Patrick Ta is a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
His impressive clientele is always flooding his Instagram account, sharing gorgeous snaps of his work on regulars like Chrissy Teigen, Kourtney Kardsahian, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Munn and Shay Mitchell to name a few (impressed yet?).
So when he revealed his makeup kit must-haves to marie claire US, we attentively took note.
Must-have product #1: MAC Lip Pencil
His first hero product is a lip liner, in particularly, he gushed over MAC Lip Pencil in Strip Down, which he calls the “perfect nude lip colour”. Ta explains why everyone needs this lip liner: “it really makes the lips stand out! This shade is very universal for everyone. It has a pinkish brown undertone so on a lighter-skinned client I use it to shadow the lips to look bigger and for darker skin tones, I find it has the perfect nude lip colour”. He loves the lip colour so much that he also uses it to colour and fill the entire lip.
Must-have product #2: La Mer The Renewal Oil
Winter usually results in dry and patchy skin, which can make applying foundation a little trickier. But Ta claims he has found the secret weapon to solve all your skin hydration queries. Ta always carries around La Mer’s The Renewal Oil because he likes “the way it moisturises my clients’ skin, allowing the foundation to glide so smoothly over the skin.” He also loves the way it can transform the coverage of a foundation. “[The Renewal Oil] is great if I want to break down my foundation for a more natural look that leaves skin looking dewy and healthy."
Must-have product #3: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara
Everyone wants supermodel lashes like Gigi Hadid’s, and now we know the product responsible. Ta’s can’t-live-without mascara is L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black. “I die for this mascara! I find that a lot of times my clients’ lashes don't stay curled throughout the day, so I often use waterproof mascara to really make the lashes stay in place! The wand on this mascara is great because it really lengthens the lashes and makes them look so full and voluminous, just as its name suggests.”
Images: Getty Images & Patrickta Instagram