The beauty industry is booming like fireworks and the demand for makeup products is skyrocketing knowing no ends. With innumerable brands and exceptional products offered by each of them, it becomes difficult for the buyers to pick and choose a product by any particular brand. To narrow down your choices and sieve in the best of all, we bring a list of top 10 makeup brands in India widely used by top makeup artist of Delhi, Gurgaon, etc that you can splurge your money with.
1. MAC cosmetics
Very popular and extremely loved since its launch in India, M.A.C cosmetics is one of the finest makeup brand available in India. The brand hails from Toronto, Canada and is now easily available in the country. They offer a large collection of professional makeup products in their stores as well as on online platforms like Nykaa. Their make up products include lipsticks, foundation, concealer, highlighters, bronzers, base creams, primers, mascara, eyeliner, and much more. Their products start at INR 990 and are worth every penny.
2. L’oreal Paris
One of the most prestigious and old makeup brands in India, L’oreal offers an amazing range of makeup products for modern day women. With Deepika Padukone as the fifth spokesperson and the global brand ambassador for the brand, one can be sure of the great quality and unique formulations. L’oreal does not limit itself to makeup products including foundations, compacts, concealers, lipsticks, blushes, mascaras, eye pencils and more but have also expanded their products horizons with haircare and skincare products. Also, is one of the budget cosmetic brands in India.
Maybelline is a great makeup brand that is made for everyone. The brand offers make up products that are new, fresh, affordable and effective. They fit the budget of every Indian woman and are tailor-made to suit Indian skin well. Maybelline is a more than a 100-year-old company that has been satiating the demand for makeup across the nation now. Some of their best sellers include their mascaras, lipsticks, foundations and eye shadows. They recently launched Fit Me range is very pocket-friendly and comprises of some of the best formulas the brand has launched in India so far. Their products start from a mere INR 199 which is next to nothing considering the competition in the beauty market.
4. Faces Canada
New to the country but well-known by now, Faces Canada is taking the market by storm with its exceptional beauty tools and makeup products. Despite the international stamping, the make-up products by the brand are very affordable and high in quality. Two of their best sellers include the lip crayons and eye shadows which are very pigmented and picked by the brand lovers repeatedly. Other than this, they also offer foundations, creamy concealers, bronzers, contour sticks, eyeshadow palettes, highlighters, brow fillers, nail enamels and more. Their products start at INR 229 and go up to INR 1700 for a single product.
Launched in 2005, Colorbar is a trending and premium makeup brands with presence across India, Germany, Italy, France, and middle east. The makeup brand has a number of reasonably priced products that have unique and skin-friendly formulas. The brand is known for its perfect match primer, mascara, lip colours and tints, foundations and eye makeup products. Starting at just INR 125, the exceptional and long-lasting formulas give the competitive brands a run for their money.
Lakme is one of the most popular Indian makeup brands. Founded in 1952 and still running strong the brand has seen the beauty industry transition in a lot of ways. With an incredible and wide range of products including lipsticks, foundations, concealers, eyeshadows, eyeliners, highlighters, mascara, assembled kits and more, it has all that a modern-day woman can need to fix and enhance her beauty. Though the prices if their products aren’t very high, the quality of their products is standard and great. With Kareena Kapoor as the face of the brand, Lakme has been doing even well as compared to the past. Some of their best sellers include the matte mousse lip and cheek colour and matte melt liquid lip colour.
7. Nykaa Cosmetics
From an e-marketplace to launching their own range of skincare and makeup, Nykaa has succeeded like a master without visible fails. The e-commerce company recently launched their extremely affordable and unique makeup line with all things amazing and fine. Their range of makeup includes lip colours, eye shadow palettes, primer, foundation, concealers, highlighters, nail paints and much more. Their range of exclusive products start at INR 199 and recently they have also come up with mini cosmetic packaging which is even lighter on the pocket and very- travel-friendly. Nykaa Cosmetics understand consumer purchasing behaviour and is doing its best to monetize the same by offering high-quality and affordable products to the market.
Innisfree is one of the first few clean beauty brands hailing from South Korea that stepped their feet in India with an unknown market but strong faith in the need for green beauty. They are synonymous to the goodness of nature and they offer a wide array of skincare and makeup products. Their products are all natural and formulated with ingredients sourced from the bounty of nature. With all goodness, their range includes foundations, concealers, nail paint, lip care colours, eye shadows, eyebrow filler, eyeliners, mineral powder, mascara and much more. Their amazing makeup starts at INR 150 and goes up to INR 3000 for kits as well.
L.A.Girl is an Americal makeup brand that believes in adding modernity and uniqueness to everyday makeup and delivering the formulas within an absolutely affordable range. They bring artistry to life with their premium quality makeup and colour schemes in makeup. Apart from being economical and fitting everyone’s budget, the products by L.A.Girl are used by every wise and known makeup artist in India for its quality and effects. Their brilliant collection of makeup products include everything from the basic lip balm to highlighters and everything in between a woman may need. You can buy their products on Nykka in India.
10. Wet n Wild
Wet n Wild is a trusted beauty brand that offers the best-priced products of international and fine quality that are not just great to use but also cruelty-free. No matter the choice, pocket or age of the woman, Wet n Wild has a makeup solution for everyone. Their great range of products includes everything for eyes, lips, face, and face. You might be spoilt for choice considering their wide range and absolutely economical prices.
NYX’s success story is pretty awesome. This makeup brand was founded by 25-year-old Toni Ko in a tiny 600 square feet apartment in California, all thanks to a loan she took from her parents. It had a pretty humble beginning and was named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night. In 2014, the company was taken over by L’Oreal when Toni decided to sell it for a whopping $500 million.
12. Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown is finally available in India, and we’re filled with awe! This prestigious global beauty brand was founded in 1991 by the makeup artist-turned-entrepreneur, Bobbi Brown. The company was taken over by Estee Lauder in 1995 due to its massive success.
This luxury brand offers the best quality when it comes to makeup. An interesting fact about it is that its Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner sells more units globally than any other Bobbi Brown product, with two sold every minute!
Avon is available in over 100 countries. It offers a variety of makeup products and a whole bunch of fragrances, skin care, and hair care products. This innovative brand was founded in 1886 and has led the industry with its award-winning breakthrough products for a while now.
Do you want makeup that is extremely gentle on your skin? If you have super sensitive or problematic skin, Clinique is here to your rescue. It is one of the biggest skin care and cosmetic brands in the world, and its stores are spread across 135 countries all over the world. It is a subsidiary of Estee Lauder and was founded in 1968.
If you are confused about what to get, Clinique takes the initiative to give you free and personalized consultation across all its stores. They also do this online on their website.
If you are into makeup, I’m sure you own at least one or two products from Revlon – one of the most popular makeup brands in India. It has a versatile range of makeup products, personal care products, and fragrances. This US-based company was founded in 1932 and has held a reputation of being the trendsetters in the world of makeup. Revlon has been creating bold revolutionary products for the modernistic woman. Inspired by women who express power and independence, they aim to speak up in tandem with their innovative products formulated by their professionals so that you can create a style so fierce and unleash your version of being bold. Indulge in their range of unapologetic products and portray YOU in a confident way.
That was our round-up of Top 10 makeup brands in India. We hope this list comes in handy for all you makeup fanatics and junkies the next time you search for the best makeup brand to pick your makeup.