If there's one celebrity with consistently mesmerizing, glowing, dewy-fresh skin, it's Chrissy Teigen. It's practically unreal—and unfair—how clear, smooth, and luminescent her face always looks, which makes us wonder how, when, and where can we get our hands on the products she uses as soon as possible. While we're fairly certain her half-Thai, half-Norwegian genes play a large role in her gorgeous olive complexion, we also know that she's often at the mercy of celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, who knows how to make skin look like it was photoshopped to perfection. Ergo, we eagerly hopped on the phone with the talented artist to find out exactly what he uses to make Chrissy's makeup look so fresh and flawless.
Keep scrolling to find out what Ta uses!
First things first, Ta preps Chrissy's skin with Tatcha oil to give it that dewy glow. He states that applying the oil first, really helps the foundation glide and blend on the skin seamlessly
Try pressing the oil into your skin with the pads of your fingers instead of swiping it onto the skin. This will help the oil absorb more easily, and makeup to glide on smoothly.
Now here's a pro makeup artist tip that we didn't even think about: Mix different shades of foundation to get just the right color for your skin tone—one shade may not do the trick, and mixing them allows the color match to be just right. For Chrissy, Ta uses Armani Designer Lift Foundation in shades #07 and #08. To add that pretty sheen to the makeup, he'll also mix in a bit of Armani Light Makeup Master Primer ($58). To apply, first he'll paint on the foundation mixture with a microfiber brush, then finish by pressing it in with a damp Beautyblender ($20).
Ta uses this shimmery bronzer from Tom Ford to give Chrissy a bronzy glow along the perimeter of the forehead and cheeks, underneath the chin, and on the bridge of the nose, but sadly, this product is currently unavailable. Try another shimmer-infused bronzing powder, like Lorac's TANtalizer Baked Bronzer ($32), to get a similar effect.
For Chrissy's enviable cheeks, it turns out her fullness and structure is all natural, but to get her pretty, bright flush, Ta recommends his favorite blush at the moment, Young Blood's Mineral Blush ($25) in shade "Nectar".
Ta swears by BECCA Cosmetics Highlighter in "Champagne Pop" to get Chrissy's fresh glow, applying it on the high points of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the Cupid's bow, and even the middle of lid. Ta says that powder highlighters are perfect for the girl on the go, but for photo shoots where the goal is a "super-, super-dewy sheen," he does prefer using a liquid or cream highlighter instead.
Finally, after all face makeup is done, Ta sprays some Tatcha Luminous Skin Mist, ($48) all over her face to give that final, dewy and healthy glow.
If you have oily skin and you're worried about how this dewy look will turn out, Ta recommends dusting "a lot of powder" onto oily areas (like the T-zone) to soak up any unwanted oil and keep the skin looking naturally matte.
Do you have a favorite product for achieving a dewy glow? Please share with us below!