Makeup vanities facilitate, well, putting on your makeup. They provide a place to put all your lotions, base, colors and other items. The lighted mirrors, especially if they have variable lighting selections, make it easy to adjust lighting to the venue where you will be wearing the makeup. This avoids the makeup too garish for the office or too understated for a night out clubbing. They are especially useful if you work in a profession where makeup is obligatory for filming or for the stage. In that case, a makeup vanity is almost obligatory.