Priscilla Ono Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

Table of Contents1 My cleanser2 Chanel Beauty L’eau de Mousse Anti-Pollution Water-To-Foam Cleanser3 My essence4…

Long before Priscilla Ono became a top celebrity makeup artist for clients like Rihanna, Megan Thee Stallion, and Normani, she was just a girl growing up in Los Angeles watching her mother, grandmother, and tias put on signature Chicana makeup styles like cat eyeliner and defined lips. Their beauty influence was an instrumental part of Ono’s upbringing and eventually led to her career as a professional makeup artist.

But it wasn’t just love for makeup that got passed down to Ono—she also understood the importance of body care. “I got so much inspiration from my grandma, my mom, my tias growing up and watching them do their glam, but also, their hygiene and skincare rituals,” Ono tells Glamour.

So when Secret asked Ono to partner for the deodorant brand’s new Secret Dry Spray, it was a no-brainer. “Secret was definitely a big part of my youth growing up and it applies to today,” she says. “I have memories of being 12 years old and my grandma throwing a stick of Secret deodorant in my backpack and sending me to school. Hygiene was so important for me as a kid as much as beauty was. I carry the Secret weightless dry spray in my set bag, and you’ll be surprised how many times I’m on set of music videos, commercials, and clients and the team is asking, ‘Do you have deodorant? Can I use your deodorant?’ My set bag stays ready.”

As for her skin-care routine, Ono keeps things simple due to her busy schedule. Her biggest tip for makeup prep? Hydration is key. “If you stay hydrated and take care of your skin, your makeup’s going to look its best. Even just the most minimal steps of washing your face, moisturizing, sunblock—if you do those consistently, your skin is going to look far better.”

For her clients, however, Ono tries to be as maximalist as possible. “A majority of the time, I choose which products to prep the skin with because they know I know best and I’m going to make sure that the skin care aligns with the makeup, because not all skin care is makeup friendly,” she says. “Some skin care has this rolling effect—once you start to apply makeup, it starts to roll and peel off. I always make sure that I choose skin care products that are not going to affect the makeup. If anything, they’re going to help to bring the makeup out and make it last longer and look its best. The more skin-care steps I can do on a client before makeup, the better. If they allow me to and if we have time, I do it all.”

As Rihanna’s longtime MUA, Ono also serves as the Global Makeup Artist for Fenty Beauty and has mastered Rih’s Bad Gal glow thanks to exfoliation and some TLC. “Rihanna has this wonderful product by Fenty Skin called the Pre-Show Glow Instant Retexturizing 10% AHA Treatment, and it’s a chemical exfoliator,” she says. “So I’ll lay her down a little bit and then I’ll wet her face and apply this product that comes with its own little applicator that has a gentle loofah texture. It starts to take all that dead skin off and all of the build up. Then with a warm, wet Muslin cloth or towel, I wipe it off. Then I’ll use moisturizer, serum, and a little bit of oil. And if she really allows me to do it, I’ll put a sheet mask on her too. I do that with all my clients—they love being pampered.”

Ahead, Priscilla Ono shares the must-have products in her skin-care routine and makeup kit.

My cleanser

The foaming cleanser that I’m using right now is from Chanel Beauty. It’s from the Glamour Beauty Awards! I was testing all the products and now have a third of it left. I’ve been loving it. I have dry skin, and I feel like it doesn’t dry me out. I love a foam cleanser because I want that deep clean, so I really, really love it. It smells so nice.

Chanel Beauty L’eau de Mousse Anti-Pollution Water-To-Foam Cleanser

$50.00, Saks Fifth Avenue

My essence

I really love Tatcha’s The Essence. That’s the one I’ve been using lately. I feel like it adds hydration back into my skin. I went to an event where Vicky Tsai told me personally that it actually has a formula where any kind of moisturizer you put on top of it will be absorbed even more deeper into layers of your skin. So you’re going to get even more hydrated long-term. I was sold and I’ve been using it ever since.

Tatcha The Essence

$105.00, Sephora

My serum

I’m kind of bougie. I’m using the La Mer Hydrating Emulsion serum. It’s really nice. Sometimes serums can feel a little sticky, but this one doesn’t. It feels really nice and moisturizing. I was at the airport recently traveling internationally, and that’s when I get my La Mer so I don’t have to pay the duty. It’s amazing.

La Mer Hydrating Infused Emulsion

$260.00, Sephora

My moisturizer

The moisturizer that I’m using right now is also La Mer, the Créme de La Mer. It’s my go-to. I have really dry skin and it’s always being fussy with me because I put lots of makeup and powder on it. So I have to just go for the thick stuff. For the red carpet, it’s different and depends. I love to apply many moisturizers. I feel like you can never get enough. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have. Moisturizers just help plump up the skin.

La Mer Créme de La Mer

$190.00, Sephora

My eye cream

I’ve been using one from Farmacy called Cheer Up Cherry. It’s so nice and moisturizing. I’ve also been using one by Biossance. The brand is super clean, which I love because then I can use it on pretty much anyone. Their skin-care products are great to have in your makeup kit because it’s not going to irritate a lot of people. It’s my go-to.

Farmacy Cheer Up Cherry

$45.00, Sephora

Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

$54.00, Sephora

My face mask

My go-to is the Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask. It tightens and lifts and has the essence of one young coconut in each mask, which is what’s hydrating your skin so much. It also plumps and makes your skin look alive again. If you’re ever on a long flight, sometimes you look in the mirror and you’re like, “Oh my gosh, I haven’t slept.” Slap that baby on and I tell you, it brings five years back of youth into your skin. It’s so good. I love it.

Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask

$25.00, Sephora

My spot treatment

Spot treatments for breakouts. I’m using a lot of the Peace Out pimple patches. They’re little stickers. Love those. Those are so good and easy. You put them on and they’re pretty much invisible. They’re clear. Especially before bed they’re great. If I see that my client has a pimple, I’ll be like “slap one on” and I’ll do their eyes while that’s on. Even that makes a difference. Those just shrink it up, which is really nice.

Peace Out Salicylic Acne Healing Dots

$19.00, Sephora

My face oil

I love face oils. There’s so many good ones. Augustinus Bader’s face oil is incredible. I just ran out, but I was using it until the last drop. It’s so rich. I also really like the one by Biossance as well. Their face oil is really great. Those are my favorites right now.

Augustinus Bader The Face Oil

$196.00, Dermstore

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

$72.00, Sephora

My face mist

There’s two I can never go wrong with. The Mario Badescu Facial Spray is so easy to find and inexpensive and always a go-to because it adds a hydration back to the skin. I use it on everyone and on myself. It’s a holy grail product in my kit for sure. But I also really love the Caudalie mist because it feels like you’re at a spa. It feels very luxurious and hydrating. It wakes you up if you have fatigued skin. Anytime my clients look a little sleepy in the chair, I just spray that and it revives them.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray

$7.00, Amazon

Caudalie Beauty Elixir Face Mist

$18.00, Sephora

My sunscreen

I love the Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor with sunscreen, especially for my personal use. If I’m in a hurry and need to get out the door, I slap that on. There’s my moisturizer and sunscreen in one and it eliminates a step. It’s very invisible so I’m not going to feel pastier or white. It’s very, very moisturizing. I also love Supergoop. They have so many sunscreen options. The Glowscreen is really good when I want to look dewy and then they have the original formula, which is really great for everyday use. I’ll be cocktailing my sunscreen sometimes.

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor

$38.00, Sephora

Supergoop! Glowscreen

$36.00, Sephora

My lip balm

I really love Laneige. It’s a go-to. Also, Jouer has a really nice lip balm. Those two feel similar.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

$22.00, Sephora

Jouer Cosmetics Overnight Conditioning & Repairing Lip Mask

$22.00, Sephora

My devices

I love a good device, even just a good old-fashioned jade gua sha. I feel like it has more control, because however I push down, there is the same amount of blood flow I’m going to get on my face, so I can control how strong I want it. I also have this red light goggle mask that I just bought recently from Sephora that I’ve been using on my clients, especially when I put their under eye patches on. I slap that on and it’s supposed to help your products penetrate and rejuvenate your skin. I do see a difference. I love any kind of gadget.

Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool

$28.00, Sephora

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Pro

$169.00, Sephora

My body care and fragrance

I love a good scent. A lot of the time when I’m doing makeup on my clients, they’ll be like, “Why do you smell so good? What are you wearing?” And I’ll be like in my head thinking, “I’m not wearing perfume.” It’s actually the Secret Dry Spray. They come in so many beautiful scents. There’s a wild rose scent I’m obsessed with right now. There’s also vanilla, coconut, lavender. There’s this new technology that makes the scent burst anytime there’s friction or when you sweat.

I have every product in my kit for emergencies and deodorant has to be in there. Having a product like Secret is so special because it’s a dry spray, so it’s easy to share amongst many people and it’s completely invisible. It has 48-hour protection, which I need because I’m on these sets sometimes for 18, 19 hours. My clients are also on red carpets with paparazzi shots and they cannot have any kind of markings on their clothes.

Secret Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant

$7.00, Walmart

Ariana Yaptangco is the senior beauty editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @arianayap.

Originally Appeared on Glamour