I was just working on a project with the same need. We found some nicely done back-lit mirrors that were more in the "wrist-and-ankle" price range. Take a look at the Twin Slim made by Edge Lighting . It uses a dimmable fluorescent source. On our project, we installed two illuminated mirrors side-by-side so that clients could see how the makeup appears under a daylight situation (5000K) and an evening situation (2700K). Often the makeup counters in department stores use mirrors that are back-lit with a halogen source (3000K), which is a color of light in which people rarely find themselves. That's why there are drawers full of makeup out there that didn't quite look the same at home as it did in the store.