If you are a girl who loves makeup then you know how important getting the right mirror is. This is not all though because men will require them in shaving which is why they are a great addition to the bathroom and the shower. Given how different the styles of the mirrors are, you do not even have to restrict yourself to one and you can vary them according to the room you are adding them to. Some of them will just magnify the view whiles others will just illuminate the view when the light is different. When deciding on the mirror which you go home with, give consideration to your style and preference. The metallic ones are made to stand up on their own on the table and they are heavier on the base to give them stability. Among the finishes you can get for makeup mirrors are polished chrome, brushed nickel, black matte and oiled bronze. If you want the mirror to be that one thing that doesn’t miss in your bag, make sure it has foldable stands and plastic frames as well as pedestals.
Make sure the lighting of the mirror is okay for you too. You need to have great light when you are applying your makeup but remember that will differ depending on the kind of an environment you are in. Also, the source of light, time and season of the year will have an effect on this. Even without changing your makeup, the view you will see on the mirror when you are looking at yourself on the mirror when the background is only lit by candles is not going to be the same as when you are getting the light from the sun. The natural sources of light are preferred when you are doing your makeup. For just combing your hair or shaving, you should go for incandescent lighting because it has a warm tone and offers a soft halo illumination.
However, an incandescent mirror is not the right choice for you when you are doing makeup because it means there will be another light source in the rooms which makes your appearance look different. For those who will be using the mirror mainly to do their makeup should choose either LED mirrors or the fluorescent kind because the view is not that far from what you will get during the day and you will also have a brighter view. Besides paying low energy bills with fluorescent and LED bulbs, you will also forget about buying more bulbs for the rest of your life when you buy LED bulbs and in case of fluorescent, you can be making replacements every 3 years or more. If you are keen on your choice, you will come across models which offer features to adjust the light settings to simulate interior locations, evening and daylight.