Oprah’s List Of Favorites Has This Bison-Owned Brand… Again

Howard Alumn, Amanda E. Johnson, and co-founder KJ Miller make ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ list for the second time.

Contributed by Lauren Taylor 

This Bison-Owned Company is back at it again. Mented Cosmetics, founded by KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson, are listed on Oprah’s Favorite Things for the second time.

Amanda E. Johnson is a Howard University Alumn Class of ’04. She and KJ Miller met at Harvard Business School. The two created their company, Mented Cosmetics, over a glass of Pinot while discussing how it was virtually impossible to find the perfect nude lipstick.

“We created Mented Cosmetics because we believe every woman should be able to find herself in the world of beauty, no matter her skin tone. We know you’ll love being put first – because when it comes to beauty, no one deserves to be an afterthought,” said the co-founders.

The name “Mented” comes from the word “pigmented,” which is a huge part of their brand. According to the founders, all their shades have been meticulously thought out, “From our original nude lipsticks to eyeshadow palettes to blushes, each of our makeup products is perfectly pigMented to match your skin tones.”

Mented Cosmetics Gloss for Grownups is the gift box shared on Oprah’s Favorite Things. According to Oprah Daily, “KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson have made makeup magic with a line for all skin tones. These made-in-the-USA glosses feel modern, giving just the right amount of luster, sans stickiness.”

The gift box was originally $50 for four, now 20 percent off with code “oprah”! Shop it and more on the Mented Cosmetics website.