Gigi Hadid's friend and make-up artist Patrick Ta reveals his A-list beauty secrets to HELLO! beauty editor Nadine Baggott.
When your list of friends includes the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and Olivia Munn, there is little doubt that you have made it in Hollywood. Crowned LA's king of red-carpet glamour, Patrick Ta is one of the world's most in-demand make-up artists – a fact that is all the more remarkable when you consider he's just 25 and started in his chosen field about five years ago.
Speaking to HELLO!, the new global ambassador for Crème de la Mer revealed his beauty tips and tricks, as well as what it's like to work with the world's biggest stars.
Patrick Ta has shared his A-list beauty secrets with HELLO!
"Gigi is my muse and she has helped my career so much. I met her when she had 100,000 followers on Instagram; now she has 20 million and she has taken me along for the ride," he tells HELLO!. "I am so honoured. She is the epitome of gorgeous professionalism, as is her sister Bella. They both work so hard and are even more beautiful in person. And I love Chrissy Teigen – her energy is so positive. She is fun to be with and makes work seem like fun. And her skin is flawless."
Working with A-list clients, Patrick explained his trick to helping achieve that coveted radiant glow that the stars rock on the red carpet.
Patrick with Kim Kardashian
"Well, thank you for noticing," he tells HELLO! about his signature Ta-Dah glow. "It's all about knowing what looks good both on camera and in real life.
"The secret is properly hydrated skin, two shades of foundation and concealer, keeping the centre panel peak of the forehead, the middle of the face and around and under the eyes in two upside down triangles, the end of the chin and the Cupid's bow two shades lighter than the outside of the face. That way, your eyes focus on the light that comes from the face, to make it look like it has been lit from within."
Find the full story and all of Patrick's favourite products in HELLO! out now.