This makeup mirror has turned out to be one of the most game-changing beauty purchases I have ever made. I purchased the RIKI Skinny Lighted Vanity Mirror after seeing Katie Jane Hughes talk about it on Instagram a few times. I really only purchased this mirror to help me film makeup tutorials for IGTV (this mirror is the same one Katie uses for her amazing Instastory tutorials). When the mirror arrived and I turned it on, I was amazed to see my face in such close detail. The first time I applied my makeup using this mirror I was shocked at how professional my makeup looked afterward. The difference was huge. My foundation looked flawless because I could see all of the tiny discolorations on my face, and I ended up using less product than I normally do because I was mostly spot concealing. My eyeshadow was perfectly blended and buffed and I was able to apply my red lip with expert precision. You can see everything in this mirror, but in a flattering way, not a terrifying way.
Immediately I was obsessed with my RIKI Skinny mirror. It was not going to be just for IGtv filming, though it has certainly come in handy for that purpose. Now I pull my RIKI mirror out (it takes seconds to assemble and stores easily) whenever I want my makeup to look really great, or especially if I want to pluck my eyebrows. The LED lights in this mirror are seriously powerful and there are five levels of illumination. Level one is plenty bright for me but level five is bright enough to be seen from outer space. It has a magnifying attachment I’ve yet to use, and comes with an attachment to hook your phone up to should you wish to. It also charges with a USB cord really quickly, no batteries necessary. Check it out, it’s a worthy investment if you are looking to improve your application technique!
I got mine on Nordstrom.com.