Glam Up Your Year: Best Of Cosmetics 2016

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Get bold or sheer your nudes because these cosmetic beauties are here to stay.

Glossier // Stretch Concealer

The ladies (and gentlemen) of Glossier have just launched their newest products that literally scream game-changer. Anywhere from their newest lip products to brow pomades, their latest addition, the stretch concealer is basically a fluffy marshmallow that covers our tired bags without creasing or bubbling. We are in heaven. // Glossier; glossier.com

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MiLK // Silver Creme Eyeshadow

When MiLK launched their latest addition to their already bountiful cosmetic line, the world literally stopped when they saw how pigmented their creme eyeshadows were. One swipe with your finger and you’re out the door — this tube of magic is a repeat buy with us. // MiLK Makeup; milkmakeup.com

Jin Soon // Painted Ladies

Bring the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square straight to your nails as Jin Soon’s Painted Ladies collection pays homage to SF’s historical bellwether. These 4 beautiful colors are great for your summer stay in the alamo sipping fine rose and soaking up the glorious sun. // Jin Soon; jinsoon.com

Tigerlily Perfumery // Fragrance Consultation

Meet the backbone and spirit of Tigerlily Perfumery, Antonia Kohl, who is passionate and ready to sample your perfect summer scent. Whether you’re into smelling like the redwoods or frolicking through the South Bay lilies — she’ll make you get lost in her vast array of fragrances and we’re not sorry for it. // Tigerlily Perfumery, 977 Valencia St; tigerlilyperfumery.com

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Elizabeth Street Cosmetics // Street Gloss

These gorgy colors represent the ideals of SF as a whole, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics brings together the fun and frill of what the bay really has to offer. Their lip glosses are a luxe product that will forever change your mind on lip liquids. If you haven’t indulged in her fine selection then we suggest that you start immediately.  // Elizabeth Street Cosmetics; elizabethstreetcosmetics.com

NARS // Laguna Bronzer

Coming back to a classic right-of-passage cosmetic brand, the newest Laguna Bronzer at NARS is making us look Coachella tanned realness — just throw on a flower crown and call it a day. With a smooth and silky texture, applying this product everywhere is very tempting. // NARS, 2050 Fillmore St; narscosmetics.com

Benefit Cosmetics // Dandelion Shy beam Liquid Highlighter

A hometown fav, we believe that this is the only product you could wear faithfully and look absolutely gorgeous. A good highlighter will become your best friend quite quickly and Benefit is killin’ the game. Go ahead and stock up for the winter seasons ahead. // Benefit Cosmetics, 2117 Fillmore St; benefitcosmetics.com

KPOP Beauty // Novelty Makeup

We’ve talked about it time and time again, the power of Korean beauty and skincare has definitely taken over western ideals of what cosmetics can and will be. KPOP Beauty in Japantown is fully stocked with every lip, eye, and cheek product known to man. Want to try tattoo lip stains? They’ve got it and they’re willing to tell you about it. Don’t get lost even if it’s tempting. // KPOP Beauty, 1 Peace Plaza

The Balm // Stainiac

A duo combo is the best for travel and The Balm’s Stainiac is a must-have in your makeup or travel bag. Easy on the skin and pigmented on the lips, this veil of happiness is one for the books and one for our cabinet. Apply a couple of dots on the surface of your skin and rejoice to the color pay-off. // The Balm, 788 Valencia St; thebalm.com

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Pin Up Cosmetics // Vegan Eyeshadow

The newest cosmetic brand in the Bay Area, and don’t worry everyone, this golden apple is vegan, gluten, and paraben-free. Made with only a few selections of high quality, milled ingredients, be at ease when applying to your eyes. This gentle loose powder is easy to remove at the end of the day.   // Pin Up Cosmetics; pinupcosmetics.net


Photography by Anthony Rogers, Styling by Danielle Wallis, Assisted by Ashley Tarr. This list was compiled and edited by the Bob Cut Editors. Products chosen were selected by the editors personally and were not sponsored to be in this list.