How to choose a magnified makeup mirror

Written by jody morse
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Magnified make-up mirrors can be very useful accessories to have in the bathroom or other area where make-up is applied. This type of make-up mirror is ideal for those who have a hard time seeing but are unable to wear anything to correct their vision when applying make-up. There are many factors that go into selecting the perfect magnified make-up mirror.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose a price range before searching for a magnified make-up mirror. They can range anywhere between $10 to hundreds of dollars. Since the cost of make-up mirrors can vary widely, it's important to decide on a price range before beginning your search.

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    Select what type of material your magnified make-up mirror should be made from. This can have a huge effect on the appearance of the mirror. Sterling silver is a great choice in most cases. Sometimes, a wooden frame can be a nice option for the make-up mirror. It's also possible to find magnified make-up mirrors with decorative frames.

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    Decide on either a wall mounted or table top magnified make-up mirror. Wall mounted magnified make-up mirrors are ideal for people who prefer to stand up and look in a mirror when they apply their make-up. Table top magnified make-up mirrors are a great choice for people who prefer to do their make-up at a table, vanity or other flat surface.

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    Choose between double- or single-sided magnified make-up mirrors. It really depends on personal preference. Usually double-sided make-up mirrors have one magnified side and the other nonmagnified. Some people prefer single-sided mirrors, while others prefer double-sided mirrors so they can see the end result clearly. Double-sided mirrors can be found in most eye doctor's offices, where glasses are sold.

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    Determine how high the magnification of the make-up mirror should be. This will mainly depend on how bad the vision of the person using the mirror is. Most magnified make-up mirrors will offer up to 12x magnification and 5x magnification is a common choice.

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    Take lights into consideration when choosing a magnified make-up mirror. Some make-up mirrors have light bulbs that are built into them. Some magnified make-up mirrors are battery operated, but others need to be plugged in.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure to check out some well-known brands, such as Conair.
  • Battery operated lighted make-up mirrors may cost more money, but will provide you with a magnified make-up mirror if there is no electricity.
  • Most beauty supply stores sell magnified make-up mirrors, but often do not have many options to choose from.

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