Most big brands are owned by huge beauty giants such as L'Oreal and Estee Lauder. There are quite a few that are still independently owned. You will probably surprise yourself reading this as you probably won't think a certain company owns a particular brand.
Estee Lauder Companies
- Aerin, Aramis, Aveda, Becca, Bobbi Brown, Bumble And Bumble, Clinique, Darphin Paris, DKNY, Donna Karan, Editions De Parfums Frederic Malle, Ermenegildo Zegna, Estee Lauder, Glam Glow, Jo Malone, La Mer, Lab Series, Le Labo, MAC, Michael Kors, Origins, Rodin, Smashbox, Tom Ford Beauty, Tommy Hilfiger, Too Faced, Tory Burch
- Biotherm, Cacharel, Clarisonic, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Helena Rubenstein, Kiehl's, Lancome, Shu Uemura, Ralph Lauren, Urban Decay, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute
L'Oreal Consumer Products Division
- African Beauty Brands, Essie, Garnier, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, NYX
- Carita, Decleor, Kerastase, L'Oreal Professional, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, Redken, Shu Uemura Art Of Hair
L'Oreal also own the Body Shop, Vichy, La Roche Posay, Skinceuticals, Sanoflore and Roger&Gallet
- AG Deo 24, ANESSA, Aqua Label, AQUAIR, Aupres, Avene, bareMinerals, Benefique, Cle De Peau Beaute, D Program, D'Icila, Elie Saab, Elixir, Ettusais, Haku, Ihada, Integrate, Ipsa, Issey Miyake, Joico, Laura Mercier, Ma Cherie, Majolica Majorca, Maquillage, Narciso Rodriguez, NARS, Playlist, Prior, Pure And Mild, Revital Granas, ReVive, Sea Breeze, Senka, Serge Lutens, Shiseido, Shiseido Professional, The Collagen, Tsubaki, Uno, Urara, Za
- Eucerin, La Prairie, Nivea
- Dove, Impulse, Lynx, Ponds, Radox, Simple, St Ives, Sure, Tresemme, Timotei, Vaseline, VO5
- Aussie, Head And Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Max Factor, Olay, Pantene, SK-II
Johnson And Johnson
- Aveeno, Clean And Clear, Johnsons, Neutrogena, Le Petit Marseillas
- Calvin Klein, Celine Dion, Chloe, Clairol, Cover Girl, Esprit, Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs, Nikos Parfums, OPI, Philosophy, Pierre Cardin, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Tim McGraw, Tonino Lamborghini, Truth Or Dare By Madonna, Vivienne Westwood, Wella
- Biore, Goldwell, John Frieda, KMS California, Molton Brown
- Anastasia Beverly Hills, Barry M, Charlotte Tilbury, Clarins, Freedom, Hourglass, Illamasqua, I Heart Makeup, Kroylan, Makeup Revolution, Sleek
Also Bourjois and Chanel are both jointly owned. I was trying to figure out who owned Chanel and asked some people on Facebook who told me about it.
If I have left any brands out or put them in the wrong category, be sure to let me know in the comments.