Avon, L'Oreal and Estee Lauder are some of the well-known cosmetic companies worldwide. Avon and Estee Lauder are based in the United States, while L’Oreal is based in France. Each company is worth more than $3 billion, as of 2012.
Avon continues to use direct sales to sell its cosmetics, which includes lipsticks, powders, foundations, tools and brushes. It also sells these products online.
Shoppers can also buy L’Oreal and Estee Lauder cosmetics online. These products are more widely available, as they are also sold in retail stores. L’Oreal makeup is sold in Walmart stores and in drugstores, such as Walgreen’s. Estee Lauder is sold at makeup counters in department stores, such as Dillard's and Neiman Marcus.