The key components to makeup vanities are the vanity tables themselves and the mirror, which is best if it is adjustable. Most of them have some sort of drawer or lift up component and often they come with chairs or stools. Then the different styles and other features come into play.
From an elegant Queen Ann style makeup table, to a sleek contemporary style or shabby chic, the styles are plentiful. Drawers or compartments are good features to look for as they prevent a cluttered top. Some will have one drawer in the middle, while others may have a whole side of them. Some makeup vanities may have built in compartments to hold different items beyond makeup, like jewelry and hair accessories. Many people also use this as a place to do their nails, keep their flat irons and hot rollers and other personal toiletries.
For a more feminine vanity, the Queen Ann style works lovely. A nice plush stool is all that is needed for this vanity, which often comes with lift up compartments on the top. Another feminine style is cottage, and with the addition of a skirt around the bottom, a great shabby chic look is achieved.
If the style needs to be more sleek and modern, go with a simple, clean style, like mission or contemporary. These come in different wood finishes and may have differing drawers and compartments. Another style is traditional, and whereas some of these makeup vanities run a bit larger, they do afford more space for keeping essentials and extras.
Whether the vanity is for a teenage girl in her bedroom tired of sharing bathroom space with her siblings, or a woman who likes the space of her own to get dressed, it is a nice piece to have. With the availability of different styles and sizes, one can fit into almost any space to not only offer the practicality of the piece but be aesthetically pleasing as well.
A makeup vanity will help keep all of those beauty products used neat and organized, while providing a comfortable spot to use them. Make sure it is in a space with good lighting, and this may become a favorite, soothing personal space.