Lady O explains, in her own words, why these lipsticks, lotions, palettes, polishes and creams are the very best of 2023.

Beekman 1802 Eight-Piece Bar Soap Gift Set1. Beekman 1802 Eight-Piece Bar Soap Gift Set: $68, Shop Now

"This hydrating goat-milk bar soap set, with grapefruit, lavender and fig scents, is a beautifully packaged hostess gift. Each bar fits perfectly in your hand. And look at the company's tagline: There is beauty in kindness. Why, yes, there is!"

Fount Society Body Butter2. Fount Society Body Butter: $54, Shop Now

"Do you find some body butters heavy or cloying? This silky, fragrance-free version is like a light veil of cashmere on your skin—and works really well on hands, elbows and feet."

Ami Cole Desert Date Cream Multistick3. Ami Cole Desert Date Cream Multistick: $18, Shop Now

"Some days I need to do full glam—other days, a one-and-done stick like this can be a lifesaver. Creamy matte colors that are easy to blend on cheeks and swipe on lips—and work on all skin tones? Amen."

Bossy Cosmetics The Wonderful World of Bossy Women 5 Luxe Liquid Lipstick Set4. Bossy Cosmetics The Wonderful World of Bossy Women 5 Luxe Liquid Lipstick Set: $80, Shop Now

"These liquid lipsticks are more opaque than a gloss but shinier than a traditional cream—and they look so good!"

Beats Studio Pro Headphones5. Archipelago Botanicals Hand Crème Gift Set: <$48, Shop Now

"This trio of lush hand creams—oat milk, soy milk and charcoal rose—are ideal for a friend facing a long January. (Chicago winters, I remember you!)"

Footnanny At Home Pedicure Kit6. Footnanny At Home Pedicure Kit: $40, Shop Now

"Nobody, and I mean nobody, does a better pedicure than the Footnanny (a.k.a. Gloria Williams). You can bring it to your home with this set of all the necessities, plus my favorite eucalyptus soaking salt."

Jenny Patinkin Sustainable Luxury Makeup Brush Set7. Jenny Patinkin Sustainable Luxury Makeup Brush Set: $120, Shop Now

You should never have to sacrifice style for comfort or vice versa—which is why these effortless cotton pants landed on Oprah's list: They offer the best of both worlds. With a wide-cut leg and stealthy pockets, they're an excellent choice for travel as they can be styled in a variety of ways, reducing the number of items you'll need to pack.

Balaeyon Dew Revive8. Balaeyon Dew Revive: <$28, Shop Now

"A nutrient-dense shea butter? Sure. In a stick format? Absolutely! I first heard about this multipurpose balm that adds glow from Gayle, whose makeup artist RaeDawn created it."

TheraFace Pro9. TheraFace Pro: $399 $319, Shop Now

"Bring eight therapies home with this one treatment tool: It has percussive massage and cleansing options, and red, blue and red-plus-infrared light therapies. It's for anyone looking for lifting and tightening but afraid of needles."

Dear Sundays Wellness Box of Three10. Dear Sundays Wellness Box of Three: $54, Shop Now

"I usually choose a neutral polish, and this AAPI-founded brand has terrific options. But this year, I'm looking for more colorful and luscious options, too."

Laura Geller Party in a Palette Guest of Honor11. Laura Geller Party in a Palette Guest of Honor: $39 $32, Shop Now

These four makeup palettes go from day to night, natural to dramatic and are especially great for the over-40 woman. Each features six eyeshadows, a mix of blushes, bronzers, highlighters and a mirror—all at an unbeatable price.

Lalais The Blotting Compact12. Lalais The Blotting Compact: $48, Shop Now

During Covid, an HR exec created a line of all-natural Japanese blotting papers and a reusable holder with sponge applicator that prevents you from transferring dirt from your fingers to your face. So clever!

Looking for more great holiday gifts? Shop the full list of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2023!


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