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Top 5 Make-up brands?

post #1 of 108
Thread Starter 
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?
post #2 of 108

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.
If your looking for cheap brushes check out sigma brushes
post #3 of 108

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.
post #4 of 108

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!
post #5 of 108
Thread Starter 

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

I want to try Illamasqua so much but basically everything I want to try is EU only
post #6 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

MUFE, NARS, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox
post #7 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

NARS, Inglot, Shmashbox, UD and prob Chanel or Dior after that
post #8 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

1. Dior
2. NARS
3. Smashbox
4. Stila
5. Benefit
post #9 of 108

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
post #10 of 108

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
post #11 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

urban decay, too faced, hard candy, stila, smashbox
post #12 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

Other than MAC I have a serious thing about MUFE & NARS
post #13 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

Other than MAC I like:

Clinique, Revlon, Urban decay..
post #14 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

Mac, Urban Decay, Tarte (you can get amazing deals sometimes on Tarte's website, FYI), Nars, Too Faced
post #15 of 108

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.
post #16 of 108

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.
post #17 of 108

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
post #18 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

1. Nars
2. Mac
3. Illamasqua
4. Mufe
5. Urban decay
post #19 of 108

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)
post #20 of 108

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
post #21 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

1. Stila
2. Lorac
3. Lancome
4. NYX
5. Vat Von D
post #22 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

1. MUFE
2. Nars
3. NYX

4 & 5 are to be determined
post #23 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

Nars
MUFE
Urban Decay
Givenchy/Guerlain
Stila
post #24 of 108

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
post #25 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

5. Prescriptives. Amazingly nice "day look" stuff, and the best foundations I've ever tried. I miss this line.
4. Morgana Minerals. Seriously, the most amazing "unusual" 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.
1. TKBTrading.com. I love the micas and use them to make alllll kinds of stuff, and I use them as eyeshadow constantly.

PS: the post says "other than MAC," ladies.
post #26 of 108

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)
post #27 of 108

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


Edited by boyzeroo - 10/21/10 at 10:41pm
post #28 of 108

Re: Top 5 Make-up brands?

Gosh.
Make Up Factory.
Make Up Store.
Artdeco.
Urban Decay.
post #29 of 108

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!
post #30 of 108

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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