[productsample/affiliate] I discovered this mirror when I was writing for FT How To Spend It and I’m not sure how I lived without it. I was holding on for Black Friday before featuring it because it’s a big outlay – although officially BF is next Friday I believe, discounting has already started. I literally use it every day – several times a day.
This is where it sits in my kitchen, sandwiched between my make up brushes and the coffee machine! Actually, it’s the convenience of the plug point that dictates where it lives but it’s turned into my daily make up station (much to Mr BBB’s irritation!). It only needs to be plugged in to recharge, but I tend to just keep it there anyway.
It’s a day light simulation mirror, so in theory you can never go wrong with your colours no matter what light conditions surround you. It’s magnified one side and normal the other side and on the ‘normal’ side it got a little half moon section that’s magnified – awesome for those troublesome chin hairs which is mainly what I use that particular part for! Daylight simulation mirrors work by creating a halo of sunlight mimicking light – in this particular product, the bulbs are surgical grade LED that use the equivalent of 5,800 Kelvin (light measurement – a clear day outside would be averagely 5,500 Kelvin).
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*waves* So, in effect, there are three options in one mirror… 5X on one side, normal on the other with a 10X value on the little half moon section. Oh, I should add that it’s ‘sensor’ because it lights up as you approach so there aren’t any switches. In winter it’s proving a godsend for foundation colour accuracy and closer eye work. It’s currently £223.99 at John Lewis HERE down from £268. Like my Dyson hairdryer, it’s a product that I would – and will – replace because despite the price they’ve both proved to be more than worth their weight. There are other variants at different price levels but this is the one I’ve had over 6 months experience with so it’s the one I’m recommending. Non affiliate HERE.
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