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Go for glam! My tips via Shape magazine on rocking gold, silver, and bronze eye makeup.

Metallic eye makeup can be intimidating, but the right shades, applied properly, work to your advantage. Metallics, such as gold, silver, and bronze, look great on all skin tones, and brighten every eye color. I share my tips with Shape magazine’s Beauty Editor, Melanie Chadwick, on how to wear metallics for any look– from accessory matching to simple application. Read the full story in this month’s issue of Shape magazine!

Have a question? Tweet me at @AndrewSotomayor!


My tips for the “New Sheer Makeup” via Good Housekeeping

I teamed up with Good Housekeeping magazine to share tips on getting a naturally gorgeous look with five sheer products. Learn how to fake a tan, brighten eyes, and define lashes using rich colors applied lightly. A super-light formula creates glowing skin that still shows through.

Photography by Peter Rosa/Studio D, hair by Adam Maclay, model: Jill De Jong, and makeup by me!

See the full story in the August issue of Good Housekeeping or read the online version here:



Good Housekeeping and I give you the scoop on taking makeup from day to night!

I teamed up with Good Housekeeping to share my tips on taking makeup from day to night! When transitioning your makeup from work to a night out, these pro tips will help amp up your look for any occasion.

Here’s a sneak peek:

“For your morning-to-night makeover, keep it simple. For daytime, a single eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara is all you need, says makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. For evening sizzle, tweak your application and add a dash of sparkly color.”

Read the story in the July issue or online, here:


How clean are your cosmetics? Get my tips to keep bacteria at bay, at “Lipstick” the new beauty blog by Glamour.

Beauty 101: KEEP YOU MAKEUP CLEAN. I shared my tips with Glamour’s makeup blog, on how to keep makeup sanitized and brushes clean. Creamy products like foundation and mascara need to be replaced regularly, and brushes should be cleaned properly.

One product I always use in my kit (and suggest everyone uses at home) is Beauty So Clean cosmetic sanitizing spray:

“It’s something every makeup artist should be using between every use, and on your products at home, a quick spritz daily, once a week, or whenever you clean your brushes should do. Remember that brushes can harbor bacteria, so clean them often with gentle soap like Dr Bronner’s”

Read the full story here:


In case you missed it, check out my article on where I dish on the Most Important Makeup Question No One Is Asking!

For the past 12 years, I have answered almost every beauty question you can think of, but there’s one that no one is asking. I teamed up with to share the question that everyone should consider.

Here is a snippet:

“The beauty world is full of rules. My press book has over 100 pages of interviews from magazines, websites, and blogs. I’ve tried to share useful tips and tricks, but for the past 12 years that I’ve worked as a makeup artist, I’ve tried to avoid giving women rules on how they should wear makeup. I try to offer techniques, tricks, and ideas, but rules are another thing altogether. I think it’s time that all of us come up with a new way of thinking about rules…”

Read more:

Tweet me your beauty, skincare, and health questions @AndrewSotomayor


Ying Chu & I serve up tips to save you from top makeup mistakes featured on the “Katie” Show

Recently, I had the opportunity to appear on “Katie” The Katie Couric Show with Ying Chu, Beauty Editor of Glamour Magazine. Watch the clip from our TV appearance  as we share tips on how to conceal pimples, choosing the right foundation, bronzers and more!

Get this look: Ying is wearing Kiehls BB Cream in Medium for smooth, lightweight coverage & I am wearing Kiehls MicroBlur to prevent skin from shining too much on camera. My wardrobe was from Zara (Contrasting Structured Blazer, Coated Skinny Trousers in Petrol Blue, Fabric Blucher shoes in grey)Untitled

Be sure to follow Ying Chu on Twitter @YingChuNYC!

Tweet me your beauty questions on Twitter @AndrewSotomayor


Check out my tips on under-eye circles and creating a bright makeup look featured on

In this feature “Never Look Tired Again”, by journalist Melissa Grace Gold, I discuss the how to create a bright makeup look by covering up under-eye circles and concealing blue-grey darkness. Check out my expert product picks for creating this look! Read more at

Makeup questions? Tweet me @AndrewSotomayor

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