The perfect vanity table: the unattainable goal.
A vital component to any vanity table is the tabletop swivel mirror. But not just any mirror. It must be a true and clear reflection. It must have a regular side for makeup application and a magnifying side for eyebrow tweezing and other close-ups. And ideally, it should look aesthetically pleasing on your vanity table. Modern, sleek, stylish and classic.
The Oak Leaf Tabletop Swivel Makeup mirror is a two-sided mirror with a 5x magnification side for close-up work, and a regular side mirror. Very useful for fine detail work such as eyebrow grooming and tweezing, applying false eyelashes or detailed eyeliner work, or examining the pores of the skin, the magnification side is very helpful for grooming. I like using the magnification side for when I apply retinol or Vitamin C serums so that I can better view skin problems that may not be otherwise as visible to the naked eye. The regular mirror side is clear and even without a warped reflection, very suitable for both men and women for shaving, grooming, skincare treatments and of course, makeup application. I like that I can tilt it in just the right position (about 75-degree angle back, away from my eye) while I apply liquid eyeliner and mascara to my top lashes.
The Chrome finish gives a clean, modern yet classic look to the mirror, and serves the purpose of protecting the mirror from moisture and condensation. The chrome makes it very suitable for use a bathroom vanity or countertop mirror as it will resist corrosion from the steam of hot showers.
The actual assembly of the mirror is simple, and it comes with a small tool to help secure the fittings. The swivel mechanism moves effortlessly and is firmly secured. The base is solid brass with a hand-polished chrome overlay that gives a high, sleek shine. It is not rickety and feels like a more expensive piece.
The mirror comes not entirely assembled. At first, I was less than thrilled about this, but assembly is simple, and it turns out I prefer that the mirror was not preassembled once I realized that if it were already assembled, it probably would not arrive in as good a condition as it did when I received the mirror. Not fully assembled allowed for packing each piece very well with no scratches. Even if you are not terribly handy, this is very easy to assemble.
CONCLUSION: Well worth the price, this mirror has a classic, sleek look that would compliment the decor of many bathrooms and vanity tables. The easy to use swivel base is very helpful for shaving, makeup application, and skin care needs.
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I received this product in exchange for testing and review purposes. If you have any questions about my experience with it, leave it in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer it!