I Got My Makeup Done by Gigi's Makeup Artist, and I Learned So Much

Lindsey Metrus

Courtesy of La Mer

When Patrick Ta asked me who some of my favourite makeup artists were while meeting at the La Mer counter in Bloomingdale's for a press event, I felt silly saying "Well, you," as if I were just trying to flatter him or because he was standing right in front of me. But it couldn't be a truer statement. Ta's technique is second to none—he's somehow able to lift his clients' faces (which I attribute to a super-sharp angled eye shadow line) while somehow creating an otherworldly airbrushed-luminescent hybrid look on the complexion. Anytime I see Gigi, Shay, or Olivia Munn post a sick makeup shot, I can almost tell right away that it was Ta's handiwork.

That being said, I was a bit starstruck when I got the opportunity to have him do my makeup. In the spirit of summer being right around the corner, we talked about doing a look that was dewy, light, and fresh, and in typical Ta fashion, he gave me a ton of pointers for how to execute it. Read on for Ta's best beauty tips.

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