Patrick Ta, 28, just released his first cosmetic line, dubbed Major Glow, after six years in the business and accumulating clients such as Ariana Grande, Olivia Munn and Constance Wu. The four-piece collection — including the Major Glow lip shine ($22), highlighting mist ($32), body oil ($52) and a setting fan to help makeup stay in place ($24) — are available at PatrickTa.com and will also be released on Sephora.com on Friday and in Sephora stores next month.
Ta has already used samples of his products on clients for the red carpet in the past six months, but didn’t reveal it was his own brand at the time. "I have all these body glow and lip and highlighter moments that I've been dying to post and tag what it is, because I wanted it to be a surprise," he says. "I use it all the time. The best response is when someone doesn't know what I'm using, if it's my client and she's my friend, and she'll be like, 'Oh my god, that smells so good,' or, 'Oh my god, that looks so good. What is it? I need it.'" That’s happened a few times with his body oil for Adriana Lima, Jenna Dewan and Paris Hilton, along with Munn. "I'm like, 'Oh my god, it's mine!' It's just amazing to hear that from a friend," Ta says.
Ta celebrated on Thursday night at Goya Studios with some of his friends and collaborators, Olivia Munn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, James Charles and PAtrick Starrr at his blush-themed bash complete with Moet rosé and pink balloons.
"As an Asian American, I’ve always had difficulties finding makeup artists that could make me feel my best," Munn said in our interview. "...Patrick instantly understood my face. He’s extremely thoughtful and meticulous."
Munn adds that they’ve been talking about his line since its inception and she's seen how hard it is in any business to see a dream come to fruition. "So, I know the same attention to detail that he puts into applying makeup, he put into every product that will now be emblazoned with his name. He had many big-money offers along the way that would’ve been a lot easier for him. But he turned each one down to build his makeup brand slowly and thoughtfully, ensuring that every Patrick Ta beauty product would be perfect," she says.
An ambassador for La Mer and Shiseido, Ta has been working on his own brand for two years. "I just want to be able to do my thing where I have full creative control and I get to choose what goes out and what I want to do," he says. "The feeling I have right now, I can't even describe, because I'm just so happy. I'm so proud of everything that I've come out with and just to see people's reactions."