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 A) what magical fountain she's drinking from and B) what products we can use to copy her look. 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 like it was applied by Michelangelo himself. Keep scrolling to find out what Ta uses!
First, Ta preps Chrissy's skin with Tatcha oil to give it that dewy glow. He adds that this helps the foundation lie very smoothly on the skin. Try pressing the oil into your skin with the pads of your fingers instead of swiping, however, to help it absorb deeper.
Pro makeup artist tip: Mix different shades of foundation to get just the right color for your skin tone—one bottle may not do the trick! For Chrissy, Ta uses Armani Designer Lift foundation ($67) in 07 and 08. To add that pretty sheen to the makeup, he'll also mix in a bit of Armani Light 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 ($33), to get a similar effect.
For Chrissy's enviable cheeks, we can't tell you how to get their fullness and structure (that's all natural, baby), but to get her pretty, bright flush, Ta recommends his favorite blush at the moment, Young Blood's Mineral Blush ($29) in Nectar.
Champagne pop is such a popular highlighter that it's currently out of stock at Sephora (but hang tight—it'll be back soon!). It's also so good that Ta swears by it 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 for that young, healthy glow.
Worried about how this dewy look will fare on oily skin? Ta recommends dusting "a lot of powder" onto oily areas (like the T-zone) to soak up any unwanted oil.
Do you have a favorite product for achieving a dewy glow? Please share with us below!