The 16 Vanity Mirrors That Promise the Best Glow
You needn’t be a social media star to a lighted vanity mirror to your dressing room or bathroom. As they remove any shadows that uneven light can produce, they are perfect for makeup application or other grooming activities. There are, technically speaking, two types: the backlit (where the light source is behind the mirror, usually creating a ring around it) and the typical, lighted vanities (which are lit on the top of the glass or just underneath it). The size of your bathroom counter or sink determines which style is best for you, freestanding or wall-mounted.
Nest Casa’s Picks: Free-Standing Lighted Vanity Mirrors
If you ever wondered how influencers achieve the perfect lighting in videos, wonder no more. The Riki Loves Riki by Glamcor comes with a phone mount that leaves your camera perfectly positioned to capture your beautifully lit visage.
Using the same signature dotted surface lights as the Riki Loves Riki mirror, the Riki Skinny Mirror is perfect for tight spaces with its slim, compact design.
The brand may be called Simplehuman, but this lighted vanity mirror is the brainchild of a deep-thinker. Its tru-lux light system simulates sunlight to help match makeup colors precisely for a flawless finish. Bonus micro-reflectors disperse light evenly while surgical-grade sensors provide a full-color spectrum. Another sensor detects when there is a face in front of the mirror so as to power it on and off.
Square Rechargeable LED Lighted Freestanding Makeup Mirror, Polished Nickel, War$440.00 BUY NOW
This rechargeable, LED-lighted, freestanding makeup mirror has a simple, basic look but is a workhorse when it comes to lighting your face. Perfect for counter use, the mirror features 3X magnification and is available in either a warm- or cool-light option.
Elegant Round Touch Cosmetic Magnifying Makeup Mirror Warm and Cold LED Light$1,035.00 BUY NOW
If a softer look and luxurious light is your aim, this W-Luxury round touch mirror with both warm and cool light settings in the same unit is the ultimate in lighted tabletop mirrors with a price point to match.
Lighted Vanity Mirror with 12 x 3W Dimmable LED Bulbs and Touch Control Design$59.99 BUY NOW
Is Waneway’s Hollywood-style mirror lined in mini-bulb lights the secret to the stars? This multi-setting light can be tuned to several moods with a tap of a finger on the mirror while its hinged base adjusts to different screen-worthy angles.
Nest Casa’s Picks: Wall-Mounted Vanity Mirrors
This wall-mounted counterpart to Simplehuman’s countertop lighted vanity mirror fits compactly into any bathroom or dressing space. It gently glides on its telescopic arm and coordinates to any color scheme with its multi-toned metallic base. With a color-rendering score of 90, the mirror’s light recreates sunlight for makeup application that exactly matches.
A sleek silhouette marks this Lumens bathroom mirror, which measures only 1.5 inches deep for a barely-there wall mount effect. Its even stream of energy-efficient LED light is distributed through an acrylic diffuser, illuminating and opening up any type of room (for example, an entryway).
Functional and in fine form, this rounded, gold-trim mirror shines with Seventies glamour. Offered in two different LED tones (daylight or warm), the mirror’s frame also comes in various shades and three different sizes to accommodate any size space.
Perhaps the most futuristic of these offerings, the Epperly round frameless mirror from Ivy Bronx emits a circular glow that emanates from behind the device. Its surface boasts an anti-fogging feature.
Graphic clean lines and several sizes make Pottery Barn’s Marina lighted vanity mirror a versatile choice for any décor. Made from aluminum and glass, the mirror boasts easy-to-install wall brackets make mounting a cinch for vertical or horizontal configurations. The touch sensor quickly shifts the three-way light, always ensuring your good side is at every angle.
The secret behind this round lighted mirror is its defogger mechanism, which lets you see your reflection even in the deepest of mists. That may be one environmental impact it has, but the bright LED light source also provides a lifetime of energy-efficient illumination for 50,000 hours.
The vast size of this dimmable Galaxy mirror makes this style the Mack Daddy of them all. Perfect for luxurious large-scale bathrooms, this five-foot-wide mirror (or tall as it can hang vertically too) has a lifetime of approximately 120,000 hours.
This floating-style, rectangular lighted vanity mirror is perfect for the minimalist with its stark design. Its soft glow beams out from behind in a spectrum of light that creates a functional yet otherworldly light in any room.
Another option for a lighted vanity mirror of grand scale is the Lucent frameless floating style, which is five feet in width. This style has color changer and dimmer features with a built-in defogger to keep the vast mirror continuously operational.
9” LED Lighted Makeup Mirror, Hardwired Swing Arm Wall Mounted Shaving Mirror Lamp$58.99 BUY NOW
The Wingbo nine-inch makeup mirror is for those seeking a charming design combined with lighted-mirror technology. Don’t let its small size fool you; this swiveling, double-sided mirror has both 1X and 8X magnification.