REVIEW | SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror

Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Review


$ 200


Look good in sunlight, look good anywhere. SimpleHuman’s Sensor Mirror is designed with a super bright LED light ring that not only mimics natural sunlight, but also reflects light consistently + evenly – and will not degrade or diminish for many years. It is rechargeable + cordless, so no messy cords to drag around. The distortion-free mirror is 5x magnification – ideal for providing exceptional detail while still allowing you to see your entire face at once. And, it lights up automatically as your face approaches it. Check out a video here.



  • Tru-lux Lighting System | Simulates natural sunlight, allowing you to see full color variation, so you’ll know when your makeup is color-correct + flawless. And, you never have to change a bulb! Unlike traditional bulbs or fluorescent lighting, SimpleHuman’s long-lasting LEDs won’t burn out or diminish even after many years of regular use.
  • Sensor | Automatically lights up as your face approaches the mirror — no need to touch any buttons.
  • Cordless + Rechargeable | Clutter free + easily recharges with the included USB cord + adapter. One charge lasts up to 5 weeks with moderate use.
  • 5x Magnification | Distortion-free mirror is 5x magnification – ideal for providing exceptional detail while still allowing you to see your entire face at once. Precise curvature for distortion-free optics – even around the edges.
  • High Reflectivity Materials | Ultra-clear, high-quality glass backed by high-purity aluminum coating provides superior reflectivity + clarity.
  • Adjustable | Mirror tilts back fully so you always have a clear, comfortable view — even while standing up.
  • See more in depth info about all these FAB features here.

What it Comes With

  • Rechargeable Universal USB Cord + Power Adapter
  • Reusable Cleansing Cloth
  • Instruction Manual


9.1″W x 4.7″D x 15.1″H


5 years


  • Stunning, clean design
  • The lighting is amazing!
  • No distortion
  • Its height + angles are adjustable
  • Excellent quality


  • If you look away from the mirror, to grab something – the sensor light goes out too quickly
  • No stay on feature
  • The on / off button is on the bottom of the mirror, so you have to pick the whole thing up to turn it off + on
  • the price tag

Recommend + Repurchase

This is one of those things that I didn’t realize how much I needed, until I actually had one. I got the 8″ free-standing countertop one, but it also comes in a wall mounted version too, as well as varying sizes + levels of magnification. It definitely took a little for me to get used to at first – but I love how it’s just the right amount of magnification, + that I didn’t experience any crazy distortion like I did with other magnifying mirrors I’ve used in the past.

Personally this is the first SimpleHuman product I’ve ever owned, + if I’m being completely honest, $200 for a makeup mirror just seems so astronomical to me. I have to tell you though that the quality is impressive! It’s super-sturdy + really well built, which is FAB, because I intend on keeping this for a very long time. I also love the design of this so much more than other brands on the market – simple, yet sophisticated – totally the look I was going for.

One thing I wanted to mention is that the vanity I keep this on is pretty tall {making the mirror almost eye-level for me}, so I’m not sure if this would be a problem if it were used it on a shorter surface or not – as I haven’t done that yet. I love the convenience of being able to adjust it however I need it though, depending on what I’m doing.

Aside from the price, my only real peeves are 1. with the sensor + 2. with the on / off button – neither of which are deal-breakers for me. I love that it has a sensor, but it’s really sensitive – more so with going off, than going on. If you look away from the mirror for just a second to grab a makeup brush or something – the light goes out. Then you have to wait for it to go back on – and if you’re in a hurry, this can be super-annoying, especially when it happens repeatedly throughout my makeup routine… even when I’m trying to be conscious of how far away I am.

So I bet you’re thinking no biggie, I’ll just keep it on instead of using the sensor, right? Wrong. There’s no option for that + it drives me absolutely batshit! Ok, let me clarify… there is a button to keep the sensor on, but no way to turn it on + keep it on- on. You can turn it completely off though. I would just think that an on button would be a given, especially for the price… and, apparently, I’m not the only one. In fact, I googled it, because I originally thought mine was broken, but it turns out some people actually use a piece of tape to cover the sensor so that it stays on, until they manually turn it off by the button. Definitely some smart cookies out there, but I’m not sure I want to stare at a piece of tape on this gorg mirror all the time. So, I was a little disappointed with the design in that aspect.

Another thing is that I don’t keep my sensor on all the time – I turn it completely off when I’m done using it. Therefore, I wish the on / off button were on the top of the base, instead of under it – so I didn’t have to pick up the entire thing to turn it on, every time I want to use it.

While I still rely on a bigger, wall mounted mirror to do most of my makeup, this is a great addition + really helps me see the finer details I’d apparently been missing all along. The lighting is spot-on when I don’t have the right natural light, + it’s a God-send for tweezing, waxing, brow shaping, color-correcting + concealing, applying liquid liner, etc.

All in all, I absolutely love this mirror, + highly recommend it! I can’t get over how much I love it + use it on a daily basis! If you’re in the market for one, definitely check this one out!

Buy it!

SimpleHuman.com or Amazon.com 

Have you tried the SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror yet? What did you think?


FTC Disclosure | Products provided. May contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
FDA Disclaimer | Statements not evaluated by FDA. Products not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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