If you need to travel and you want to take your makeup mirror along, you’ll want to know the best way to transport this delicate piece of grooming equipment.
Makeup mirrors are generally made from glass, and they often have delicate lights mounted somewhere on the frame, so you need to take care when moving them from one place to another.
Of course, there are many factors that determine what kind of care you need to take to get your favorite grooming aid from point A to point B.
We’ve supplied tips and information below to help you do this task as safely and conveniently as possible.
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How Do You Travel with a Makeup Mirror?
Use the following information to help you decide how best to carry your makeup mirror wherever you want to go.
If You’re Traveling on a Plane
With travel rules and regulations changing constantly, and often quickly, there’s only one sure way to know if you can bring your makeup mirror when you fly.
Ask the travel authority for your flight.
Even if we offered an opinion or told you what we’ve researched lately, it could have changed by the time we publish it. The best thing to do is get the most recent information directly from the company you intend to fly with.
Only they can tell you exactly what their rules are around objects like mirrors. You may even want to check when you make your arrangements, and then again just before the actual day of departure. Just in case something has changed. It’s a good practice for anything you’re not sure about when you fly.
If You Carry a Travel Mirror
Another point to consider when you travel, by whatever means, is the size of the mirror. A travel mirror may make things easier in many cases, just because of the way they’re designed.
Travel mirrors tend to be smaller in size and usually fold up with a hard cover to protect the glass and any lights inside. It makes it easy to just drop it in your purse or tote and go.
Travel Mirrors are Smaller and More Portable
However, if you travel by plane, check to see if it is allowed in your carry-on baggage before you proceed.
In any case, travel mirrors are likely the most convenient way to take a makeup mirror with you when you need to be on the go. But keep in mind that it usually means sacrificing the size of the viewing area to get the most portable products.
But what if you don’t want to make do with a small travel mirror?
If You Want to Transport a Larger Vanity Mirror
Sometimes, people don’t want to give up the ability to do their makeup and other grooming tasks in their favorite vanity mirror.
Glass and Electronics Need Protection
But when it comes to size, things change if you want to travel with a larger mirror because the glass and any lights are more likely to be exposed without a protective cover.
It’s not as much of an issue if your mirror is the tri-fold style that folds down and protects the interior glass and electronics. But any other style tabletop mirror won’t offer the same convenience.
Wrapping the Mirror Helps
One solution is to wrap the mirror and cushion it in your luggage. You can use a towel, blanket, or a bulky piece of clothing like a sweater to do the job. It will help to protect it during travel.
If you’re traveling by car, and there’s room, you could also wrap it and give it a place on a seat in the vehicle. Or, it could ride on your lap if you’re a passenger.
Again, if traveling by plane, you’ll need to check with the company to see what the regulations are for mirrors of any size and style.
You Don’t Have to Leave a Larger Mirror Behind
These are the kinds of measures you might take if you need to go to another destination for an extended period and don’t want to be without your regular routine and mirror.
Some people even want to take along their shower mirror.
If You Want to Take Along a Shower Mirror
If you’ve gotten used to the convenience of having a mirror in the shower for shaving and other tasks, you might toy with the idea of taking it along on your journey.
Adhesives Matter for Travel
The problem with many shower mirrors is they’re often attached to the shower wall or door with a strong adhesive.
Suction Cups are Portable
But, if your shower mirror is the kind that uses a suction cup, it shouldn’t be a problem to detach it and carry it with you. You can also try using command strips or a command hook to substitute for your at home setup.
Shatterproof Material is Safer
One really good thing about traveling with a shower mirror is they’re usually made from shatterproof material, so they’re much less likely to break.
But, even though most shower mirrors are not made from glass, they may still have special rules that apply if you plan to fly. Check ahead to make sure what you’re allowed to do.
Taking a Makeup Mirror Camping
You can even take a makeup mirror camping, if you want to keep up with your regular grooming routines. However, the type you bring along may depend on the type of camping you like to do.
If you travel in an RV, then you could really take any type of makeup mirror, the same as you would use at home, and even a shower mirror has the potential to work.
Depending on the size of your RV, the amount of space available for larger mirrors could be an issue. And, if you’re tenting, you might find a smaller travel mirror works better.
Take Time to Prepare
So, if you want to travel with your makeup mirror, check any regulations ahead of time and pack your mirror in a way that ensures it is protected and everyone handling it will be safe.
Then, when you reach your destination, you’ll be able to enjoy your regular makeup and grooming routines, making your journey much more pleasant.