Oprah's Favorite Things List 2016 Has Arrived & Her Fashion & Beauty Recommendations Are Pretty Great
Admit it: You look forward to Oprah's 2016 List of Favorite Things as much as your mom does. You grew up with Oprah on your television daily and the revelation of her yearly iconic list was the highlight of every season. Now that you're all grown up, the excitement is still there — but as a fashion and beauty-loving millennial, what do you actually want from her list?
The problem is a large portion of the list is still geared toward baby boomers — the poinsettia cake is about the easiest example of this. No shade to poinsettia cakes, but younger folks might not dig things like that — but with a whopping 104 items on this year's list, there are definitely things a millennial would actually want or buy for themselves — and many of them are truly quite stylish.
There's another bonus, too: Oprah joined forces with Amazon this year, making it even easier to buy more than one item on the list and qualify for free shipping. That considered, there's no reason why you wouldn't want to explore some of the more millennial-focused options. From shoes, to accessories, to clothing, to beauty products, to one awesomely futuristic hairdryer, these are Oprah's favorite things. Soon, they'll probably be some of your favorite things, too.
1. Fossil Clutch
We know Oprah loves a good oversized wallet: Guess great minds do think alike! She said it herself in her Favorite Things list this year: "The great thing about a vivid oversize wallet: You can always find it, even in the black hole that is your purse."
2. Major Moto by Sorel
"Love, love, love! I’m in a plaid phase right now, so the tricked-out lining is the cherry on top of these revved-up moto boots." Funny: Oprah's in a plaid phase, and we are, too.
3. Wolf Travel Jewelry Case
This is the perfect item to keep your jewelry from getting tangled and broken on your many holiday travels.
4. Edward Bess Lipstick and Cheek Stain
Lipstick and Cheek Stain, $65, Amazon
Yes! Oprah had this red lipstick and cheek stain supersize — obviously, she knows how much we love a red lippy that doubles as on-the-go blush.
5. Butter London Nail Lacquer Collection
You're never too old for your a 22 nail polish set that spins at your disposal.
6. Peoni Cleanser, Toner and Cream
Peoni Cleanser, Toner and Cream, $60-$195, Amazon
When Oprah's personal facialist, Jennifer Brodeur, starts a skin care line, you buy — no questions asked.
7. Tarte Kissing Squad Limited-Edition Lip Sculptor Quad
Dual Lipstick and Lip Gloss Set, $34, Ulta
We're just hoping that Oprah shares this fundamental philosophy: The more lipstick and lip glosses, the better.
8. Harry Josh Pro Tools Brushes
Pro Tool Brushes, $20-$60, Dermstore
When it comes to getting perfect tresses, surely Oprah knows that a professional tool brush set is a must.
9. Beatriz Tropical Edge Clutches
Tropical Edge Clutches, $250, Amazon
These graphic print, thread-appliquéd clutches were created by women in developing communities in the Philippines.
10. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Must have! The Dyson hair dryer minimizes heat damage, with a quiet motor, in less time than a tradition hair dryer — in other words, heaven on earth.
11. Michael Kors Nikko Sneakers
MK Nikko Sneakers, $195, Michael Kors
We can't get enough of Michael Kors and neither can Oprah. These high top wedge sneakers made it onto her covetable list in two color combos.
Images: Courtesy Brands; Gregor Halenda/Oprah