This weekend Image was hosting a Beauty Festival in Dublin, the perfect excuse for a girly day out filled with catch-ups and cocktails. The biggest attraction of the weekend was an exclusive masterclass with Patrick Ta. Patrick was focusing on his iconic looks of red carpet glamour- glowing skin and a bold lip. Opportunities to see these artist spill there tips and tricks don’t come often so I took ALOT of notes. Im going to share with you all the tips he shared, the product list he used and some of his most used items.

Base: For the base Patrick started by wiping the face clean with a wet wipe. He loves La Mer products and is their brand amassador so this was followed by La Mer Soft Cream Moistiser and eyecream. The next step he primed the skin with an oil so the skin was fully hydrated and plump. However, if you have acne prone skin I would recommend using a oil as a primer. (The next steps was eyes but ill cover his tips for this in the next section.) Continuing on with the base, Patrick creamed contoured first, before foundation. His reasoning for this was to avoid overloading products on the skin and allow seamless blending of the different colours. This was closely followed by foundation, Patrick mixed two foundations together the key to this was one dewy foundation and one more long wearing foundation that would stick to the skin. His cockatil on the day was a mix of Armani Designer Lift and the Fenty Pro Filter Foundation. He used two concealers, first was Nars Radiant Creamy concelar in Vanilla followed by Mac 24hr Stay Concdealer. He let the concelars dry down a little before blending out. One product that he recommended everyone to have was the Becca colour correctors as he said for acne, scarring or pigmentation this product covered everything perfectly before putting on foundation. Following this he went back over the contour with the iconic Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate cream contour palette.

Now to set it all, he used a mixture of setting powers. This was a mixture of Givency setting powder and my holy grail Laura Mercer Translucent Powder. For bronzer he used Hoola by Benefit which he said he always carries around in his kit. Blush was Mac Warm Soul. One thing I liked about his masterclass was he used a mixture of high street and luxury makeup so it made it more relatable for products that we can actually try without breaking the bank!

Eyes: I loved that he kept the eyes really simple and easy to follow. He simply used Hoola Bronzer as his transition shade and kept blending until it was literally seamless. He then used the glorious Pat McGrath Labs Mother-ship palette. I have to say the pigment, consistency and shine of the glitter shade in this palette was simply memorizing. For eyeliner he used a black eyeshadow and gently pushed along the lashline from the outer corner to the middle of the eye was the pupil starts. Mascara was Tom Ford to make the lashes dark and wispy. He used a comb to brush through the after to stop the clumply look occuring. For lashes he used Ardell Indiivudals lashes in the short size and layered them on the outer corner for a more lifted look. Patrick mention that he shops in Naimes and Donkey in Japan for his lashes. But for us, Boots & Superdrug sell Ardell so no need to buy that airplane ticket yet.

Brows: For brows he loves a soap brow to press the hairs against the skin and achieve that busy but natural look. He then used Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow to create hair like strokes. Followed by this he finished with a felt trip brown pen to make it more natural and realistic.

Lips: He is a perfectionsit about lip liner, he used Mac Cherry lip liner to carve out the lips, a lip brush to blend the colour into the lips followed by Fenty Beauty Lip Paint in Uncensored which is that iconic cherry red, which creates that plump full lip.

Glow: He set the face with two setting sprays, one dewy spray on the perimeters of the face and a matte spray in the centre. He dried the face with his Fan in ‘So Extra’. For highlight he used a product from his newly launched Patrick Ta Beauty which was a spray highlighter in a white gold shade called ‘Look at Her’. The glow from this was so shimmering but also made the skin looked wet and glossy. It is a MUST! No look is complete without body glow, a part of Patrick’s range is a glowing body oil which left the most beautiful sheen without overpowering the skin. The shades were ‘A Moment’ ‘A Vision’.

Product List: 

Prep oil

La met soft cream

Eye cream

Soft ochre

Armani and fenty

Mercier and givency powder

Eye gel patches skyn island m&s

Hoola bronzer

Shade and illuminated tom Ford .5

Pat McGrath pallets black gold packing

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Contour before foundation

Nars radiant creamy concealer in Vanilla

Mac 24hr concelear

Becca corrector

Warm soul blush

Nude stick blush

Tom Ford mascara

Where to buy Patrick Ta Beauty: Patrick Beauty is sold on Net-a-porter and Sephora for us Irish girls.

We all want that golden goddess vibes on holiday. So how is the best way to achieve that JLO glow?! I’ve picked up a few tips and unbelievable products over the years to help all the glow getters out there.

Firstly, the quality of your skin is going to make a huge difference before any product can help. Exfoliating is key to getting that smooth fUnknown.jpeglawless look. I find Soap & Glory to have some of the best exfoliators. This brand can be found in Boots. I always use some type of sugar scrub with some exfoliating gloves for that super smooth look.

After, you’ve scrubbed you need to find a good moisturizer for your skin. I’m so bad when it comes to this so I need something easy and quick. I find the spray body moisturizer to be a life saver. These can be found at any drugstore and are easy to pick up. I lather myself in moisturizer every night especially a few days before any event.

Now, the tan. I always think tan is so personal it really depends on the individual. I personally love a super dark moose. I’ve recently been loving So Sue Me’s Dark Moose tan. It has a red undertone so it gives that really sun-kissed deep tan that looks like you have been on the Bahamas for weeks.

Unknown-3.jpegOnce you have found the tan that works for you I always find the night of the event to top up your tan with an instant tanner. I highly recommend the Vita Liberta Body Blur it will cover anything!

To top this all off…time to add the glow. There are a few options I love a body oil to add that extra pop. Some of my favourites listed below.

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These three body glow products are my holy grail! Firstly, the Iconic London Illuminator drops are such a great multiuser product. This product can be use before makeup to give an all over glow, a liquid highlighter or as a body glow products for the collarbones. The second, is the Coca Brown Golden Goddess oil which is amazing for the legs to give than golden sheen to the skin… perfect for photos. Lastly, to top of all that incredible glow is the Iconic London glow mist which is the perfect setting spray for your face and chest for that added shimmer.

Any liquid glow that I use,  I tend to mix with my instant tanner or moisturizer to add that overall body glow.

I hope this helps you get your glow on for those holidays photos. Comment below your favourite glow product.

Till next time

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