When it comes to shopping for mirrors, there’s no doubt that a vanity mirror with lights can be a top priority. Sometimes referred to as a hollywood vanity mirror, they’re an essential choice for those who do their makeup frequently.
A common misconception is that you won’t be able to find a lighted vanity mirror without paying a fortune, but the reality is, whether looking for a wall mounted lighted makeup mirror or a makeup vanity table with a lighted mirror, there are options for everyone. We’ve done extensive research and experiments to ensure this list only contains quality vanity mirrors.
We’ll start by giving you our list of favorites, and then we’ll dive into how we came to our decision. As the two common types we’ll be reviewing are tabletop vanity mirrors and wall mounted vanity mirrors, we’ll dive into the pros and cons of each type as well.
Chende Hollywood Mirror
Highlights: Large, Plug Outlet, Wall-Mounted & Tabletop
The Chende Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror is one of my personal favorite mirrors. Allowing up to 12 dimmable LED lightbulbs (white bulbs included), this vanity mirror offers versatile lighting as you do your makeup or other routines. The first thing to note is it can be both tabletop or wall-mounted.
One feature you’re sure to love about this mirror is the plug outlet located by the base. Unlike others that only include a USB (or nothing!), this provides flexibility for non-phone items like a blow dryer.
After over a year of daily use, I have yet to find any faults in this Hollywood style vanity mirror. The lights on the Chende Hollywood Vanity Mirror With Lights, or more specifically the ports for the lights, show no signs of wear, making it easy to change the lightbulbs if they burn out. The dimmer, while not perfect, is still easy and convenient to use as the day I bought it.
Another nice feature is the replaceable lights. I hate when you’re stuck with the manufacturer’s “preferred” lights, though, in this instance, I love the white LEDs.
I recommend you carefully consider the weight of this mirror if you plan to use it as a tabletop vanity mirror. It is very heavy and would require a sturdy vanity as opposed to a flimsy desk.
From a pricing standpoint, the Chende Hollywood Vanity Mirror With Lights is a more premium option and more for those who value quality over affordability. Overall, this is my favorite wall mirror with lights, and if you can afford it, I’d recommend checking it out.
Frenchlin Large Vanity
Highlights: USB Port, Dimming Lights, Warmth Adjuster
The Frenchlin Large Vanity Mirror With Lights is another fine choice and a bit more on the affordable side for such a large lighted vanity mirror. One of the first details you’ll notice about this is that it’s all glass (except for the base), which in my opinion is an edge over the Chende. The lights fit in with the mirror much better this way, for a low-profile look.
This mirror from Frenchlin also provides a USB charging port, and while not as versatile as the outlet on the mirror above, it is still a great feature.
The Frenchlin Large Vanity Mirror With Lights features a dimmer as well as 3 separate color modes. This is probably the most distinct highlighting feature this mirror holds and offers massive advantages when doing your makeup.
The color modes of the Frenchlin Large Vanity Mirror With Lights scale from a cold white to a deep, warm yellow. This versatility lets you see your look in natural lighting & cold/soft lighting.
On top of the color features, the Frenchlin Large Vanity Mirror With Lights comes with a detachable base for wall-mounting. Just like the Hollywood mirror from Chende above, this allows flexibility as both a tabletop mirror and wall mirror.
This is definitely a great buy with so much versatility at a decent price point. If you want something bigger but within reason, definitely check it out.
Impressions Touch Pro
Highlights: Bluetooth Microphone & Speaker, USB Charging, Long Battery Life
The Impressions Vanity Touch Pro Rechargeable LED Bluetooth Mirror is one of the top choices on our list thanks to the many rich features at a respectable price.
The first feature we must touch upon, as it is the most unique in the list, is their Bluetooth speaker and microphone. The idea behind this is sometimes our hands are tied up when doing our daily routine, and who wants to put a phone to their face while doing makeup? Some might find this over the top, but once you’ve tried it, you’ll never be able to go without it.
Standing at just a foot and a half tall, you could make the case that the Impressions Vanity Touch Pro fits in with our lighted travel make up mirrors. This is further enhanced by their rechargeable battery. The only downside with that is it’s not well-protected, so you would need extra wrappings.
Thanks to the USB slot on the Impressions Vanity Touch Pro Rechargeable LED Bluetooth Mirror, you’ll be able to charge your device while getting ready.
Out of every mirror on the list, this one is hands down the best bang for your buck. You should also check out our review of the Impressions Vanity Touch Pro.
AirExpect Makeup Mirror
Highlights: Portable, Rotation, Batteries
The AirExpect Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights looks extremely elegant with the patted coverings. Despite the drastic price difference (much lower) than the last two options, this vanity mirror offers a lot of features for a great cost. Standing at just under a foot tall, the AirExpect mirror is one of our favorite lighted travel make up mirrors.
The first notable feature is the 72 inset LED lights. The power these lights offer is definitely going to impress you given the smaller size of this mirror. Believe me when I tell you that it can light up your entire bedroom.
Another great feature in the AirExpect Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights is adjustable lighting, similar to the Frenchlin mirror above. The effectiveness of their lighting modes is impressive given the low cost of the mirror.
The other two features to consider are their tri-fold shape & magnification. If you’re looking for both a 3-way mirror and a travel mirror, I’d recommend taking a closer look at this one. You will never miss another spot or an angle when using the AirExpect Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights.
If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, I would highly recommend this one.
Wondruz Makeup Mirror
Highlights: 180 Degree Rotation, Magnification, Battery Support
The WONDRUZ Makeup Mirror Vanity Mirror with Lights is another tri-fold design tabletop vanity mirror with lights that comes in at an amazing price. Typically found around $20, the rich features in this 3 way mirror are sure to amaze you.
This mirror has the option of being cordless, which to me is a big deal. I have enough wires and so it’s nice to avoid more clutter where I can. The WONDRUZ Makeup Mirror has the option of using either AAA batteries or using a USB charging cable for power.
This vanity mirror offers adjustable LED lighting with up to 3x magnification, and the base can swivel. The quality of the lights is not as high as others on this list, but for a mirror typically around $20, it’s a great choice on a budget.
Hansong Hollywood Mirror
Highlights: Adjustable Angle, 10x Magnification, Light Settings
The Hansong Large Hollywood Makeup Vanity Mirror with Lights is jam-packed with features, including a removable 10x magnification mirror (as seen in the picture below).
This Hollywood style mirror is the “perfect size” for many, as it is big enough to show your whole profile, while small enough to reduce wasted space. Before I dive into what I love about this mirror, let me start with what I don’t. And that’s the bulky feeling the light bulbs give off. While I like big lights right on the mirror itself, It felt like so much space was taken up by them, and it was a little strong on the eyes at first.
However, the Hansong Large Hollywood Makeup Vanity Mirror with Lights is still worth it for a $60 lighted vanity mirror of this site, and the features that come with it, such as the color modes and dimming, make it all the more worth it.
The authenticity you get from the “natural” light and the “daylight” settings beat out most of the others on this list. The aluminum framing of this Hansong Mirror offers stability and durability without too much weight that you have to worry about where you keep it.
If you’re looking for a well-rounded tabletop mirror under $100, this may be worth checking out.
Funtouch Lighted Vanity Mirror
Highlights: Sensor Touchscreen, Adjustable Angle & Rotation, Light Settings
The Funtouch Large Makeup Vanity Mirror with Lights is the best under $50 option on this list and offers up to 10x magnification with powerful yet subtle LED lighting inset to the mirror. This small but sturdy vanity mirror can find room on any tabletop, allowing for convenience in any home.
The Funtouch Lighted Vanity features a touchscreen sensor (located on the left in the image above) that can be used to manage the dimming of the LED lightbulbs.
Just like the WONDRUZ Makeup Mirror, this one offers the choice between AAA-batteries or using a USB cable to power your lights. As I’ve said, I love avoiding wires when I can, so the battery option allows for a better aesthetic.
The quality of the lights is pretty solid, and I don’t have much to complain about. It’s not the biggest mirror on our list, but it is large enough to show your whole head, and for an under-$50 option, that works for me.
If you want the best choice under $50 on this list, definitely give this Funtouch Vanity Mirror with Lights a try.
Tabletop Vs. Wall-Mounted Vanity Mirrors
When trying to decide between wall-mounted and tabletop, there are a lot of factors to consider. In fact, many people mount mirrors above their vanities without these extra considerations and end up taking them down due to the inconveniences they face. Fortunately, many wall-mounted offers a detachable base (such as the ones on this list) and you don’t have to commit to one or the other.
The first thing to consider is the length of your vanity (and distance from the wall, if that’s non-negotiable). What I’ve personally done in the past is mount a mirror, and then spend every morning breaking my neck to lean in. It really makes that luxurious giant vanity lose its touch.
The second thing to consider is your walls. Some of the mirrors on our list, especially the Chende Hollywood Mirror, have a lot of weight to them. If you’re not careful about where you hang it, the wall may not have enough supports. You can find more valuable information on How To Install A Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror.
On the flip side, tabletop mirrors can face similar issues with weight if you’re using a cheaper table/desk. You’ll want something sturdy for some of the larger Hollywood style mirrors.
Hopefully this list helps you find the best vanity mirror with lights for your home. If you purchased an item from our list, we’d love to hear in the comments below about it! Is it working out great for you, or did you run into troubles? Let us know!
Are we missing an essential vanity mirror with lights on this list? Tell us! We’re very open to suggestion and will review any products recommended to us. Good luck!