Tri-fold Illuminated Makeup Mirror

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You can control the brightness of the mirror by long-pressing this button

Many times I test makeup products in the evening when the light isn’t great in my house, so this little LED lighted tri-fold mirror by Ovonni comes in very handy. It’s eight LED lights are neutral in tone, unlike the warm-toned CFLs in my house that cast a yellow haze over everything (yet another reason why I try to take pictures in natural light as much as possible).

It’s fun, it reminds me of a mirror that you’d see a movie star use, except in miniature. It’s a good size to put in your lap or stand on the table in front of you. It’s kind of awkward to hold when you’re trying to take a selfie to show off your new eyeshadow; illuminated selfie lights seem to be a better option for that.

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This button turns the mirror all the way off (to avoid accidental illumination when closed)

The LED lights are adjustable in brightness, but I found that really only the brightest setting is enough to truly illuminate my face in the evening. It folds up flat for storage. It’s a little big when closed, bigger than a large eyeshadow compact, so it’s probably not something I’d carry with me in a purse. If I were traveling, and I needed to do my makeup away from a mirror, I could definitely see it coming in handy.

I am not entirely thrilled by the heart shapes on the LED lights, it feels a little hokey to me. However, this mirror has proved so handy that I’m more than willing to overlook that cosmetic irritation.

[DISCLOSURE: I received this product at a substantial discount, but the opinions I’ve shared here are my own.]

Gianna Pfister-LaPin

Gianna is a product reviewer and usability expert with 15+ years of real-world experience. She is happy to offer constructive advice and social media feedback to companies who want to make better products. When she’s not trying out new products on herself or her family, Gianna plays with yarn and watches movies. She can also be bribed with stroopwafels.

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