2. A Magnifying Mirror - If you want a flawless makeup application, you need a mirror that can show you the close detail of your face, DOWN TO THE PORES!! Do the colors match? Did I blend well enough? How's my contours and highlights? This Mirror doesn't need to be exspensive. The key here is magnification(5x to 10x). Try this 8x Magnifier from Bed Bath and Beyon.