Patrick ta makeup tips

 

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Patrick Ta is a makeup legend – at the age of 28. There’s only a handful of MUAs that have a style so precise and so dialed-in that you can instantly recognize their work on the ‘gram when you see it, #amirite? Ta is one of these artists and clearly the beauty industry has taken note, since he just launched his very own cosmetics and body care line, aptly named the Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Collection.

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He’s also been dubbed the “selfie-made” makeup artist to stars like Gigi and Bella Hadid, Shay Mitchell, Kourtney Kardashian, and Joan Smalls, for giving them brushed-up brows, doe-eyed bold AF eyes, perfectly lined lips, and a highlight so fierce, it could cut glass.

 

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We caught up with the Ta and got him to spill his go-to skincare prep and makeup tricks, along with his favorite products, that have earned him a coveted clientele and casual 1.5 million followers. You’re welcome.

Patrick Ta’s Top 3 Skincare Prep Steps Before Makeup Application:

 

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Step 1: No matter the look, Ta tells us he preps the face by cleansing with the Clarisonic Mia 3-in-1 Smart Connected Beauty Device, $169, and Daily Radiance Cleansing Brush Head, $29. “It’s great for all skin types and provides a thorough cleanse,” he says. If you’re looking for a more pocket-friendly option J-beauty brand Miniso offer a really good dupe; Deep Clean Ultrasonic Cleansing Brush, $20 (read our full review here).

Step 2: “I follow that step by popping on the Clarisonic Sonic Exfoliator Facial Brush Head, $39, to ensure I’m starting with a smooth, flawless base,” he adds.

Step 3: Lastly, Ta uses the La Mer Renewal Oil, $245, La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream, $180, and the La Mer Eye Concentrate, $225, to make sure skin is “fully prepped before makeup is applied.” If buying into a pricey cocktail of creams is beyond budget, your serum, eye cream, and moisturizer will do just the job.

Patrick Ta’s Top 3 Makeup Tips

 

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Tip 1. Using monochromatic tones (eyes, lips, cheeks): Ta loves a monochromatic look (when you use the same shade for your eyes, lips, and blusher or bronzer) and has done this on several celebs with red, pink, bronze, and orange hues.

Tip 2. Comb your brow hair up: “The best way to pull this off is to use the end of the brush to set hairs in place, after using Iconic London Brow Silk, $28,” he explains.

Tip 3. Working with two different setting sprays: “A mattifying spray in the center of the face and a hydrating spray around the perimeter of the face.” This is KEY babes, so don’t overlook this tip.

Patrick Ta’s Top Fave 8 Products RN:

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1. La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation Long Wear Foundation SPF 20, $120: “This foundation looks so beautiful on any type of skin.”

2. Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Body Oil, $52: “Three shades of literal glow in a bottle, it’s my FAVORITE finishing touch for any look.”

patrick ta Source: Patrick Ta, KKW Beauty

3. Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Lipshine, $22: “These also come in three shades and feel so amazing on the lips. They can be used by themselves, or as toppers to your favorite lipsticks!”

4. KKW Beauty Mascara, $18: “The ultimate brush with a true black formula. Plus it doesn’t flake throughout the day!”

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2. Patrick Ta Beauty Major Glow Highlighting Mist, $32: “These are the perfect inner glow high sheen highlighting mists and come in three shades that work on any skin tone!”

3. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate, $88: “A shading and highlighting duo in four perfect contours that aren’t too ashy or too orange.” For a more affordable option, check out the Morphe Brontour, $12.

patrick ta Source: Clarisonic Skincare, Tweezerman

7. Clarisonic Mia 3-in-1 Smart Connected Beauty Device, $169: “It cleanses six times better than hands alone in 60 seconds and has two cleansing modes including a ‘smart mode,’ for a more personalized routine with the app.”

8. Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer, $23: “I use these to pluck stray hairs, as well as apply individual lashes. I can’t do a makeup look without them.”

For more celeb makeup tips, check out Charlotte Tilbury’s 6 life-changing makeup hacks.