We’ve all been there. Spent ages getting our makeup just right and as you’re about to leave the house notice that your foundation is two shades too dark, your undereye bake is still visible, your eyeliner is ridiculously wonky and your eyebrows are far from sisters… they’re not even related! I usually apply my makeup at my desk as that’s where it’s all displayed, however, the best lightning is actually in my tiny ensuite. Unfortunately, it’s just not practical to get ready in there every morning; there’s barely any space to put my toothbrush down!
Natural daylight is perfect for applying your makeup as it provides the most accurate reflection of your face. It’s easier to see what requires more blending and to get a more accurate foundation match if you have more than one shade in your collection. When you live in sunny Scotland (Note: sarcasm) it’s almost impossible to find a decent light source first thing in the morning. That’s why I was excited to try a new innovative makeup mirror by Just Own It (JOI) that provides ultra-bright “true” daylight, to prevent makeup mistakes caused by bad lighting.
The Spotlite HD Diamond 2.0 is the first professional makeup mirror with ultra-bright true daylight that is close to natural daylight, so it provides 1000 LUX of brightness making it up to 10x brighter than your current makeup mirror. I have a real problem with blemishes and visible pores on my nose. The Spotlite HD mirror makes applying my foundation so much easier as I can clearly see any discolouration and differences in texture which helps me to choose a foundation with the right amount of coverage, making my skin appear as flawless as possible. The mirror has been such a game changer, especially as the mornings have been getting a lot duller as we transition into Autumn.
The Spotlite HD mirror comes with a number of different features to help it transition effortlessly into your current makeup and skincare routine. Not only is the mirror portable, travel-friendly and wireless, but it’s also very compact and can be wall mounted. It sticks firmly to any wall – glass, tiled, painted or wood. I was so impressed to find that it also comes off easily without leaving holes or any sticky residue. It comes in a number of different colour combinations. I love the style I received: Hot Blush which combines a lovely soft pink with rose gold detailing. It looks beautiful on my dressing table surrounded by Charlotte Tilbury collection.
It also comes with a 10X magnifying mirror (that’s perfect for tweezing those unruly brows), a microfibre cleaning cloth, USB cable, wall cradle and adhesive tape. The design is really fool-proof. It even switches on/off automatically when it opens and closes. It comes already set-up; all you have to do is pop it on the wall which takes minutes. It contains a powerful lithium battery rechargeable via the included USB cable (there’s an alert when it reaches 30%), a dimmable touch-sensitive switch and it features non-degrading LED technology, which basically means the light doesn’t dim as the battery runs out. It’s clear Just Own It has a passion for makeup artistry – they’ve thought of everything!
The Spotlite HD mirror is a complete, compact makeup studio that allows me to see every pore, stray hair, mascara blob, unblended foundation line and shadow up close and personal. This may sound a little intimidating but, trust me, it’s a game changer in terms of makeup application. No more leaving the house with patchy eyeshadow or unblended contour lines. Plus, the Spotlite HD mirror’s unique laptop design folds it into a compact size that fits in your suitcase so you can take on your travels. We all know how bad hotel listening can be – this guarantees flawless makeup application on the go.
Let’s face it, makeup can be expensive and I’m not about to waste mine on dodgy application. True daylight is definitely the way forward and the ultimate tool when it comes to flawless makeup.
This post is in collaboration with Just Own It.