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The top cosmetic brands make beauty products like mascara, lipstick, lotion, perfume and nail polish ranging from the most expensive, exclusive cosmetic brands to the best affordable cosmetic brands. Some brands are better than others but these best makeup brands stand above and beyond the rest while making you look like a million bucks without spending that much. So, what's the best makeup brand? Vote on this list of cosmetic companies below to decide. This list includes famous name brand makeup companies, as well as more obscure names in the makeup game. From the fancy and professional to the down-to-earth and undiscovered, this list has it all! 

Makeup lovers everywhere are voting for their top favorite cosmetics brands right here. As with any product, just because something is more expensive or high end does not necessarily mean that the quality is better. Some of the best cosmetics brands are not the most expensive, but - at the same time - paying less is not always worth getting an inferior product. Because of all of these factors, it's often a good idea to perform some trial and error with the products to decide on the greatest cosmetic brand out there. Which cosmetic brand is the best for you? It may take some experimentation to answer this question, but this list of the Top 10 and beyond of makeup companies can at least serve as a starting point. 

In addition to varying in overall quality, popular brands may have their strengths and weaknesses. Company A may sell absolutely killer nail polish, but their foundation just doesn't cut it. Company B has mineral foundation you cannot live without, but their lip balm leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one cosmetics brand for everything. Mix and match your eye shadows, mascaras, and blush to find a combination perfect for you.

We've all made regretful cosmetics purchases. With this user ranked list of popular cosmetics brands, should you run into a dud, vote down the company so other makeup users don'€™t run into the same problem. If you don't see your favorite cosmetics brand, or the brand you feel should be included in the top rated makeup brands list, make sure to add it to the list so other cosmetics users can discover your favs. Help figure out the Number 1 brand by voting below! 

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1
7,783 2,749
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MAC

2
4,456 1,338
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added NARS Cosmetics

3
5,049 928
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added Urban Decay

4
3,470 701
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added Too Faced

5
3,091 727
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added Tarte

6
3,169 1,081
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added Benefit Cosmetics

7
2,800 1,243
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
2,590 339
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Anastasia Beverly Hills

9
2,765 1,459
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added Bobbi Brown

10
2,966 1,694
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

11
2,337 749
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added Smashbox

12
2,483 625
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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13
2,531 1,491
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,112 1,316
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

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15
1,843 1,084
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
1,937 1,052
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,564 740
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added Make Up For Ever

18
1,603 506
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added Sephora

19
1,587 786
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added Bare Minerals

20
1,307 756
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added Stila

21
1,052 790
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

The Best Coconut Milk Brands

22
1,050 570
laura mercier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LisaChurinskas-Hulit added Laura Mercier Fabulous products, great pigments, delicious scents - great line all around!

23
701 166
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added Kat Von D

24
1,121 777
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added Lush

25
809 703
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added The Balm

26
650 443
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added IT Cosmetics

27
996 678
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added Kylie Cosmetics

28
883 746
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

29
585 542
Lorac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AnthonySocialHouse added Lorac

30
402 264
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added Hourglass

31
469 447
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Tom Ford

32
712 1,069
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

33
264 64
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added Colourpop Cosmetics

34
225 53
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added Fenty Beauty

35
435 504
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Inglot

The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

36
300 289
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

37
261 146
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added Jeffree Star Cosmetics

38
130 39
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added BECCA Cosmetics

39
259 405
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Sugarpill

40
93 31
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added e.l.f cosmetics

41
239 374
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added Lime Crime

42
117 60
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
1518283952719 added Marc Jacobs

The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

43
162 119
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added Revolution Makeup London

44
103 50
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added l'oreal paris

45
240 463
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Ben Nye

46
207 385
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Melt Cosmetics

47
186 405
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Kryolan

48
104 229
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
vibha0209 added Oriflame

49
62 44
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
andrea g... added Milk Makeup

50
69 57
BH is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
JustinZayas added BH