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“If you’re doing your own makeup, New York City-based makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor suggests starting with the most important part of your look, whether it be a dramatic red lip or smoky eye. This allows enough time to work on the feature that you want to highlight before focusing on other areas that require less time.”
“The most common mistake I see with women of color is having one flat shade over their entire face,” says Andrew. It’s important to have two or three shades that you can blend on your face to create a flawless, naturally dimensional complexion. To start, you should apply a concealer under your eyes.”The concealer should be two shades lighter than your skin,” says Andrew.
Above is the lovely and talented, Natasha Bedingfield, on the red carpet before her performance at The Red Dress Awards, which took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center this week. Natasha killed it when she sang “Strip Me” off her new album, but while watching her performance of “Unwritten” on the monitor in the dressing room, it was I who suddenly had smoky eyes.
Ning Chao, the former beauty editor of Marie Claire, now brings you beauty advice via the blog at Beautylish.com. She wrote a great little piece about Natasha’s makeup.
I’m thrilled to link you to the site where you can get the inside scoop on the makeup look I created for Natasha, as well as other trends. The products are listed below, but for easy tricks and tips on how to create a fresh and modern smoky eye, you’ll have to click…then start blending!
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For the Red Dress Awards, sponsored by Women’s Day, Natasha Bedingfield wore…
Rouge Coco lipstick in Peregrina by Chanel
Glossimer in Beige Guitar by Chanel
Les 4 Ombres in 18 Kashka Beige by Chanel
Hypnose Mascara in Black by Lancome
Ultra Facial Moisturizer by Kiehl’s
Radiance Blush in Echo by Le Metier de Beaute
Concealer in Beige by Cle de Peau
Body Glow in Medium by Red Carpet Kolour
–Andrew Sotomayor is a celebrity makeup artist in New York who’s worked with Juliette Binoche, Kerry Washington, Alicia Silverstone, Saffron Burrows, Natasha Bedingfield, Nina Garcia, Rose Byrne, Piper Perabo, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner, Isaac Mizrahi, Justin Kirk, Jonathan Groff, Beau Biden and champion boxer Andre Berto. His clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Project Runway, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Extra, The Rachel Ray Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, and CNN. He’s created the makeup for look books for Proenza Schouler, Behnaz Sarafpour, Victoria Beckham’s denim and eyewear collections, keyed the Simon Spurr runway show, and assisted on fashion shows including Dior, Diesel, Marchesa, and Project Runway. Magazines like Marie Claire, Latina, Shape, InStyle, Glamour, People, and numerous blogs have interviewed him, and he’s appeared on television for Access Hollywood. Andrew is a regular guest speaker at The High School of Fashion Industries in New York. See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.com See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.com