If you don’t know who Patrick Ta is, you need to.
As a celebrity makeup artist to the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Patrick Ta is known for allowing natural beauty to shine through. With a focus on seamless blending and glowing, dewy skin, it was only a matter of time until his own products were released. While his expanding range has been available for just under two years now, his products weren’t on my radar until the Spring of 2020, when I started hunting for a product I never used to wear: Blush. Quickly upon discovering Patrick Ta and his brand, I was captivated by both his calming aura and talent, and I’m proud to be a fully-fledged fan who’s been lucky enough to try a range of his products…
MAJOR GLOW ‘SHE’S GLOSSY’ ALL-OVER GLOW BALM – £46
As one of the most expensive Patrick Ta products, I was hoping with all my being that it was going to be good. And, thankfully, I was not disappointed in the slightest.
With a subtle scent, the All Over Glow Balm gives the skin a gorgeous wet-looking highlight which isn’t over the top or greasy. For some incredible reason unbeknown to me, despite it containing a high concentration of natural oils, the balm doesn’t break up my foundation at all. However, as an oil-based product, I haven’t attempted to put it on top of powder yet – instead opting to just use it on top of cream products, like my foundation and concealer.
As you only need the smallest amount of balm to achieve a high-shine result, within a few taps across your cheekbones you’re done and the blending is done for you. Adding too much can cause your foundation to break up though. In terms of reapply throughout the day, for me the product lasts really well, so I don’t find this necessary to do so – however, again, adding more can disturb the existing balm and cause your foundation to separate, albeit very slightly.
MAJOR GLOW SOFTENING LIP MASQUE – £20
I’ve spoken about the Major Glow Softening Lip Masque a lot recently, so all I’ll say here is that it has truly transformed my lips from once constantly struggling with chaps, peeling and the rest of it, to beautifully hydrated, smooth, soft and happy! If you’d like to read more about my thoughts and experience with this product, you can do so here: Best Hydrating Masks, Balms & Glosses To Combat Dry Lips, and here: My Makeup Bag: Top 10 Hero Products For 2021.
MAJOR GLOW LIP SHINE – £19 EACH
I never thought that I would enjoy a glittery lipgloss as much as I do with Patrick Ta’s Lip Shine. All three of the colours have a clear gloss base and are infused with different shades of shimmer, making each option great for everyday wear. Currently, I only own ‘She’s Expensive’, which is the most neutral colour-way with silver and neutral gold sparkles woven throughout. ‘She’s An Influencer’ is a fantastic option if you prefer cooler, pinky tones, and ‘Is She Younger Than Me?’ is great to compliment warmer, peachier tones.
Non-gloopy, non-textured, lightweight and comfortable – I reach for this gloss constantly and it’s wonderful as a lipstick topper too.
COLLECTION CONCEPT & DETAILS:
The Monochrome Moment Collection consists of four trios. Each trio consists of a Velvet Blush, a Silky Lip Crème, and a Precision Lip Crayon, which are designed to tonally compliment one another and allow your makeup application to be as simple as possible. Without having to even think about which colours do or don’t work together on your cheeks and lips, these products are perfect for both beginners and those who love luxurious makeup which works effortlessly. What’s more – if you’d like, all the products can be mixed and matched, and the blush can be swept into your eyes for shadow too.
While each bundle can be bought on Patrick Ta’s own website, on Cult Beauty all the products are sold individually. To help, I’ve detailed each bundle here…
The light nude option:
- Velvet Blush in ‘She’s Sincere’
- Silky Lip Crème in ‘She’s Unapologetic’
- Precision Lip Crayon in ‘She’s Humble’
The peach nude option:
- Velvet Blush in ‘She’ Adorable’
- Silky Lip Crème in ‘She’s Secure’
- Precision Lip Crayon in ‘She’s Proud’
The pink nude option:
- Velvet Blush in ‘She’s Passionate’
- Silky Lip Crème in ‘She’s Independent’
- Precision Lip Crayon in ‘She’s Bold’
The rose nude option:
- Velvet Blush in ‘She’s Seductive’
- Silky Lip Crème in ‘She’s Confident’
- Precision Lip Crayon in ‘She’s Strong’
MONOCHROME MOMENT VELVET BLUSH – £28 EACH
Coming in four distinct and beautiful shades, the Monochrome Moment Velvet Blushes are some of the ‘top shelf’ products in my collection. With a firmly pressed formula, these silky smooth, satin powders are infused with shea butter, meaning they melt into the skin within minutes of application, making them perfect for textured skin. Being sheer yet buildable, they’re a fantastic choice for people who prefer natural makeup, but who still want the option of intensifying the colour when desired. This also makes them great for a range of skin tones. Click here to see swatches on Patrick Ta Beauty’s Instagram.
- ‘She’s Secure’ is a stunning light-to-mid tone pinky nude, which looks exceptionally pretty on the cheeks and is perfect for summer.
- ‘She’s Adorable’ is a beautiful pinky peach with fine golden shimmer. It looks like NARS Orgasm’s peachy sister.
- ‘She’s Passionate’ is a bright pink that I know for a fact will be a Spring favourite.
- ‘She’s Seductive’ is a rose-mauve nude that even works on my fair skin! It’s a winter staple.
MONOCHROME MOMENT SILKY LIP CRÈME – £21 EACH
When I first got into makeup, matte liquid lipsticks were all the rage. For me, I found them to be way too heavy duty, and ultimately I stuck to traditional bullet lipsticks on the whole. Now that the industry is swaying back to more natural looks and creamy, comfortable and lightweight formulas, we’ve been gifted with what I believe to be a collection of four nuggets of gold with Patrick Ta’s Silky Lip Crèmes.
While these gorgeously smooth lipsticks can be worn as a cream, if put on lightly, and patted across the lips, they can also be worn as a semi-matte – and believe me when I say, it’s the silkiest kind of matte that I’ve ever encountered. Although the colours are lighter than I expected them to be, I’ve had no problem whatsoever with any of the shades settling heavily into my lip creases – in fact, they hardly settle at all. I can’t wait for the shade range to be expanded! Click here to see more swatches on Patrick Ta Beauty’s Instagram.
- ‘She’s Unapologetic’ is a pale neutral nude with a subtle pink undertone, and is one of my hero products that can be worn all year round.
- ‘She’s Secure’ is a light-to-mid pinky peach nude and is super cute for spring and summer.
- ‘She’s Independent’ is more of a mid-tone neutral nude with a gentle pink undertone. I just LOVE it.
- ‘She’s Confident’ is a mid-tone rose nude, and while it can be worn no matter the time of year, it’s a great option for late summer and autumn.
MONOCHROME MOMENT PRECISION LIP CRAYON – £22 EACH
Unique, classy and stunning. These rectangular-shaped pencils are designed to cut the work out – by filling in both your lip line and the mid-portion of your lips at the same time, much of the blending is done for you. Helping to prevent a harsh line of pigmentation along the perimeters of your lips, the Precision Lip Crayons are a staple for natural makeup lovers and for people who want to be ready fast.
The only colour that I own at the moment is ‘She’s Bold’, a chocolatey mauve that, like with all lip liners, can be sheered out by applying it on top of a balm if desired. I do this often with dark tones to make them more wearable and flattering against my fair complexion. Click here to see swatches on Patrick Ta Beauty’s Instagram.
The Precision Lip Crayons are designed with a click-function to push the liner up the component when needed, and to maintain its rectangular shape. Just be careful to not over do it, as it isn’t retractable!
- ‘She’s Humble’ is a pinky nude.
- ‘She’s Proud’ is a neutral nude with a subtle pink undertone.
- ‘She’s Bold’ is a chocolatey shade with a mauve undertone.
- ‘She’s Strong’ is a warm rose.
MAJOR HEADLINES MATTE SUEDE LIPSTICK – £28 EACH
As these Matte Suede Lipsticks are definitely on the pricy side, I only have two: ‘Oh She’s Single’, a warm peachy nude, and ‘That’s Why She’s Late’, a jaw-dropping blue red.
While, of course, being curious to see how these lipsticks perform, I was immediately intrigued by the texture covering their surfaces, and wondered how they would feel on the lips during application. Thankfully they’re not rough whatsoever, and the texture is purely a design feature to give these lipsticks a distinctive edge. Although you can feel the texture with the first swipe of the lipstick when it’s brand new, it’s soft and whittles away to a smooth consistency almost instantly.
‘Oh She’s Single’ pulls as a mid-tone pinky peach nude on my complexion, but on others it can look more neutral or more terracotta. Ultimately, it looks flattering on everyone I’ve seen wearing it, and the colour can easily be manipulated through using different shades of lip liner.
Both ‘Oh She’s Single’ and ‘That’s Why She’s Late’ are comfortable to wear, however, I find that the pigmentation in ‘Oh She’s Single’ settles into my lip creases quite badly. While I can get it to perform well, I have plenty of other nude lipsticks in my collection that work more easily on me. On the other hand, like with most deeper and brighter shades, any settling of pigment is harder to detect, and so this issue doesn’t occur with ‘That’s Why She’s Late’.
Each of the five Matte Suede lipsticks have a corresponding Precision Lip Crayon in the Major Headlines Collection. While I don’t have these liners myself, they’re the same formula as the ones within the Monochrome Moment Collection, and I’ve learnt through other’s reviews that they’re a shade deeper than the lipsticks themselves.
MAJOR BROW DUAL ENDED BROW BRUSH – £18
Having used the same brow brush for years, when it eventually needed replacing, I had absolutely no idea where to begin in choosing a new one. As I was picking some products out from Patrick Ta, I decided to put one of his Major Brow Dual Ended Brow Brushes in my basket and see how I got on.
With it being a narrow brush, it’s great for drawing in brow-like hairs and helping to keep your brows looking as natural as possible. As I’m not the best at brows, I’m very tentative and cautious about going over-board, but so far I’ve found that to be difficult to do. In fact, looking back at pictures of myself, I can clearly see that I need to go a bit harder with the pigment!
What’s more, the packaging is really pretty, and while it’s light, it doesn’t feel cheap.
And that’s it for my Patrick Ta Beauty brand review! Patrick is a constant source of inspiration for me, and I can’t wait to see what new products he releases in the future – I’m quietly hoping for eyeshadow!
There are some products of his that are already available that I haven’t tried yet, such as the Double-Take Cream + Powder Blush Duos and the Dewy Milk Mist. If you’ve used these, or any of the products I’ve mentioned today, please let me know what you think of them in the comment section at the bottom of the page!
As always, love, Tori x