The newest makeup artist in Hollywood, Patrick Ta is a sensation! Originally from Los Angeles, Patrick has no formal training in makeup or beauty. However, today he is one of the biggies in the makeup business and his followers on Instagram increase every day, mostly with fans and models who want Patrick to work his magic on them. Currently, Ta’s Make-up Transforms A-listers like Shay Mitchell, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Barbara Palvin, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Ashley Graham and Jasmine Tookes, to name a few.
One of Patrick’s first clients, Shay Mitchell was first to discover his work on a social media platform. After her, Joan Smalls chose him to do her makeup for the VMA’s, his first big break. Thereafter, the Kardashian’s found him on Instagram and today, he has dolled up every one of them. Gigi Hadid, too had her makeup done by Ta. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him at that point, since everyone noticed him when she became popular and he looks back at it as one of the wisest decisions of his career.
Patrick also shares all of his work on Instagram and believes that social media plays a huge role in people’s careers these days. “The times have changed so much, it’s so much easier for a celebrity or a public figure to just go on Instagram and look at someone’s work rather than going on [an agency’s] website and having to scroll and find the artist,” says Patrick.
Patrick Ta’s makeup tips:
For Kylie Jenner’s gorgeous eyes, Patrick advises using waterproof mascara on the bottom lashes to avoid smudging. Kendall Jenner’s radiant skin is a result of using powder only in the T-zone, allowing the face to look fresh and dewy.
For Bella Hadid’s flawless skin, Patrick reveals his secret beauty tips, “When you want to look dewy, add a few drops of La Mer Renewal Oil into your foundation to create an effortless glow from within.”
Barbara Palvin’s stunning lips are also one of Patrick’s creations. The artist recommends a pop of bold color when in a rush. His favorite lip colors are blue, red and burgundy. For Jourdan Dunn’s full lips, Ta over-lines her lips only towards the center. This ensures that the outer lip shape remains the same.
For Ashley Graham’s even skin tone, he gives an option of highlighting instead of contouring. Patrick says highlighting will add a dimension to your skin, without making it look harsh. However, for those who love the good old contouring method, Ta recommends using a cream before foundation for a much natural look, like seen on model Jasmine Tookes.
Patrick Ta favorite makeup products:
Ta’s must-have’s include Jouer Cream Highlighter, Armani Lip Stain, La Mer Concentrate, Kohl Pencil in Matte White 2K, Nyx’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
His eyeliner tip for a perfect Smokey eye is to start with eye shadow, following it up with gel liner in the same direction. He advices finishing it with more eye shadow until you achieve a smoldering look.
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