Here's a neat solution to poor lighting while you're applying makeup

Raise your hand if you’ve ever applied your makeup at home, only to leave the house and find that your application is uneven or overdone! Getting enough good lighting in your vanity area is actually important to ensuing that your makeup game is on point but we may not always have access to lots of natural light. Maybe your room doesn’t have a window or enough light sources, or you need to do your makeup early in the morning before the sun rises. If you don’t have the budget for a full light-up vanity and aren’t handy enough to DIY a similar setup, a mirror with LED lights is just the thing to get you out of the dark!


At just P950 from Lannel Boutique, this lighted mirror offers an affordable solution. It measures 8.75”x6.5” or about the same size as an Ipad mini - sizable enough to display and lit up your entire face without being too big and bulky. It’s actually very light, so you can easily hold it up if you need to take a closer look. It is also not limited to a wall socket but instead uses a rechargeable power source that you connect using the provided cord or any standard USB plug.

The mirror uses LED lights so they do not get hot even if I leave them on for more than an hour. I find that it takes about six hours to fully charge it, but I’ve been using it every day for two weeks already and have yet to recharge! The brightness of the lights are not adjustable but it’s a comfortable level that doesn’t strain my eyes. On my face, it provides a soft illumination.


With this lighted mirror, I’ve been able to do my makeup routine with ease even on dark, rainy days and very early in the morning when I have to be out of the house before 6am. It helps me see my skin more clearly when concealing, and my eyeshadows so I can color-match and blend properly. I can’t wait to take this with me on my next trip because I often find hotel lights too dim!

What light source do you use when applying your makeup? Have you ever experienced a makeup fail because of poor lighting?