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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
8,466 3,051
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

2
4,910 1,531
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

3
5,523 1,078
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

4
3,545 875
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

5
3,871 837
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

6
3,501 1,232
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

7
3,134 1,424
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
2,983 420
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

9
3,275 1,852
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

10
2,985 1,617
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

11
2,785 710
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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12
2,568 851
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

13
2,306 1,420
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,725 1,628
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,037 1,206
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,106 1,160
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,714 848
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

18
1,870 604
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added

19
1,736 884
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

20
1,477 849
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

21
1,212 880
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

22
1,202 637
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
868 260
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added

24
1,217 900
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added

25
769 525
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added

26
890 794
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

27
988 833
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

28
489 101
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

29
1,192 863
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added

30
650 622
Lorac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AnthonySocialHouse added

31
484 330
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added

32
553 526
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

33
452 114
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added

34
782 1,199
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

35
487 229
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added

36
265 79
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

37
374 367
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

38
496 585
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

39
243 92
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added

40
237 102
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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41
223 112
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added

42
296 496
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

43
237 185
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added

44
282 468
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added

45
266 541
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

46
232 460
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

47
57 21
Wet N' Wild is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MohammadAsifHossain added

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48
215 493
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

49
148 310
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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50
112 103
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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