Back in college, there was one particular ladies room that I use to dread going in. It’s not that it wasn’t clean, it was. The problem was every time I looked in the mirror in there, I saw death staring back at me. The fluorescent lighting was so harsh that no matter how well I thought I did my makeup in the morning, I always looked liked a paled-face harlot when I checked myself out in that restroom.
Talk about a confidence killer. After awhile I just stopped going into that ladies room to avoid the afternoon creep of self-doubt. It’s amazing how a little bad lightening can impact your mood and have you justifying a half mile trek across campus just to wash your hands.
Well, Simplehuman is betting that I’m not the only woman to experience the frustration of being caught off guard by poor lightening. The company known best for its motion sensor controlled trashcans has just released a new smart makeup mirror that simulates natural sunlight allowing users to ensure their makeup is color-corrected and flawless when applied.
The Wide View Sensor Mirror automatically lights up as your face approaches and the sensitivity of the sensor increases so it won’t turn off unexpectedly. It also contains foldable side panel so you can see your makeup application from any angle. The smart mirror is also rechargeable and can be used without a cord for up to 3 weeks on a single charge.
The coolest feature about the Simplehuman Wide View Sensor Mirror is that its downloadable iPhone app allows users to capture light settings from the world around them and accurately recreates them in the mirror. So, you can take selfies of yourself at the office or at your favorite meeting spot and have the mirror recreates that lighting the next time you’re doing your makeup.
This way you can be sure your makeup looks as good in the sun as in the most fluorescent-flooded workspace.
The Simplehuman Wide View Sensor Mirror retails for $400 and includes free shipping. That’s not a bad price for the assurance that you won’t be giving your colleagues a fright each time you step in some questionable office lighting.
-Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress