This is an independent review by Andrea M. “I was introduced to the iMakeupMirror application today for my iPhone4 and I have to say that I haven’t found an app like this one since owning my iPhone. The iMakeupMirror illuminates the screen and enables me to see myself even in the darkest of clubs, bathrooms, or restaurants. As a busy writer who is involved in several local activities I find myself running from place to place when I’m not typing away. From the laptop, to the gym, to a meeting with clients; sometimes I literally pack a bag in the morning and live out of it all day.
This is where the iMakeupMirror has come in handy on numerous occasions. Instead of remembering to pack an extra mirror or compact in my bag that could potentially shatter or break and make a dusty mess in my purse, I simply switch to this app on my phone when a mirror isn’t in sight and I need to check myself out. We all know how embarrassing it could be to meet a friend or client after lunch and realize that there’s something in your teeth. With this application I don’t have to worry about that ever again. I can take a look after every meal when I’m on the go.
I also travel a lot so the iMakeupMirror has been useful when I’m on the plane or waiting for a cab. If you’ve ever had to go from the airport to a meeting whether it’s business or pleasure you want to look your best. The lines are often long for bathrooms, and your make-up bag is tucked away in your suitcase because of TSA regulations. This is when the iMakeupMirror saves the day. You can simply whip it out, do a touch up, smooth fly away hairs, or check your smile before you go. I know that I have had a powder compact burst in my bag a time or two and the experience is messy, costly and overall just a pain. This application completely eliminates the risk of that small tragedy happening.
Excessive clutter in my bag is another reason I love the iMakeupMirror. I like to carry a small bag whenever possible so having this on my phone eliminates the need to try to fit in a separate mirror. If I do carry a large bag and have to carry several items such as a phone, compact, lipstick, wallet, etc., they seem to get lost in the bottom. Having my phone do double duty in this department is great for eliminating another item to clutter the bottom of my bag.
I’ve also used the iMakeupMirror in a dark club and it worked wonderfully. I was able to reapply lip-gloss without smearing it everywhere and I didn’t have to wait in line to use the bathroom mirror. Plus, I was able to carry a sexy little clutch because the only mirror I needed was already in my phone. On a scale from 1-10 on usefulness I’d give this app a 9. It’s incredibly handy, and you don’t necessarily look like you’re looking in a mirror while you’re using it (which I love). People assume you’re just looking at your phone. If you haven’t tried it, please do. Your face will thank you.”