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Here are some of my beauty product picks featured in ELLE magazine

I recently sat down with ELLE magazine’s Janna Johnson O’Toole to share some of my beauty products that blend well and have perfect chemistry on your face!

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If you missed it this month’s edition of ELLE here it is online!: http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/beauty-product-power-couples?clic…

Check out my spend-or-splurge pro tips in Shop Smart magazine!

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That got us talking about what makeup products the pros think are worth splurging on and what products they skimp on. Of course, this turned into a ShopSmart article where we asked a number of makeup artists around the country to weigh in on the same question.”

Here are some of my featured suggestions as Shop Smart magazine took the time out to interview me!

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Here are my tricks and tips to achieving a bronze glow on SocialMoms.net!

“Creating the illusion of a radiant I’ve Just Been To The Caribbean glow without scalding your skin is true cosmetic genius. I turned to makeup master ANDREW SOTOMAYOR to get his take on how to score that golden glow without leaving your bathroom.  Sotomayor, who works tends to the faces of Kerry Washington, Alicia Silverstone, Nina Garcia & Natasha Bedingfield is known for his natural touch and ability to luminize the most sallow complexion. His clients have appeared on Project Runway, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, The CBS Early Show, Good Day New York, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, and The Tony Awards. Says Sotomayor,  “There are  many ways to get a sun-kissed glow without hitting the beach. Here are my favorite products to inject radiance to your face and body!“

 

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Here are my tips to perfect complexion featured in Good Housekeeping magazine!

“Start off with foundation, and you can use less concealer on discolred areas, like around your nose or under your eyes,” says makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor.

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Heidi, Nina, Michael, and Dinosaur Jr all agree…"Keep the Glove"

The blog is back! Fashion Week was flanked by some really big projects so I’ve got a lot of cool stuff to catch you up on. I’m coming off three weeks without a day off and mostly 4 hours of sleep, but I watched an episode of The Rachel Zoe Project online, and in the closing credits she references working 40 days in a row. I’d die.

 

For Project Runway S08, E03, the challenge was to use unconventional techniques and materials from the party store for a red carpet look. Unfortunately for Casanova, he ended up in the bottom three, but while the judges said his gown failed to come together elegantly, they admitted he has lots ideas, and he accepted their criticism with humility, an eagerness to learn, and a bit of class.

 

One of his fabulous ideas that didn’t get featured on the show, can be seen in the extended judging on MyLifetime.com. All three judges agreed it was uber-cool, and a Project Runway first, when Casanova asked the L’Oreal makeup team to use a paper doily as a stencil and give model, Sarae, a set of painted on lace gloves. After some experimentation with an airbrush, we found the most effective technique was to use a sponge tipped applicator and the black cream eyeliner for opaque shapes, and black shadow with a brush for a veil of color. Casanova wasn’t afraid to get his own hands dirty and jumped right in to give this bit of body painting his personal touch.

 

 

 

Watch this clip for a close up, and unanimously favorable reactions from the judges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So who’s Dinosaur Jr? Well, be glad this band, originally from Amherst, MA, wrote “Keep the Glove”. If they hadn’t I might have gone with the title “Whether or nor you liked it then you should have put a glove on it”. I’d die.

 

 

Andrew Sotomayor is a celebrity makeup artist in New York who’s worked with Juliette Binoche, Kerry Washington, Melissa George, Saffron Burrows, Rose Byrne, Justin Kirk, Jonathan Groff and champion boxer Andre Berto. His clients have appeared on Project Runway, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Day New York, and CNN. He’s created the makeup for Victoria Beckham’s denim and eyewear look books, and assisted on fashion shows for Dior, Diesel, Marchesa, and Project Runway. Magazines like Marie Claire, Latina, Shape, InStyle, Glamour, People, numerous blogs have interviewed him, and he’s appeared on television for Access Hollywood. Andrew leads makeup artistry workshops for the students at The High School of Fashion Industries. See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.com 

Project Runway Season 8 Premieres Tonight and I’m officially In!

Season 7 Episode 5 – Makeup for Joanna Coles by Andrew Sotomayor, Nina Garcia’s makeup by Danilo Omo)

 

My longtime friend Nick and I used to meet at my apartment every Thursday to watch the very first season of Project Runway back in college. I will never forget how personally we took every comment, good or bad, about our favorite designers, among them Austin Scarlett. My buddy, celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin, introduced me to Austin (they go way back) almost two years ago for a photo shoot where I got to create makeup to go with some of his most delectable creations. Also premiering tonight is a new show featuring Austin teamed up with season 2 veteran Santino Rice for On the Road with Austin & Santino.

 

  Designs by Austin Scarlett, Makeup by Andrew Sotomayor

Santino Rice and Austin Scarlett in “On the Road with Austin & Santino” 

 

I’m seriously sworn to secrecy, so for now all I can say is that Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia are even more beautiful in real life, (with a little help from their personal makeup artists Linda Hay and Danilo Omo), Michael Kors’s wit is sharp as a tack, and all three are very pleasant. Besides that, most of my time was spent with crew and the models. This diverse group of girls, were nothing short of animated backstage. I’m looking forward to the fabulous premiere party tonight, for which they’re playing hostesses.

 

All in all, I can best compare this experience to playing pinball at Peter Piper Pizza out west while on summer vacation as a child. For me,  I can say that each day on set was colorful, fast-paced, exciting, challenging, sometimes noisy, filled with new friends, unexpected turns of events, surprising outcomes, and ultimately something I’d been anticipating for what seems like a very long time.

 

 

Throughout Season 8, look for lots of color courtesy of the makeup team who are Scott Patric (he’s the one with the goatee and Key Makeup Artist), Hope Choman, Masako Kizuki, Albee Franson, Kristen Arnett, Jorge Luis Buenavad, Deborah Altizio, Gabrielle Padilla and myself.

 

 

 

 

Scott Patric appearing in Marie Claire magazine

 

 

 

Watch Project Runway on Lifetime 9/8c or online at Lifetime.com 

 

Andrew Sotomayor is a celebrity makeup artist in New York who’s worked with Juliette Binoche, Kerry Washington, Saffron Burrows, Rose Byrne, Justin Kirk, Jonathan Groff and champion boxer Andre Berto. His clients have appeared on Project Runway, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Day New York, and CNN. He’s created the makeup for Victoria Beckham’s denim and eyewear look books, and assisted on fashion shows for Dior, Diesel, Marchesa, and Project Runway. Magazines like Marie Claire, Shape, InStyle, Glamour, People, numerous blogs have interviewed him, and he’s appeared on television for Access Hollywood. Andrew leads makeup artistry workshops for the students at The High School of Fashion Industries. See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.comShare/Bookmark

Congratulations to Kerry Washington for her successful run in "RACE" on Broadway.


Kerry Washington, Makeup by Andrew Sotomayor

Last fall, Kerry Washington made her Broadway debut in David Mamet’s “RACE” on Broadway. She recently finished her run on stage with co-stars James Spader, David Alan Grier, and Richard Thomas. I first met Kerry when I did her makeup for the annual Americans for the Arts Gala held at Cipriani’s 42nd St in October. The first thing she said was “Hi I’m Kerry.” Followed by “First things first, are you related?” referring to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (the answer is no). Her longtime hairstylist, Takisha Drew, is responsible for perfecting those gorgeous waves. (More photos of celebrities at fabulous events can be seen on TheYBF.com)

 

Kerry is wearing L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Fairest Nude and Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Quad in Earthscape.

 

Kerry is witty, worldly, talented, and has an incredible eye for style. Her remarks about gay rights during an interview for the documentary “The People Speak” still inspire me. She looked amazing in the Christian Dior dress above and in the white Marchesa mini below (Takisha did her hair and I did the makeup). Read more about what she wore by visiting MSN.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Kerry on her successful run in RACE, and best wishes for all her many upcoming projects.

 

Andrew Sotomayor is a celebrity makeup artist in New York who’s worked with Juliette Binoche, Kerry Washington, Saffron Burrows, Rose Byrne, Justin Kirk, Jonathan Groff and champion boxer Andre Berto. His clients have appeared on Project Runway, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Day New York, and CNN. He’s created the makeup for Victoria Beckham’s denim and eyewear look books, and assisted on fashion shows for Dior, Diesel, Marchesa, and Project Runway. Magazines like Marie Claire, Shape, InStyle, Glamour, People, and numerous blogs have interviewed him, and he’s appeared on television for Access Hollywood. Andrew leads makeup artistry workshops for the students at The High School of Fashion Industries. See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.com