“I had no idea what a difference it would make!”
That’s a common reaction the first time women do their makeup in front of a lighted vanity mirror. The reason is simple. Ambient lighting doesn’t give you a realistic picture of what your makeup really looks like. And the size of most vanity mirrors compounds the problem.
Even small vanity mirrors you can tuck into your purse will be more helpful if they’re lighted models. However, handheld and travel mirrors are only able large enough to accommodate tiny LED lights. A vanity mirror for your bedroom, bathroom or makeup table will be large enough to accommodate the best light source for a mirror: bulbs.
A vanity mirror with LED or halogen light bulbs is preferable to one with integral LED lights because larger bulbs produce more light, evenly distributed from more angles. And it’s better than a model with built-in fluorescent lighting; cool, unflattering fluorescent light is so bright that it washes out color, leading women to put on way too much makeup. (Incandescent lighting is an energy-hog, and won’t mimic the lighting in some environments.)
There’s a downside, though. A vanity mirror with light bulbs is larger and harder to find than one with built-in LED or fluorescent lighting, so you’ll probably have to pay more for it.
Most of these mirrors are rectangular in size, but you can choose between vertical or horizontal orientations. Since they have to hold between six and twelve light bulbs, they aren’t small. Expect them to be around two feet by 1½ feet in size, or even larger. The bulbs will normally be mounted in vertical columns on either side of the mirror, although sometimes these mirrors have bulbs along the top as well.
A diligent search will turn up a few round or oval vanity mirrors with light bulbs, but they’re few and far between. If you’re willing to buy a wall-mounted mirror instead of a vanity, the choice is much larger. Almost all of the mirrors we’ve discussed will come with LED bulbs installed, and they don’t need to be changed often.
You’ll usually find a vanity mirror with light bulbs mounted on a stand or built to be self-supporting, with an attractive chrome or white frame. All have a dimming function for adjustable light levels, and many also feature USB ports and power outlets for convenience and a wall mounting kit. Some even have built-in extras like Bluetooth speakers or clocks.
Hollywood-style design for a makeup vanity area with a small table mirror with light bulbs around it, placed on a white desk. The tiny decorations on the desk make it seem as if the mirror itself was much bigger.
Compact and space-efficient design for a bedroom vanity console made out of a small desk with a glass top surface with a built-in tall mirror with wooden frame and light bulbs placed on the edges to make applying makeup easier.
A pretty though simple in design dressing table of white finished wooden materials. It has a rectangular top and 2 panel legs. A rectangular wall-mounted frameless mirror is equipped with 5 electrically powered ball lamps along each of side edges.
Elegant modern 12V USB charger-powered standing mirrors with black or white metal frames. A rectangular tilted mirror rests on 2 upright posts fixed to a flat base. Ten spherical LED bulbs with touch adjustable brightness are mounted along 3 edges.
Rustic design for a bathroom vanity console made out of marble with a cut-out hole for a sing and a faucet made out of golden-painted brass with ceramic knobs, all decorated with a large mirror with lights on the edges.
Colorful and adorable approach to a stylish makeup vanity cabinet made out of white-painted wood with drawers on each side and a glass surface on the top, as well as a rotatable mirror with lights and additional power outlets.
A handy set of no-glue sticking Hollywood-style LED lights for a vanity mirror with an adjustable dim level. The lights can be easily arranged in any shape to decorate the mirror with, and provide a lot of light to help with makeup.
Vintage design for a Hollywood-style makeup mirror with light bulbs situated in the corners. The mirror is made out of white-painted oak wood and has an adjustable aluminum frame behind it to control the angle.
DIY idea for a self-made, functional vanity table with a lighted mirror fitted with light bulbs around the edge. The mirror is placed on a simple, minimalistic desk made out of white-painted oak wood with a glass surface.
Vintage design for a classy and useful vanity console table made with the use of a simple desk made out of white painted oak wood. The desk is fitted with a lighted mirror with lights on the edge and an additional storage for cosmetics in the front.
An attractive contemporary leaning dressing mirror. It has a wide rectangular frame in a beige shade. Twenty-four energy-saving opaque ball lights are mounted along its all edges. It can be arranged vertically, too.
A pretty contemporary wall-mounted square dressing mirror having a very narrow metal frame. It's equipped (along side edges) with 2 vertical narrow rectangular panels. Each panel houses 6 ball lamps.
An eye-catching quality contemporary wall-mounted square dressing mirror with bevelled edges. It has no frame and is equipped with 19 energy-saving but efficient opaque ball lights and a switch on the left side.
An adorable classy dressing table. It features mirrored all panels i.e. of a rectangular top, size-varied drawers with glass mushroom pulls, tall angular tapered legs. A round frameless mirror has a rectangular base and 10 ball lamps along an edge.
This vanity mirror with led bulbs constitutes a stylish and functional proposition for all contemporary women's bedrooms. The perfect illumination is the result of the 13 glowing bulbs.
This vanity mirror with lighting fixture comes with a set of 12 side bulbs, creating the perfect illumination for daily makeup routines. A mesmerizing proposition for a contemporarily-designed bedroom.
A simple yet classy vanity cabinet for bedrooms, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and a smooth, shiny finish. The cabinet is fitted with a vertical-oriented mirror with a set of LED lights around the edge.
Hollywood style for a modern-looking vanity cabinet made out of walnut wood with a shiny finish. The top of the vanity cabinet is furnished with a square-shaped makeup mirror, fitted with lights around its frame.
A smooth proposition to enhance any contemporary bedroom. This vanity table with lighted mirror features 15 LED bulbs, creating a perfect illumination for your daily makeup routines.
Thanks to its gorgoeus illumination, this makeup mirror with light bulbs will create a perfect spot for your daily toilette. Encompassed by 22 small lights, it illuminates the room with a warm glow.
Enchanting with its sleek, glossy surface, this vanity makeup table constitutes a stylish propositon for any contemporary woman's bedroom. Featuring 10 LED bulbs, it will provide the perfect illumination.
A pretty contemporary square mirror having a quite wide simple frame crafted of wooden materials finished in dark brown. It's lighted by 12 bulbs of clear glass and has an on/off switch on a side edge.
An attractive trendy on top-mounted rectangular dressing mirror having a wide frame in creamy shades. It's lighted by 12 ball bulbs of clear glass placed along 3 edges. It's equipped with 2 electric sockets in front and a switch at the side.
An attractive voguish rectangular dressing mirror integrated with a 2-drawer console having small mushroom pulls. The entirety is of wooden materials in black. A mirror is lighted by 12 bulbs of opaque glass along 3 edges. It has a grey on/off knob.
Rustic take on a grandiose, oversized floor mirror with a frame made out of reclaimed wood with a rough finish. The mirror has a set of LED lights placed around the edge, which make it functional when its dark outside.
Simple yet stylish composition for a bedroom vanity cabinet, made with the use of a solid wood desk with a white coat of paint and a glass top surface on it, paired with a tall mirror with lights placed around it.
Vintage setup for a vanity cabinet made with the use of a simple desk made out of white-painted oak wood with a drawer and a top surface made out of glass, fitted with a rectangular mirror with LED lights around it.
Simple yet efficient take on a traditional vanity desk made out of white wood with a glossy, shiny finish on top. The desk is fitted with a small mirror made out of a similar material with LED lights around the edge.
A luxury round freestanding mirror of quality glass. It has a quite wide frame and a flat rectangular base of durable materials with a glossy finish in white and beige. It's lighted by 10 spherical opal glass LEDs and has a switch on a side.
A gorgeous contemporary rectangular table standing mirror of quality glass. It has a flat rectangular base and sides finished in glossy beige shades. A top and side edges are lighted by 13 ball LED bulbs of opal glass. It has an on/off switch.
This large white matt Hollywood vanity makeup mirror with led bulbs constitutes a perfect proposition for a contemporary bedroom. Combining professionalism and style, this makeup set has all that's needed to start your day with style and chic.
This vanity mirror with light bulbs will create a professional and stylish-looking makeup spot, ideal for your daily toilette. 10 big bulbs will create a perfect illumination, helping you start your day with class.
Add a bit of the Hollywood glamour with this awesome vanity mirror table with clear bulbs. Featuring 12 light bulbs, it will create a perfect warm illumination, helping you create your shining appeal.
A luxury modern rectangular frameless standing makeup mirror powered with direct current. It has an elongated flat oval base, is equipped with an on/off button and a socket, lighted by 15 spherical LEDs along 3 edges.
An elegant traditional rectangular standing mirror. A frame and a box-like base with 2 drawers having small mushroom pulls are of materials finished in black. Three edges are lighted by 12 white ball lamps. It has an on/off knob switch.
Minimalistic setting for a compact bathroom with a long sink counter with a top made out of slate stone and a frame made out of light wood, all paired with a large, rectangular mirror above the counter with LED lights on it.
This vanity mirror with LED lights placed around the edge is sure to make a nice addition to any vanity cabinet, making it easier to apply makeup. The mirror’s frame is made out of solid wood with a black coat of paint and it has a shiny finish.
Vintage approach to a simple yet useful vanity cabinet for bedrooms, made out of a small wooden table with a white coat of paint, fitted with a vertical makeup mirror with LED lights around the rim of the piece.
Old-fashioned look for a handy addition to any vanity cabinet in a bedroom – a rectangular-shaped makeup mirror with a frame made out of white-painted wood, finished with a set of lights around the edge.
If you’re looking for the perfect mirror to put up on your vanity cabinet in the bedroom, take a look at this tiny Hollywood-style makeup mirror with a rotating surface and dimmable LED lights with a touch control.
This vanity makeup table with a lighted will create a glamorous space for any woman to shine and delight with her beauty. It offers enough space for all cosmetics and accessories. Enlgihtened by 12 bulbs, sets up a perfect illumination.
Featuring 24 Led bulbs, this fantastic table with mirror will create a professional surface for your daily make-up routines. It will help you set up the perfect illumination and offer enough space for cosmetics and accesories.
Apart from its sleek design, this white vanity mirror features also 12 LED frosted light bulbs- essential for ensuring a flawless skin finish. It has the following size: Height: 82.5cm Width: 62cm Depth: 20cm.
An elegant contemporary standing dressing mirror having a quite wide rectangular frame and a flat rectangular base with a creamy finish. It's lighted by 9 spherical bulbs of clear glass. It has an on/off button in a bottom edge.
An elegant contemporary rectangular standing mirror with black both a quite wide frame and a flat oval base. It's direct current powered, lighted (along 3 edges) by 13 ball-shaped LED bulbs of opal glass, equipped with an on/off button and sockets.
A tasteful contemporary rectangular dressing mirror with a narrow frame finished in a creamy shade. It's lighted along three edges by 15 energy-saving spherical bulbs of opal glass. It has an on/off button.
Old-fashioned look for an elegant makeup mirror with light bulbs placed around the rim of the piece. The mirror is made out of black-painted solid wood and has two small drawers on the front for additional storage.
Hollywood style for a handy vanity table in a bedroom, made out of solid wood with a gray coat of paint and a top surface made out of glass, paired with a rectangular, horizontal mirror with light bulbs placed around the edge.
A cute and colorful makeup vanity mirror made out of aluminum with a pink coat of metallic paint and a matte finish. The mirror can be rotated and is fitted with a set of LED lights around the edges of the frame.
This vanity mirror light bulbs constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who look for practical and stylish accents in their bedrooms. It comprises 12 LED bulbs, which will you help you create the ideal light for your daily makeup routines.