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I should probably use a type of full-spectrum natural looking light, but I don’t. I made a light ring this summer out of wood, foil and two strings of large white christmas lights. It works FABULOUSLY! Anything that lights from all sides (top, bottom, side to side) works for me and it does the job! (only cost me about 10 bucks too) 🙂

I have two mirrors at different ends of my room so they get different angles of the sun, and so sometimes I go back and forth.

But when its night i do it with my ceiling lights…which suck cause my mom switched it for those energy saving ones…I look like the simpsons completely yellow

I have a makeup mirror that I got for Christmas. It says it’s “natural lighting” but I think it has some sort of fluorescent bulb in it… not quite natural, but close enough. In the camera it looks blue, but otherwise it looks fine.

Our kitchen table is sort of in a corner, and we have windows at a 90 degree angle there, if that makes sense, so I will open up the shades and do my makeup sitting at the kitchen table, in front of a magnifying mirror. When I used to have to do my makeup before dawn, though (I don’t miss those early shifts!), I had to do my makeup with the kitchen lights on that had a very yellow cast to them, and I always looked weird when I saw myself later! LOL.

I hate the lighting in my bathroom. It’s SUPER yellow, and I always look drastically different when I get outside. I’ve told my bf that one day (sooner than later) we will have a bathroom with GOOD lighting! A life goal, I supose . . .

we just changed all of the bulbs in our house to be daylight balanced.. basically, white light. incandescent is more yellow (like most house lights) and fluorescent is more green toned (more like an office). the best way to tell is to take a picture of something in the house with your camera.. and then after you upload it to your computer, if you have to make a color adjustment to get a “true color”, that’s the “temperature” that your light is at.

Same as you Christine! Bathroom lighting with a bit of natural light since there is a window next to my mirror. Its the only place in my flat where I can do it really.

I used to do my makeup in Natural light, because it ends with the best result, but because I have to wake up 6.20 and there’s no light outside, I have to do it in my room. That is just ordinary light from front, left side and top.

I have fluro light in my bathroom.. it forces me to be so carefull and precise with my application.. but I guess it helps my MU look better! lol

it also helps me when i’m trying to pluck my eyebrows, or wax my stache! I have to get every hair out! LOL

Super yellow looking recessed lighting. PLus, i’m in the northwest, so even though there’s a lot of windows, not much “light” actually filters through. But I walk around between steps to look at it in a different bathroom that has somewhat less yellow recessed lighting.

I work and live in a residence building at school and the fluorescent lighting is circa 1960 – super yellow, super bright and all-around unflattering, especially for a very fair girl like me!

The good news is that my makeup ALWAYS looks better in natural lighting!

I always do my makeup near a large window so I can get as much natural light as I can. When I go on business trips, I really freak out when I have a hotel room with bad lighting – and my makeup is really off!

I do my makeup in my room w/c has 2 large windows facing west and north, so there’s a lot of sunlight coming in. As much as possible I avoid applying makeup using fluorescent lights because I tend to apply more product w/ artificial lights.

i have bathroom lights. Its very deceptive though. My small table mirror is moveable and i keep it in front of window and do my male-up (if its in morning or day time). evenings and nite tym, bathroom lights again.

Natural. I have a desk that faces a window and open my shades to give me outside lighting so I don’t look like I threw my makeup on with a spoon. If it’s dark, I have to rely on 150 watt bulb. Yuck.

Wow, such a good question….I have no idea! It depends on the time of day….The room I do my makeup in gets the best natural light, but I’m planning to get a better makeup mirror that has built-in lighting.

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