Top 10 makeup brands in India that every girl should know

Makeup is like food to your skin. Whatever you feed to your skin, it will show its effect (good or bad). In other words, makeup is the first love of a girl. Moreover, makeup makes them feel good and it boosts their confidence level too. We know all girls love makeup however few of them know how to choose the right makeup products or brands. So, we have compiled a list of the 10 most popular makeup brands available in India. We have also included important factors to be considered while choosing makeup.

Important factors to consider while choosing makeup:


Determine your skin tone

Firstly, you have to understand the meaning of skin tone. It means how is your skin appears generally. Is your skin even? Do you have dark spots on any area of your face? These questions you have to keep in mind to understand your skin tone. Remember, skin tone does not refer to skin color.

Above all, determining your skin tone will help you to buy the right foundation and blusher. Foundation should have the quality to cover up the dark and uneven patches of your face. Secondly, the foundation is available in n-number of shades, so choose the best foundation that matches your skin tone.

Determine your skin type

We all know different people have different kinds of skin. The different kind of skin includes sensitive, dry, oily and combination. It is important for you to notice your skin type and then choose makeup for it.

For example, if you have dry skin then the makeup should contain nourishment oils or some other kind of essential oils that will prevent your skin to appear flaky.

If you are not sure, always ask for help from a professional to guide you or can comment below. We would be happy to help you.


Eyes are the sensitive part of the human body, so one should keep this in mind while choosing makeup for eyes. Eye makeup is really helpful in creating a unique, bold and confident look on any occasion. Most importantly, to choose eyeshadows and eyeliner colors are much easier than choosing foundation shades.

Above all, the basic rule of choosing eye makeup is to choose those shades that are opposite of your eye color. Wearing a contrast color will make your eyes really pop!

Some useful points regarding eye makeup:

  • You should know which part of your eye is what. 
  • You must know what all of your brushes are meant to do
  • Figure out which shades of a basic eyeshadow palette are meant for which part of your eye.
  • Keep on experimenting with different shades of eyeliner and eye shadows.


Lips are another part of the face on which your makeup looks depend. Lip makeup includes the use of lip scrub, lip balm, lip mask, lip liner, and lipstick. For example, you want to choose a right lip scrub for your lips then you should look on the ingredients used in a particular lip scrub. Most importantly, you should look at the exfoliating agent used in the scrub. Also, lipsticks are a powerful tool in enhancing your makeup look. Lipsticks make a girl confident and you can get whatever look you want just by choosing the right lipstick.

For more information on lipsticks, check out our latest post, Top 10 lipsticks brands in India

Read instructions and ingredients before finalizing any makeup product

No two makeup products can be the same. You should read the ingredients of the product and check if there is any chemical that is harmful to your skin or eyes. The product should be the tested one and most importantly, it should not contain any toxic element.

In conclusion, doing makeup is one thing and getting the best makeup that suits you is a different thing. Always you should spend some time giving attention to the above points while choosing makeup.

Top 10 Makeup Brands



Make-Up Art Cosmetics started life in Toronto, Canada. Makeup artist and photographer Frank Toskan and salon owner Frank Angelo became frustrated by the lack of makeup that photographed well, so they decided to create their own. At first, they made the cosmetics in their kitchen and sold them straight from the salon to fellow makeup artists, as well as models and photographers. Soon, stylists and fashion editors got in on the action. M.A.C was officially launched in 1984.  Most importantly, this brand has earned everyone’s trust and this brand is keeping their trust until today. This brand is selling a range of makeup for lips, skin, eyes, face and many more.

L’Oréal Paris


L’Oréal Paris is one of the leading and trustworthy brands in the field of makeup and cosmetics. The L’Oréal Paris Brand Division of L’Oréal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care company that combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. This brand deals in five major beauty care categories- hair care, hair color, skincare, hairstyle, and cosmetics.



Lakmé was the country’s first cosmetic brand to introduce makeup to Indian women and takes pride in being the expert on Indian Beauty for over 50 years. Their products are really customized and suitable for Indian skin tone. This brand understands what an Indian woman wants. Experience a new dimension of makeup with its latest 3D matte collection.

Bobbi Brown

bobbi brown

This brand offers luxury with quality when it comes to makeup. This world’s famous brand was founded in 1991 by Bobbi Brown. The range of eyeliner and eye kajal is most famous for this brand.

You can check out Top 10 kajal and kohls pencils in India

Estee Lauder

estee lauder

Estee Lauder is one of the prestigious American multinational manufacturers of skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. This brand came on stage in 1946 and the woman behind is Estee Lauder. She and her husband began producing cosmetics in New York City. Consequently, Estee Lauder now has become a superhero brand for its variety of cosmetics and other products.

Maybelline New York


Maybelline is worldwide serving American brand which was founded by Thomas Lyle Williams. He saw his sister applying a mixture of Vaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes to give them a dense look. In January Maybelline collaborated with German fashion brand Puma thus, the edition was marked as Maybelline X Puma. In today’s world, Maybelline has its own value and space.

You can also check out Top 10 lipsticks brands in India



The motto of this brand is to celebrate the diversity of all those who come in contact with this brand. Colorbar is one of the leading beauty brands in India. Most importantly, this brand has a range of cruelty-free products. Colorbar was launched in 2004 and it has become the third-largest brand in India in this short period of time. Its products are produced and packed in France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the USA.



Revlon is a New York based company that was founded in 1932. It started its manufacturing with a  single product, a nail enamel or nail polish. Within six years, the company became a multimillion-dollar organization. In 1940, this brand launched its range of lipsticks. This trendsetting cosmetic and beauty company never fails to provide amazing products and also keep both you and your bank balance happy.



Clinique is another trendsetting brand in beauty and cosmetics. It is a subsidiary of the Estee Lauder Companies. Clinique products have various qualities. Firstly, its products contain no parabens, no fragrance, and no phthalates. Secondly, these products are dermatologist tested.



NYX is a leading cosmetics company also a subsidiary of L’Oréal. It was founded in Los Angeles by Toni Ko in 1999. NYX named after a Greek goddess of night. Most importantly NYX is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. This brand offers a wide range of vegan-friendly products. Thus, with these qualities, this brand has become a must-have label amongst beauty lovers and professional makeup artists.


In conclusion, makeup is an integral part of a girl’s routine but choosing the right makeup brand is a difficult task in itself. You should know for what purpose you want a makeup product. Also, you should be aware of your skin type and all. We hope, while reading this post you may get to know about the top brands available in India. Some brands are not selling their products directly but through a third-party app like amazon and Nykaa etc.

Our Recommendation

We have read a lot about all these brands, also we have all of the brands personally, so firstly, we would like to recommend L’Oréal Paris, Lakmé and Bobbi Brown for a long-lasting effect. Secondly, if you want a budget-friendly brand then we would recommend Revlon, Colorbar and Maybelline. Thirdly, if you are an animal lover or a nature lover then you can go for NYX and Clinique.

Frequently asked question

1. Why do you need the right makeup brand/product for yourself?

Makeup is something that you apply directly on your skin whether it’s a basic moisturizing cream or a lipstick. So, you really need to know the right purpose of the product you are using. Most importantly, the brand should be trustworthy because you cannot do an experiment with your skin. You can try cool shades and different products but you must go for a trustworthy brand. For example, if your skin is sensitive and you are using a random brand just because your best friend is using the same brand then, believe me, that is going to become a trouble for you in the future because maybe your friend’s skin is not so sensitive as yours.

2. How to decide that cosmetic brand is fake or original?

There are so many local sellers or different websites that assures you that their product is original. But sometimes, the truth is different and maybe you will get to know the truth so late or else you will never ever get to know the truth. To avoid this chaos, you should check the product while purchasing it. While buying a cosmetic brand/product, try to notice these things-

  • Whether the brand name is correctly spelled or not
  • The back label should not be blurred
  • Bar code should be clearly visible
  • There should be no overwriting on the M.R.P of the product

3. Which brand is pocket-friendly?

Certainly, the definition of pocket friendly is different for different readers. So, we would suggest you choose a brand that you can afford for daily purpose usage also. For instance, you are using a M.A.C lipstick at your workplace but as you know M.A.C is a costly brand and you may be not comfortable using the same lipstick at home, there you need a pocket-friendly brand. Personally, we would suggest going for Revlon, Colorbar, Maybelline and Lakmé

4. Why is it important to remove makeup safely?

Every girl can suggest to you which brand is good and how to use a product of that brand but few will tell you how to remove that makeup without harming your skin. That’s what we are discussing here right now. In short, removing makeup properly is very important. Firstly, never rub your eye makeup with a tissue paper as it may cause irritation in your eyes. Secondly, choose a neutral cleansing agent. To simplify your task, we would like to suggest some products that can help you in regaining the skin glow after removing the makeup.

  1. Lakme deep cleansing milk. Buy at Amazon
  2. Lotus herbals lemon pure turmeric and lemon cleansing milk. Buy at Amazon
  3. Cetaphil gentle cleanser. Buy at Amazon
  4. Plum E-Luminance Simply Supple Cleansing Balm. Buy at Amazon
  5. Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Triple-Action Cleanser Mini. Buy at Amazon

5. Which websites are trusted to purchase original cosmetic brand?

There are so many websites and online platforms that sell branded products and marked them as original but as you know all that glitters are not gold. Thus, personally we would like to recommend you either to purchase the product through the original website of the brand or to purchase it from the third-party app such as Amazon, Nykaa, and

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