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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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8,529 3,088
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

2
4,955 1,553
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

3
5,573 1,096
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

4
3,597 894
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

5
3,921 853
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

6
3,529 1,247
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

7
3,163 1,447
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
3,027 428
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

9
3,309 1,872
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

10
3,007 1,639
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

11
2,823 724
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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12
2,592 866
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

13
2,322 1,431
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,751 1,642
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,054 1,221
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,127 1,175
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,728 864
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

18
1,896 615
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added

19
1,751 896
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

20
1,496 859
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

21
1,223 894
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

22
1,215 651
laura mercier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LisaChurinskas-Hulit added Fabulous products, great pigments, delicious scents - great line all around!

23
888 275
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added

24
1,232 913
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added

25
784 535
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added

26
905 806
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

27
530 108
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

28
996 849
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

29
1,222 887
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added

30
656 636
Lorac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AnthonySocialHouse added

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499 337
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added

32
479 123
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added

33
565 539
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

34
793 1,217
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

35
521 241
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added

36
285 84
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

37
505 597
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

38
380 387
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

39
263 101
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added

40
252 109
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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41
238 123
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added

42
306 508
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

43
249 195
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added

44
291 476
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added

45
271 550
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

46
236 469
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

47
69 34
Wet N' Wild is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MohammadAsifHossain added

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48
125 110
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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49
219 501
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

50
155 318
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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