9 Most Expensive And Best Makeup Brands In The World


Cosmetics

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Cosmetics

Cosmetics, also known as make-up, are substances or products used to enhance the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers and skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume and cologne.


1. Estee Lauder Companies

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is an American manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company owns a diverse portfolio of labels, distributed internationally in up-market department stores, and has its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Estee Lauder

Pear285 /CC0 1.0 | Estee Lauder


2. Oriflame

Oriflame Holding AG (Switzerland) (until mid-2015 “Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.”, Luxembourg) is a company, founded in 1967 in Sweden by the brothers Jonas af Jochnick and Robert af Jochnick, and publicly traded at NASDAQ OMX since 2004. The company sells personal care, accessories and nutritional products online and direct.


3. Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. is a major American cosmetics and fragrance company founded by Elizabeth Arden. They changed the company’s name to Elizabeth Arden. The company is located in Miramar, Florida, a suburb of Miami. The company continues to offer color coordinated make-up sets, as well as an extensive line of skin care products and treatments.


4. Artistry

Artistry is a brand of skin care and color cosmetics, manufactured by Access Business Group and marketed by Amway in 108 countries and territories worldwide, including Korea, Japan, Italy, China, Canada, Finland, South Africa, Germany, Norway, etc. Access, Quixtar, and Amway are part of the Alticor group of companies. Euromonitor International, a researcher and publisher of market reports, business reference books and online information databases, independently categorises Artistry as a prestige brand and ranks Artistry as head of the top five in sales in this category, alongside Clinique, Estée Lauder, Lancome, and Shiseido.


5. MAC

MAC Cosmetics, stylized as M·A·C, is a cosmetics manufacturer founded in Toronto and now headquartered in New York City and part of the Estée Lauder Companies.


6. L’Oreal

L’Oreal S.A. is a French cosmetics company headquartered in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine with a registered office in Paris. It is the world’s largest cosmetics company and has developed activities in the field of cosmetics, concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfume and hair care; the company is active in dermatology, toxicology, tissue engineering, and biopharmaceutical research fields and is the top nanotechnology patent-holder in the United States. The company is a component of Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.


7. Mary Kay

Mary Kay Inc. is an American privately owned multi-level marketing/direct sales company that sells cosmetics products. According to Direct Selling News, Mary Kay was the sixth largest direct selling company in the world in 2011, with net sales of USD 2.9 billion.


8. Chanel

Channel is one of the most top ten and expensive brand which took place in the year 1909 in France by Coco Channel. This brand is very well know for supplying valuable and world’s high and good quality make – up products. Channel offers a large variety of products which includes bags, clothes, shoes, fashion accessories and make – up products as it makes a women look elegant and unique.

Chanel

Raysonho /CC0 1.0 | Chanel


9. Lakme

Lakme is an Indian cosmetics brand which is owned by Hindustan Unilever and run by CEO Puskharaj Shenai. Having Shraddha Kapoor as the ambassador, it ranked at number 1 among the cosmetics brands in India. Lakme started as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills (Tomco). It was named after the French opera Lakmé, which itself is the French form of Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) who is renowned for her beauty.

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