When it comes to grooming, and specifically shaving your face, having a magnification mirror that also includes lighting can mean the difference between a 5 o’clock shadow at 10 am and a fresh, professional-looking face.
The magnified mirrors we’ve included on our list all feature an added light source. This feature is imperative for safe and professional-looking grooming, with regular bathroom or bedroom lighting often casting shadows. Lighted mirrors help give users a clear view of their face, which makes it easier to see spots that have been missed by a razor. These small mirrors are also easy to place and give users a closer view of their face, helping to avoid the uncomfortable lean-over-the-sink move when trying to trim your mustache or pull rogue nose hairs.
For more on magnified mirrors, check out our three favorite options below.
1. Conair Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror
Rotate 360 degrees to switch between a 1x magnification and a 7x magnification option with the Conair Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror.
Pros: The Conair features a soft halo-like light effect that gives users a bright reflection that is ideal for grooming. The mirror comes with 20 Watt bulbs, with Conair also selling their own replacement bulbs. The mirror includes an on/off switch for the light and an electric cord for power.
Cons: The Conair only has one brightness option and needs to be placed near an outlet for a power source. Some customers found that the mirror was extremely hot to the touch after only a few minutes of the light being turned on.
2. Jerdon Tri-Fold Two-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror
Featuring four adjustable light settings and a convenient outlet for powering items like a smartphone, the Jerdon Tri-Fold Two-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror is a versatile option for any bathroom.
Pros: The Jerdon comes with four glare-free lighting options, including Day, Office, Evening and Home. The primary mirror swivels to give users the option of 1x or 5x magnification, with two side mirrors offering additional angles. The Jerdon has a stand that can be adjusted to 11 height positions to get the perfect angle and the mirror folds flat for secure storage. We like that the Jerdon has a bonus outlet, which is ideal for a hairdryer and comes with a one year warranty.
Cons: The Jerdon has the largest footprint of all three mirrors, taking up the most space on a counter. The Jerdon advertises the mirror as travel-friendly because it folds, but it’s too bulky for most people to fit in their suitcase.
3. Fancii 10X Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror
Featuring an airtight suction cup, the Fancii 10X Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror can attach to any clean surface, while also coming equipped with a 360-degree swivel stand that enables users to find the perfect angle.
Pros: The Fancii has a powerful 10 x magnification, the most of any mirror on our list. This is ideal for people who need extreme up-close magnification, perfect for pulling out nose hairs and close-up shaves. Unlike the first two mirrors, the Fancii is cordless and uses natural LED to illuminate the edges of the mirror.
Cons: The Fancii doesn’t offer users the ability to switch between a standard mirror and 10x magnification, so a regular mirror is likely still needed to be able to see your entire face at once.