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    Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Ok so other than MAC what are your next top 5 favorite make-up brands? I love MAC but I kind of want to try some other things and I just want others opinions on what's good?

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    I love various products from many brands they all have their HG and not so good products..
    nar's eye shadows, blushes (orgasm, laguna, albatross), and their new sheer glow foundation.
    Bobby brown's gel liners, shimmerbricks, and bronzers
    MUFE's & Chanel foundations
    Illamasqua makes really vibrant and pigmented products i love it!
    Stila's eye kajal pencils
    Urban decay eyeshadows
    Costal scents sell palletes with a 100+ eyeshadow colors in it, its cheap and the quality is pretty good.
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Makeup Forever from foundation, shadows, to lip liner the brand is incredible. Chanel has great glosses and blushes. Urban Decay has great eyeliners and funky eye shadows. Dior has very nice glosses as well. I also recommend Bobbi Brown's new coral collection. Very beautiful.

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. MAC
    2. NARS
    3. Urban Decay
    4. L'Oreal
    5. Revlon

    I am dying to try MUFE, Illamasqua, Chanel and Dior though!!! LOL so after I do, my list may change!
    Off to make a new list
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    I want to try Illamasqua so much but basically everything I want to try is EU only

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    MUFE, NARS, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    NARS, Inglot, Shmashbox, UD and prob Chanel or Dior after that
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. Dior
    2. NARS
    3. Smashbox
    4. Stila
    5. Benefit
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Clinique (skincare mostly and foundation)
    NARS - blushes only
    MUFE
    Amazing Cosmetics (I can only speak for their concealer)
    Smashbox
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. MAC: eyeshadows, lipsticks, pigments, lipglosses, pain pots, brushes
    2. Nars: blushes, matte lipsticks, matte velvet pencils
    3. MUFE: Foundations, matte eyeshadows, eyeliners
    4. Bobbi Brown: Shimmer bricks, Metalic lipsticks, some eyeshadows (chrome), gel liners
    5. Lise Watier: Eyeglitters, lipsticks, concealer
    6. Stila: eyeshadows, smudgepots
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    urban decay, too faced, hard candy, stila, smashbox

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Other than MAC I have a serious thing about MUFE & NARS
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Other than MAC I like:

    Clinique, Revlon, Urban decay..

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Mac, Urban Decay, Tarte (you can get amazing deals sometimes on Tarte's website, FYI), Nars, Too Faced

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    For me it is:

    1. Nars (duo eyeshadows and blushes)
    2. Giorgio Armani Cosmetics (Face Fabric and Sheer Blushes)
    3. Urban Decay (eyeliners and eyeshadows)

    Uhm... And that's it, really. I haven't tried enough stuff from different brands to make any further judgements. I'd rather sort everything according to product type:

    Foundation : GA Face Fabric #8, Revlon Colorstay MMU Powder in Fair
    Concealer: Laura Mercier's Undercover in S-1
    Blush: GA Sheer Blush #10 and #12, Nars Orgasm
    Eyeliner: UD 24/7 pencil liners and M.A.C Fluidline
    Eyeshadows: Stila, Urban Decay and NARS
    Mascara: Elizabeth Arden, Kanebo, and Lancome
    Highlighter: Stila Kitten and NARS Albatross

    I do lots of research before I buy High-End makeup, and try to get the best of the best regardless of brand. But I do admit that I have a crush on NARS and Illamasqua, but I haven't gotten anything yet from the latter.

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. Smashbox
    2. Benefit
    3. Urban Decay
    4. NARS
    5. Dior

    These are all amazing brands! Good for you for venturing outside of MAC haha.

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    besides mac,

    1. lancome
    2. urban decay
    3. ben nye
    4. kat von d by sephora
    5. makeup forever
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. Nars
    2. Mac
    3. Illamasqua
    4. Mufe
    5. Urban decay

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. Dior (the foundations and eyeshadows are amazing!)
    2. Chanel
    3. Guerlain
    4. Nars
    5. MUFE

    If you wanna try Illamasqua, do yourself a favor and don't buy the cream eyeshadows, the're awfull (the cream blushers are ok)

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. MAC for unique e/s
    2. NYX for neutral e/s
    3. Revlon eyeliner and foundation
    4. Prestige eyeliner
    5. Kat Von D palettes

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. Stila
    2. Lorac
    3. Lancome
    4. NYX
    5. Vat Von D
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. MUFE
    2. Nars
    3. NYX

    4 & 5 are to be determined

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Nars
    MUFE
    Urban Decay
    Givenchy/Guerlain
    Stila

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Other than MAC:

    1. Stila - The texture of the e/s are amazing!

    2. NARS - Just a great high quality brand :-)

    3. MUFE - Foundation and extremely pigmented products

    4. NYX - The single shadows, and lip glosses are a few of my favorite products.

    5. StarMakeupHaven - I think that their single shadows are as unique as MAC, but half the price.

    I don't really care for Urban Decay, besides their eyeshadow primer and eyeliners. But, drugstores have come out with comparable eyeliners, IMO.

    I also don't really care for too faced, the texture of the products feel cheap to me. :-/

    Other Brands to try, but I haven't yet:

    Dior
    Chanel
    Guerlain
    Kat Von D
    Illamasqua
    Smashbox
    Benefit

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    5. Prescriptives. Amazingly nice &quot;day look&quot; stuff, and the best foundations I've ever tried. I miss this line.
    4. Morgana Minerals. Seriously, the most amazing &quot;unusual&quot; lipsticks I have ever tried.
    3. Theater makeup! Especially anything Ben Nye and the Mehron aquacolor palettes.
    2. NYX. I've been using their stuff since high school and I love it.
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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    1. NARS (blush, eyeshadow, glosses)
    2. MUFE (eyeshadow, foundation)
    3. Urban Decay (eyeshadow, eyeliners, primers)
    4. Stila (eyeshadow, foundation)
    5. Bobbi Brown (foundation, shimmerbricks)

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    MUFE - amazing overall
    Smashbox - very nice brushes + cruelty free
    Benefit - very fun packaging with quality products
    Stila - very easy to work with products with professional quality
    Guerlain - very luxurious (but pricy)

    There are quite a few that i haven't tried yet/enough of, but i think would be top 5 worthy:
    Illamasqua
    NARS
    Dior
    Bobbi Brown
    Urban Decay

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Gosh.
    Make Up Factory.
    Make Up Store.
    Artdeco.
    Urban Decay.

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    Chanel
    Dior
    Urban Decay
    Illamasqua
    NARS

    Also NYX is one of my favorites, the quality is incredibly good for being a drugstore brand
    Stila is another great brand, I especially love their eyeshadows!

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    Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

    I love various products from many brands - every brand has their good and not so good products. I adore MAC for eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, lipliners, blushes and brushes but don't really like their foundations or mascaras.

    Estee Lauder - love the Double Wear Light
    Dior
    Guerlain
    Yves Saint Laurent - mascara and Touche Eclat
    Bobbi Brown

    I also like Benefit, Givenchy and Chanel.

    NARS is next on my list of brands to try.

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