Have I been living under a rock? Until I was recently introduced to simplehuman’s Sensor Mirror Pro, I didn’t even know that smart mirrors existed. Almost all of us own mart phones and smart watches, but, much like me, you’ve probably never considered an intelligent mirror. If you’re wondering what more a mirror could do than show you your own reflection, you’re in for a surprise.
Designed to not only magnify by 5x (or add the magnetic 10x magnification mirror for even more of an intense close up), the Sensor Mirror Pro detects when you’re near by and illuminates itself. But it’s not just any only light, it’s capable of replicating over 50,000 colour variations to illuminate you face in the perfect colour temperature. Have you ever visited a makeup counter, found what you thought to be your ideal makeup match, only to leave the store and realise you’re face is now the completely wrong shade? That’s usually because of the harsh lighting used in department stores. If you’d had the Sensor Mirror Pro on hand, you could have easily re-created a more natural lighting, allowing you to pick a true-match shade. While these colour variants are hard to show via photos (most camera adjust their setting to make all the settings look as “natural” as possible), you can see just how this works just check out the product details over on the simplehuman website.
All of these smart features can be controlled straight form your phone with the Simplehuman app and wifi. The app allows you to select the ideal light for your needs from a selection of pre-programmed environments, or choose your own custom light setting. If you’re unsure, the mirror can even adjust itself to match the lighting in the room you’re using it in. Cord free, the mirror charges via UBS, with each charge lasting around 4 weeks. I’ve had mine for 3 weeks, and it’s still going from the first time I powered it up!
If, like me, you like to keep on top of plucking and extractions in between salon visits, the Sensor Mirror Pro is an absolute must have! Never have I go so close up with my one skin. And it also doubles up as the perfect selfie light! We’ve all seen those perfectly lit Instagram posts, shot with the aide of a ring light, well think of this as a two-for-one – it’s a beauty essential, and a ring light in one. I’ve loved not only getting ready with my Sensor Mirror Pro, but also using it to capture the perfect selfie too!