Review: Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror

 

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What is it?

This lighted mirror is a professional quality product made for the hard core makeup geek!  It’s size is about 3 ft wide by 2 ft tall and has 6 lights that go from dim to really bright.  It would fit perfectly on a desk or on top of a dresser for use where’s there not much light.  The dimming switch takes the mirror from somewhat dim to full on stage lights so you can see everything you need for applying your makeup!  Comes in 4 colors:  Black, Silver, Pink, or Gray

They Describe It As:

Functional and classy, this premium lighted vanity mirror is perfect for any standard makeup station. Available in several different color combinations and embossed with our signature logo, the Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror is not only beautiful and tasteful, but functional too! Equipped with six globed, professional quality, dimming light bulbs, this mirror offers enough soft, clean white light to illuminate skin tones and colors accurately, giving you control over every detail of your hair and makeup.

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Overall Opinion:

This really is an amazing mirror- it makes me feel like a celebrity backstage getting ready for a Broadway show!  Since it has 6 full lights, the mirror gets as bright as you need to see exactly how you’re applying your makeup.  The quality is fantastic- is a professional grade product!   My only drawback to the product is the price, but considering the size and quality, the price is fairly reasonable.  You will need a full desk, vanity station, or dresser to put this on as it is quite large- but if you have the space, it’s such a fun product!    I actually want to redo my studio into an old Hollywood theme and have this be at my makeup station- hehe…

Rating:

  • Product:  4 out of 5
  • Packaging:  4 out of 5
  • Quality:  5 out of 5
  • Overall:  4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again?  If I needed more than one ;)
  • Price:  $269   ($242 after 10% off)

MUG Seal of Approval:  (5 out of 5)

*As always, my opinions for all reviews are 100% my own.  I NEVER accept bribes, money, etc from any company and will never lie about a product.  I do however  review not only products I purchase myself, but also products sent to me- but again, my reviews are completely honest either way.   Just so you know, my lovely muggies :)

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Sorry…..all I see is a big white box with that darn lil’ ol’ red x in the upper lefthand corner… :-(

Cathy, it’s like a wide-screen plasma TV but with lights on the side and a mirror where the screen should be.

OMG… This is truly hardcore. I must however admit that I am trying to see what I can do without in order to make room on THIS months budget. Thanks for your honesty in your reviews. God Bless you. Jeremiah 29:11

I MUST have this… or find someone who can make something just like it for cheaper… LOL Love Love Love it!!!!!

My fiance said he can make one of those for me for MUCH LESS money! Yey! Thanks Marlena for this great idea! :)

Marlena, or ANY OF YOU WONDERFUL MUGs ***

I just love this! And I’m looking for a vanity & lighted makeup mirror–I’m not ready to spend that much. Its probably worth it and I’m sure I’d get lots of use out of it. It’s just that I have to furnish my whole bedroom right now. :) Thanks so much Marlena for sharing!!

Does anyone know of a more affordable alternative?

of course it’s not as glamourous as the one marlena shows. but it serves the purpose. I really LOVE that one Marlena showed. I just have to somehow convince my husband it’s worth spending $ on a mirror! LOL

You can try this reasoning aka “cost per use.” If you look in the mirror everyday (and let’s face it, most of us makeup junkies look in it more often LOL), with the Makeup Geek’s 10% discount — it comes to like 66 cents a day over one year! ($242 divided by 365).

And like we said, there are awesome products at every price point … we are the luxury product for the Hard Core Makeup Geek : )

Good luck whatever you decide to buy xo

Hi Marlena & Make Up Geeks:

Thanks so much for liking what we do. It actually came as a result of me being a diehard MUG myself – and knowing someone who could built my dream vanity (everything like it was thousands of dollars at the studios). Then other people wanted one too and Vanity Girl was born.

This IS a luxury product for gals who love makeup, and we really want to say there are wonderful alternatives at every price point out there on the market (from $10 to thousands).

We also just wanted to let you all know that we are made in America, right here in Los Angeles as a matter fact. We wanted to keep jobs local, help our economy and it’s better for the environment too. Our materials are also salon grade, in fact … as you may know we are being used on set, on music tours and in salons. I really wanted to bring that level of quality to the home user.

I tell you all of you this just because I wanted you to know what goes into our pricing. Good luck everyone — whatever you decide to buy to put on your gorgeously made up face!

xo – M

Hi Kohizuki – we’ll put it on our R&D list. We always love hearing from our customers on what they want to see from us next. xo

Hi Oneka: You can call us 800-416-3961 M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST, make sure to ask for the 10% Makeup Geek Discount. xo

I’ve never seen a lighted mirror that looked that pretty before! I think that would be worth saving up for. Thank you for sharing!

I would love to buy one but what is the 10% off coupon code? You mention it but don’t give it out

IT’S NO LONGER A VALID OFFER. THE COMPANY WILL NOT HONOR THIS DISCOUNT ANY LONER.

More tutorials need to be posted more often; rather than reviews. I believe that the tutorials are what people look forward to so that we can learn new application methods etc….

Hi, Just wanted to add that Vanity Girl Hollywood is a very generous company. They have given away a couple of the Starlet mirrors on Facebook. I know this because I won one of them. The mirror is very beautiful and very well made. I know what Marlena means when she says she feels like a celebrity getting ready for a Broadway show. I know I feel like a star everytime I go to do my hair and makeup. I really do love the mirror. It is so gorgeous and like someone said it’s worth saving up for.
Take Care,
Donna

This isn’t really a comment it’s more like a question but anyways how do u get this product because if u buy it on this website I can’t find and if u don’t buy it on this website then were can I get it!!!!

Hi Maxi,
I live in Canada and I’ve called the 800 # and can’t get through. Tried to purchase online but it doesn’t show up in the cart. Tried emailing through the contact us botton on the website and no response. HELP!!! I would like to purchase.

Looks like it would be a great addition any woman’s “studio”. Anything that makes a woman feel like a star is worth it.

Hi Marlena I really love all ur tutorials! I wanna ask if there is something similar to the pink Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror coz my birthday just past and i collected a sum of money for me to buy something for myself but i dont want to buy the mirror coz its too expensive for me. I live somewhere in the asia. Thk u so much! :)

i’ve always wanted one of these but its completely out of my price range.. and just to big, if they made a smaller version? for half the price? probably

Oh! I wish the vanity mirror wasn’t so expensive! :( I want it soooo bad!
Do you know of anything simular that isn’t so pricy?
Thanks <3

You are the sweetest person ever ! I love your reviews, Hope all is well with moving, thanks for your honest opinion. Keep up the GREAT work.

xoxo-
Amy

Brena, we have it in Black. That was the same color the 2010 Olympics used. And we also have a Broadway Table Top Vanity with Plugs so you can put your curling iron or blow dryer in it. xo

OMG I ordered this mirror last week and got an extra 10% off plus FREE shipping…..do I need to say more??!!!!!!! It arrived this morning and must I say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I purchased the black Starlet and I have never seen anything so glamorous!!! I think this is a great price for this item. I have been shopping around for weeks and honestly every mirror I have came across just looks cheap and tacky. This mirror will add some glamour to your morning routine when your getting ready for school or work!! The customer service staff is amazing and very helpful they helped me pick out the best mirror for my needs and budget. I would recommend this to all those glammy girls out there who want a little piece of Hollywood right in the comfort of your home!!!

I have a question Marlena, how do you get the 10% off? My hubby said he could get this for me for my birthday this year cuz its gonna be the big 3-0 for me so i was just wondering how to get that.

Thanks!
Jenn

YOU CAN’T ANYMORE. THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THIS DISCOUNT! THEY DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THE DECENCY TO RESPOND TO MY E MAIL. SO NOW I’M STUCK WITH HAVING TO PAY RETURN SHIPPING COST ON A VERY LARGE AND HEAVEY ITEM THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE PICTURES THEY HAVE ON THEIR WEBSITE.

NO they will no longer honor the discount. I found out the hard way. I feel like I’ve been taken and the “gray” color or is it beige, or cream is nothing to write home about.

I really really want one of these, but I live in UK.

Does anyone know if they ship to UK, or where i could get one in UK???????

xx

Wow I would love to buy one, but those prices are not really affordable and realistic for most people

Does anyone know how i can get this posted to Australia? I have contacted the company many times but they wont get back to me!

very nice!but u could only use one of those if u have a very big makeup table.plus a big room,i just think it is to big for some peoples homes and rooms.but very pretty,if i was to get one it would be the pink one.but just to much,i could buy a flat screen for that price.but love u girl,ur the greatest.u need that for the work u do.

I’m from Vancouver. A couple weeks ago, I went to the Olympics Warehouse sale and they had this mirror selling for $15 each. I didn’t buy it and now I regret it…. :(

I call that number to make the order but it says it is the number for versa computer tables. I’m so confused and would have ordered this mirror immediately if the 10% off was by code and I could do my order online. :( Any info on how to receive the discount online or how to reach this company at the correct number? Thanks!

DON’T MAKE THE MISTAKE I DID AND ORDER IT ON LINE AND THEN TRY TO GET THE DISCOUNT. (I FOLLOWED MY ORDER IMEDIATELY WITH AN E MAIL QUOTING THIS WEB SITE) THEY SAY IT IS A PROMOTION THAT IS NO LONGER VALID

I saw this and feel in love with it. Then saw that price and thought it was crazy. I had my husband build one and it doesn’t come out to more than $50-75 in parts and materials from Home Depot.

I wish they had a smaller version because I love this old hollywood look. I just don’t have big enough space for it.

I would not recommend this mirror or dealing with this company. First of all, I found on line that you could simply request a “Makup Junkies” discount and you could receive 10% off. I ordered my mirror on the week end and so I wasn’t able to call and order, at the same time, making the request for the discount. So instead I sent an e mail following my order. No one ever responded to my initial e-mail. They evidently just chose to ignore it. After receiving the mirror and being very unhappy with the color, as it was not at all what it looked like in the photo. The photo looks like a cream white and they switch between calling it beige and gray. (So which is it?) The cost however of returning the mirror is significant. So I considered painting it. I then also looked to see if the discount had been applied and found that it had not. I wrote them again and they replied saying that promotion was over and that if I did paint it that the warranty would no longer be valid. In addition it will not stay in place on my vanity it swivels around and will not remain sitting straight, so my mirror is always sitting at an angle. I feel that this company took advantage of the fact that I had already put in my order and then followed with the request for the discount. There was no expiration date mentioned where the discount was promoted.

Hi Marlena, i just received my Starlet Mirror today!! i so love it!! i was able to get it before my b-day so it is extra special! thanks for ALL your reviews!! Love yah!! from one make-up geek to another thanks for your dedication!! ~~PaM G

THAT’S FUNNY I JUST ORDERED IT ON FRIDAY THE 28th AND RECEIVED IT TODAY THE 2nd OF JUNE…OHHH, && I GOT THE DISCOUNT…THEIR REP GAVE ME A TOTAL BEFORE CHECKING OUT!! VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT, VERY STURDY, SHIPPING WAS GREAT AND VERY WELL PACKAGED… THANKS AGAIN!! YAYYY!! OFF TO ENJOY MY MIRROR..LOL

HI MOMMIE, ORIANITA , LUCY LOU & ALITA..LOVE YAH SISTAS

sHOtt OuT tO ALL mY GiRLs OUtt THeRe!! LMFAO…muahh

I ordered the actual Broadway Lighted Vanity Desk and I LOVE IT!!!! I got the 10% discount with no problem. Thank you Marlena!!!! I’ve been looking for something like this everywhere!!! The company has GREAT customer service!!! My mirror shattered during shipment and they replaced it immediately!