one of the costlier products on the market. But after shopping around and seeing so many poorly made mirrors with awful lighting capability, I decided on this Simplehuman model. I think it produces the brightest and even softest light output compared to the lesser models, and its modern base design looks perfect in a contemporary setting. I wasn’t sure how my wife would like the sensor function, as the light turns off within ten seconds of stepping away from it, but it is a power-saver considering it uses a rechargeable battery (but can also be used via its AC adapter or charger as well). She actually doesn’t mind it at all, and she enjoys the portability of the unit if she needs to use it in different rooms. So far, my only future concern is the battery life because it uses a non-replaceable battery pack. Until then, it’s been a great mirror, and just a nicely designed product so far.”
Best Double-sided Tabletop Mirror
4 stars, 574 reviews
“After moving my makeup desk from a well-lit room into a closet (without any power), I had to figure out a way to do my makeup in the dark! I was looking for a mirror that was tall, had great cool-toned light, wasn’t heavy, and most importantly, was battery powered. This mirror fit the bill entirely!! All in all, the light temperature is on the cooler side, which I prefer; the batteries are at the bottom of the base of the mirror; and the diameter of viewing space on the mirror is larger. Larger than mirrors that are double the price. I also like that the light is able to be dimmed verses just on or off. This mirror is not heavy, but it’s not too light, making the construction of this mirror seem like a much more expensive piece. I’m truly glad I purchased this mirror.”
Best Battery-Operated Mirror
4.2 stars, 134 reviews
“This mirror is the best, the light is very bright, it’s lightweight, and I really like that it’s battery operated. The mirror comes off of the stand to be easily pack in your makeup bag for travel. We do a lot of traveling, and it will be my go-to mirror for doing my makeup on the go, and at home. It comes bubble-wrapped, so you don’t have to worry about any damage during shipping. Very happy with this mirror!”
This has sold out, but this similar battery-powered mirror by Terresa is still available.
Best Multiple-Settings Mirror
4.2 stars, 2,500 reviews
“This is my new go-to makeup mirror. I’ve even created a makeup station at my desk because this mirror is so impressive. I typically leave it on the ‘day’ mode 95 percent of the time, but I like that I can see my makeup under different lighting. The zoom feature is very useful for up-close makeup. I love the side panels; they really provide a 180-degree view of my makeup in the morning. This also seems very well-built, and sturdier than what one would typically find nowadays. It also impresses me by how adjustable the angle is on the mirror body itself. Overall, I am extremely happy I bought this makeup mirror and can’t see myself standing in the bathroom ever again for makeup application.”
Best Dressing-Room-Style Mirror
4.3 stars, 248 reviews
“This mirror is everything I hoped it would be! It fits perfectly on my Ikea vanity that I built. Looks so elegant. I love the dimmer-options light!!! And the bulbs do not give off any heat, so no more sweating to death while applying my makeup!!!! It was very easy to put together, and it came with two extra bulbs. You will not be disappointed with this mirror; it’s a beauty girl’s dream!!!!”
Best Wall-mounted Mirror
4.3 stars, 605 reviews
“I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my 24-year-old daughter. Wow, is it bright! I decided to try it out this morning. Sweet Angel of Death, take me now. This is why our eyes get worse as we get older. The person looking back at me could not possibly be me, could it? I expected to see a stray brow or two. After getting out the Weedwacker, my brows are in great shape now. My chin no longer looks like a billy goat. I am ordering another one for myself to be used after drinking a glass of wine. This thing is awesome in the best and worst ways. Order one right away so that you never go out in public looking like I did.”
Best Gooseneck Mirror
4.3 stars, 345 reviews
“I love the fact that I don’t have to lean across the vanity to get close to the mirror; this mirror sticks to my wall mirror and comes out to me so that I can stand up straight while putting on makeup. I like a clean look in my bathroom, so I take this down every morning and put it in a drawer, and put it back up again the next morning. It adheres to the mirror very well and comes off easily.”
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