Did you know that the average person spends 335 hours a year doing their hair and makeup?

You want to go out into the world feeling beautifully confident, and makeup is the best investment you can put into yourself to make you feel just that. With that said, not every makeup brand is created equal.

You spend hours looking for the right brands that’ll make you feel luxurious. But it’s overwhelming with everything out on the market right now.

How do you know which best makeup brands are equal in both functionality and quality? Read this guide on the top luxury brands to have in your growing makeup collection. 

Dior Beauty

Dior, best known for its iconic designs in fashion, has one of the top cosmetics brands globally, and for a good reason. Their stunning formulas and shades wrapped in high-quality packaging draw you in, making it a must-have in today’s home makeup collection.

They have various products, from lipsticks to their famous Backstage face and body foundation, that can be found only in the top cosmetic boutiques.


If you consider yourself a professional cosmetic shopper, you know all about the makeup powerhouse brand of Chanel. Chanel’s makeup is highly favored among the elites, and its prices show that it’s not created for just the average person.

The investment in yourself is well worth it for the quality you get. What really sets their makeup products apart are the timeless tones and shades that go great with every modern look and trend, so you’ll never get caught being “last season.”

Armani Beauty


You cannot simply mention luxury makeup brands without mentioning Armani Beauty. Rather than covering and altering, Armani’s products accentuate your natural beauty and what makes you who you are.

Simplistic divineness is what they stand for, and it clearly shows in their minimalist packaging. However, you don’t lose out on any quality while confidently being your best self.


Guerlain is one of the world’s oldest french cosmetics firms and a staple within the top makeup brands. They’ve successfully been running for more than 100 years, making them experts in luxury cosmetics.

If you’re looking to add premium skin toners and serums to your collection, this is the brand you go to, with every skin-based formula ranking high on the celebrity checklist. Even previous queens themselves have owned a product or two.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent is known for its elaborate displays, glamorous packaging, and creation of top-notch cosmetics. Each year they set the bar higher by creating newer and better branding, making their products the envy of everyone who sees you pull them out of your bag.

Their weightless foundations, cream-based lipsticks, and bold mascaras make you feel like the best in beauty.

Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder started with four products in the 40s and has since risen to one of the top makeup brands that you see today. They pride themselves on all things beauty, selling makeup and even a skincare line.

A little goes a long way with their products, and their proven formulas, backed by some Dermatologists, have changed the game when it comes to the “barely there” phenomena.


L’oreal cosmetics is a top brand for its marketing and advertisements, with billboards and commercials playing within every major country. L’oreal devotes itself to beauty from head to toe and is most famous for its shampoo lines and body lotions.

But that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing their one-of-a-kind luxury products, which you won’t find within any of their average drugstore collections. Their luxury products can only be found in top makeup stores, boutiques, and online from their website. It feels as though you’re entering an exclusive backroom that only a few can brag about experiencing.


Everyone’s heard of the famous brand of Maybelline, and even if you haven’t, you may magically have a product or two in your collections that you use without knowing. They’re everywhere and considered a top competitor in the beauty world.

Maybelline began as a small, family-owned business in New York City and rose in a Cinderella-esque way to become an entire corporation. They continue to offer and create scientifically advanced products in today’s trendy shades.


Once listed as a simple fragrance creator, Chantecaille is now a high-marked luxury makeup brand. Its mission is to offer products to make you beautiful without compromising on the values of earth-saving consciousness.

All of their formulas are plant-based and made to heal as it accentuates. Their Lip Veil lipstick, for example, comes in over 10 shades and is infused with organic baobab oil to hydrate your lips throughout the length that you wear it.

Chantecaille makes it a priority to give as well and often promotes wildlife charities that save endangered species. 


Sisley-Paris is a family-run company that knows everything there is on plant-based Phyto-cosmetology. In fact, it was the first brand to include botanicals and essential oils in its formulations.

They only incorporate high-end ingredients like alkekengi calyx and hibiscus flower. You’ll believe in their expertise by just feeling the products against your skin.

Plus, the creator, Hubert d’Ornano, is the son of the co-founder of the makeup company, Lancôme; so makeup is in their family DNA. 

Use the Best Makeup Brands Money Can Buy

Each one of these companies paved the way to becoming among the best makeup brands available. They know what luxury and quality mean and offer only the best makeup products including blushes, creams, and shades to fit the needs of everyone that wears them.

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