I have fond memories as a little girl watching my mother getting ready for an evening out as she put her makeup on in front of this mirror.
She may have been going to the disco. Or bowling. Perhaps the Avon lady just visited. The point is my sister and I loved to play with the dials between Day/Office/Evening/Home and watch the lights change different colors on the Miss Clairol True to Light makeup mirror. It was so glamorous, so mysterious, so fun!
I moved out. For many years I grew accustomed to sitting on a sink and sticking my face 2 inches from the bathroom mirror to put on my makeup. Finally one day while staying in a hotel I noticed a very handy mirror with an extension arm. Unlike the Clairol love of my youth, this one did not switch colors. However, it DID flip to a magnifying side. I felt like for the first time in my life I could really see my face.
If you don’t have one you need one. Trust me. You can thank me later. After all, if you only have 5 minutes don’t you at least want to make sure that your eyeliner is where it is supposed to be?