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I have a Conair dual sided mirror with three sides. One side is normal and one is magnified, lights on the sides. But the lights are going out so I’ll need a new one by Christmas, I’m sure.

I don’t know why, but I can only ever apply makeup with a hand mirror. It feels really uncomfortable for me to lean over so I can get close to a mirror. I do want a fancy vanity one day, though.

I’ve always used a hand mirror, too! I’m very near-sighted so it’s the best option for me. I thought I was the only one doing that 🙂

Ditto to both you and Myriam. I have two huge bathroom mirrors (great for checking hems and for making sure I get exercise bending over to clean them). But, when it comes to applying makeup, I can only use the large ones for tinted moisturizer/foundation application. Anything else requires a round mirror with 4x or higher magnification – particularly to ensure everything is blended properly. I keep one in each of my more frequently used purses and one on my vanity.

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I used the tiniest mirror. I got a few Sephora gift cards that had their small open/close mirrors. So I use a mirror the size of two credit cards. I like using blocking to do my makeup. I focus on one section of my face at a time, except with foundation.

I have one of those table mirrors with is magnified on one side and normal on the other. I also have a huge mirror on the wall above my desk. I usually look at that for most of the time, but use the magnifying mirror for liner.

For my face makeup I use the medicine cabinet mirror above my sink, then I switch to a hand mirror to do my eye makeup since my vision is terrible and I need to be close to the mirror to get the details just right. One of these days I’m going to get a proper vanity so I don’t have to do my makeup in my tiny bathroom. I have a beautiful antique brass stand mirror that I would love to use.

I have a vanity mirror which has a normal side and a 5x magnifying side which I only really use for tweezing my eyebrows. It also has a light which is great in the evenings and on winter mornings when the light in our bedroom is a bit rubbish.

I don’t have a vanity, so I apply makeup standing up in front of the big mirror on my wardrobe. The only problem I sometimes have is the light isn’t the best there, so I occasionally have to run to the bathroom and check how even/intense something has turned out.

I use a small hand mirror. I have a full length thin mirror in the room, but I just find I prefer to be able to hold the mirror pretty close. On the other hand having a small mirror makes it harder to make eyeshadow and blush even on both sides. I don’t think I’ve found a perfect system yet >.<

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I use a $10 table mirror that use to have a light, but I haven’t changed the batteries since I got it (the light was useless anyway). I keep it on the desk that I never used for studying so it became my vanity of sorts. The mirror does have a magnification side, but I never use it.

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I have a little vanity (aka a cute glass-top “laptop desk” I got from IKEA) with a dual-sided lighted magnifying mirror. My boyfriend and I are usually getting ready for work/school at the same time, so that way I can have all of my makeup in its own little space and not take up the bathroom for ages at a time!

I am near sighted and have astigmatism, so one of the first tools I picked up was a magnifying mirror. Made doing eye makeup so much easier! Eyeliner and Mascara was especially problematic before picking up the mirror.

I just stand in front of my wardrobe full-length mirror since I can be closer to the mirror that way! If I really need detailed work for formals I use a compact magnifying mirror. But that would be rare for me.

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I use the mirror above my sink. It’s about 7′ x 4′. However, with my lack of eyesight up close I also used a magnified light up mirror to do my eyeliner, eyeshadow and to check my mascara.

I use my bathroom mirror with a suction cup magnifying mirror stuck to it. I don’t like to use the magnifying mirror too much because I don’t want to see all of my wrinkles up that close!!! I wish I had a dedicated makeup vanity so I could sit down and do my makeup. It would be a lot more comfortable and convenient!

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I use my bathroom mirror with a suction cup magnifying mirror attached for detail work. I don’t really like using the magnifying one very much because I don’t like seeing my fine lines and wrinkles up close! I wish I had a makeup vanity so I could sit down and do my makeup. It would be so much more comfortable & convenient.

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My bathroom mirror. I don’t understand how anyone can use a handheld mirror or those tiny makeup mirrors. I just lean in for detail work. Most people are gonna see me from a distance anyway, not 5 inches from my face, so the most important thing is that it looks good from a normal distance.

A small handheld mirror, because I have terrible vision and I don’t wear contacts, so I need to be inches away from the mirror to do my eye makeup. For the rest of my face, I use the bathroom mirror.

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