There are thousands of makeup brands in existence in the United States alone. With that many out there, it may seem overwhelming when deciding which brand to pick. There are a few key factors to consider when deciding what to put on your face. The quality of the product and if the company is cruelty-free are some deal-breakers for some people. Then, factor in marketability, like which celebrities are endorsing the products, as well as their social media content. In 2023, it is obvious that TikToks, Reels, and YouTube videos are what attract people, so it only makes sense for a makeup company to follow suit and have video content daily to keep new customers coming in.
The makeup and cosmetic industry is blossoming, with predictions by The Branded Agency indicating a value of $805.61 billion by 2023, a substantial growth from $532.43 billion in 2017. The makeup market is a competitive one. Research suggests that brand recognition plays a pivotal role in consumer choices, with 59% of consumers favoring products from brands they recognize and 21% willing to buy a product purely because they appreciate the brand.
A study conducted by Hey Goldie analyzed over sixty different makeup brands and their popularity. For each brand, average Google searches for the United States and Instagram posts containing the brand’s name were counted, then dividing the sum by the years the brand has been around in order to even out the results and rank the top 10 most popular makeup brands.
Keep scrolling to see which makeup brands are the most popular in the US.