Unless you’re a Kardashian, not a lot of us have flattering effective lighting in our bathrooms. That’s where a great lighted make up mirror can come in handy. And speaking of the Kardashians, this one is apparently a hit with the worlds first family of reality TV… or at least with their makeup artist. Ilios Lighting Rechargeable Table Mirror is a cordless magnifying and makeup mirror that needs no outlet, meaning if you’ve already got curling irons and blow dryers crowding your plugs—no worries.
I recently got a sample of this mirror to test out in my bathroom In this review I’ll share what it’s like to use, how long the battery lasts, what it’s good for and anything you should know before you buy.
The mirror comes in three pieces and assembles fast by screwing the stand into the base. The Mirror clicks onto the stand magnetically and can be moved to any angle.
When you’re shopping, you’ll be able to choose from 1X magnification up to five times magnification, and that’s the option I went for. The mirror measures 9-inches across with the LED light ring around the outer edge, and the mirror surface is 8-inches. On the stand it’s 16.5 inches tall.
The key feature here is the bright LED lighting around the entire surface of the mirror, which turns on by tapping the integrated power button.
It mimics true daylight (with a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 98 out of 100)
Brightness ranges from 100 to 800 lumens, and you adjust it by tapping and holding the power button. I will say this makes adjusting the brightness somewhat imprecise, but you’ll certainly be able to get the level you’re looking for eventually.
The mirror will tilt and rotate on its magnetic mount, and seems to hold in place firmly. If you’re having trouble with the magnet, staying in place, cleaning the ball joints of any dust helps.
Battery life of this mirror should be about six hours, so, depending on how long you typically take to do your make up, it could last about a week. A USB-C cable and plug adapter are included in the box.
Recharging should take about 6-8 hours, which is quite long, but you could simply plug it in overnight and it would be ready to go by morning.
Use for travel with optional suction cup
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