Let There Be Light(s)!

Where do you apply your makeup? If you’re anything like me sometimes I go without, or just a quick swipe of lipstick in the car – before I pull out of the driveway.   Amazing how great the light is in the car.How many times have you seen women at stop lights applying mascara or at least checking their teeth?

I know time is of the essence when we’re getting ready to go out for the day, but there are alternatives to windshield lighting and rearview mirrors.

It’s said that seeing is believing! Without good light we can be unpleasantly surprised by a glance in a mirror while we’re out. How many times has something seemed to change color between the time of putting it on at home and going outside into the daylight? Light actually has color and this can make the difference between what you see and what you get.

Traditional makeup mirrors can be found at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, department stores, etc. These are short or tall, lighted or not, and don’t always give a full view of our face. I have a small lighted magnifying mirror that saves me from embarrassing smudges when I’m traveling. Since I can’t apply makeup with my glasses on, I need the magnifying mirror to see details.

When I’m working professionally I always bring The Makeup Light with me. I either suction it to a mirror or put it on a stand.   One of my favorites is the lighted 3 way mirror that sits on a tabletop. This is full luxury lighting! You can even look extra gorgeous by sticking your camera phone on it for making videos or Skyping.

Wherever we choose to apply makeup and in life in general, let’s see ourselves in the best light possible!