Top Questions to Ask A Store Assistant When Shopping for Makeup

Shopping for makeup can be overwhelming with the vast array of products available. Asking the right questions can make your experience more enjoyable and ensure you find the best products for your needs. At Patrick Ta, we believe in empowering our customers with knowledge to make informed decisions. Here are the top questions to ask a store assistant when shopping for makeup.

Define Your Skin Concerns

Before you start shopping, it's essential to define your skin concerns. Knowing your skin type and any specific issues you want to address will help you find products that work best for you.

What to Ask:

      What products are best for oily/dry/combination skin? Understanding which products suit your skin type can prevent common issues like breakouts or dryness.

      Are there products for sensitive skin? If you have sensitive skin, it's crucial to find products that won't irritate your skin.

      What ingredients should I avoid? Knowing which ingredients may cause adverse reactions can help you choose the safest products for your skin.

Ask What Colors Go Best With Your Skin Tone

Finding the right colors to complement your skin tone can enhance your natural beauty and ensure your makeup looks flawless.

What to Ask:

      What foundation shade matches my skin tone? Getting a foundation that matches your skin tone is essential for a natural look. You can also ask to test different shades to find the perfect match.

      Which blush colors suit my skin tone? The right blush can give you a healthy glow. Explore our blushcollection to find shades that will enhance your complexion.

      What are the best makeup products for medium skin tones? If you have medium skin tones, ask the assistant to guide you through the best makeup for medium skin tones.

Inquire About Product Application

Knowing how to apply makeup correctly can make a significant difference in how it looks.

What to Ask:

      How should I apply this product for the best results? Whether it's foundation, blush, or eyeliner, understanding the application technique can help you achieve a professional finish.

      What tools should I use? Different products may require specific brushes or sponges for optimal application. For instance, our luxury eyeliner works best with certain applicators.

      Can you demonstrate the application? Seeing a demonstration can give you a better idea of how to use the product effectively.

Seek Personalized Recommendations

Every individual has unique makeup needs. Asking for personalized recommendations ensures you get products tailored to your preferences and requirements.

What to Ask:

      Can you recommend a makeup routine for my skin type? A store assistant can help you create a skincare and makeup routine that suits your skin's needs.

      What new products should I try? Stay updated on the latest trends and innovations in makeup by asking about new arrivals.

      Are there any special offers or bundles? You might find great deals or bundles that allow you to try multiple products at a discounted price.

Learn About Product Ingredients and Benefits

Understanding the ingredients and benefits of makeup products can help you make informed choices and avoid potential skin issues.

What to Ask:

      What are the key ingredients in this product? Knowing the main ingredients can help you understand the product's benefits and potential side effects.

      Are there any benefits beyond makeup? Some products offer skincare benefits, such as hydration or anti-aging properties.

Discover Additional Resources and Support

Maximize your shopping experience by learning about additional resources and support the store offers.

What to Ask:

      Do you offer makeup tutorials or workshops? Many stores offer classes or one-on-one sessions to help you improve your makeup skills.

      Can I join a loyalty program? Loyalty programs often provide exclusive discounts, early access to new products, and other perks.

      Is there a return policy for makeup products? Knowing the return policy can give you peace of mind when trying new products.

Enhance Your Shopping Experience

Arming yourself with these questions can transform your makeup shopping experience, ensuring you find the perfect products for your needs. At Patrick Ta, we are here to help you every step of the way. Explore our blush, luxury eyeliner, and best makeup for medium skin tones to find the perfect additions to your makeup collection. For more tips and inspiration, visit our related blogs and pages.

Ready to elevate your makeup game? Visit Patrick Ta today and discover the best products for your unique beauty needs.


Earth Day Projects 2024


Celebrate Earth Day April 22 by making some Earth-friendly projects! These projects are easy to make and can be sewn using upcycled materials like denim or flour sack towels. 

For the Upcycled Jeans Tote Bag you can use this tutorial here.

While many of us have plenty of reusable shopping bags what about reusable produce bags? I didn't like how many plastic bags I was using to fill up and separate my produce with so I made some out of recycled flour sacks I had been using for dish towels. These are the best, light weight but sturdy, and EASY to make here

How about a Reversible Shoppers bag with knot closure. The pattern for the bag is here.

If you're like me and have plenty of old jeans I've been saving over the years with 3 boys, remake them into a denim jacket. It's a bit of a process but worth it in the end. I like mixing the denim colors to create a patch work effect. Here is the tutorial.

Earth Day doesn't have to always be practical, try some eco-friendly refashions to spice up your wardrobe like this stylish little dress made from a repurposed mens shirt here

Repair some torn jeans with Sashiko embroidery and pat work fabric here. 


DIY: Sew A Tulip Wrap Skirt

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Celebrate Spring by sewing a “tulip wrap skirt.” This skirt is easy to make and can be customized with all different fabrics and prints. This can work as a beach cover-up or use it to dress up any occasion. I drafted the pattern so you'll learn a bit of pattern making skills as well. Get the tutorial below on how to sew a wrap skirt. 



Sew a Sea Shell Collecting Mesh Bag


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We love going to the beach, and go often in the summer. The kids enjoy searching for seashells and cool rocks. I thought it would be fun to make a DIY beach bag for shell collecting with mesh fabric that could shake out the sand in the process. I also like to use this handy bag for sunscreen and other beach essentials. You can personalize these with embroidery for gifts as well. Get the tutorial below on how to sew your own Mesh Shell Collecting Beach Bag.


DIY: How to Sew an Outdoor Beach Mat

With Summer upon us and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. I found it useful to create an outdoor mat that is simple to carry around and clean up as well. The key is using an outdoor material for the top and bottom layer. Add some batting in between for some additional padding and you will be packing a picnic or heading to the beach in no time. Get the DIY tutorial below on how to sew an Outdoor Round Beach Mat. 

Give this a try for your next outdoor adventure.


DIY: How to Sew A Long Duster


With warmer temperatures around the corner and hopefully some fun in the sun soon, I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Duster. This can be worn as a swimsuit cover up or even a part of your look. You can alter the length as you’d like and make in several fabrics. Get the details below and on how to sew a long duster or shrug.


DIY: How to Sew a Simple Japanese Knot Bag

I wanted to try a unique style bag and have been seeing the Japanese Knot bags around. The Japanese Knot bag is simple to make and can be made in all kinds of fabrics. One handle is about 2” longer than the other so you slide the longer side through the shorter side to create the “knot” closure. I had some Shibori fabric pieces I patch worked together to make the bag with. You can watch the video of how to do these shibori hand dying techniques here. This bag can also be made reversible too! Get the details below on how to sew a Japanese Knot Bag.

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