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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
8,519 3,084
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

2
4,948 1,550
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

3
5,567 1,092
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

4
3,590 891
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

5
3,912 851
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

6
3,525 1,246
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

7
3,161 1,444
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
3,021 426
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

9
3,303 1,870
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

10
3,005 1,636
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

11
2,820 721
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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12
2,590 864
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

13
2,320 1,430
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,747 1,642
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,053 1,218
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,126 1,173
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,727 862
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

18
1,893 614
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added

19
1,749 895
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

20
1,493 859
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

21
1,220 894
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

22
1,213 650
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
886 271
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added

24
1,231 910
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added

25
781 534
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added

26
900 805
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

27
525 107
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

28
994 848
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

29
1,220 884
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added

30
655 636
Lorac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AnthonySocialHouse added

31
498 337
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added

32
565 538
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

33
475 123
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added

34
793 1,214
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

35
516 241
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added

36
284 84
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

37
505 596
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

38
378 386
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

39
262 101
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added

40
250 108
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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41
236 122
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added

42
305 507
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

43
249 194
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added

44
289 475
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added

45
271 549
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

46
236 467
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

47
68 32
Wet N' Wild is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MohammadAsifHossain added

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48
122 110
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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49
219 500
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

50
155 317
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
vibha0209 added