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Oprah's favorite 'one-and-done' makeup stick is down to $18: 'A lifesaver'

What is it?

We always look forward to the release of Oprah's annual Favorite Things list; a full accounting of Ms. Winfrey's favorite purchases and products of the previous 12 months and an amazing resource for anyone looking to upgrade their lives or amp up their holiday gifting game. On this year's roster, the megastar entrepreneur included some of her top-of-mind beauty buys, including a magical multistick from Ami Colé that promises to provide a youthful flush to both cheeks and lips in several different shades. But what makes this makeup wand a "lifesaver," according to Oprah herself? Read on to find out.

This creamy, opaque, buildable tint can be used on both lips and cheeks for a flattering flush that'll stand the test of time (and the elements).

$18 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

The multifunctional aspect of the Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Multistick is the real game-changer here when it comes to savings. Instead of buying lip and cheek tints separately, this versatile little wonder will do both jobs for the price of one, neatly cutting your purchase in half. And less products mean more space-saving, too — just throw this stick in your bag to touch up both lip and cheek color on the go, so you can leave your lipstick and blush at home. This is the first time the do-it-all is on sale at Amazon.

Why do I need this?

If Oprah vouches for a product, we sit up and pay attention. Take it from the Harpo Productions mogul herself: "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."

Amen, indeed. Along with providing color to lips and cheeks, the cruelty-free vegan formula of the Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Multistick helps to visibly improve the hydration levels of your skin thanks to moisturizing shea butter and baobab seed oil. Hibiscus flower extract, rich in antioxidants, is included to protect against visible damage from the elements. Makeup that also functions as skin-care? Sign us up!

The Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Multistick comes in four different shades (all marked down to $18, from $22), so you can be sure to find the most flattering tone for your signature look. Pick from berry-colored Hibiscus, sandy Dune, fiery Flame and rich Spice.

Oprah Winfrey and makeup stick diptych
O, O, O, it's magic! Or at least, it'll seem like it with Oprah's favorite bit of makeup wizardry. (Photo: Getty/Amazon)

What reviewers say

Oprah is far from the only megafan of the Ami Colé Desert Date Cream Multistick. Reviewers at the Ami Colé website loved the feel of the formula, as well as the gorgeous color options available. "Perfect tone match," shared one five-star fan. "Lightweight coverage, which is just what I was looking for. Works well on my sensitive skin."

One user called out the product's "buildable and versatile coverage," recommending it as an essential item "to the minimal makeup wearer as well as [the] maximalist." Another shopper added that it's a "great multiuse product with beautiful color, creamy application and staying power," noting that "I don’t use foundation much, so I love products that can stand on their own and give a good finish."

It's a great option for all skin tones, with Ami Colé working hard to provide flattering shades for melanin-rich skin in particular. "The multistick is perfectly buildable and blendable," raved a reviewer. "I love that I can control how mild or bold I want my cheeks and lips to look. It's perfect on all complexions. I have a rich milk chocolate complexion and I wear all three shades well! I am really in love with the hint of color I get on my lips with light blotting."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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