British beauty journalist Sali Hughes came to the ELLE Canada Closet to talk about her second and latest book, Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The Worldin which she details over 200 of the most iconic beauty products of past, present and, she predicts, future. (To watch her talk to five of those products, go here.) It’s the ideal gift for your vlogger-obsessed 19-year-old niece, and anyone else who is fascinated by makeup and the beauty industry. 

Below, Hughes indulged us in a round of Fishbowl Frenzy. See her thoughts on why British makeup artists lead the way in makeup artistry, the difference between how Canadian and British women wear makeup, the most luxurious beauty treatments she’s ever received her number one skincare advice.