Style a Perfect Makeup Vanity Area

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Makeup is such an important (if not essential) part of our everyday lives. On average, most women take at least 30 precious minutes or more to apply a full makeup job every morning, so we can begin our day with beaming confidence. It’s only fair to say our makeup corner should have a special spot in our homes. And what can be more perfect than a vanity table. As a woman, there is something very powerful about our‘dressing areas. A perfect makeup vanity table should be a place that inspires us, that will make us feel organized and confident, so we can bring more beauty into the people around us. It is also a fun space to decorate where we can use our personality and be creative to style our own little beauty temple.

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1. A gorgeous mirror. Without a fantastic mirror, it’s just an ordinary works pace. Preferably something large enough to reflect ourselves with much light, so we can see every fine detail of our beauty. I believe the key piece when deciding a vanity is the mirror. (Excluding the 4 legs of course) You can make a bold statement by placing a full-length mirror on the wall or choose a glamorous frame for a midsize mirror. Having a desk top magnifying the mirror can be interestingly appealing!

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Freestanding Mirrored Jewelry Armoire Storage Cabinet

Hollywood Lighted Makeup Vanity Dressing Mirror
Door and Wall Mounted Armoire Mirrored Jewelry Cabinet
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2. Fantastic lighting. Natural light is always the best choice when applying makeup, but if you don’t have a space close to a window or no window at all, alternatively choosing a stylish lamp or even a mirror with spotlights will be ideal. You will want your lighting fixtures to direct its light at your face. It’s recommended that the brightness should be around 75 or 100 watts bulbs, otherwise it’ll be too blown-out and bright, and you might end up putting on too much makeup!

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Elegant Sheer Shade Floor Lamp w/ Hanging Crystal LED Bulbs

4-Light Vanity Light w/ Nickel Finish and Glass Shade
3-Light LED Bath Vanity Light with Alabaster Glass Dimmable
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3. Things that make you smile. Whether its pictures of your loved ones, framed vision boards, beautiful flowers or just trinkets you adore. Be sure that your vanity has a collection of things that put a smile on your face. The right fragrance can make everything better. Flowers will lift your spirits and keep the vanity area looks fresh and beautiful. Then, you’ll want to burn a candle for ambiance. This is where you apply your personal taste. Adorn your vanity with fresh flowers, candles and diffusers for a fresh scent. Choose design pieces such as a flower vase, candle holders and portraits to harmonize. You can also select a vanity stool to complement the look. 

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Photo by Tara Fingold

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4. Proper storage. Be sure to use a table with at least a few drawers. Most of the vanity tables already come with drawers and other compartments, but if you don’t have enough or any, using containers and drawers are a great option. Use an assortment of trays and containers in various sizes and shapes to hold your makeup. The goal here is to look tidy, as well as making the items easily accessible as you’re getting ready.

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Photo by Liza and Carolina

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If you are still not convinced you need a vanity, or you don’t have enough space at home, you can practically place a table or bin in any corner of your house. No matter what style we have, we all need one of those!