Practical and sophisticated, makeup vanities are perfect to upgrade your morning routine and create a special place that's entirely dedicated to your self-care!
However, because they're an investment that will hopefully stay with you for years, you shouldn't pick one randomly.
It'll be easy to spot one that matches both your needs and décor since you can find lots of different makeup vanities with lights here. However, you should first make sure that you know exactly what you can't afford to overlook.
Here's a handy guide to avoiding disappointment or returns!
Decide where you're planning on placing your makeup vanity
This is vital for two reasons: it will allow you to measure that exact space avoiding models that won't really fit and it'll also give you the opportunity to match the décor style of that room.
Makeup vanities are mainly placed in bedrooms, but there are other options that might work better with the layout or your house or with how you're planning on using it;
Having a makeup vanity in your bathroom makes it even easier to get ready after a shower. However, we only recommend it if your bathroom is very well ventilated or else you could have problems with moisture, a mirror's worst enemy. Plus, keep in mind that your makeup routine might get interrupted by someone who needs the toilet right now;
If you want to have both makeup and clothes at hand, you could consider placing it in your walk-in closet. Since these rooms usually lack windows, you'll definitely need a good makeup vanity with lights.
Makeup Vanity with Lights for Bedroom
Choose between natural and artificial lighting
Natural lighting is always the best option to apply makeup without unpleasant surprises: to avoid shadows, you should place your new makeup vanity in front of a large window;
However, artificial lighting is a better alternative if you haven't got this option or you do but also want to be able to apply makeup when it gets dark. Look for a makeup vanity with white LED lights that reach a CRI of at least 90.
Our tip? Cover all your basis by choosing a makeup vanity with bulbs but keep relying on natural light during the day!
Makeup Vanity with Mirror for Natural Lighting
Figure out how much storage you actually need
Makeup vanities are great at preventing clutter and keeping your products well organized. However, if you misjudge how many you've actually got to store, you'll end up back to square one:
Decide whether you're going to store just your makeup products or your jewelry, hair accessories and styling tools, too;
Run an inventory of what you already own and lay out the products tidily to see how much room they require, roughly. Factor in 10-20% extra room for each type of product, since you're always likely to buy a few more;
Hair styling products can be rather long or bulky, so, if you're planning on storing them in your vanity's drawers, we recommend measuring them to avoid disappointment.
Tri-fold Mirror and Vanity Set
Modern Wooden Makeup Vanity Set
Makeup Vanity with Lighting Mirror