Get the maximum light on your face for shaving or applying makeup buy using lights above or beside your mirror. Pick something with an outward facing glow and it will light you up directly. Select something with indirect light and you’ll still light up the space – a softer feel. Lights beside your bathroom mirror do need to have the bathroom rating of IP44 as they are almost certainly in the ‘zone’.
Insider Tip! If your wall lights in the bathroom don’t operate from the wall switch outside, make sure you select one with an inbuilt switch so you can turn it on and off.