“Lips without lipstick are like cake without frosting”

Lipsticks have been around in this world way longer than you would think. Not just modern history, humans have been using lipstick since ancient times. The use of lipstick dates back to Egyptians. Striking shades such as purple and black were a commonality.

Obviously, the way they procured lipsticks was not like we do today. Technically, they didn’t even have lip “sticks”. They derived their colours from natural sources like grounded cochineal insects that gave the carmine dye which, interestingly enough, is still used in lipsticks and other products.

The concept of lipsticks properly came into existence around 9 AD when Abulcasis, an Arab scientist, invented the solid lipstick. He had initially made a stock for applying perfumes, which could later be put into a mold. The same method was later applied by him with colours which led to the invention of the solid lipstick.

Use of Lipstick

Humans have long since been applying make-up to highlight their features for various reasons. Lipsticks have been a major part of the “make-up stack”. Some girls don’t even indulge in make-up and feel just the right shade of lipstick is enough make-up for them.

By 1920, women had given lipstick a permanent place in their lives. Three years later, James Bruce Mason Junior gave us the modern lipstick after making the swivel up tube, in which most modern lipsticks come.

Lipsticks have come a long way in this world. Currently, there are lipsticks that are on the “want-list” of almost every make-up enthusiast out there.

Here are the top 12 lipstick brands in the world.

12.MAC Lipstick

Frank Toksan and Frank Angelo were the ones to start this cosmetic manufacturing company. The company was founded in 1984 in the city of Toronto, Canada. Despite the foundation being in Canada the current headquarters of the company is in New York, United States.

Since its inception, the company has secured its spot as one of the best lipstick brands out there.

The huge brand value is possibly due to their products being top of the line. Their products pass as the highest quality standard. MAC also gives a variety of shades and textures. They also keep releasing products that are season-specific every now and then.


A brand that has originated from India. It was established by J.R.D Tata in 1952 and is currently owned by Hindustan Unilever. The company has now accumulated over 50 years of experience making it one of the most superior brands in the world.

The company is number 1 in India due to its easy availability and market domination that can be regarded all over the world as well. Lakme provides a wide range of products.

10.L’oreal Paris

“Because I’m Worth it.”

There are few people who are not familiar with this strong phrase. A phrase that pushes women to admire themselves and do what makes them beautiful. L’oreal Paris is a company that delivers on that promise. Providing a wide range of shades and textures that are also long-lasting has become one of the most used brands across the world today.

Founded in the year 1909 by Eugene Schueller, the company was founded and is currently headquartered in France. The company has secured its position in the market owing to the great quality of its products.

The company is a major provider of luxurious lipsticks for all those who demand greatness complimenting their beauty. The relatively lower prices and long-lasting tendencies have made the brand the favourite of many women and makeup enthusiasts around the world.

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Joseph Revson, Charles Lachman, and Charles Revson established the company in 1932 on the first day of March. The company now sells in over 150 countries while being Headquartered in New York.

The company today is known as one of the largest American companies dealing in cosmetics. Not only cosmetics but skincare, and personal care as well.

The company produces great lipsticks. From the amazing black and gold packaging to vibrant shades, the company provides it all to its customers. The company manufactures eight kinds of lipsticks in various colours. Truly a brand that is loved by women and others who apply lipsticks because of the types of lipsticks it provides.


A brand that started as a family-claimed business is now regarded as a major American make-up brand. The company which was started by 19-year-old Tom Lyle Williams in 1915 currently ranks as the best in America.

Maybelline caters to the needs of the fashion population of over 129 countries worldwide. They provide a nice wide range of lipstick shades that range from subtle nudes to striking shades that cover a wide variety of styles. The company provides something for every skin tone and every personality, pick the colour that resonates with you.

One of the examples of Maybelline’s bold colours would be the great lipstick that they have, the creamy matte colours. Maybelline Super Stay lipstick is the first of creamy matte colours. As mentioned before these are bold, they give you a vibrant colour riding your lips and feel comfortable due to being enriched with ultra-care hydration formula.


The company dealing with fashion accessories, jewelry, make-up, and skincare products was started by European designer Christian Dior. He founded the French company in 1946.

The company has given various amazing products among which the Dior Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is by far one of the best the company has ever produced.

Other great products that have pushed Dior’s market are the Dior lip tattoos which is available in 10 shades and their Rouse Dior Liquid Lip Stain which is a long-wear lip product that feels super comfortable. The stain presents itself in 18 shades and three finishes. What more could anyone ask for?


A company started by Toni Ko in 1999 is now headquartered in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America.

The company produces lipsticks in many different colours and is a pigment-rich lip colour. Lipsticks that look both stylish and bold with shades flexible enough for casual and office use.

One of the strongest selling points of the company’s products is online availability. Add that to the low prices at which they offer their products NYX has really been able to secure a spot for itself in the international market and the hearts of its consumers.


Another great French company dealing with various lifestyle, personal care, makeup and luxury products, and accessories. Coco Chanel founded the company as “House of Chanel” back in the year 1909.

A company that gives the perfect blend of modern and classic. The design of the lipsticks is also appealing because of their sleek and sophisticated design.

Products of Chanel are nothing less of wealthy in shades and finishes. With so many options you are bound to find a lipstick that gives your lip a perfect look.

These lipsticks will particularly sit well with you if you prefer shades that are on the cooler side or maybe even muted.


The company founded by Sheena Yaitanes claims that its products give a long-lasting, high-impact colour that compliments all skin tones. These claims can not be denied

The various lipstick shades not only compliment but even enhance the natural skin tone. Kosas has great pigmentation, even after fading away, it leaves an appealing stain on the lips.

Kosas provides a carefully curated shade range as opposed to providing 100s of shades which can be intimidating to choose from. Rosewater shade is one of the most beloved shades that the company has given its customers.

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The name of the company is a German word. In German, the word “Reizvoll” can be interpreted as attractive or charming. The name of the company itself implies appreciating and enhancing a person’s beauty, Reizvoll has managed to do so for many women around the world.

The lipsticks produced provide sublime colour and leave your lips soft and smooth. Reizvoll lipsticks can also act as balms. They can protect your lips for a long time, from dust and pollution. These attributes arise due to the unique blend of Japanese ingredients it has.

2.Kylie Cosmetics

Formerly called Kylie Lip Kits, the company was founded by Kylie Jenner in 2014. Kylie’s company is one of the fastest-growing in the world.

Kylie cosmetics initially began selling Kylie Lip Kits, liquid lipstick, and lipliner. One of the probable reasons for the brand’s fast growth could be its great formula.

Though a bit on the expensive side, most products have a creamy texture which allows easy and comfortable application by gliding across your lips.


Sephora has been upping people’s fashion game since 1970. This French multinational company deals in personal care and in beauty products.

The brand offers affordable lipsticks and their online stores are very efficient. Various shades are available with the brand’s lipstick.

Some of the best lipsticks the company has produced are; Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip and the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain.

There are various cosmetic brands out there that are fighting it out. The ones about whom you just read are the top lipstick brands that are famous around the world in today’s time. All of them are definitely worth trying if you’re someone who enjoys lipsticks.

While lipsticks are great for the ease of use and the variety that they provide. Not everyone is interested in lipsticks. There are alternatives, like tints, out there in the market which are also nice enhancers.