Meet The Founder

Meet The Founder: Patrick Ta

Regarded as one of the most esteemed make up artists in the world right now, PATRICK TA is known for bestowing celebrities with the dewiest of make up looks. And now, thanks to his eponymous range, ‘Major Glow’ available exclusively at Cult Beauty, you get your glow on from home too.

Ahead of PATRICK TA’s launch at Cult Beauty, we sat down with the brand founder and asked all the questions you could possibly want to know about this glow-giving brand that we’ve quickly fallen head over heels for.

Hi Patrick! We’re so incredibly excited to have PATRICK TA launching exclusively at Cult Beauty, can you tell us a bit more about the line’s first collection ‘Major Glow’?

{Patrick Ta} I created the Major Glow collection to celebrate all the women in my life. I really wanted to create products that empowered women and made them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, which is how the women in my life continue to make me feel. I created Major Glow to provide you with all the products you could need to recreate my signature glowy look from head to toe.

Can you describe the brand in just three words?

{PT} For Her. For One. For All.

What sets PATRICK TA apart from the rest of the industry?

{PT} My products are developed to give you that red carpet glow, from home. They are made thoughtfully and authentically for every woman, for HER!

Do you have a favourite product from the collection?

{PT} It’s hard to choose just one, but I love my {Major Glow Body Oil}. It smells delicious and contains squalane, so it’s super hydrating for the skin. It’s the perfect way to finish off a glowy look.

Can you give us any tips on how to find the perfect highlight shade?

{PT} I don’t think you necessarily need to find a perfect highlighter shade. I like to have fun with highlighters, using multiple shades on different skin tones. I really like to match the colours of the make up to my client’s outfit. If they’re wearing a pink outfit, I will use a pinky highlighter to create a beautiful, monochromatic look.

Where would you recommend applying highlighter?

{PT} The best tips I have for application is to make sure you target certain areas of the face where the light would naturally hit. My go-to spots are the tops of the cheekbones and the C around the temple – it’s naturally where the sun would hit the skin. Something that I love about my Major Glow Highlighting Mist, is that the spray is super fine so it falls naturally onto the skin, rather than a sparkle explosion.

What’s the best way to avoid looking shiny as opposed to dewy?

{PT} I love a dewy look, but I completely understand not wanting to look greasy. For areas that tend to shine, I suggest applying a setting powder to help control and prevent any oil. It’s important to know your skin well enough to know where to highlight and where to avoid.

If there was a make up apocalypse, and you were limited to just one product for life, which would it be?

{PT} I don’t think I could live without my {Major Glow Highlighting Mist}. It’s the perfect highlighter because it gives a natural, lit-from-within glow while keeping skin looking like skin.

What is the most common make up mistake women make?

{PT} A common mistake that I see often, is when women over-do it with make up. It’s so important to remember that layering is key. If you spend the time slowly applying small amounts of make up at a time, you will avoid looking cakey.

What’s your biggest beauty secret?

{PT} Skin prep. Make sure you take the time to really moisturise and hydrate your skin before applying make up. This will guarantee a healthy and flawless finished look. It’s also no secret that highlighting the right areas of the face is key for an ultimate glow!

Moving on to you career as a make up artist, was there a point when you first thought “I’ve made it!”

{PT} Definitely when Shay Mitchell found me on Instagram and requested I do her make up. I still get butterflies thinking about opening her DM. I’m so lucky she came into my life because she’s become an amazing friend and constantly inspires me.

And following on from that, do you have a particular career highlight?

{PT} My biggest career highlight would have to be the launch of {PATRICK TA BEAUTY}. I’m so proud of what I’ve created, and especially love seeing how much people are enjoying my products. It’s so fun to see people posting to their social media using PATRICK TA BEAUTY.

Do you have a favourite model ‘canvas’, or a muse – somebody who you’ve worked with that you always find inspiring.

{PT} It’s too hard to narrow it down to one muse, since I work with so many beautiful, inspiring, and motivational women every day. They inspire me in different ways and I wouldn’t be where I am in my career without them.

If you were to pass on some pearls of skin care/make up wisdom you think everybody needs to know, what would they be?

{PT} Skincare, skincare, skincare! Make up is an amazing tool and can transform anyone, but taking care of your skin should be your number one priority. Make sure you cleanse your skin really well every night, find products that help hydrate and keep your skin looking and feeling amazing.

What beauty rules do you still think we need to break?

{PT} Don’t conform to rules in general. There are no rules in make up, it’s an expression of one’s individuality. Create whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself.

We’ve definitely seen a rise in the creation and use of body make up this year, how would you recommend using it as autumn/winter approaches? 

{PT} Use it to your advantage and go 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone for a healthy tan and glow.

When did you first fall in love with beauty? 

{PT} I’ve always been interested in creating something beautiful. When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be an interior designer or chef, but it was my roommate in Arizona, who ultimately started my fascination of make up. She was always wearing make up and I admired the confidence she would gain from it.

And finally, what’s next for PATRICK TA?

{PT} I have some really exciting news that I’ll be sharing soon. I can’t wait!


Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.