If makeup companies were movies, with brands like Estee Lauder and Lancôme taking center stage as the blockbusters, these six lines would be the independents of the bunch. Little-seen but much beloved by in-the-know fans and critics (in this case, beauty editors), they all have a distinct point of view. It should come as no surprise that each of these six was started by a woman.

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