A very important key to flawless makeup application is great lighting.
While shopping at my favorite store (Ross), I came across a lighted mirror by Revlon. This was perfect because I've been searching for a new mirror since someone *cough* my son broke the mirror I had. Good thing is, it did not have lights.
Look at that price! For $15, I had a new mirror with lighting. It's not the largest mirror but it is perfect to sit on a vanity or table for an up close and personal experience. The lighting is a bit warm but still effective.