When you’re in the presence of Priscilla Ono, you don’t speak; you simply listen. Armed with years of knowledge on makeup, and Rihanna, and Rihanna’s makeup, the Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist doles out her tricks of the trade as if the word “gatekeeping” is completely obliterated from her vocabulary. Curious about how to expertly fake a facelift with contour? “Rule of thumb: [Start from] the outer eye corner down and stop the contour there,” she explains during a recent NYC masterclass. Is your foundation pulling too warm or cool? Ono advises neutralizing the shade with an opposite undertone. Are you on the hunt to buy the makeup lover in your life the ultimate Instagram grid-worthy Christmas gift? Ono has the answers, too! Here, find some of Ono’s pro-approved beauty gifts that arrive faster than Rihanna’s next song. (We’re waiting, Rih!)
Holiday Gifting Tip
“Gift from the heart! I like to gift people things I own and love, or have been coveting. It feels great to give something you personally love and can be excited for another person to have and enjoy.”
They are not aesthetically the most pleasing to look at, but if you have experienced one, you know how incredible it feels. I dream of sitting in it with my LED red light therapy mask on. It’s like self-care heaven!
Go-To Gift For Anyone
A great body moisturizer is always a good gift for anyone on your list. No matter your age, skin type, or time of year, we all have to take care of our skin, and a body moisturizer allows for that extra moment of self-care, which is more important than ever during the holidays. I love the Fenty Skin Lil Butta Drops Mini Whipped Oil Body Cream Trio as a gift because it gives three versions of this best-selling body moisturizer—the fruity, floral OG, shimmering vanilla, and shimmering warm cinnamon. They smell like the holiday season and are my go-to moisturizer for deep hydration and a gorgeous sheen.
Hands down, the best gift under $50 is the Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Volume 6.0. It’s $42, and you get three full-size Gloss Bombs, which is my go-to lip product. I love how you get three different finishes—cream for a smoother, more opaque wash of color; heat for a clear, lip-plumping topper effect; and the OG shimmering gloss that looks good on anyone. You can’t go wrong!
White Elephant Gift
I swear by this and think it’s fairly priced, considering the amazing results and experience. If you ever wanted that oxygen facial you get at a spa that hydrates and makes your skin super bouncy, but want a compact machine for at-home use, this is it! Anyone would go crazy for it because it’s that gift you never knew you needed but can’t live without once you try it!
Go-To Stocking Stuffer
For me, I always look for a cute stocking stuffer that has great packaging for something practical. The Fenty Beauty Hella Thicc Full-Size Volumizing Mascara Duo is a great stocking stuffer because it’s the perfect, compact size and gives you two of my favorite mascaras. You can stock up and get thick, bold lashes. Or, you can keep both for yourself or share one with a friend!
I love buying gifts on Amazon because they have just about everything, and I can send them anywhere within two days. If I had to pick one, it’d be the FOREO Iris 2 Lymphatic Drainage Eye Massager; it makes your under-eye treatments easy and more effective. I love it for my professional kit and personal stash!
The best holiday gift you’ve ever received
“I love a luxe fruit/cheese/wine basket. I would never buy one for myself, but I absolutely love going through them and trying everything. I feel so fancy and they really put a smile on my face!”
Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music). She has a penchant for sneakers and nude lip glosses, and spends way too much time re-watching 90s sitcoms.