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I got to share art inspired lip looks LIVE on Arise TV

I’m excited to have had the opportunity to demonstrate three art inspired lip looks on Arise & Shine, the new morning show on Arise TV. Arise TV shows around the world in places as far as London, New York, Johannesburg, Lagos. It also streams live at Arise.TV and on Facebook.

I’m thrilled to have met Arise TV hosts Priya Sridhar and Rain Pryor, and I’m so excited for next time! Stay tuned!

Have a question? Tweet me @AndrewSotomayor

It’s 4th of July weekend! I share my favorite shade of red lipstick on

Looking for that perfect shade of red for this 4th of July weekend? Nothing says classic beauty like a red lip, and there’s one shade with a patriotic past. During WWII, women would wear red lipstick when they went to work in the factories. It was a show of patriotism, and support for their husbands, brothers, and fathers who were fighting overseas. asked me  to share my favorite red lipstick, and I’ve got the perfect shade for the upcoming holiday weekend and beyond.

To get the name of my favorite shade, click here:


In the December issue of Good Housekeeping, I was chosen as one of their experts to share some of my best makeup tips for radiant skin and bright cheeks!

This feature gives you some insider tips on what products you should use to achieve everything from a natural glow to brightening your cheeks and giving them a long lasting, hydrated pink hue tone.


Check out my latest photo shoot with photographer Lloyd Stevie, model Kim Brink & makeup by me!

As seen here, model Kim Brink is photographed by LLoyd Stevie, make-up by me, styled by Alison Mazur and set design by Sammuel Sutcliffe.

Check out more images from the shoot:





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


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!


Want to know how to choose the best blush on? I teach you

“If you tend to wear stronger lip colors, choose a neutral or dusty pink shade which will enhance your bone structure without adding excess color to your overall look, says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor.”

Journalist: Charu Suri


Buy Cheer, Give Cheer with Toms this Holiday Season!


My dad and I hung out this weekend and started talking about charities. We really appreciate people who come up with clear specific goals as with Locks for LoveDress for Success, or One Frickin Day. It’s critical to know where your donations are going since some groups are more efficient than others. Corporate giving is publicized loudly, especially among products that have a donation built into the price. Some are wasteful, like the Ethos bottled water from Starbucks that includes a 5 cent contribution to bring clean water to impoverished countries. (Considering how much pollution is generated by the production and transport of bottled water, you’re better off drinking tap, reducing your carbon footprint, and donating $3.95 to


Some people have been more focused. Upon recommendation by Elettra Wiedemann Lancome donated one tree, via, for each of the first 10,000 bottles of their Cell Defense anti-aging serum. Every cent from every Viva Glam Lipstick sold by MAC goes to the MAC AIDS Fund. Each tube raises enough money for a rapid HIV test, a starter kit of school supplies for a child orphaned by or living with AIDS, or even a pair of shoes!


Speaking of shoes, one of my favorite companies is Toms. Their “one for one” guiding principle has them donate one pair of shoes for each pair of shoes they sell. The began with casual, unisex canvas shoes, but have expanded into warmer boots, wedges, and even some sparkling flats for the holiday season. Check out their new digital holiday catalog or see the full range at




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, Isaac Mizrahi, 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.comShare/Bookmark