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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

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Here is my 411 on Makeup Primer 101 on

“For lashes, primers often contain hydrating pro-vitamins and fibers that enhance the effect of your favorite mascara. “Lash primers can plump and condition eyelashes for a more lush, dramatic look,” says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor”


My tips on emerald green makeup featured on

Pantone just announced that the vivid shade of emerald is the 2013
Pantone Color of the Year.

“Brighter is better when it comes to emerald eyeshadow, notes
celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. ???Be sure to buy a richly
pigmented product, and apply an eye primer before using it or else
dull color looks muddy,??? he adds. Make Up For Ever???s cream eyeshadow
version is graphic, waterproof and won???t budge.”


My body makeup tips featured on

“One of the biggest challenge with body makeup is making sure it stays in place,” says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. Before applying coverup to the body, he first spritzes Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray, which uses oil-absorbing particles to keep the skin’s surface dry, and then applies makeup and spritzes again to seal.


My interview with and Tips on Correcting Facial Asymmetry using Makeup

“Nothing that’s natural is perfectly identical, including each side of your face,” says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. For symmetry, “contouring is one of the best makeup skills you’ll ever learn. Contouring and highlighting can minimize asymmetries, enhance bone structure and actually make you look younger.”

Here are some of my tips to help define & contour face by using makeup tricks that I have learned over the past several years as a makeup artist.