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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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8,455 3,049
MAC Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

2
4,904 1,529
NARS Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

3
5,514 1,077
Urban Decay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

4
3,543 870
Tarte Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

5
3,865 835
Too Faced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
ChloeFletcher added

6
3,495 1,229
Benefit Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

7
3,130 1,421
Chanel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

8
2,979 420
Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

9
3,272 1,850
Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

10
2,983 1,616
Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
carlybobarly added

11
2,782 708
NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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12
2,566 849
Smashbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Olivia Peterman added

13
2,304 1,419
Christian Dior S.A. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

14
2,722 1,627
Clinique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

15
2,033 1,206
Lancôme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

16
2,104 1,158
Estée Lauder Companies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

17
1,714 846
Make Up For Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

18
1,867 603
Sephora is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
jessica-elaine-collins added

19
1,733 882
bareMinerals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
adelasmiles added

20
1,475 847
Stila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

21
1,211 879
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

22
1,201 636
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
867 257
Kat Von D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
zaido added

24
1,216 897
Lush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
SabrinaLeavy added

25
767 523
It Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BryCarpenter added

26
890 790
The Balm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
LaurieM added

27
987 829
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

28
1,189 858
Kylie Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
BillySaetern added

29
484 101
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

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

31
482 330
Hourglass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
abbya added

32
551 525
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

33
448 114
Colourpop Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Alix Michelle added

34
782 1,197
Avon Products is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

35
482 227
Jeffree Star Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Kayden James Jakai added

36
262 78
BECCA Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
Samantha W. added

37
373 367
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands

38
493 585
Inglot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

39
242 91
e.l.f cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
lydiai added

40
235 101
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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41
220 112
L'Oreal Paris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
oldmamahubbard added

42
296 495
Sugarpill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

43
236 185
Revolution Makeup London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
NashenitAlves added

44
282 467
Lime Crime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
The Wright Cosmetics added

45
266 540
Ben Nye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

46
232 459
Melt Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

47
55 20
Wet N' Wild is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
MohammadAsifHossain added

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48
215 492
Kryolan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
AbzoluteArtistry added

49
112 102
Milk Makeup is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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50
146 309
Oriflame is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cosmetic Brands
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