Best Make Up Brands

By Vivian Kelly

With the endless list of make up brands in the beauty industry, it can be difficult to choose which one’s your ultimate. So to help you distinguish the best from the ordinary, Elite Traveler has rounded up the industry’s most exclusive and shamelessly stylish brands. These luxurious and trendsetting cosmetics are no doubt the best make up brands in the world. From YSL’s iconic beauty buys to Victoria Beckham’s ever glowing collection, these are the make up brands you need in your beauty arsenal.

Christian Dior

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It’s undeniable that Dior is one of the most iconic make up brands we have ever seen. Its couture meets cosmetics make up gives users the ultimate luxury experience. As Christian Dior explained, he searches for ‘spots of color that would enliven the streets of tomorrow’. The product that made its mark was his timeless lipstick, particularly the Rogue Dior in Iconic 999. Dior’s versatility of color and textures ensures the range is just as elegant as it is fashionable.

Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder

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‘I love to make women feel like the best versions of themselves,’ says Victoria Beckham of her collaboration with Estée Lauder. Victoria’s make up collection dropped in 2016 and to our relief it’s back for its second run. Cult favorites include her beautiful Morning Aura Illuminating Crème’ Primer and Lip Gloss in Moroccan Heat. The refined collection features sparkling golds, pearlised pigments and sleek wet finishes. This stand-out collection is here to stay.

Burberry Make Up

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Burberry’s high quality make up boasts a collection of bold colors, glowing skin bases and immaculate foundations. Our favorites include the Eye Color Contour in Almond. The easy glide pen makes applying eye shadow effortless. But don’t miss out on their ultra smooth Cashmere Foundation, an echo of their luxurious Scotland-made scarves.

Marc Jacobs Beauty 

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Marc Jacob’s first foray into the world of make up began in 2013. The innovative sleek packaging perfectly compliments its vivid shades and textures. The most coveted products of the range include Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme and Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. A collection as stylish as it is glamorizing.

Make Up For Ever 

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‘I needed to create my own brand, not only to produce products that met the demands of make up artists, but also the demands of women worldwide,’ said Founder and Creative Director, Dany Sanz.

Dany’s revelation came when she discovered the art of make up in theater, what she once described as ‘paintings in motion’. Her dream was to create a make up brand that is both professional and reliable. And so the brand was born in 1984 with the help of her husband and her students, the brand is now internationally renowned for its quality and broad range of color and texture. Our cult favorite is Make Up Forever HD Foundation and Large Foundation Brush.