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The Best Lighted Makeup Mirrors on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, 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 products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of mirrors before — including the best full-length mirrors, one writer’s favorite illuminating mirror, even the best makeup vanity tables — here, we’ve rounded up the best lighted makeup mirrors, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated lighted makeup mirror

Dozens of reviewers make note of how much easier it is to apply makeup with this lighted makeup mirror from Jerdon. “This is the mirror I use daily for makeup. I have purchased it three times in total,” one customer writes, adding, “The lighting is pretty strong but in a good way. It’s really good when tweezing or needing to see individual pores.” Another shopper says, “The lights are VERY bright and it’s a very large magnification. I can’t imagine anyone needing anything brighter or bigger than this.” Over 80 five-star reviews also mentioned the fact that the mirror has a convenient built-in outlet, like one who raves, “This is the makeup mirror to get people! I can even charge my iPhone from it as I am using my other outlet to pump. I have a whole little mommy station going, and this makes me feel gloriously pretty as I get ready.”

Best-rated (less expensive) lighted makeup mirror

Nearly 80 percent of reviewers give this lighted makeup mirror five stars, and about 30 reviewers say it’s just right for travel. “This is such a convenient mirror on the go,” one customer says. “The light is so bright. It’s brighter than my current plug-in LED mirror.” Another reviewer, who bought it for their on-the-go sister, says, “She always complains the hotel lighting is always so dark. I got her this mirror and she vows to never leave it at home.” They add, “She says it is lightweight and can slide easily between outfits.” Not only are users impressed with how bright the light is, but they are pleasantly surprised to find it’s also dimmable. “It is very easy to operate, you just touch the button to turn it on or off and you can even change the brightness by holding the button down a few seconds,” another reviewer writes. It’s also good on battery, as one user points out: “It also can be used with batteries but doesn’t require them because you can charge the mirror with the USB cable.”

Best 10x magnification lighted makeup mirror

Dozens of five-star reviewers said they were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this mirror considering its low price. “I was expecting a cheaper quality for the price,” says one reviewer. “But the mirror is clean and flawless. I bought this for a gift for my mom, but when I go to her house, I end up using it more than she does.” Another reviewer bought this mirror for travel, but they write, “I might order another to use at home in place of my $100 Zadro that won’t lock into place and keeps falling over when I use it.” And this very happy shopper says, “I can’t believe this mirror is so good for such a low price. I bought it to replace my more expensive makeup mirror because the lighting was so bad. This one gives really clean (i.e., natural) light. Love it!”

Best double-sided lighted makeup mirror with touch brightness

Conair 3-Way Touch Control Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror

Reviewers gave this mirror top marks for its elegant finish, sturdy base, and double sides. But more specifically, this mirror stood out to reviewers for its three brightness settings, which can be controlled by tapping the base of the mirror. One five-star reviewer writes, “The touch control is why I chose this unit. It’s nice not to have to find a switch, just touch the base and it goes on in stages from light to bright to brightest.” Another reviewer, who calls the mirror “solid, well-made, and easy to use,” says, “I don’t like having to touch the actual surface of a mirror to get the light to come on — touching the base is way better.” And one reviewer who found out about the Conair from a friend says, “I liked it so much I entered the product number to find it on Amazon. The tap/touch to turn on is very convenient because when your hands are full or messy you can just tap it with your wrist to turn it on or off.”

Best double-sided makeup mirror with fixed lighting

Anjou Vanity Mirror Battery-Powered

“You ever hear the old hymn, I once was blind, but now I see?” asks one reviewer who says her makeup experience pre- and post this mirror is pretty similar. “You will notice if your eye shadow not blended well, you can see where your lipstick should line across the lips and how many blemishes you have. You can see EVERYTHING in this mirror.” Other reviewers agree that the seven times magnification on this mirror is very helpful. One says it’s “perfect for when I tweeze my eyebrows,” while another notes it “Made it easier learning how to install my contact lenses.” And although this mirror just has one light setting, reviewers say it’s plenty bright. “It was bright enough that I could see every small detail on my face,” one says. “The lighting is right that it doesn’t look different when I go outside.” And while some call it lightweight and small, one user appreciates that because it makes it “easy to just throw in my travel bag for when I go out of town.”

Best battery-powered trifold lighted makeup mirror