6 Favourite Makeup Brands | Drugstore & High End Makeup Recommendations

As a beauty blogger, there are many makeup brands that I adore and frequently write about on my blog and social media. So today I thought I would round up 6 of my current go-to makeup brands and share some of my recommendations from each brand.

PS – Let me know what your favourite makeup brands are in the comments section. I’d love your recommendations too!


Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury is one of the first high end makeup brands that I bought into, and to this day I still adore the brand! The luxurious rose gold packaging and thought that goes behind every single product released by Charlotte Tilbury makes the brand really stand out. Some of my favourite products from Charlotte Tilbury include the Magic Foundation and Matte Revolution Lipstick in ‘Amazing Grace’. Although the products are quite pricey, the luxurious feel and fantastic quality makes them worth every single penny. I’ve previously written a post about the best and worst Charlotte Tilbury products, which you might be interested in checking out!

NARS Cosmetics

NARS is a brand that I had been dying to try out for years and I was so happy to get my hands on some of their products earlier this year. Anyone who enjoys reading beauty blogs or watching beauty videos on YouTube would have definitely come across the many positive reviews of NARS products. One of the most highly raved about NARS products is the Sheer Glow Foundation, so I was very excited to try this out for myself – and it has since become one of my favourite ever foundations! It is packed with skin-loving antioxidants and leaves you with the most natural-looking, flawless skin. I am also a huge fan of the Dual Intensity Blush which leave you with glowy, healthy-looking cheeks and the lasting power is the best I ever experienced with a blusher!

L’Oreal

L’Oreal is a brand that I have loved and trusted for the longest amount of years. Although it is a high street brand, the quality of their products is frequently comparable to more high end products. I recently wrote about their newly released Hydra Genius Aloe Water, which is my current go-to morning moisturiser. However, it’s not just their skincare which I love – their makeup range is pretty damn good too! Both the Infallible 24 Hour Foundation and the True Match Foundation are two really great drugstore foundations which I would recommend, and no matter how many liquid liners I try, I always go back to the Superliner Perfect Slim, which I can always count on to give me the perfect feline flick.

Rimmel London

Rimmel is another one of my top drugstore makeup brands that I always have in my makeup bag. They are one of the most affordable brands available in the drugstore, and also one of the best! All the foundations that I have tried from Rimmel, including the Wake Me Up Foundation, Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation and Lasting Finish 25 Hour Nude Foundation, are just incredible quality and never let me down! I also love the Rimmel Matte Lipsticks and of course the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is also a great drugstore powder (although I am currently loving the MAC Studio Fix Powder too).

Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit is another brand that I have grown really fond of over the past years. Their super fun, girly and witty branding is on-point, and they are a great brand to look out for if you’re after innovative, great-quality products. Of course, Benefit are mostly known for their impressive eyebrow range (and also their Brow Bar service – which I reviewed here). My favourite products from the range are the KA-BROW! Cream-Gel Colour and the Gimme Brow Volumising Eyebrow Gel which is perfect for super-quick full-looking brows. I am also a huge fan of the Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Highlighter which is a beautiful golden-rose highlighter that you (strangely) almost never hear about online! I rounded up the best and worst Benefit products in a previous post too.

Topshop Beauty

My final favourite makeup brand is one that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves – Topshop Beauty! As Topshop is primarily known for its fashion, you might not think that the makeup range is any good, but it sooooooo is!! I have quite a few Topshop Beauty products in my collection and 99% of the time I am very impressed with how their makeup performs. Check out my previous post for recommendations on the best products from Topshop Beauty. ps – They also do the best bronzer for pale skin, which I reviewed here.

What are your current favourite makeup brands?

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