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The 14 Best Cosmetics Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2020)

Looking for a new job in cosmetics? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best cosmetics companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Cosmetics companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of July 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 14 best cosmetics companies to work for

1. Mary Kay Inc.

4.1 stars

Mary Kay Inc. is a cosmetics company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Mary Kay Inc.:

"It's a great company to work for. You are surrounded by great and supportive people who are more than willing to help you achieve your goals, even when that doesn't help them fi..."

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2. Estée Lauder

3.5 stars

Estée Lauder is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Estée Lauder:

"I’ve been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and been on medical leave for going on 10 months while receiving chemotherapy and now surgery. Estée Lauder is my biggest ..."

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3. Avon

3.5 stars

Avon is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Avon:

"The Avon of today has so many great products and so many ways to succeed."

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4. Lush Cosmetics

3.5 stars

Lush Cosmetics is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Poole, United Kingdom area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lush Cosmetics:

"Thank you, LUSH. I've never felt safer or more fulfilled at work."

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5. L'Oréal

3.5 stars

L'Oréal is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L'Oréal:

"Overall a good corporation that promotes from within and has many women in top leadership roles globally."

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6. Aveda

3.3 stars

Aveda is a cosmetics company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Aveda:

"Great company that recognizes women in leadership and growth opportunities!"

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7. L'Occitane en Provence

3.3 stars

L'Occitane en Provence is a cosmetics company headquartered in the 17503 area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L'Occitane en Provence:

"L'Occitane is an amazing company to work for, and I love working for a company that values me. "

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8. MAC Cosmetics

3.2 stars

MAC Cosmetics is a cosmetics company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MAC Cosmetics:

"Very inclusive company. Great values and great pay. It’s a culture, not a workplace."

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9. Too Faced Cosmetics

3.1 stars

Too Faced Cosmetics is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Too Faced Cosmetics:

"Great Company with a good heart!"

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10. Benefit Cosmetics

3.1 stars

Benefit Cosmetics is a cosmetics company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Benefit Cosmetics:

"Not even a whiff of sexism in this workplace. Tons of women in executive positions, with a wide arrange of personalities and working styles. Plenty of opportunities for women to..."

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11. Bare Escentuals

3.0 stars

Bare Escentuals is a cosmetics company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bare Escentuals:

"This job gave me an opportunity to grow so much and meet so many amazing people."

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12. Revlon

2.9 stars

Revlon is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Revlon:

"As part of the retail execution team, it is an on the road kind of job. So in terms of healthy food, it's kind of on you. In terms of management, it is a pretty great company. A..."

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13. Ideal Image

2.6 stars

Ideal Image is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Tampa, FL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

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14. Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men

2.1 stars

Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men is a cosmetics company headquartered in the Troy, MI area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of July 1, 2020.

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