Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What are your top five favorite makeup/beauty brands? Why? What order?

Temptalia's Answer.

I find myself most drawn to Korres lately–something about them makes me want to try everything! Long-time favorites have been MAC, Guerlain, Dior, Urban Decay, and Benefit.


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104 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What are your top five favorite makeup/beauty brands?

  1. Robbyn

    MAC, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, Bare Escentuals, and Clinique…. and Benefit (sorry, had to list six)

    They’re in no particular order because I love them all!!!

  2. Hi Christine!!
    I’m a completelly adicted to temptalia!

    My favourite brand is Make Up For Ever. The shadows are amazing, really long lasting and with an extreme pigmentation that stays all day! Setting powder is incredible too! The aqua pencils, …
    All of their products are the best, in my opinion.

    My second favourite brand is MAC.

    The rest os the positions are Urban Decay in third place, the forth place is for Sephora (only for some brushes and for all of their lipsticks: i loooove them!) anf the fifth i sincerelly don’t know, because the main brands I use is the four i’ve mentioned.

    Great web!! :)
    Kisses from Spain!

  3. MAC,Dior,Chanel,Laura Mercier & Revlon..

  4. Chanel (everything), YSL (design ^^), and Guerlain (design), Bobbi Brown, Benefit,

  5. Kajsa

    Urban decay, NYX, MAC. Hmm, that’s about it o_o

  6. Chanel (glossimers and quads), Dior(foundation and mascaras), MAC (a little bit of everything), MUFE(same as mac), and NARS(blushes, highlighters, bronzers, and gloss) in no order love them all if I could pick a sixth it would be YSL love their lipsticks.

  7. margot

    MAC (everything, though these days I’m fed up with all the new collections, they should slow down), chanel (all of their lip products), Armani (love their sheer lipsticks and the satin finish foundation), D&G (love the bronzer and the lippies), and last but not least, NARS (the blushes, love the multiples and also the lipglosses).

    • cmferrets

      yes, no kidding! mac needs to really start focusing on their collections. its like, either make them new an exciting every other month , or all the time. i feel like they keep on pushing them out to quickly , just to do it , and they really lack. for example , nothing new as in colors. (naked honey and style warriors e/s collection for example?- they were the exact same almost) they should space the out to every other month or so, so then we can look forward to them. the only ones ive really enjoyed was BBR and Colour craft!

  8. Manny

    MAC, Bourjois, L’Oreal, Max Factor (false lash effect mascara) and OPI


    Urban decay,MAC,estee lauder,rimmel,gosh

  10. Miss_M

    MAC (everything)
    Benefit (great colors, cool packaging)
    Bobbi Brown (great neutrals)
    L’Oreal (blush and gloss)
    Bourjois (eye pencils and gloss)

    Other brands I like:
    Clinique (buttershines, gloss)
    GOSH (great eye pencils)
    Urban Decay (eyeshadows)

  11. Jenny

    MAC, Clinique, Stila, Urban Decay and Benefit


    Maybelline, rimmel london, Loreal

  12. Dior, Chanel, Guerlain, Nars & MAC. But Dior & Chanel are the only essentials to me :)

  13. MAC, Revlon, NYX, Benefit, Urban Decay

  14. Hoonie

    MAC, Dior, Benefit, Chanel, Clinique, MUFE

  15. Alla

    Mac (Best of the best 4 me), Chanel, Dior, YSL, Estee Lauder :)

  16. Blu

    Mac and Shu Uemura!

  17. Dita

    MAC,MUFE,Bobbi Brown,Benefit,Dior

  18. Hinahon

    I don’t have much make up from brands… i’m starting to build my collection because i only discovered my love for make up not so long ago. So I started only with drugstore make up. And i only have like 3 MAC lipsticks, 1 MAC eyeshadow, 1 MAC pigment and then an Urban Decay liner…

    So now that i have a few things, i’d say from what i have, my favorite are MAC and Spell Cosmetics. But i’m dying to try MUFE to be honest.

  19. Nicci

    Chanel, Sisley Paris, Natura Bisse, Nars – lipgloss/blush, and new one La Prairie which replaced La Mer :)

    I might be adding Illamasqua. Waiting to try it out!

  20. Frances

    I absolutely love Chanel, Dior, Nars and Shu Uemura, as well as Red Earth (amazing eye shadows), Bobbi Brown (gel liners, foundations, powders) and TiGi (fab eyeshadows).

  21. Stila, MAC, Urban Decay, TheBalm, and Ulta’s store brand (those eyeshadows are amazing)

  22. badfish

    MAC, Revlon, MUFE, Benefit (except I hate their packaging), Stila (for the eye pencils)

  23. jess

    MUFE, MAC, Urban Decay, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Stila

  24. Aromaleigh Cosmetics, Fyrinnae Cosmetics, Meow Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics and Nyx Cosmetics, if I have to pick just 5.

    Aromaleigh, Fyrinnae and Meow are the only companies that carry foundation light enough for my pale skin. I wear Glissade 1CL plus Alabaster in Aromaleigh, Mica Free Foundation in Moonstone by Fyrinnae and Pampered Puss Foundation in Inquisitive Siamese or Inquisitive Sphynx by Meow. I got so tired of wearing MAC NW15 & NC15 because neither were pale enough for me.

    I love Nyx for their round and black label lipsticks, their mega shine glosses (African Queen!), jumbo lip pencils, and jumbo eye pencils.

    I’ve been a fan of MAC for over 10 years. I love their lipglasses, slimshines, glitz glosses and lipsticks, as well as their pigments and eye shadows. Their fluidlines are nice, as are the paint pots and paints too.

    I don’t experience eye shadow fallout with any of these companies like I have with Urban Decay, so I really like that fact. I HATE glitter fallout. (though I do love the Urban Decay 24/7 liners)

  25. Michelle

    Dior MAC Chanel YSL Lancaster

  26. Lynn

    My loves are:

    Bare Escentuals, MAC, Urban Decay, Smashbox and Too Faced.

  27. Zoila

    MAC, NARS, Estee Lauder, Stila, and Benefit.

    MAC because it’s a wide range of amazing products almost under every category… (Foundation, eyeshadows, blushes, etc.)

    NARS because they have the best foundation ever when it comes to my skin! It’s wonderful, I also like some of their eyeshadow duos and very pigmented blushes.

    Estee Lauder because they have good skin illuminating products!

    Stila for their tinted moisturizers and good bronzers! I also like the eyeliners :)

    Benefit also has good skin illuminating products, and the best mascaras I’ve ever used!

  28. purple

    MAC, Urban Decay, MUFE, Korres and Smashbox.

  29. Natalie

    1. MUFE – they have been consistent with the product quality. I have been using them for 12 years! They have the best matte shadows.
    2. Shu Uemura – love their skincare line as well as makeups. Love how they cater for Asians.
    3. MAC – love everything about them, except their skincare and foundations. Their collections are getting on my nerves.
    4. Illamasqua – so edgy! This is exciting
    5. Koh Gen do (best foundation & base), Urban Decay (24/7 liners), Benefit (creaseless cream shadow and High Beam), Too Faced (Shadow insurance) and Nfu Oh (best nail polishes!!)

    I have to put many brands for no.5 – they all seem to stand out with a product or two lol.

  30. Sass


  31. Val

    MAC – eyeshadows, lippies & lipglasses!!
    Jill Stuart – all!!
    Bobbi Brown – eyehadows and lip crayons from Ivy League
    NARS – blushes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Chanel – aqualumieres glosses!!!


  32. ann

    MAC, the Balm, Chanel, Urban Decay and Make Up Store.

  33. claudia

    MAC, Bourjois, YSL, Urban Decay and Revlon.

  34. Miri

    MAC (except foundations), Lancome, Fresh and Guerlain (LOVE their lipsticks)

  35. Tina

    MAC, NARS, MUFE, Urban Decay, and Stila.

  36. Roberta

    MUFE, Nars, Mac, Guerlian, Chanel

  37. Peyton

    My favorite brands are MAC, Stila, Urban Decay, Benefit, and Chanel

  38. Jennifer

    My favorite brands, in order, are: 1) MUFE (eyeliners, eyeshadows, foundations) 2) MAC (eyeshadows, lip glosses, lipsticks) 3) Urban Decay (palettes) 4) Nars (blushes and eyeshadow) and 5) Lorac (overall great brand).

  39. shontay

    Makeup forever, Mac, Nars, Chanel and Urban Decay. In that order.

  40. Yaël

    MAC, Benefit, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Laura Mercier, sorry but Bobbi Brown and Bare Escentuals too, and many others but it’s too long

  41. Rachel

    Mac, Urban Decay, NARS, Benefit, Tarte :)

  42. cloudburst

    MAC, Shu Uemura, NARS, Dior, Too Faced or Bobbi Brown.

  43. Ali

    MAC, Benefit, Chanel, Bed Head, and Urban Decay

  44. ashlee

    MAC – lipglass, lipstick ,eyeshadow ,paint pots , liner
    GOSH – lipgloss , eyeliner , waterproof eyeshadow sticks
    NARS – blush , duos , gloss
    LOreal HIP – duos
    Illamasqua- Lipstick & gloss
    Revlon – Lipsticks & MSF & foundation

  45. MAC

    I prefer pigmented shadows so most of mine are Mac and Mufe.

  46. Amy

    MAC, BENEFIT and PRESCRIPTIVES are the top three. MAC is the first brand I started buying consistently and will buy back ups of favourite products and colours. I started buying MAC at 14. I used to really like POUT but I can’t find that in Vancouver anymore. Lately I really like The BALM, especially their eyeshadows and I really like VICTORIA’S SECRET BEAUTY RUSH lipglosses.

  47. Ceci

    MAC, Bare Escentuals, Mineral Fusion, Korres, Lavera

  48. Julie

    I’d have to say: MAC, because it was the first high-end makeup I bought, Urban Decay, Stila, benefit, nars :)

  49. details

    NARS – blushes, powders, lipsticks, eyeshadows
    MAC – lipsticks, eyeliners, matte eyeshadows, brushes
    Dior/YSL/Rimmel – for mascara
    Koh Gen Do – moisture foundation & makeup remover is amazing
    Laura Mercier – secret concealer, secret camoflauge, translucent powder

  50. Vern

    Maybelline (what would I do without my mascaras)
    Urban Decay
    L’Oreal Hip (Jelly Balms)

  51. Bridgette


  52. Noemie

    JR Watkins
    Burt’s Bees

  53. Michelle

    I have been wearing MAC for about 12 years — I love their color selection — love their shadows, blushes, lipsticks, and lipglass! I also have been liking Nars for their eye duos and a few of their lipglosses, YSL for the lipsticks– creamy fabulous texture. NYX for their jumbo eye crayons (makes a great eye base), and Rimmel for their Stay Matte powder and Sexy Curves mascara.
    I really want to purchase some Chanel eye quads and glossimers (but I end up spending all of my $$ on MAC!!).

  54. Magnolia

    Urban Decay

  55. Sarah

    Dior (everything)
    Clinique (even better and acne products)
    MAC (eyeshadows)

  56. Marina

    1. Chanel (everything but foundations)
    2. Guerlain (powders, glosses)
    3. Shiseido (foundations, powders, shadows)
    4. MAC (shadows, brushes)
    5. OPI (polishes)

  57. Chiara

    Top brand stays MAC, but i also definatly like Too Faced, Dior and my latest discovery ..

    KIKO! An Italian brand, unfortunatly currently only sold in Italy, but theres going to be an online shop. Check out their eyeshadows who can be really compared to the mac ones, and that for only 4.90 euros! 4.90 EUROS!

  58. Kitson

    Urban Decay
    Too Faced

  59. Dancerwendy

    MAC (I have the pro discount so most of my stuff are MAC!), Origins, theBalm, Nars, Benefit.

  60. Nance

    Too faced

  61. 1. Mac 2. Esteé Lauder 3. Clinique 4. Laura Mercier 5. Shu Uemura

  62. Alice

    Bobbi Brown
    Maybelline (mascara)

    Lots of close seconds!

  63. Cindy

    MAC, Smashbox, Rimmel London’s mascaras, Clinique and Too Faced

  64. wonjoo89

    Lancome (Artliner
    Dior (DiorShow mascara)
    Murad (Acne Kit)
    and..I really don’t have a fifth one.

  65. Christy

    MAC, NARS, Dior, Chanel and NYX. NYX has a great range of eyeshadows like MAC, yet the price is fantastic. MAC has so many beautiful collections, I always get sucked in to limited editions. Same goes for Chanel, when I feel like I want something luxurious.

  66. NARS
    Urban Decay
    Bare Escentuals

    And I haven’t tried many of their products, but I love Smashbox’s mascara and want to try more of their products.

  67. Valerie

    1) Guerlain (packaging, khols, bronzer and lipstick just recently there fondation) I’m just a FAN!!!
    2) Dior (eyeshadow, lipstick)
    3) Lancome
    4) Nars (eyeshadow)

  68. KIM

    MAC- foundation, powder, msf, eyeshadow, blush
    LOREAL- Hip duos, lip jelly balm,mascara,
    BEN NYE- palettes, blushes, eyeshadow, concealer
    TKB Trading- pigments
    NYX- lipsticks, jumbo pencils, lip glosses, cream blushes

  69. MAC for everything, except… Chanel for lip gloss (glossimers), Dior for mascara (the original Diorshow), shu uemura for eyelash curler and YSL for lipstick (Rouge Volupte)!

  70. Jessica

    MAC, Lancome, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay, NARS

    I love MAC’s eyeshadows, lipglass, and lipstick

    Lancome has awesome mascara and foundation (Teint idole!)

    Laura Mercier has bomb concealers and tinted moisturizer

    Urban Decay has good lipsticks, eyeshadow and liner

    NARS has amazingly pigmented blush and eyeshadow

  71. daphne

    The vast, vast majority of my makeup is MAC. I love their eyeshadows first and foremost, and I’m a fiend for Lipglass. I also love their lipsticks, especially Slimshines. And the brushes <3

    Other favorites are Urban Decay (24/7 lines, liquid liners, deluxe shadows) and Laura Mercier (cake eyeliner, lip silk, and nice face makeup). I have maybe 1-2 pieces from every other brand I own stuff from. Oh, except for Maybelline – have lots of Maybelline mascaras! :) One brand I admire a lot but haven’t gotten anything from yet is NARS. Wouldn’t mind adding more glosses from Chanel, too (have just one).

  72. Ruth

    Guerlain, I love everything of theirs
    Estee Lauder, love the lip products
    Nars, love everything
    Dior, love everything
    Lancome, love everything

  73. My five favorites are
    MAC – shadows, dazzleglasses, good lipsticks for price
    Shu Uemura – eyeshadows, blush(great blending) lipsticks (creamy)
    NARS – shadow, primer, multiples, eye pencils
    YSL – lip products
    Rock & Republic – shadows (pricey but great colors and blend well), love the tinted primer

    Also really like Dior for mascara, Benefit for shadows and lipsticks, and Urban Decay. NYX good drugstore brand

  74. KaylaK

    My top 5: MAC, Lancome, Clinique, Urban Decay, and Stila

  75. Constance

    Bare Escentuals
    Laura Geller
    Also like and use Lumiere, Urban Decay, Benefit, Meow, Mad Minerals, Pure Luxe, Stilla, Channel, and like the Kat Von D red lipsticks too!

  76. Cristalle

    Too faced
    Urban decay

  77. Nafeesa

    Urban Decay

  78. Sharr


  79. MAC: pretty much everything, especially dazzleglasses and eyeshadow
    Revlon: can’t live without Colorstay foundation
    China Glaze: amazing formula and unique colors
    Chanel: good all-around brand
    Rimmel: fun, modern, great quality

  80. MAC, NARS, Urban Decay, NYX and Chanel :)

  81. Liz

    Makeup Forever, Graftobian, La Femme, Urban Decay, MAC.

  82. Cristiane F

    MAC , Shu Uemura (cleansing oil, the best brushes, great eyeshadows), Nars (the lipsticks), Shiseido (everything is great), Neutrogena (for skin care)

  83. Nicole.

    MUFE, Nars, Stila, Dior, MAC, Urban Decay.
    Yes, I know that’s six, but I couldn’t take one away. =/

  84. lexisf09

    Urban Decay
    Bobbi Brown

  85. 1. Bobbi Brown
    2. MAC
    3. Giorgio Armani
    4. NARS
    5. Urban Decay

  86. Im

    My top five brands in their respective rankings would have to be:
    1. NARS (because their lipsticks and eyeshadows are so beautiful!)
    2. MAC (for their constant inventiveness)
    3. Urban Decay (for not being square!)
    4. B Never (a British brand owned by LUSH Cosmetics and totally vegan!)
    5. Shu Uemura (this brand embodies colorful elegance)

  87. Shu, UD, Nars, Shiseido, Dior

  88. #1 Make Up For Ever – This brand has pretty much everything that I “need”. No fancy packaging but their products are practical. I only use MUFE foundation and their eyeshadows are the bomb.

    #2 MAC – Best quality for price and they have so many shades.

    #3 Urban Decay – Would be my #1 if they weren’t as pricey and had more shades. I have about 30 lipsticks from MAC but I only like one UD lipstick shade! I like the packaging for UD and the edgy look that represents the brand. First makeup brand I obsessed over since I was 12! My first product ever bought at Sephora too. The Midnight Cowboy pocket rocket. Super glittery, perfect for a tween!

    Then the rest I can’t put in order :)

    Too Faced – I like the packaging as well but not as much as UD. They have a couple of all star items like TFSI of course, bronzers, the candlelight powder, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE their teddy bear hair brushes! Too bad they stopped carrying the full sized brushes :( I like their shadows as well, but not enough shades!

    Cargo – My favorite blushes! The best!!

    Another brand that I want to include is NARS, best lipglosses!

  89. MAC, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, and Dior

  90. fiaspice

    L’Oreal (what I started with)
    Cover Girl (for the Lash Blast Luxe mascara)
    Cargo (I love their lipgloss)
    Sephora (I’m discovering them)
    Lancome (I was given a blush by them and love it)
    Anna Sui (I love that gloss too)

  91. Sarah

    NARS blush and eyeshadows.
    YSL for their collections, their palettes, liquid liners, lip glosses and touche eclat.
    BeneFit for their best concealor on the market; boi-ing and oh-so professional brow zings – kit.
    Clarins for their Eclat Minute range of products.
    Chanel – Aqualumiere – best ever lip gloss – we need more colours!
    MAC – mineralized collections and dazzleglasses.
    Dior – for my HG mascara – Diorshow blackout.

  92. Macaddict

    1) MAC
    2) NARS
    3) MUFE
    4) UD
    5) Guerlain &/or Chanel

  93. RosiePC

    MAC – I am addicted to this brand. I love most of their products, but wish they didn’t come up with new stuff every two weeks. It gets boring when collections start to look the same as the one before that.
    MUFE – Love their eye shadows and other eye products. The colors are vibrant.
    Urban Decay – Again, love the shadows. I can leave the ones with the glittery fallout, but love the primer potion and their in your face colors (i.e., shadows, liners).
    Shu Uemura – The eye shadows are amazing.
    Bobbi Brown – I do like some of their products.

    I would also add other brands, but it would take me forever. Illamasqua is a brand I would like to try in the near future.

  94. Taj

    Bare Escentuals
    The She Space

  95. courtney

    MAC – You always know what you’re getting, you can try it on before hand, and if you must, you are able to return.
    Maybelline – *just* for the mascara, I’ve used so many other brands and I’ve found it’s mostly about technique.
    Too Faced- They make the most amazing eyeshadow primer, and multi-product compacts for on the go.

    and that’s pretty much it.

  96. MAC (everything)
    MUFE (love thier diamond powder!)
    Urban Decay (eyeshadows and their primer potion)
    Too Faced (thier TFSI is amazing!)
    Dior (I’m now starting to fall for this brand! I bought a clear lipglass awhile ago and I love it!)

  97. smut

    MAC, Urban Decay, and Benefit are my brands of choice. I do like some items from Dior, however I’m keeping myself on a budget so I don’t have any items left other than a bronzer (I used to always use Diorshow mascara and their eye cream)

  98. Mistli

    MAC, Stila, Benefit, Dior, Bobbi Brown

  99. lvh75

    Dior, Chanel, MAC and Bobbi Brown are the only brands I consistently follow and love. I also use other brands but only random/specific items that I know have good reviews, or are top performers, etc.

  100. MAC
    Urban Decay