When you have a dance performance everything needs to be perfect – from your choreography to your costume, hair and makeup. Your makeup should accentuate your face movements so that your performance can show more feeling. Applying makeup requires a steady and skilled hand, suitable makeup tools, quality makeup, and of course a good mirror. Your makeup mirror should be clean, and large enough to ensure good reflection of your face. But a very important feature for a good makeup mirror for dancers is the lighting.
If you ever had the chance to apply makeup in a room with poor lighting, you already know that the final result will not be excellent. What you see in the mirror when there is light coming from above (and creating a shadow) like it’s the case with a standard modern bathroom mirror will not be the same when you see yourself in daylight or under the stage lighting. And you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to know this. You can even be average at applying makeup, but using a well-lit mirror can make a lot of difference.
Vanity Mirror to The Rescue
Have you ever wondered why wardrobe rooms for theatres have so many lights? Of course, it looks aesthetically pleasing and nice and sets the atmosphere, but the truth is, the main reason for this is to give actors, singers and dancers an even better view when getting ready. When applying makeup for a performance, the last thing you want to do is skip a part, or make mistakes. The better the view the better the makeup.
If you are tired of constantly seeking for proper light (especially if you have hanged mirrors) when doing your makeup, you already know that it can be quite a challenge. The lighting is never sufficient, and moving around the house with a portable mirror can be a lot of work. Also, travelling and having to deal with this can be a problem, especially if you truly need to have impeccable makeup.
With the help of a practical light up vanity mirror, you can do your stage makeup from the comfort of your own home, in the dressing room or anywhere else you like. You can pack the mirror in your duffle bag as it’s lightweight and compact, and take it out and place it on a vanity or any flat surface when you need to get ready. It’s ideal for dancers, flight attendants, models, actors, singers, TV anchors but also everyone else who wants to have a great view and good light while doing their makeup.
Having even and perfect light on a small vanity portable mirror is a great way to apply makeup, but also do other cosmetic things such as precise eye plucking. You can also apply false eyelashes ideally, by clearly seeing where you place the strip. Get a model that has more than one standing position, so you can adjust the angle right as you need it.
Picking the Right Mirror
Since being a dancer requires superb makeup, then you already know the importance of good lighting around mirrors. But picking a good light up vanity mirror can be a challenge. What’s the right lighting, should you pick a model that runs on batteries or one that charges with a USB? How big should it be and how will it stand? These are all important things you should consider when buying this item.
Is it necessary to say that it’s preferred to get a mirror that has LED lights? An LED light strip surrounding the mirror ensures a strong yet comfortable light, allowing you to apply makeup or perform other grooming tasks without any strain and with perfect precision. The white LED light is similar to that of daylight. Plus, you will know exactly how you’re going to look under the stage lights, as it’s likely that they will be LED too.
What’s more, LEDs have a long lifespan. These lightbulbs emit low levels of heat and make it possible to last for thousands of hours, allowing you to get the most use for your money. The lifetime of LED lights is based on how long it takes for the bulb’s lumen output to decrease to 30%. But it will definitely last much longer than any other light.
LED’s high lumen output per watt makes them capable of turning about 70% of their energy into light. This is far more efficient than any other light bulb (which will waste a lot of energy by turning it into heat). As a result, these mirrors will last longer before you need to change the batteries or recharge them using a charger or USB port.
Besides making them more efficient, the fact that LED doesn’t emit heat makes them the best option for vanity mirrors. This way, you’ll avoid the risk of potential burns (this is especially important since this is a portable mirror that you would touch and hold). Also, the fact that LED lights don’t emit any heat reduce the risk of such mirrors causing a fire if they accidentally come in contact with fabrics such as clothes, curtains or flammable materials like deodorants.
You’d also want to pick a mirror that has options to dim the light (you won’t always need utmost brightness). The right size should fit your regular bag, but also be large enough to offer you a proper reflection of your entire head and face.