The Ingenious Light-Up Compact Mirror I’m Giving Everyone This Holiday Season (It’s Only $40!)

published Oct 8, 2023
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As someone who is constantly traveling, I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in travel finds. From my go-to travel bag to the compact 3-in-1 charger I never leave home without, the right travel accessory can be life-changing on your travels. Now, for the longest time, I’ve been searching for a great travel mirror. When you travel, you never know what your mirror and lighting setups are going to be like until you get to your destination, so I was determined to find something that would have all the magnification I desired along with a light that could help illuminate my face, even in the dimmest hotel rooms. The only problem? Many of the mirrors I came across were large, clunky, and pricey. So, you can imagine the smile the excitement I felt when I heard that the brand behind my favorite makeup mirror was coming out with a travel-friendly version that mirrored the original. Say hello to the Illos Lighting LED Compact Mirror, the Goldilocks of travel mirrors.

What is the Illos LED Compact Mirror?

Founded by Kelly Mondora, a Hollywood lighting expert with 20 years of experience, Mario Dedivanovic (better known as the founder of Makeup by Mario), and award-winning photographer Jerry Ghionis, Illos Lighting is home to some of the best makeup mirrors around. The brand behind the first and only makeup mirror designed to mimic daylight, their mirrors were created to help you see every detail of your face in true color with the help of its powerful built-in ring lights you can ensure you’re always looking your best.

Now, you can take the power of these magnificent mirrors with you thanks to the Illos LED Compact Mirror. The size of an oversized makeup compact (it features a five-inch diameter) this mirror comes with two sides, one that features 1x magnification and one that features 10x magnification. To top it off, it also has a built-in touch-controlled ring light featuring the brand’s iconic lighting technology that delivers the perfect amount of brightness. The best part? It comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 days!

Credit: Sarah Vazquez

Why I Love the Illos LED Compact Mirror

As I said before, I’ve been searching far and wide for the perfect travel mirror, and with this pick, I’ve finally found it. The first thing that stood out to me was its size. This mirror is truly so compact that I’ve even found myself sticking it in my day-to-day purse! I also love how sleek and easy to use it is: one tap and you’ve got the perfect lighted mirror setup. I’ve also found it to be a dream when I’m staying at places that don’t have the best lighting (any makeup fans out there know there’s nothing scarier than doing your makeup in a dimly lit room and worrying about what it’ll look like outdoors!) Another plus? Because of its dual-sided design, this mirror can be gently propped open meaning no fussing with trying to prop it in the perfect angle.

But perhaps my favorite thing about this mirror is that people can’t stop asking me about it! Anytime I’m out with my friends and I pull it out for a quick check on my makeup, I always get asked where I got it. In fact, so many people have asked, I’ve already added it to my holiday shopping list as a stocking stuffer for a handful of friends and family!

Looking to put this mirror to the test? Coming in at just $39, this makeup mirror is well worth the money. And if you’re like me and looking to pick up a few of these as a gift, now through December 31st, you can save 20 percent off two or more compact mirrors using the code “GET20” at checkout! Now if you excuse me, I’ve got a couple of orders to place.