Top 10 Best Cosmetic Companies

When it comes to cosmetics, finding the right products that work for you can be a daunting task. With so many brands and products available, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the options. However, there are some companies that have stood out in the beauty industry, not just for their quality products, but also for their commitment to ethical practices and sustainability.

With your help, in this list, we're showcasing the top cosmetics companies that have been making waves in the industry with their innovative products, cutting-edge technology, and dedication to using only the best ingredients. These companies have earned their place on this list not just because of their popularity or trendiness, but because of their consistency in delivering high-quality products that cater to different skin types and tones.

From established brands that have been around for decades to new and emerging companies that are making a splash in the industry, this list has got you covered.
The Top Ten
1 Younique Younique is a multi-level marketing company based in Lehi, Utah. Younique's products are distributed solely by "presenters", who purchase the products to resell them. Their business model has been met with both praise and criticism, with the products' poor quality often derided. Younique is also often considered to be a pyramid scheme.

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. Gone are the days of using products with formaldehyde in them. I was so impressed that 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, showing 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, and sensitive to the customers and Presenters' needs. We all have a voice. They appreciate input and suggestions, making us feel important and valued. 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, and tried a lot of different brands of makeup and skin care from the low end of the spectrum to the upper end of products. By far, I would recommend, use, and share Younique's products hands down any day of the week over any other product out there.

For only being 2 years old, Younique is breaking all kinds of records and setting the bar for other companies to try to match. They keep the products fresh with new products coming out every Spring and Summer. What is super awesome about their products is that they are safe for any age. My youngest customer is 11 years old and is a cheerleader, and her mother loves the 3D mascara as there are no more fights getting makeup done for competitions. My eldest customer is 85 years old and just loves the 3D mascara as well, and is enjoying some of the other products too. So, there is no age appropriateness with any products. They blend science, nature, and the finest healthy ingredients to create the best possible makeup and skin... more

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2 Motives Cosmetics

I love the custom liquid foundation! It is tailor-made just for my skin's 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 botanicals. 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 I couldn't even see it in every light. The product washes off so easily because it is water-based, but stays on all day and looks better throughout the day, not worse. I am in love with my foundation. I will never use anything else! This is the best.

The best news was it actually improved the texture of my skin the longer I used it. The consultant said that was because it is a treatment foundation and had calming ingredients. The bottle also lasted 3 months because it had such great coverage with very little foundation. AMAZING! The rest of the line is fabulous too. I have a lot from the line now and love all of it! The pigmentation cannot be beat! My favorite things are the blush/bronzer duo, elements eyeshadow palette, and the liquid sticks lipsticks.

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3 Artistry

Artistry is the best product I have ever used. With the Essentials, you receive the best care, and the Time Defiance series is for ladies who want to look beautiful. And the crown of all Artistry products is Creme LUXURY. It makes the skin feel 15 years younger.

The Artistry product is really good for my skin after use. Before, I also tried using other branded products. At first, they were good, but after a long time, my skin started having problems like sensitivity. Through my friend's recommendation, I started using Artistry. I had never heard of or used the brand before. She also told me that Artistry is a top 5 product. After hearing this, I accepted and bought the product to use. After a few months, another friend told me that my skin looks different than before, very bright. I am 19 years old, but other people say I look like a 17-year-old. I'm so happy. Finally, I want to thank Artistry for giving me a chance to look younger. Artistry is also a 100% natural and economical product compared to other branded products.

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4 Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder is by far the best. They have the number one best-selling foundation in America! Double Wear is my favorite; it stays on forever, and there are about 30 shades to choose from, and the beauty advisor matches you! Also, they have about 8 other types of foundation! And their skincare is varied; they have products for dry, normal, oily, and sensitive skin. I also like their selection of colors 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 it's amazing! When I got married in my 20s, I bought all my bridesmaids their makeup because I didn't want them to wear anything else! Double Wear foundation can't be beat... I 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... I love everything about Estee Lauder!

5 Clinique

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

I've used Clinique since I was an early teen. I tried other brands only to be disappointed and suffer from breakouts. Now it is the only brand I will use, as it is for all of my daughters. The skincare products are wonderful, and the makeup goes on lovely and lasts all day. It is safe and beautiful.

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.

6 MAC Cosmetics

Professional-grade, consistent brand with a wide variety of colors, products to serve every type of skin or style. I love my MAC. I have been a licensed esthetician and makeup artist for over 11 years, and I always go back to MAC. I've tried so many brands, and there is some good stuff out there, but as a whole, MAC is where it's at. It's a caring company with a good reputation. It furthers education for its artists and is cutting edge. No gimmicks, no nonsense.

I was having a very hard time finding a foundation that matched my skin complexion since I was a teen. I went into my local MAC store and asked if someone could match my skin complexion with their powder foundation. It was a perfect match! I was blown away and excited! So of course, I purchased it and the liquid foundation! So from that moment on, I've been a MAC girl! I also love the lipsticks and lip glosses too! I just love MAC!

7 Lancome

I am Mina Hall of Kingdom Hearts, Princess of Hearts. I wish for my 16th birthday to become the Corporate Level God of Lancome and achieve the status of the Bourne Supremacy. I totally have a rosy red lipstick obsession and a sugar heart and honey tea addiction. Dear God, for my birthday on September First, I wish for all my wishes to come true. And I will live happily ever after. Finally.

Truly Yours,
Mina Hall of Kingdom Hearts 777

Lancome is the essence of beauty. What a true woman can wear with class and style, yet be able to use in all walks of artistry. From photo-ready prep and priming to Halloween makeup contouring. I love their color, their palettes, their "in the now" approach to everything they do, keeping their French and fragrance roots.

This is a true friend to the skin and flatters each woman's individual needs to make her feel beautiful inside and out!

8 Mary Kay

Mary Kay is amazing. It makes your skin soft and smooth. The skincare is second to none. The prices are amazing. They have great customer service, a 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 research to help find cures for cancers affecting women. Find a consultant today and be amazed. Thank you, Mary Kay!

Mary Kay offers the best makeup and skincare around. Like most women, I have tried many brands, and this is the line I have liked the most. Just look at the women in the company and you will know how great our product is. I often receive compliments on my complexion. Their foundation matches all skin tones, from very light like myself, to very deep bronze. The products are 100% guaranteed. You get personalized service and the chance to try before you buy with a beauty consultant. They do not test on animals and offer products safe for the environment.

The business opportunity is unique, as consultants make a 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 would want to be a part of it.

I have been a consultant for 4 years now, first falling in love with the product, then the fabulous people I get to meet and work with. What keeps me here are the friendships I have gained, self-esteem and increased confidence, and a desire to help other women take control of their lives and future. The possibilities are endless and there is no glass ceiling. Some women are in the company to get their products at a discount, some to become a director and make it their career. It all starts with amazing products that attract people and keep loyal customers returning!

9 Chanel Chanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

I love this product, although I can't always buy it and resort 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 receive compliments!

I have used Chanel for years. Worn the eye makeup 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 buy only what I need due to expense. I'm 68 and love the results.

Not tested on animals, lots of natural ingredients, and well priced for the amazing ingredients. Very innovative products and always something new to try. Love my Oriflame.

10 Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is the best brand of makeup I have ever used! I have tried Urban Decay and HATE IT! Urban Decay made my skin irritated and red, and looked very flaky! Ugh, waste of money, but when I tried Bobbi Brown, I fell in love. It looks so natural and stays on all day, even on hot summer days! Sometimes I forget I even have makeup on because it's so light but makes such a big difference! The foundation blends so well it doesn't even look like I have makeup on! Thanks, Bobbi Brown, for making makeup amazing again!

I would have to agree with other comments. Bobbi Brown cosmetics should be number one. In my opinion, they have the best color selection with the most product options that a lot of lines don't have. I also agree with natural colors enhancing a person's looks, not covering them up and masking. I have tried so many different lines, but I always go back to my Bobbi Brown makeup. Bobbi Brown products are amazing. I love how I look in her products. Polished and never overdone.

The Contenders
11 Urban Decay

I love the Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes! I have Naked, and I'm absolutely in love with it! I love all the colors 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!

A wide variety of colors for everyone's taste. You can go bold, natural, traditional, or downright unusual. Fantastic quality, and best of all, I can shop guilt-free because not only are they cost-conscious (compared to other department store brands), they are animal cruelty-free and offer vegan alternatives!

People sleep on Urban Decay. They think it's for more fashion or runway types, but it actually can be used for everyday. I've been using them for 15 years. I have had every eyeshadow. I actually prefer it over MAC. The pigment is great, and it lasts a good while. I love how they are growing, and their eye primer is hands down the best in the market. Love them.

12 BeautiControl

I hated my skin until I started using BeautiControl 20 years ago! I am one of those consumers who will try something new at the drop of a hat, but not BeautiControl. They have never given me a reason to look for another skincare line because not only were they good 20 years ago, but they continuously strive to be the best and are always at the forefront of new cutting-edge products, often pioneering the way for others to follow. I love a company that never settles to be happy where they are, but is always looking to improve on an already great product and business. They are just as invested in their consultants as they are in their products and, even better, THEIR CUSTOMERS! Now, with all the anti-aging products they offer that deliver results, they are by far the best skincare line with a price point that is affordable. I am so thankful they have set the standard for the skincare industry! I am so thankful because they changed my life and gave me skin that I am no longer embarrassed by.

13 Dior Christian Dior SE, commonly known as Dior, is a European luxury goods company controlled and chaired by French businessman Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH – the world's largest luxury group.

It's the best of all! I love all of their products, especially the Hydra Life moisturizer for dry skin conditions!

I love Dior products, especially eyeshadow quads and lip glosses. I think it is the best brand I've ever used.

I agree with all the comments.
Classic and natural line of cosmetics.
Exactly what you're looking for in a brand.

14 L'Oréal

Great semi-matte foundation. It stays on, doesn't change color, and no powder is necessary. It works great in warm and hot climates. You can't beat the price.

Hey! Your products are really awesome. I wish there were more for teens, as well as a good conditioner and shampoo for curls.

I love L'Oreal. All your products are flawless. I have all you make and still keep buying more. I love it so much, never change. I think you are number 1!

15 Oriflame

Me and my family have been using Oriflame products for the past 13 years. Even though I can afford much more expensive cosmetics, I have the utmost trust in Oriflame products. The first reason is that they are based on natural ingredients, and the second reason is that the results from using them are great. The third reason is that I love their packaging; it's of such great quality. It's true what most people say: once you try Oriflame products, you fall in love and stick with them. I completely agree and highly recommend them. It's worth giving them a try, at the very least. The best thing is that even if you were to try them for a few days and use just a little bit, you could still return them if you didn't like them and receive a full refund!

Simply the best! The Tea Tree product helps me reduce my acne problem by 90% when no other product can. I've been trying other brands for years, but with no results. With Oriflame, I noticed the difference in 3 months, and now I've been using it regularly for 2 years. I also love Bioclinic; it really works for my acne scars. And I really love the Everlasting Foundation; it stays on all day without making me feel like I'm wearing a "mask."

Moreover, the fact that I can earn extra money from the product that I love is just a wonderful idea! It's a complete package: looking great, making money, and having fun with Oriflame!

16 Avon

American Made Company! This is the company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables. That knows the value of a perfect lip, but still opens its mouth and speaks out against domestic violence and for women's financial independence. This is the company that not only brings beauty to doors, but also opens them. The company that supports approximately 6 million representatives in over 100 countries. This is Avon. The company that for more than 125 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism, and above all, for women. I believe this with all of my heart.

Avon and Mark products are the best! I used them many years ago and find the products today are far superior in quality now. I have gone from being a department store cosmetic counter junky to an Avon Queen. Some of my favorites are Glimmersticks waterproof eyeliner, Ultra glazewear lip gloss, Extra Lasting foundation, Mark powder buff, Ideal Flawless cream concealer, Super Extend Winged Out mascara, True Color eyeshadow quads, Smooth Minerals blush and bronzer. I really could go on for days! I just love Avon makeup and personal care products so much.

17 Flawless by Sonya

I have switched all my makeup gradually over to Flawless. I've used various products, but this by far exceeds all others I've tried before. I particularly like the really good coverage, which leaves your skin flawless but looks very natural. Many others I've tried feel heavy on your face and feel too thick and greasy. With Flawless, you don't get that heavily caked feel. I also haven't had breakouts like with other makeup. This makeup also contains Aloe and natural ingredients, which are also nourishing for the skin! The Lengthening Mascara is the best I've ever tried, and I've recently thrown out 7 that I didn't get on with. The brush depresses the lashes perfectly and gives a very natural long feel. It's amazing as I have very short, dumpy eyelashes! The Aloe has helped strengthen and lengthen my lashes naturally, also helping them to grow longer.

The best products I have tried! I have very sensitive skin and only ever used to use a top-named brand's makeup. When recommended Flawless by Sonya, I was amazed at the results. My mascara no longer stings, the face coverage is great, non-greasy, and as it contains Aloe, it is very nourishing. I no longer get loads of spots, and my skin condition is under control. The lip glosses are great for a night out, and the lipsticks are really moisturizing and smell lovely (vanilla scented). I am gradually building up my Flawless collection and will never buy any other products again.

18 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 off 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 No.1.

I've never been a fan of these "sell from home" things. I've tried different products, got info on joining the company, and to be honest, it never appealed to me. However, ActiDerm turned me around. I enjoy being an ambassador, even though I've only been doing it for a week. The support and appreciation are overwhelming. The products are amazing, and they don't just make you look good; they work on a deeper level that makes you feel good too. ActiDerm totally breaks the mold for me, and I would absolutely place it at number one for product, management, staff, and overall enjoyment for all!

19 The Balm
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21 Sephora

At Sephora, the employees at Step Hire treat you like you're their own. They love you at Sephora, and they're always giving out gifts and points to those who are members there. I just love the products there. The eyeshadows are so pigmented. Like, one day, I want to work at Sephora.

I love Sephora. It's my number one spot. I love the Kat Von D Tattoo Foundation and liquid eyeliner, as well as the Becca Matte Primer. Their brushes are the best. There's a lot that I love about Sephora.

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

22 Too Faced

Too Faced is by far my favorite makeup brand. To start with, it has the cutest packaging ever, no one can disagree with that. Their eyeshadows are so pigmented, blendable, and creamy. I love that they come up with themes, and they smell amazing. They come up with color combinations I could never imagine would have worked great together. The lip products are also amazing. If I could only use one brand for the rest of my life, it would be Too Faced, as none of their products have ever disappointed.

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

Deep pigment, so it stays put, doesn't absorb into your skin, and it's not tested on animals. How can you beat that?

23 The Body Shop

The Body Shop has always been value for money in my opinion. I have very dry skin and eczema, so I have to be careful what I use. I love the bathroom products, and the makeup is just out of this world! Gift-wise, they cater for all. They possibly could do more for men, but I'm sure they will in time.

I am a Body Shop junkie. I have been since the '90s when I loved the Dewberry range. I've used their makeup for over 15 years, my first item being a lip and cheek stain. I love it, love the products for my super-sensitive skin, and the ethics, quality, and value for money are second to none!

The foundation is a must! I've tried so many foundations, and a lot leave my face dry, patchy, and a horrible color. This foundation is amazing. It sits lightly on my face and covers any spots and blemishes while still giving the illusion of not wearing makeup at all.

24 Maybelline

This brand is associated with Lancome and L'Oreal, so you're getting the same research and development and quality at a budget price. Great foundations, especially the BB cream. It gives a nice healthy glow to the skin, and people stop and ask me what I'm doing for my skin, and I'm 53! Also, around the world - found it in Mongolia, and it was a lifesaver there.

Bounce blushes, lip glosses on the shape of lipstick, lots of makeup in stick form, baby lips, amazing mascaras, and great prices! Same quality as more expensive ones and sometimes better quality! This should definitely be in the top 25 or 20, not 60!

Maybelline foundation, mascara, blushes, eyeliner, and eyebrow pencil are the greatest for the price. People always ask what kind of makeup I use, and I tell them Maybelline is the best. I've been using it for 35 years.

25 Arbonne

I love the skincare and nutrition products! I am a teacher and always got sick several times a year until I started using the immunity booster drink every day. I am so much healthier and look better with Arbonne products. Prices are comparable, especially with the discounts and hostess benefits! Hosting a party allows you to get up to 80% off and a free $50 product! I love the green commitment Arbonne has, and that all products are pure, safe, and beneficial. I lost my mom to cancer, and I am so glad that Arbonne offers products that are free of many harmful ingredients. Arbonne has given me a healthier option with personal hygiene products and nutrition for myself and my family. Thank you, Arbonne!

Since changing my skincare and cosmetics to Arbonne, my skin has improved massively! I have gone from having problem skin to near-perfect skin, thanks to Arbonne's products, which are botanically based, vegan certified, and free from all the nasties found in most beauty products. I won't talk about each individual product because it would take too long! But the It's A Long Story mascara not only makes your lashes look super long and beautiful, it actually helps eyelash growth too! And the foundation has breathability, so even on those rare occasions when you end up sleeping in your makeup, your skin is still perfect the next day! And it is really long-lasting. I ran a marathon last year, and when my mum met me at the finish line, she couldn't believe how good my makeup looked after 4 hours of running 26 miles! A fantastic range of products that are pure, safe, and beneficial.

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