We all know the struggles of doing our makeup: we need the perfect lighting, the right chair height, the works. But with a boring, small vanity, applying makeup can seem more like a chore than a fun, therapeutic activity. Here are three easy additions to improve any vanity.
1. Get LED lighting
If the lighting in your room is poor, consider installing LED lights around your vanity. If you can’t swing the cost, you can purchase a table mirror that is framed by LED lights. LED lights produce up to 85% more light than traditional bulbs so you can actually tell when your cut crease is cut.
Pro tip: Self-adhesive strip lights are super affordable and a great low cost alternative to expensive Vanity lighting. Plus, these come equipped with a remote.
We’ve all suffered the consequences of poor lighting. From patchy eyebrows to poorly blended foundation (even though you thought it looked great), improving the lighting at your vanity is essential. Avoid Christmas lights though; even if it creates a beautiful aesthetic, LED Christmas lights aren’t strewn closely enough together to provide a reliable lighting experience.
2. Get organized for a small space
Utilize every space available to avoid creating a cluttered look: invest in makeup organizers, utilize wall shelving, and try to choose a vanity with multiple drawers for storage.
Buy a textile makeup brush holder with a beautiful bamboo finish so you can keep all of your brushes together. Ones with roll functions are serious space savers and they look better than keeping all your brushes out in the open. You’ll never lose a brush and it’ll streamline your makeup routine in a clutter-free environment.
3. Get crafty
Just like you bring your own personal flair to your makeup, your vanity should be a form of self-expression. How else are you going to garner inspiration for your new looks?
Get a clear or white makeup organizer and paint it with your favorite colors and designs. You can also pepper it with some of your favorite images or logos by using a matte finishing glue. Seamlessly seal and fix your paper images to your organizer with an old paintbrush and you suddenly have a totally unique, totally you way to stay organized.
If you’re having trouble storing your makeup palettes, think about making them magnetic! Glue some strong magnets to the backs of your pallets and fix it to a magnetic surface on your wall next to your vanity. You can create your own with a picture frame, sheet metal, and a cute fabric to tie into your room’s aesthetic.
While doing makeup can often seem like a chore, there’s nothing vain about spicing up the look of your vanity. Not only will it give you a relaxing, unique environment to do your makeup, these storage solutions will help your room stay clutter-free.