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Friday, April 29, 2011

Ottlite Makeup Mirror


Some of you may have already seen my video on the Ottlite Makeup Mirror, but thought i'd also do a post on it. It's available at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Amazon, JoAnn's Craft Store, as well as a few other places. It's basically a makeup mirror that mimics natural daylight, to give you the most accurate color and lighting when applying your makeup. Tungsten (yellowish light) gives a wash of yellow to everything, so your perception of foundation color for example could be a few shades off. With the Ottlite, what you see, is what you get! The con is that it shows every detail, pores and all LOL.

It retails for $99.99 in some places but $69.99 on the Ottlite website, and I got it on the clearance rack at JoAnn's for $29! Such a frikkin' steal! LOL. JoAnn's has it on sale online for like $54-60, and even with a 40% coupon, it's still pricey, so if you are interested, definitely check out your local JoAnn's to see if there are any on clearance. It has one button which is the on and off switch (no dimmer), the mirror swivels, so you have a magnified version and a standard mirror. The base/stand reclines back and forward so you can achieve your desired level.

It also comes in different colors, such as pink, white, black, and teal with brown.

PROS: Nice, bright light, really gives you accurate representation of color so you never look weird
CONS: It can be TOO bright, no dimmer. For the retail price, the mirror part itself seems cheap, it has a cheap looking fake metal looking plastic on the border of the mirror, I would just expect more if I had to pay full price for this. Price itself is a bit much imo.


Jess said...

wow! this is something I would consider. I hate when I go outside and have to do a quick adjustment because it is not what I thought it would look like. This would be something I would look at right before I step out the door to do some adjustments..I will def check my local Joanns..thanks for the great review

lalalalena said...

aww both Jo-ann's in my city are sold out!! Nessa, do you happen to have the 40% off jo-ann's coupon code available? I think buying off the jo-ann's website is my best bet :(

LovelyMissMakeup said...

oh wow! my makeup mirror just broke and im on the hunt for a new one! maybe ill have to check this one out! great post!

Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

Guess I know where I'm going this weekend! I love Ott lights!

Tammy said...

The lighting seems really good!! I fear the bright lights would leave me seeing little 'floaties' for a

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

thanks for posting about where you got it for for so cheap! :) i was thinking of getting it before your post but then jackie told me you had a post on it so i checked it out. after i saw that you got it at jo-ann's for cheap i checked it out and snagged up the last one at the jo-ann's by my house! :D

Vanessa said...

Hi Lena- Here is the link to some of the Jo-Ann coupons, you can even Google some printable ones in case you decide to go to the store, but theres a promo code for 50% of a single item here:

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