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Best High End Makeup Brands – Expert Recommendations

September 28, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the Best High End Makeup Brands. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Charlotte Tilbury

This product was recommended by Niamh Jordan from Which Watch Next

Charlotte Tilbury is my favorite high end cruelty-free and vegan friendly makeup brand. They are known best for their gorgeous, long lasting lipsticks. As well as their highly pigmented eyeshadow sets. Most of their products come packaged beautifully in lovely gold cases. So they will add a bit of glamour to any makeup bag.


This product was recommended by Anastasija Dojchinovska from Reviewlution

All Kiehl’s products are organic and natural, with fruit and plant extracts and vitamins. You literally feel like all the healthy ingredients deeply penetrate into your skin. My favorite product is their popular cream Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. I’ve read a lot of good feedback about it and I’ve used it myself and would highly recommend it. The cream protects your skin against the loss of natural moisture, helping it retain its natural glow. Moreover, it’s affordable compared to other professional skincare brands – $25 for 1.7 ounces of the liquid. See for yourself, and you will glow without having to use a highlighter!

Unicorn Gang Shop

This product was recommended by Christina Smith from Unicorn Gang Shop

I believe Unicorn Gang Shop is exactly what you are looking for! With a vegan and cruelty free formula, that has been compared to top selling brands like Jeffree Star, colourpop and more. Unicorn gang went viral on tiktok for their lipstick formula! Long lasting, without sinking into fine lines on the lips and drying them out!

Estee Lauder

This product was recommended by Lynda Le from Polish Perfect Blog

Estee Lauder has been the brand, enhancing women’s beauty since 1946. It is now one of the most famous cosmetics companies in the world. They expanded their product lines from makeup, skincare, and fragrance. All Estee Lauder products are advanced, cutting edge, and proven to be effective to their claim.


This product was recommended by Toby Dash from Five Star Skincare

For those who are into their high-end skincare, MONAT is an excellent range to invest in. Monat’s entire skincare range is cruelty-free and 100% vegan! Great news for vegans and animal lovers alike. The brand is focused on natural ingredients, hence the abundance of plant extracts used across the range. The range comprises a four-step routine – cleanse, prep, target, and replenish. This is a standard routine that lots of brands and skincare professionals would recommend. The range features two collections, one for dry/sensitive skin and one for normal/combination skin. You can mix and match products from the collections, tailoring them to your specific skin care needs. Let’s take a closer look at the products available: 1. MONAT Be Gentle Creamy Cleanser. is cream-based and can be used in the morning and evenings. The cleanser will provide a deep cleanse without drying the skin; it contains AHA acids and peptides. 2. MONAT Skin Revitalizing Essence. Applied after cleansing, the essence works to prep your next products’ skin. There are also AHA’s in this product, but the chamomile will work to soothe the skin. 3. MONAT Rewind Age Control Nectar. The serum works to smooth and brighten the skin, targeting uneven skin tone, age spots, and elasticity loss. The key ingredients in the serum are Kakadu plum, Rejuvenique oil, peptides, AHAs. 4. MONAT Be Gentle Nourishing Moisturize is designed for those with drier skin. It can be used day and night, providing hydration and minimizing fine lines’ appearance. 5. MONAT Be Balanced Foamy Cleanser is designed for normal to combination skin (it would be a bit drying for drier skin types) and cleanse the skin while softening it. The cleanser features antioxidants and fruit acids. 6. MONAT Be Balanced Lightweight Moisturize is designed for normal to combination skin and will feel lighter on the skin than their nourishing moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in this moisturizer. It will provide all-day hydration with a lightweight feel. The Rejuvenique and plant stem cells will reduce the appearance of fine lines. 7. MONAT Plat Bakuchiol Vegan Retinol Alternative. A lightweight formula using Rejuvenies, bakuchiol, and plant squalane; it is designed to mimic retinol. It works to reduce the appearance of age spots, even skin tone, and texture, promote a radiant and smoother complexion, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The product is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and provides some hydration too.

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