Amber Rose’s Makeup Artist Took On The $1,000 Sephora Challenge

Photographed by Lena Bhise.
When it comes to our beauty bucket lists, most of us would place a $1,000 shopping spree at Sephora right near the top. The skin-care staples! The contour palettes! The last-a-lifetime brushes! Suffice it to say, there’s no shortage of ways to spend that kind of cash.

We've seen what celebs buy at the beauty hot spot, but for our next Sephora $1,000 challenge we tapped a pro whom you might already know: celeb makeup artist Priscilla Ono, signed to Rihanna’s agency, Fr8me, with a client list that includes Amber Rose, Iggy Azalea, Kelly Rowland, and more. Today, we met her bright-and-early — yes, we were the very first ones to shuffle into L.A.’s Beverly Drive location — to see exactly what she would buy with the loot. Bonus: We filmed it all.

But the best part? The whole experience was like coming home for her: “I started at Sephora," Ono recalls. "When I was 19 years old, I realized I wanted to do makeup. I’m self-taught, and I thought Sephora was the best way to do that.”

Get ready, because Ono is showing us all the products she swears by — and, yes, we went a little over budget, but hey, did you really think we wouldn't? The haul is worth it. Think: summer and winter skin-care routines, a set of faux lashes for every occasion, and all the products she uses to perfect, contour, and highlight her clients’ faces — plus, so much more. You'll have to watch the Facebook Live video, below, to get every last detail, then see all the products that Ono added to her cart ahead.

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“I love using this for carving my eyebrows and reverse lipliner around my lips,” Ono says. “I don’t actually use it as a foundation on my face; it’s more for concealing little areas...you go underneath the brows and you kind of shape them. This is the perfect consistency.”

Hourglass
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $46, available at Sephora.
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"I love this foundation brush because of the density," Ono says. "Liquid foundation blends in a lot quicker [with this brush]. When I apply foundation, I normally apply it with a brush, then I go in after with a Beautyblender. You’re not going to waste as much foundation when you place it first."

Sephora Collection
Pro Press Full Coverage Complexion Brush #66, $36, available at Sephora.
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"I don’t do makeup on myself, or anyone else, without a Beautyblender," Ono says. "My favorite is the nude; I like that it doesn’t have any pink dye, which can sometimes irritate the skin."

Beautyblender
Beautyblender Nude, $20, available at Sephora.
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"This is the foundation I am wearing today — and I really recommend it!" Ono says. "It evens out your skin tone without adding too much cake. I love it; I feel like I will never change."

Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Fusion Makeup Octinoxate Sunscreen SPF 15, $64, available at Sephora.
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"This is your full-coverage foundation," Ono says. "It's great if you really want to cover up."

Urban Decay
All Nighter Liquid Foundation, $40, available at Sephora.
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"I just recently tried this setting powder, and I really like it," Ono says. "It’s not as heavy as other powders are, and it doesn’t give you that cakey feeling after — and it makes your makeup last.”

Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder, $30, available at Sephora.
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“A lot of people like really thick highlighter, but this is softer, so it actually diffuses when you put it on,” Ono says. “If you ever have any hard lines on your face from contouring, this usually softens it up.”

Hourglass
Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder, $38, available at Sephora.
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“This is my absolute favorite bronzer — I have this on right now,” Ono says. “I use this for contour on myself — I do my cheekbones, underneath my chin and jawline, and my nose area. It’s ah-mazing because it’s not too yellow and doesn’t have any glitter, so it’s not going to look ashy.”

Marc Jacobs Beauty
O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan, $49, available at Sephora.
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“I do my contour with a medium-sized brush," Ono says. "This is a good size!”

Marc Jacobs Beauty
The Blush Angled Blush Brush No. 10, $38, available at Sephora.
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"I'm wearing their blush right now," Ono tells us. "It’s a really pretty neutral — I have been wearing it for over a year! It's great for when you want to wear a brighter lip."

The Estée Edit
The Barest Blush in 01 First Lover, $28, available at Sephora.
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“I usually use the Highliner Gel, but I really want to try the skinny," Ono says. "It’ll fit into any area on the eye."

Marc Jacobs
Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer, $24, available at Sephora.
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“This is the best mascara!” Ono says. “One of my ultimate favorites. I love the wand, the color is really nice, and the packaging is so sleek and pretty — I just love it.”

Marc Jacobs Beauty
Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, $26, available at Sephora.
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"I need an extra-large eyelash curler because I have very large eyes," Ono says. "When I use a regular eyelash curler, all my eyelashes don’t get in, and half of them stick out and get bent."

Sephora Collection
Show Curl XL Lash Curler for Round Eyes, $17, available at Sephora.
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“I haven’t tried this but I see so many people using it, and saying that it’s amazing, so I really, really want to,” Ono says.

Marc Jacobs
Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, $44, available at Sephora.
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"All the House of Lashes are so pretty," Ono says. "I love these wispy ones; these are great for a pretty, gorgeous everyday look."

Sephora Collection
House of Lashes x Sephora Collection Lash Collection in Timeless, $14, available at Sephora.
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"Sometimes, you just need natural lashes," Ono says. "These are so pretty, and they look very natural...but they have the flirtiness on the outside."

Sephora Collection
Luxe False Lash in Flare, $17, available at Sephora.
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"With this formula, you never squeeze out too much lash glue," Ono says. "You use the actual applicator — plus, this doesn’t have latex in it. A lot of my clients are allergic to latex, so this one is less irritating on the eye."

Duo Brush on Adhesive, $9, available at Sephora.
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"How pretty is this mascara?!" Ono says. "Look at this wand! This goes in deeper to the root of the lash and gives more volume."

Givenchy
Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara, $33, available at Sephora.
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"This is my favorite face wash," Ono says. "I have been using this for about three years now — it makes your face super-bright. I like that it’s a cleansing foam, so you really feel squeaky-clean after. I use this after I remove my makeup."

Shiseido
White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam, $35, available at Sephora.
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"This is a savior if you get breakouts every now and then," Ono says. "Anytime I get a pimple, I put this on with a Q-tip overnight. It’s amazing.”

Kate Somerville
Eradikate Acne Treatment, $26, available at Sephora.
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"I use this on every single one of my clients," Ono says. "There is not a day that goes by that I don’t use this. This one is the oil-free version, which is perfect for applying before makeup. You don’t want to apply moisturizers with oil before you apply makeup, which will break up the products and make it look splotchy. My clients all say their skin is refreshed after using this."

Kate Somerville
Quench Hydrating Face Serum, $75, available at Sephora.
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"If you have dry skin, this is for you," Ono says. "I use this in the winter, when my skin gets super-dry."

Kate Somerville
Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser, $36, available at Sephora.
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"I like Fresh's tinted formula if I am doing a really pretty, soft makeup look on myself or on a client," Ono says. "And the plain [formula] is for every day."

Fresh
Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $24, available at Sephora.
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"This is a lifesaver for me," Ono says. "For those that tend to get dry skin, you need marula face oil! I have been using this for a year, and it’s changed my life."

Drunk Elephant
Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil, $72, available at Sephora.
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"This is my favorite smudger brush to do smoky eyes," Ono says.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush, $27, available at Sephora.
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"This is a great palette!" Ono says. "Mine already has holes; I'm hitting pan on this one." [Ed. note: For a full breakdown of the shades, see the FB Live video!]

Kat Von D
Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette, $46, available at Sephora.
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"I love the Anastasia Brow Wiz; it's my favorite," Ono says. "I use the color Soft Brown, which is also the color I use on most people. It’s pretty universal."

Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brow Wiz in Soft Brown, $21, available at Sephora.
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"This is a really pretty cherry red that dries totally matte," Ono says. "As we’re going into fall, reds are really coming in — and this is the perfect color."

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red, $14, available at Sephora.
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"I love Tom Ford's products, and I love the bronzers the most," Ono says. "I use them on all of my clients. I use the color Terra on most people; it's more universal."

Tom Ford
Bronzing Powder in Terra, $68, available at Sephora.
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