August 1st, 2019 | Updated on June 5th, 2020
Makeup is a form of art and much like art, you’re allowed to express yourself through it.
Doesn’t this liberate you? Some of us use makeup to conceal our flaws, while others take it as a canvas to create a masterpiece and express themselves.
No matter what, makeup means a great deal to some people and to honour just that, I’ve listed 8 best international makeup brands that you can add to cart right away!
If you are a makeup junkie like me, then you will probably have a drawer full of M.A.C. products.
Are you aware of the real story that lead to the birth of this brand? It was back in the year 1984 that Frank Angelo who was a beauty salon owner, along with Frank Toskan who was a photographer, started this now-famous makeup brand in a kitchen out of sheer frustration.
They were sick of how bad most of the celebrities makeup looked in photos which encouraged them to start their own line.
This is how they began their journey! Today, to our surprise, the brand is spread over 106 countries and sells more lipstick than any other brand. My cult-favourite is ‘Ruby Woo.’
Francois Nars, a photographer and makeup artist, founded the brand in the year 1994. It was Barney New York which launched french cosmetics and skin care line with a humble release of 12 lipsticks.
Today, NARS has gained a reputation of its own and is considered to be one of the most popular international makeup brands in the world.
Even if you are just a newbie, learning to perfect your makeup, you still would have heard about Orgasm – best selling blush shade from NARS.
This cult beauty brand has made it to my list because of its incredibly attractive packaging and high-quality products.
Born in the year 1976, twin sisters Jane and Jen Ford flipped a coin and decided to start a joint business.
That’s how Benefit Cosmetics came into existence, the brand was initially named as ‘The Face Place’.
If not for Benefit, we wouldn’t have got those eyebrows on fleek or that Benetint. All their products are manned by experts and professionals, so you can blindly rely on them.
4. Bobbi Brown
A global prestige beauty brand, Bobbi Brown as a brand has always strived to empower women by enhancing their beauty with their products.
Founded in the year 1991, by Bobbi Brown himself, it is now named amongst the number one makeup brands by a woman entrepreneur.
My personal favourite from this brand is their Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner which is also the first eyeliner to hit our market.
The most unique thing about Tarte as it mixes glamorous makeup with quality ingredients. It is considered to be one of the best hypoallergenic and cruelty-free makeup brands which treats your skin with utmost care.
The founder of this brand, Maureen Kelly’s hero ingredients are Amazonian Clay and Maracuja Oil which make her makeup products stand out.
NYX is my favourite drug store brand in the world. It has a range of makeup staples which are used by both, professional makeup artists and newbies.
Launched by Tonki Ko in the year 1999, the brands runs on the motto of providing high-quality products at affordable prices. Her products are a hit and are sold in more than 70 countries.
L.A. based brothers Davis and Dean Factor started his brand in the year 1996 and there is no stopping them ever since.
Their products became a success for a simple reason that Max Factor, a cosmetic industry legend, walked holding their hot, minimalistic packaging with a great appeal coupled with a great quality.
Once celebs like Madonna and Drew Barrymore started wearing, Smashbox gained a cult-status, specially for women who take their makeup seriously.
This one is the most trusted skin care and cosmetics brand that you can take hold of. Clinique is the first company which recognized the differing skin needs of men and women alike.
It then came up with a range of skin care and cosmetic products which were both high-quality and affordable.
All the products are composed by an elite team of dermatologists and chemists, powerfully backed by science. Not just this, they also offer a free skin consultation at their stores worldwide and suggest products according to your skin needs.
Hope my list of the best makeup brands are helpful. So, get shopping ladies!