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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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8,602 3,126
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

2
5,009 1,573
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

3
5,635 1,111
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

4
3,654 914
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

5
3,968 865
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

6
3,570 1,259
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

7
3,198 1,464
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
3,073 435
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

9
3,344 1,895
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

10
3,040 1,654
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

11
2,868 738
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
-13 added

12
2,620 875
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

13
2,346 1,442
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,780 1,653
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,083 1,231
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,154 1,185
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,747 876
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

18
1,921 631
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added

19
1,772 904
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

20
1,522 864
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

21
1,242 902
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

22
1,233 660
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
907 296
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added

24
1,248 927
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added

25
801 545
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added

26
916 818
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

27
564 113
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

28
1,015 861
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

29
1,248 907
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added

30
662 647
Lorac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AnthonySocialHouse added

31
512 341
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added

32
498 127
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added

33
580 546
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

34
802 1,231
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

35
558 250
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added

36
306 90
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

37
514 605
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

38
392 399
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

39
279 111
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added

40
267 116
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
nadiya.dilshad17 added

41
259 132
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added

42
316 517
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

43
262 203
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added

44
301 486
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added

45
274 559
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

46
85 43
Wet N' Wild is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MohammadAsifHossain added

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47
240 479
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

48
136 117
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
andrea g... added

49
162 326
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
vibha0209 added

50
223 510
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added