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All the Products Patrick Ta Uses to Give Kim K. Shockingly Perfect Foundation


IВ once had the honor of having Patrick Ta, our patron saint of glam, do my makeup. I was, quite literally, touched by an angel and left feeling renewed, inspired, and blessed. It was a spiritual experience, to be sure. Sensationalizing aside, Ta is one of the most skilled inВ the craft and is requested by countless celebrities like Shay Mitchell, Chrissy Teigen, Jenna Dewan, Olivia Munn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Kim Kardashian West. Recently, KKWВ resurfaced a previous-published video with Patrick onВ her app. The focus was his signature flawless foundation, which, unsurprisingly, requires several components, from skincareВ to finishing powder and contour. Want to learn how to re-create Kim K.'s perfect face beat? Take a scroll with us.

Ren 3-in-1 $32Shop

First, Ta preps the skin with Ren 3-in-1 Cleansing Water, whichВ helpsВ the foundationВ lie smoothly on the skin.В

Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Serum $75Shop

Next, he applies this ultra-hydrating serum to plump the skin and provide a smooth, flake-free canvas.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation $64Shop

Next comes the foundation, a Kardashian favorite. Ta bounces this medium-coverage,В buildable formula off the skin with a damp Beautyblender, being sure to carry it down into the neck so thatВ itВ doesn'tВ leave a "floating face" effect. He also applies it to the eyelids to make everything more uniform and uses a MorpheВ G17 brush to lightly buff the foundation into the under-eye area.

Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Foundation $33Shop

Ta then highlights the under-eyes with makeup artist-favorite Kyrolan Camouflage Creme, tapping it in with his fingers in an upside-down triangle shape so that the warmth of his hands "melts" the product. To blend it into the foundation, he buffs it out with the side of the Beautyblender.

HeВ also takes the concealer and makes a line along the bridge of the nose, on the Cupid's bow, in between the eyebrows, and on the chin using the MAC 210 brushВ before blending out with the Beautyblender.

Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer Neutral Beige $26Shop

Ta takes a second concealer and uses a small brush to paint it along the under-eye area before buffing out with a Beautyblender. He then applies this concealerВ to the nose, forehead, Cupid's bow, and chin area and again blends out with the Beautyblender (Ta does not blend the concealer on the nose and lets it sit and bake while he does the next step).

He then applies contour in the hollows of Kim's cheeks with a small blending brush and buffs it out with the Beautyblender, up into the hairline and along the jaw for a "slimming effect." He also traces it along either side of the nose using a MACВ 239 brush to make the nose appear thinner.В

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $23Shop

To set everything, Ta places powder along the under-eye, pressing it in tightly so that it can bake and brighten, and thenВ dusts powder underneath the contour and along the forehead. Finally, he brushes away the excess powder.

He finishes everything off by dusting Smashbox Bronze Lights in Suntan Matte (currently sold out, but you can tryВ Warm Matte) along the jawline, on the nose, and along the hairline to warm everything up.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate $82Shop

And there you have it: Kim's flawless foundation.

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