Celebrity Makeup Artist Patrick Ta Shows Us His 5 Kit Essentials

Patrick Ta is a makeup artist in the true sense of the word. He’s responsible for painting the faces of runway models, Victoria’s Secret Angels, and just about every A-list celeb you can think of. His impressive client list includes the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Shay Mitchell, Joan Smalls, Chrissy Teigen, and the Kardashian sisters. (In other words, no one can namedrop quite like he can).

He’s clearly a makeup artist to look to for sage beauty advice, which is exactly why we asked him to share his all-time favorite, can’t-live-without makeup kit essentials as a part of our Just Five Things series. You know, just so we can better mimic the Patrick Ta makeup experience on our own (even if that’s five minutes in front of our bathroom mirror before work). From a luxurious lip balm to a bronzer that mimics a natural, sun-kissed glow, see all five of his favorite products by watching the video below!

The Marc Jacobs bronzer Ta recommends is currently sold out, but try the Marc Jacobs Tantric 102 Bronzer ($49), which is similar, though slightly darker!