A makeup table with drawers – and possibly a mirror and lights – is a must-have for easy beauty.
If you’re anything like me, you like to make a nice appearance but you don’t have time to search for everything you need (cosmetics, hair styling tools, even jewelry…you need it all in one place) and you need a place to get ready, often in record time.
Standing in front of the bathroom mirror is fine but hardly comfortable – especially when you have to share with family members who need to shower and get ready, too!
A desk and vanity combo with tabletop, storage options, and even a lighted mirror if you don’t have access to natural light.
The right one can even double as a student desk, which is great for the college student’s dorm!
Vanity Table with Mirror and Lights
If you don’t have a good source of natural light, which is the best for putting on makeup, you’re going to need a light source for your vanity.
You can use a lamp or portable lighted mirror, but I recommend purchasing something more “all-in-one” like a vanity table with mirror and lights; It’s more likely you’re going to get a bigger mirror and more light.
Something like this lighted vanity desk at the left is ideal. For one thing, it’s lovely.
It also has a large, sectioned mirror with lights on the left and right of the middle mirror, top to bottom.
Additionally, I like the ample amount of storage space that’s included.
You don’t see just one large drawer with a couple of smaller drawers – there are 11 drawers that will hold cosmetics, beauty products, hair styling tools, pens, notepads, toiletries, and anything else you need to have on hand when you’re getting ready for the day.
Black Makeup Vanity Table
A black makeup vanity table is a striking addition for your bedroom or bathroom. A black dressing table is complemented by bold contrast but I also like the way it complements jewel tones. Grays, navy, red, white, and rich autumn shades also work well with this style.
Black Vanity Dressing Table Set with Stool, Drawers, and Adjustable MirrorBlack Vanity Set Tri-folding Mirror with Cushioned Stool and DrawersElegant Black Detail Vanity Makeup Table Set with Mirror & StoolBlack Wood Vanity Set with Tri-Folding Mirror, Drawers, and StoolClassic Detail Black Dressing Vanity Set with Drawers and StoolBlack Makeup Vanity Set w/ Tri-folding Mirror, Drawers, and Padded Stool
White Makeup Vanity Table
White makeup vanity tables are essential if you have light, airy, or shabby chic-style decor. In fact, these white vanity table sets will complete the country cottage look beautifully!
White Vanity Set with Tri-folding Makeup Mirror and StoolSimple White Makeup Dressing Table with StoolWhite Decorative Vanity Set with Oval Mirror, Drawers, and StoolWhite Vanity Set with Tri-Folding Oval Mirrors, Drawers, and StoolWhite Vanity Set with Adjustable Oval Mirror, Drawers, and StoolWhite Vanity Organizer Set with Mirror and Stool
Makeup Table with Drawers – Not a Luxury!
A makeup table with drawers is a lifesaver for busy women who like having their go-to beauty items all in one place. Somewhere you can not only access your supplies but also take a moment to sit down and put them on!
It’s not a luxury (no matter what anyone tells you!) It’s a must-have. The great thing about the vanities and dressing tables I’ve found for you is that they’re not giant pieces that will take up a lot of space in your bedroom or bathroom.
These are also great in guest rooms! You want your guests to be as comfortable as possible and it’s really nice for us women when we can unpack our toiletries and have them all in one place. Then, when it’s time to leave, we know where to go to pack it all up.
Makeup Vanity Table with Lighted Mirror
If you’ve decided on purchasing a makeup vanity table with lighted mirror, you have some options.
You could go with a dressing vanity that includes a mirror and lights, like the old Hollywood-style lighted vanity at left.
Or you could choose a vanity table – with or without a mirror – and add the lights in.
If you need your dressing table to function as a student desk or writing table, you might find a small writing desk you like and sort of “update” it to function as a vanity.
I have a small, white student desk in my room that sometimes does double-duty as a reading space or homework spot, where my son likes to work on school assignments.
Since this is also a great place to sit and put on makeup, I’ve thought about adding in a lighted mirror that I could store away when I’m not using it. Maybe something like these below (click on the image to read more):