At first swatch, I was a little underwhelmed, but that was actually intentional—they're designed to be super buildable. "I love pigment, but with a blush it’s super important to have something that’s not going to put a whole blob of color onto your cheek," Ta told me when he introduced the collection. "You should be able to build and grow the color, I think blush should look like a diffused cloud.
Despite not having oily skin, I have a face that eats makeup, and most face products don't last more than a few hours on me (although Urban Decay's setting spray has been helping), but the first time I tried this one, I was shocked to look in the mirror at the end of the day and see my flush was still in tact.
While I like to go full force with a fluffy brush, he says to apply it with a brush, but then stamp over it with a Beautyblender. "If you use too much blush, this really blends it into your skin and melts the powder for a seamless look," he says.
As soon as I started regularly wearing makeup in high school, my mom would insist that I needed to "put a little color in my cheeks," and would practically chase me with a blush brush.
You may know Patrick Ta as the makeup artist behind Gigi Hadid's, Shay Mitchell's, and Elsa Hosk's glowiest makeup looks, and last month he expanded his namesake makeup line to include blushes named after his favorite qualities of the women in his life.
Hello, supermodel glow ✨ https://t.co/6uf1RbKQr2— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 22, 2019