Best Magnifying Mirrors in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 16, 2019
A magnifying mirror can be many things and a perfect vanity mirror is certainly one of those things. The best magnifying mirror will allow you to target every problem area, no matter how tiny. With one of these mirrors, you'll be able to look your absolute best. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Placement
Magnification
Lighting
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

The airtight-seal suction cup is able to attach to any surface, from marble and porcelain to tile and glass. Using its 360-degree swivelling mechanism, you'll be able to fully adjust the mirror to any angle or position of your choice.

CONS

No 1x mirror (only the magnifying one).

OUR VERDICT

You can put Fancii FC-LMMM10XS anywhere you want and bring it with you anytime you want. This is probably the best magnifying mirror here. It is as convenient and practical as it is effective and functional, perfect for precise tweezing and applying eye makeup.

detailed parameters
Placement

Mirror, wall, desktop (airtight-seal suction cup)

Magnification

10x

Lighting

Yes: 16 LEDs

Powered by 3 x "AA" batteries (not Included)

Extras

360° swivelling mechanism, storage pouch included

Dimensions

~16 x 16 x 5 cm

Warranty

18 months

PROS
The anodized rust-resistant 304 stainless steel frame, as well as a strong brass bracket, makes the model virtually indestructible. The mirror incorporates 2 swivelling arms - a short one (9 centimetres) and a long one (20 centimetres).
CONS

Takes some time and effort to install it. 

OUR VERDICT

This Spaire magnifying mirror will allow you to highlight your best features and apply the most incredible, detailed makeup virtually regardless of your skills. It's not a bad shaving mirror either. Plus, it is as durable as they come.

detailed parameters
Placement

Wall-mounting (mounting screws included)

Magnification

Double-sided: 1x / 7x

Lighting

No

Extras

2 swivelling arms (20 and 9 cm), anodized rust-resistant frame

Dimensions

~22 x 35 x 4 cm (folded)

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The 10 LEDs do an excellent job closely simulating natural light, giving you the most true-to-life colour-correct details. They don't burn out or diminish that fast and, more often than not, should be able to deliver up to 20,000 hours. The batteries usually last for a year. 

CONS

The glossy exterior is susceptible to scratches. 

OUR VERDICT

You can't go wrong with this model for your everyday touchups on the go or on the road. There isn't a handbag or a purse it won't fit. With this magnifying mirror, you'll always look your best, no matter the environment or the circumstances.

detailed parameters
Placement

Portable (holding in hands, desktop)

Magnification

Upper: 10x

Bottom: 1x

Lighting

Yes: 10 LEDs

Powered by 4 x "CR2032" batteries (included) 

Extras

Foldable design

Dimensions

13 x 13 x 1.8 cm (folded)

Warranty

18 months

PROS

The acrylic frame doesn't just make this magnifying mirror appear modern and elegant but also keeps corrosion at bay. Plus, it also makes the whole thing more lightweight. With its waterproof, rustproof, and dampproof properties, the model shouldn't cause any maintenance challenges.

CONS

The base gets a little wobbly on uneven surfaces. 

OUR VERDICT

This Gotofine model is more or less everything a small tabletop vanity mirror is supposed to be. It is double-sided. It doesn't require too much space. You can use it as a handheld as well as a tabletop model. It looks good and, with it, you'll look good too.

detailed parameters
Placement

Desktop

Magnification

Double-sided: 1x / 10x

Lighting

No

Extras

Microfibre cleaning cloth included

Dimensions

19.5 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm

Warranty

1 year

PROS

There's a regular switch behind the glass and a touch sensor switch on the bottom of the mirror. The model comes equipped with a small but useful storage tray built into the base, perfect for smaller brushes and other makeup accessories. 

CONS

The touch button doesn't respond to wet hands. 

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to like about this little mirror set. Sure, the modest price definitely makes a difference. But so do the smaller things, like the bright LED lightbulbs, a reliable but adjustable base, and just how convenient this model is in general.

detailed parameters
Placement

Desktop

Magnification

1x (spot mirror: 10x)

Lighting

Yes: 16 LEDs

Powered by 4 x "AA" batteries (not Included)

Extras

Detachable spot mirror included, double switch (on/off switch and touch sensor switch), built-in tray in the base

Dimensions

17 x 27 x 12 cm

Spot mirror: 9 x 9 x 1 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Fancii FC-LMMM10XS

Killer Makeup Made Easy

With Fancii FC-LMMM10XS (not the fanciest name but that's beside the point), the only problem is that it is a one-sided mirror, so it doesn't give you a regular 1x glass on top of the magnifying one. But that's about the only issue we have with it. Other than that, this is easily the best magnifying mirror here.

Equipped with eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and surprisingly bright LEDs, the model is able to replicate and provide that natural light that you will likely encounter through the day.

Furthermore, it is as practical and convenient as it is effective. Using its 360-degree swivelling mechanism, you'll be able to fully adjust the mirror to any angle or position of your choice. The airtight-seal suction cup gives you that secure attachment with no fuss and no muss.

Though it isn't that small, the model is as portable as they come. It doesn't take a genius to detach the suction cup with but a simple, single twist. After that, you can bring the mirror with you on your trip, just stuff it into the storage pouch that comes supplied with the product and you're good to go.

Lastly, despite the powerful 10x magnification, the mirror doesn't distort the image, so you shouldn't have any issues applying a killer makeup.

In short, you can put Fancii FC-LMMM10XS anywhere you want and bring it with you anytime you want. Again, the model is as convenient and practical as it is effective and functional, perfect for precise tweezing and applying eye makeup.

Review of Fancii FC-LMMM10XS 10X Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror

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Spaire 7X Magnification

Practical Aesthetics

This Spaire mirror makes an excellent gift, let's get that out of the way first. With its elegant design, polished accents, and chrome finish, the model will be able to add character to the most sophisticated bathroom. Having said that, it wouldn't necessarily make the most practical gift.

See, you have to mount the mirror to the wall. And while the mounting screws are included in the package, you'll still have to drill into the wall, not really something that most people enjoy doing. Nevertheless, we would say it is a small price to pay for what is otherwise probably the most attractive and practical magnifying mirror on this list.

With its 360-degree swivel design, you can fix the model at any angle you like. On top of that, the mirror incorporates 2 arms - a short one (9 centimetres) and a long one (20 centimetres). Needless to say, there isn't a customer it won't be able to satisfy and an environment it won't match (functionality-wise).

On one side of the mirror, you'll find a regular 1x glass, just the thing for all-around hairstyle, cosmetics, and most beauty needs. On the other, there's a 7x magnifying glass that lets you focus in on a particular section of your face.

To sum it all up, this Spaire magnifying mirror will allow you to highlight your best features and apply the most incredible, detailed makeup virtually regardless of your skills. It's not a bad shaving mirror either. Plus, it is as durable as they come.

Review of Spaire 7X Magnification Bathroom Shaving Mirror

 

Fancii 1X/10X Magnification

Travel Assistant

Unless the image and the title above don't paint a clear enough picture, what we have here is a travel makeup mirror. But, where this product separates itself from most travel models is its functionality. With your average travel mirror, it is all about the size, the people behind these things seldom go to great lengths to design a good all-around product. Well, that's not the case here.

For one, the model in question comes equipped with 10 LED lamps. These LEDs do an excellent job closely simulating natural light, giving you the most true-to-life colour-correct details. This way, you'll see your face the way other people will be seeing it outside, allowing you to perfectly accentuate every feature you want and hide every little flaw.

By the way, though the mirror is as small as these travel models come, its LED lightbulbs don't burn out or diminish that fast and, more often than not, should be able to deliver up to 20,000 hours.

As it is usually the case, there are 2 mirrors here: one with no magnification and the other one with 10x magnification, great for tweezing and/or blemish control.

The model looks really good, with its elegant glossy black exterior suitable for practically any occasion. That said, the glossy finish is susceptible to scratches, so you'll have to be extra careful with it.

All in all, you can't go wrong with this model for your everyday touchups on the go or on the road. There isn't a handbag or a purse it won't fit. You can even put it in your pocket. With this little round magnifying mirror, you'll always look your best, no matter the environment or the circumstances.

Review of Fancii 1X/10X Magnification LED Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

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Gotofine 1 X & 10 X Magnifying

Looking Good

This Gotofine product is more or less everything a small tabletop vanity mirror is supposed to be. To start with, it is a double-sided mirror. On one side, you'll find a regular 1x glass, good enough for everyday all-around hairstyle and cosmetics. On the other, there's a powerful 10x mirror that will allow you to observe and easily access every little detail of your face.

Again, it is a tabletop/desktop model. You can rotate it 360 degrees and fix at any angle you deem fit. For the most part, it couldn't be more practical, except for the fact that the base gets a little wobbly on uneven surfaces, hardly a major inconvenience, just something that you should keep in mind.

The model looks good and, more importantly, it will look good year after year. The acrylic frame doesn't just make this magnifying mirror appear modern and elegant but also keeps corrosion at bay. Plus, it also makes the whole thing more lightweight.

With its waterproof, rustproof, and dampproof properties, the model shouldn't cause any maintenance challenges. Furthermore, it comes with a nice little microfibre cleaning cloth, perfect for wiping the mirror clean.

Again, there isn't a whole lot to dislike about this Gotofine mirror. It doesn't require too much space. You can use it as a handheld as well as a tabletop model. It looks good and, with it, you'll look good too.

Review of Gotofine 1 X & 10 X Magnifying Double Sided Tabletop Makeup Mirror

 

H&S LED Illuminated Cosmetic Mirror

A True-to-Life Reflection

This H&S Makeup Mirror is a little different from every other product in this review. Technically speaking, it isn't even a magnifying mirror. Well, it does come equipped with a nice little spot magnifying mirror, but the main mirror is a regular one. It may not seem like the best and the most obvious fit for this review but considering its modest price tag and how practical it is, we simply couldn't gloss over this offer.

First and foremost, the model comes equipped with 16 LEDs, emulating that natural light and giving you a clear, bright, and the most true-to-life reflection. There's a nice little regular switch behind the glass and a touch sensor switch on the bottom of the mirror. The latter doesn't always respond to wet hands but it is still nice to have it there.

Apart from that, this square illuminated magnifying mirror is fitted with a small but useful storage tray built into the base, perfect for smaller brushes and other makeup accessories.

The main mirror measures 17 x 27 x 12 centimetres in overall dimensions and you can adjust its angle up to 180 degrees, nothing out of the ordinary, of course, but nothing to complain about either. It doesn't have any magnification to it but a small (9 x 9 x 1 cm) spot mirror that comes with the main mirror makes up for it with its 10x magnification.

All things considered, there's a lot to like about this little mirror set from H&S. Sure, the modest price definitely makes a difference. But so do the smaller things, like the bright LED lightbulbs, a reliable but adjustable base, and just how convenient this model is in general.

Review of H&S LED Illuminated Cosmetic Mirror Makeup Mirror with Light

 

What Is a Magnifying Mirror?

Magnifying glasses are used in a variety of different fields and areas. They're a necessity when it comes to circuitry, jewellery, and embroidery. Their application in the field of science is practically limitless.

But, in this review, we'll focus mostly on magnifying mirrors. Models like that are often used as makeup mirrors. Thanks to their magnifying qualities, you're able to get a closer view of your face, hide the tiniest blemishes, and look your absolute best. Naturally, it is particularly great for people with vision problems but even individuals with a 20/20 vision can benefit from a mirror like that.

Having said that, you can have too much magnification. More than 10 and the image will get distorted, defeating the purpose of a mirror like that in the first place. Plus, you might start obsessing over a slightly enlarged pore or a single stray here that is otherwise invisible, so make sure not to go overboard with magnification. Other than that, pick a mirror that suits your style and matches your needs, there isn't that much to it.

Again, these are small vanity/makeup mirrors. If you want a magnifying glass, we have reviewed those as well. Alternatively, you can try our review of lighted makeup mirrors if none of these models have been able to pique your interest.

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Publish Date: 2019-03-12 15:49:48