Makeup The Best Cosmetic Brands  

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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! 

1
8,354 2,997
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MAC

2
4,828 1,499
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added NARS Cosmetics

3
5,431 1,051
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added Urban Decay

4
3,471 841
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added Tarte

5
3,800 810
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added Too Faced

6
3,442 1,205
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added Benefit Cosmetics

7
3,080 1,392
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
3,213 1,820
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

9
2,904 405
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Anastasia Beverly Hills

10
2,946 1,586
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added Bobbi Brown

11
2,523 826
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added Smashbox

12
2,717 696
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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13
2,271 1,399
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,690 1,602
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,006 1,180
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,074 1,141
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,683 827
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added Make Up For Ever

18
1,829 587
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added Sephora

19
1,710 862
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added Bare Minerals

20
1,445 832
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added Stila

21
1,188 862
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

22
1,173 620
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
838 239
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added Kat Von D

24
1,194 867
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added Lush

25
750 508
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added IT Cosmetics

26
875 775
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added The Balm

27
971 812
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

28
1,148 824
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added Kylie Cosmetics

29
634 610
Lorac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AnthonySocialHouse added Lorac

30
537 510
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Tom Ford

31
432 96
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added Fenty Beauty

32
464 322
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added Hourglass

33
412 108
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added Colourpop Cosmetics

34
772 1,178
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

35
360 353
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

36
485 570
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Inglot

37
419 217
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added Jeffree Star Cosmetics

38
233 75
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added BECCA Cosmetics

39
212 84
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added e.l.f cosmetics

40
219 95
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
1518283952719 added Marc Jacobs

41
199 104
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added l'oreal paris

42
288 482
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Sugarpill

43
215 174
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added Revolution Makeup London

44
267 456
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added Lime Crime

45
265 527
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Ben Nye

46
228 450
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Melt Cosmetics

47
211 480
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added Kryolan

48
139 297
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
vibha0209 added Oriflame

49
100 96
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
andrea g... added Milk Makeup

50
107 110
BH is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
JustinZayas added BH