Why are concave mirrors are suitable for make up?

1 Answer
Feb 26, 2016

When face is placed between the concave mirror and its focus, it produces a magnified image. This enlarged image of face is helpful in makeup as even pores of skin are clearly visible.



An object when placed in front of a concave mirror between the mirror and its focus, a virtual, magnified and erect image is formed behind the mirror.

#"TS"# is the object. The ray diagram is shown in the figure. The rays of light from #"T"# appear to meet at #"T"'# when extended. Thus #"T"'"S"'# is its image formed.