Top Ten Best Cosmetic Companies

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1Younique

I absolutely LOVE Younique and all their products. I have super sensitive eyes and skin and I tried the 3D mascara first. I was shocked that I no longer reacted to having mascara on... Bye Bye are the days of using product with formaldehyde in it. I was so impressed I joined the company and it has been a blessing in my life ever since. I am able to see exactly what is in each and every product so I can make an educated decision on what I am wanting to put on my face and skin. They treat each Presenter with grace and dignity and that we matter. We aren't just some name on a company list that they don't care about. They are the most honest, transparent, Godly, sensitive to the customers and Presenters needs people. We all have a voice, they appreciate input and suggestions and make us feel important and that we matter. It's an honor to work for such amazing people as Derek and Shelaine Maxfield and Melanie Maxfield Huscroft. I am 60 years old and have seen a lot of businesses in my time ...more

I didn't know what great make-up was until I was introduced to Younique products, ESPECIALLY the mascara! It's a miracles in two tubes! There was a point after I started using the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and thought let me go back to my old dream team (3 drop drugstore brand mascara) this once and I was shocked, the difference was astonishing! (the old dream team made it look like I barely had lashes AND it was 3 coats! ) I can't believe I lived without the mascara for so long! I have really sensitive eyes and skin and Younique products are so good to my face♡ another one of my loves is the rose water, I have been using rose water for years but couldn't find one that was suitable for my skin and provided me with the benefits rose water should, now I cherish my bottle of Younique rose water... I honestly can't say enough about how great it really is!... I joined the company not long after I was introduced to it and it's opened so many doors for me that I'd never ...more

By far the best I had ever tried period. skin care, I've always spent little and lots of money in different, oh so many brands, here and there, the last one have many dark glass mini bottles in a set to diminish wrinkles, dark eyes, puffiness, etc, you name it, and spent more than $400, but also encourages you to go to get first a pro micro dermabrasion and peel before using those products to be well absorbed and see better results, " NOW I THINK,"WELL whats the point, get ting a professional service and buy a so expensive treatment!. What happened after a month? " not much, honestly I really did not notice great improvement, and I run out of the eye cream before the other bottles, Had to buy extra to keep up with the rest of products. Luckily I tried Younique Moodstruck fiber lash mascara, and I put it to the test, I went to the park and walked 20 minutes under the rain, and guess what? I was so impressed No raccoon eyes, my eyes looked so pretty and my mascara was ...more

Younique hands down is the best

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2MAC Cosmetics

I am a licensed esthetician and make-up artist for M.A.C. and have worked with many dermalogical brands as well as beauty brands. I promise that M.A.C. is a brand that is trust worthy. All the products are dermatologist tested as well as tested back stage before sold (to make sure they really work) and are non-comodenic (don't have ingredients that are not linked to breakouts). As far as the price when compared to other department store brands M.A.C. is actually the least expensive along with Clinique so don't get discouraged when you hear that its pricey. What can get expensive are some of the professional tools but they are totally worth it. And everyone should know that M.A.C. "gives back" by donating millions of dollars every year to people affected with HIV and AIDS as well as recycling to build playground equipment; plus M.A.C. is 100 percent cruelty free and is made for all skin types and shades. This is a great brand and in every aspect, but remember, every one is ...more

I luv mac, its wonderful, they have a wide range of colors in foundation, matches my complexion extremely well.

All races all sexes all ages! MAC is made for the professionals and for the people who love it. MAC has the best pigmentation especially for media purposes, which that's why it was first created. MAC also is the top choice of make up used by New York Fashion Week every year. Everyone knows MAC is the best!

MAC companies is a good company other than the fact that they use their companies to test on animals. After using the animals they are kilt.

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3Motives Cosmetics

I love the custom liquid foundation! It is tailor made just for my skins needs and the perfect color. The consultant mixed my foundation after I filled out the foundation survey. That is where she started with my formula I wanted a matte foundation with very full coverage, I didn't want to add sunblock but probably will in my next formula. She got the color just perfect by mixing a base shade and adding yellow blue and green toners because that is what was needed for my foundation to match my skin. She had all of these colorful bottles with colors like purple, yellow, green, blue, pink and a bunch more I can't recall. She said that all of these toners are used to match her clients skin perfectly. I also have combination skin and she added moisturizing and oil controlling botanics. I chose to do the anti-aging botanical as well. The last thing that she asked me about was if I wanted a plumper in my foundation, and I did! This foundation just melted into my skin the color was so perfect ...more

I love everything about Motives Cosmetics! Motives have all high quality makeup and skincare for consumers and beauty professional! I love Motives Mineral Custom Blend system! As a professional make up artist and hairstylist I love the ability to customize cosmetics for my clients from liquid to powder foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, lipsticks, lip stain tattoo covering... I also provide air brush makeup! If you use air brush you are actually customizing why not customize products that your clients can take home! I make extra income by providing my clients more services by matching the right products to them! ! Motives new packages are so beautiful! If you are a makeup artist and you are not using Motives Cosmetics! I have to say TO BAD FOR YOU! With Motives I'm not just a makeup artist I'm entrepreneur! I own my own business with no limit of how much money I want to make!

This is the best makeup out there! Foundations are custom made in every shade and unique to the person they are made for. The colors for eyeshadows are intense and blend perfectly. The liquid sticks lipsticks are to die for. They are so rich and pigmented. I have struggled to find a skin care routine and the skin survey is the best way to do just that. My skin has never looked better even in my youth. My favorite part is that the line is mineral based. The formulas are everything. The dual mineral foundation is a powder but so creamy and covers like no other compact I have ever owned, and I have tried so many lines out there. From the very expensive to drugstore. I have had my hands on A LOT of makeup since that is what I do for a living and now I can say my pro kit is 95% Motives! I love the full range of products they offer. They have a Motives for La La line for ethnic skin and it is life! So many cosmetic companies are not offering dark completion shades. This makes it so hard to ...more

Good product

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4Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder is by far the best. They have the #1 best selling foundation in America! Double Wear is my favorite, it stays on forever and there are like 30 shades to choose from and the beauty advisor matches you! Also, they have like 8 other types of foundation! And, their skincare is varied they have stuff for dry, normal, oily, and sensitive skin. I also like their selection of color in eyeshadow, liners, lipsticks, glosses, and even nail polish. They are by far my favorite cosmetic company.

I have been using Estee Lauder Makeup and skincare for almost 30 years and its AMAZING! When I got married, in my 20's, I bought all my bridesmaids their makeup because I didn't want them to wear anything else! Double Wear foundation can't be beat... Have lived in the south my whole life and NOTHING stays on better in hot, humid weather! The Advanced Night Repair is my favorite skincare product for smooth, glowing skin... Love EVERYTHING about Estee Lauder!

I don't really like to put anything on my face, but lately I've been trying the moisturizer from estee lauder & it feels so natural, I love it everyone even tells me my skin looks smoother & more radiant

Their the best. No other company gets my skin tone exactly! Love you!

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5Artistry

Artistry is the best product I ever used. With the Essentials you are best care and the Time Defiance serie for Ladys who want looks beautiful. and the crown of all of Artistry is: Creme LUXURY. it let feel the skin 15 years younger.

My mom even uses it (she has sold another brand for 15 ) I also have very sensitive skin and its the only thing that doesn't make me itch

BEST PRODUCTS SPECIALLY TIME DEFINE RANGE AND CLEANSERS TONERS AND MOISTRISIZERS

Perfect effect

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6Clinique

I've been using Clinique since I was a teenager. I've tried different products off and on over the years (I'm 37 now) and I go back to Clinique every time to fix the problems that were created when I tried to change. I'm using the acne and anti-aging products and having great success with them still. I get compliments all the time on how great my skin looks. I have never thought it was anything special, but when I switched back to Clinique a few years ago after having strayed away for a while, I started getting compliments again! Love it! I will get my daughter started on it soon!

When I was 11, I got my first zit. My mom rushed me over to the Clinique counter at Macy's and bought me my very first Type 3 (3 step). I'm 26 now, never suffered from another blemish in my life. My skin is radiant from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. I love my skin. It's my best feature.

their products are so safe because its the only brand that allergy tests all of thier products. which is a TON better than all that other "hypoallergenic" BS. look it up! AND they actually custom fit your makeup to you there is like 8 different kinds of foundations!!the consultants are highly trained and friendly. by far better than mary kay. you can go buy it in a store even! and WAY better than mac, more affordable and not general makeup made for every skin type

Used since I was in my late teens, and now in my early 50's still love it over anything else

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7Lancome

Lancome Has a great skin care and the color's are amazing the eyeshadow wear great, they just came out with Visionaire foundation! Let me tell you, This foundation is amazing it evens out your skin tone, helps with pores and has a concealer, can you ask for more! Ask Lancome and you get it, Visionaire has SPf 20! A skin Correcting foundation. That helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Love Lancome they Work for today's busy women.

Mary Kay has been an industry leader for the past 52 years. They are the official beauty sponsor for Project Runway for the past 2 seasons AND next the Country Music Awards. Their products are amazing and deliver what they promise; safe for all skin types and multiple formulas to find YOUR perfect skin care regimen. I've been using Mary Kay since I was 18 years old and I will never put anything else on my face.

Love lancome, very light and natural. I tested their lipstick and its lead free! Powder, foundation and eye shadows, very light and smooth.

All ages, all skin types, all ethnicities. Lancome is simply the best!

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8BeautiControl

All the anti-aging products from Mary Kay, Avon, Arbonne, Estee Lauder, etc have been thrown out. BeautiControl just has an instant gratification and with continued use, shows major signs of improvement. My crows feet and the number 11's (between the eyes) were significantly and noticeably decreased within 4 weeks. I have been using the treatments for almost 4 months now and the fine lines are GONE! I'm a 38 year old just-quit-smoker and life-time sun bather of AZ, so that is just unbelievable to me. I will never stop using this stuff... EVER!

My Acne prone skin improved in ONLY 8 days after I attended a "Margarita Spa" at my neighbors home. I LOVE the feel instantly and BeautiControl gave a money back guarantee + the consultant called me back (never got that from the dept stores, Dermatologist's office, or ordering from online or T.V.) to check in & see how things were going. The skin care impressed me, my family & friends noticed the difference too that I quickly was ready to try the Anti-Aging treatments then I started to use the Mineral Makeup Line! That was 13 years ago! HUGE fan of BeautiControl as my family, friends and neighbors are now too! I had tried it all, nothing came close to both the quick improvements in my skin and the long lasting results!

Maintenance is maintenance is maintenance. As long as you have a good maintenance program from any of the leading companies you will have more youthful skin. BUT if you want to go farther and turn your aging skin back to a baby's bottom... well, The Instant Face Lift by BC is by far the best products I have used in years. The Microderm Abrasion crystals with buffer and the TFF cream makes my skin so young and vibrant looking. I can actually feel the TFF eye firming serum lifting my brows. And don't get me going on how awesome the Detox Body products are!!! The cost???... well, it's unbelievable!!! BC ALL THE WAY!!!

The best of the best beauticontrol. I feel my skin super soft and healthy

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9Urban Decay

Not only does urban decay keep up in the color department with makeup forever and mac... it exceeds them by making products that are parabin free and vegan! The packaging is suuuper cute and the products are high quality(and not more $ than previously mentioned company's hense U ACTUALLY GET WHAT U PAY FOR!) I'm a total ud freak and for GOOD REASON. My grandmother is actually the one who introduced me to their product. Its amazing that they really do have something for everyone!

I love the Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes! I have Naked and I'm absolutely in love with it! I love all the colours they have and the fact that they don't test it on animals. The quality of the makeup is really good as well. Another urban decay product I love is the Big Fatty mascara! My lashes look unbelievable after it!

Urban Decay is AMAZING. They do not test on animals at all and have a wonderful range of fashionable products.

100% cruelty free and beautiful I love it! - happyhappyjoyjoy

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10Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown cosmetic is the only Brand have very Wide natural foundation shade that caters all skin color and skin condition. Brand that teaches makeup application at the easy way and very natural approach look.

Leaves your face flawless. The lip gloss feels amazing on my lips. I stopped contouring because with the foundation does everything for your face.

After trying most of the other "brand" name cosmetics, I must say that Bobbi Brown beats them all. According to my friends they see my face "glow" every time I wear it. And I have gotten lots of compliments on my eye shadows. I totally recommend Bobbi Brown!

Best cosmetics ever! I love everything from skin care to color!

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11Chanel

I love this product, although I can't always buy it and regress to other brands due to the price. I have to say as a whole, it has a positive effect on my lifestyle and skin. I look better and people immediately react to the Chanel name if I'm wearing their nail polish or any product, so it is worth buying and one is bound to have complements!

best products ever, so natural eye colors

I have very sensitive skin and never had any problems with any product by Chanel. I use Lipsticks and glosses, a puder foudationa and a liquid foudation. Never dried out my skin, never led to a rash.

I have used Chanel for years. Worn the eye make up for 24 hour shifts. Told it still looked good at 0300. I have sensitive skin. Tried other products but always go back to Chanel. I am careful to but only what I need due to expense. I'm 68 and love the results.

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12Dior

Dior products are the BEST! I LOVE them... Especially the creme to gel foundation... It leaves your skin looking FLAWLESS and so BEAUTIFUL! Totally recommend Dior products to EVERYONE! Trust!

It's the best of all! I love all of their products! Especially the hydra life moisturizer for dry skin conditions!

DIOR is the best! All the products are too good.. Especially the shades for lip wear.. I love them all...

Best skin care! "One Essential has changed my life! My skin has never looked so good!

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13Sephora

Brilliant, lasting colors, lots of choices, amazing mascaras. They have the best nail polish, and their brush kits are fantastic!

At step hire the employees treat you like your there own. They love you at Sephora and their always giving out gifts and points to those who are a member there. I just love the products there.. The eye shadows are so pigmented like. One day I want to work at Sephora

Love Sephora it's my #1 spot love the kat Von D tattoo foundation and liquid eyeliner and the becca matte primer there brushes are the best it's a lot of I love about Sephora...

Simply Awesome...

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14L'Oréal

Hey! your products are really awesome. I wish there are more for teens and a good conditioner and shampoo for curls...

because of its product quality

Love the glamshine gloss... SO. DARN. PRETTY.

Great semi matte foundation. Stays on does it change color no powder necessary. Works great in warm and hot climates. Can't beat the price.

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15Mary Kay

Mary Kay is amazing. It makes your skin soft and smooth. The skin care is second to none. The prices are amazing. They have great customer service, 100 percent money back guarantee, try before you buy AND by having a party with your friends to get makeovers you can earn FREE product. The consultants offer free gifts with purchase and they deliver to you. What more do you need? Oh and the Mary Kay Charitable Foundation gives millions to help end domestic violence against women and children and also gives to cancer reasearch to help find cures for cancers affecting women. Find a consultant today and be amazed. Thank you Mary Kay!

Mary Kay is the BEST makeup ever... From their skin care (which is awesome) to their makeup line. You cannot beat their 100% satisfaction guarantee and try before you buy. It is a great career opportunity, also... One of very few if not the only company to not compete with its sales consultants. Love, Love, Love it and after 3 years of using the products, I decided to join them as an Independent Sales Consultant and have never been happier. It is a company that is progressive, does not use animals to test and is based on the philosophy: Faith first, Family second, and Career Third.

Mary Kay has the best makeup and skincare around. I like most women have tried many many brands and this is the line I have liked the most from. Just look at the women in the company and you will know how great our product is. I get compliments often on my complexion. There foundation matches all skin tones from very light like myself to very deep bronze. The products are 100 % guaranteed, you get personalized service and to try before you buy with a beauty consultant. They do not test on animals and have products safe for the environment. The business opportunity is unique as consultants make 50% profit from sales, our product is satisfaction guaranteed and easy to return or exchange and the company provides amazing support to its sales force. The events are fabulous and the women are like a sisterhood supporting and loving each other. We call it the pink bubble as we are positive, fun, inspirational and you want to be a part of it. I have been a consultant for 4 years now first ...more

Absolutely the best products out there for skin. For real! 100% satisfaction guarantee or money back! Who else does that? It is the ONLY product that I will buy. Best anti-aging products on the market! Also, the cool thing is Mary Kay caters to all ages from 12 to 100! Women AND Men! - jpgordon04

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16Too Faced

I love two faced eye products, my favorite is the anti crease potion

I Love this brand mainly because their products smell amazing! That's what I want! All their lip products are bomb! My favorite it melted. 10/10

Deep pigment so stays put doesn't absorb into your skin and its not tested on animals how can you beat that!

Every item I have from too faced has been a 10/10!

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17MAX Factor

It lasts longer than other products.

Max factor is safe for any type of skin

It gives you perfect finish... That's why I love max factor

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18Bare Escentuals

I love bare minerals. I have been using this make up for over ten years. I get complements all the time about how nice my make up looks and how good my skin looks. They are always asking what kind of make up I use and when I tell them bare minerals, they can't believe it. I love that it doesn't clog my pores. And most of all, I LOVE THAT IT FEELS LIKE I AM NOT WEARING MAKEUP. I hate the feeling of heavy liquid makeup. And with bare minerals, my makeup feels light and airy, like my skin finally can breathe.

Bare Minerals is the best makeup brand I have ever used. I am a forever customer. I do not even try with other brands because nothing will ever compare. I have very sensitive skin and I learned that the hard way after using Mary Kay and having my face constantly break out in hives. Bare Minerals feels so light and comfortable you can hardly tell it's there. It can be expensive but the product you will receive for the money you pay is worth it and exceeds the cost ten fold what other products would.This product is honestly so great, I'm just so confused as to why it's ranking so low.

Bare minerals is the most natural makeup out there, especially for me only being 14 I need makeup that will give me coverage but not break me out or clog my pores, bare minerals lets your skin breath whilst treating any breakouts. There powder foundation and blush are so pigmented and easy to apply. Overall the best brand out there definitely not disappointed with any of there products :) xx

I have never went back to other cosmetics after using bare minerals. I love the way it makes me feel when I have it on, it's light weight and I never get break outs. 8 plus years and I still choose no other brand.

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19Revlon

I absolutely LOVE revlon! The packaging is appealing, shade variety is wonderful and everything I have tried is of great pigmentation. My favourite things are their lip products!

Revlon is great for starting out or if you have a tight budget. You can buy revlon at ulta and most drugstores, but I love it from target. Great shades and formulas and revlon continues to amaze me!

I love all its products.. there are wide range to select from and also safe..

I didn't mean to vote for Revlon. In fact, I find this animal cruelty practicing, toxic brand and it's parent company disgusting!

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20ActiDerm

Spa-quality products at high street prices, paraben-free, allergen-free and no testing on animals. The make-up products are amazing I have completely switched all my products to ActiDerm now. Their make-up stays on all day, doesn't cause my sensitive skin to react or break out. I've had so many compliments and my confidence has grown. The Skyscraper Mascara which is a fibre-enhanced mascara is 1 tube is a revelation and it's actually made my eyelashes grow! I love ActiDerm!

I am an ambassador with ActiDerm, and joined in October 2015. Within a week of trying the high quality products and seeing the difference they made to my skin, my confidence grew daily. I am totally addicted. A brilliant company with such high values. It has already helped me pay of debts and all
Of Christmas. I've lost loads of inches with the incredible lipo sculpt wrap kits and pounds with 2 of the 7 Day Shreds! The skincare does exactly what it says it will and I look and feel years younger and am constantly being complimented! As for the makeup, that's in a world of its own, it's beautiful on your skin, long lasting and gives a flawless finish. I love this incredible company and cannot wait to achieve all my goals and dreams. ActiDerm in my opinion is No1.

I am an actiderm ambassador and I love what I do. I use the products every day and one of my favourite products has to be the HD foundation it hides all my blemishes and it's so smooth on my face I don't realise I m wearing anything on my face. I chose to work for actiderm as I wanted to have an income coming in and make a difference to my life as I am now unable to go out to work. I am now able to spend more time with my children plus my two grandchildren. My daughter now buys makeup from me and she loves the collagen and kelp as it helps with her skin as she suffers real bad with acne she would not try anything else. Actiderm is in my opinion is no1. I suffer with eczema so I also use the collagen and kelp and it's helped with the dryness of my skin and with the itchiness and has made my skin feel softer.

I thank actiderm for changing my life for the better and having more confidence in myself.

I have an intolerance to milk. But I love milk, ice cream, and pudding. I use the Hydra-Slim and it help alleviate the effects from the milk. My husband told me not to ever run out of the Hydra-Slim. I am getting rid of all of my old cosmetics and replacing them with ActiDerm products, they cover so much better and they feel lighter on the skin. And they are not as expensive as some of the other products I have used. I love ActiDerm!

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