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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
8,777 3,234
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

2
5,143 1,633
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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3
5,777 1,159
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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4
3,815 957
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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5
4,098 902
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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6
3,679 1,313
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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7
3,281 1,530
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
3,215 461
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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9
3,436 1,950
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

10
3,117 1,708
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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11
2,964 784
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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12
2,694 918
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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13
2,411 1,483
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,840 1,697
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,140 1,276
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,228 1,224
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,808 914
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

18
1,989 667
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added

19
1,829 948
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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20
1,587 890
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

21
1,293 681
laura mercier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LisaChurinskas-Hulit added
Fabulous products, great pigments, delicious scents - great line all around!

22
1,286 935
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

23
1,277 970
Lush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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24
946 361
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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25
845 578
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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