No longer manufactured, Clairol light makeup mirrors are among the most sought after makeup mirrors for both vintage form and function. Bulb replacement for the near-antiques is tricky but not impossible.

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How to Change a Bulb in a Clairol Makeup Mirror

Using the flat head screwdriver, ease the two plastic pieces which form the bottom of the mirror apart.

Locate the bulb head inside the mirrored portion. Mirror may need to be tilted or removed for easy access.

Unscrew the old bulb and replace with the new by screwing in the new bulb.

Replace mirror or return to original position.

Refasten the plastic bottom pieces. A click ensures proper positioning.


  • If your mirror model is too difficult to open with a screwdriver or other techniques outlined in the manual, contact a small-appliances repairman for bulb replacement.