Product Review: Makeup Mirror with Lights

11/10/2014 06:14:00 AM

Makeup artists and enthusiasts know for a fact how hard it is to put on makeup without proper lighting. I’ve been thinking twice about purchasing a lighted train case because I heard that it gets really heavy once filled with products. One day, a well-known HMUA (Hair and Makeup Artist) I follow in Instagram uploaded a picture of her work desk. And there it was... A beautiful lighted mirror. Just a few days after, I am now a proud owner of one!

Do you find yourself having trouble painting your facade because of poor lighting? Do you share the same love for makeup like I do? Do you find yourself wearing makeup almost everyday? Then this product might be useful to you!

Note: This is not a sponsored blog for the seller. This is an unbiased review of the product.

The product comes with a free padded bag.

After pulling it out from the bag for the first time.

This is how it looks like without the plastic.

I purchased the 17 x 20 matte black version of this mirror. I think it’s sleek and very sophisticated. Just look at that gorgeous matte finish!

6 bulb sockets are tightly screwed to the frame.

The cord sticks out from the lower left hand side of the frame.

There’s a switch.

It has a built-in stand.

The metal hooks make it easy for hanging.

It uses E27 LED lights. Since it was my first time buying bulbs, I opted to get a brand I am familiar with so as not to compromise the quality.

I plan to use white (cool daylight) at the top and yellow (warm white) on the middle. I got six of these for Php189.00, three for every color. 

Luckily I found an old, random box at home that could fit all the bulbs. Now I don’t have to worry about carrying them around.

I don’t plan on using the bottom two sockets, so I bought E27 Female Plugs for the safety of myself and my clients. They cost Php26.75 a pair. Now they can be used for my hair tools!

This is how it looks like with the lights on. My protégé is definitely enjoying the view.

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This is how big it is. The product is almost the same size of the bag.

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Here are some of the swatches and a few pictures of the product in other textures and colors. The Gray/Silver Croc is to die for while the white one is immaculately divine!

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The largest frame is sooooo enormous I think it would be best for personal use. Ditch your old dresser mirror and get this one instead! It has 8 light bulb sockets. Surely it’s going to be bright! (picture for size comparison)

Product Specifications:
  • Made to Order
  • Light bulbs not included
  • Comes with a free padded pag
  • 23 x 24 cm (16 x 20 mirror size) – Php4,200.00
  • 17 x 20 – Php2,500.00
  • 12 x 16 – Php1,800.00
  • Price is reasonable.
  • Product is well made.
  • Lightweight.
  • Custom design is a plus.
  • Free padded bag is definitely a plus.
  • Can be used standing up or hanged from a wall.
  • Seller ships and does meet-ups.
  • Seller offers after-sales maintenance service for FREE (only covers wiring or lighting issues). Mirror replacement, etc. will have a corresponding repair cost depending on the damage.
  • Ideal for personal use.
  • Smallest size is perfect for travelling.
  • A great option for makeup artists vs train cases with lights.
Cons/Suggested Improvements:
  • Male plug looks like it would easily break.
  • Switch positioning in the wire is off.
  • Wire is a bit short. The thickness and length of the wire doesn’t look like it would be able to hold that much current when the bottom sockets are used as ports for hair tools.
  • Edges of the frame need a rubber protector, especially the bottom ones.
  • Stand seems a little bit flimsy and could have been made with a thicker, sturdier material.
Overall Rating

Definitely a must-have! If you want one for personal use, ditch the idea of buying the infamous Vanity Basics Makeup Mirror! If you need one for business use, this is a great alternative! Now all you need is a big trolley for makeup and hair tools!

What are you waiting for? Get yours now! Contact and follow the seller in Instagram: @myprettyreflection and let her know my blog took you there!

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