Makeup artist, on-camera contributor, vegan, Co-Host of the Soapbox Dirty podcast, and tall gay guy with a house full of chihuahuas.
Andrew is a celebrity makeup artist with nearly 15 years of experience who has made up Oscar, Emmy, and Tony winning actors; Grammy winning singers; the daughters of two different United States Presidents; a knight; a dame; editors, socialites, and senior executives from some other world’s most influential companies.
His clients have worn his makeup for appearances on Project Runway, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, The CBS Early Show, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, and The Tony Awards. He’s created the makeup for the look books of designers like Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, Tyler Alexander, and, and worked backstage at fashion shows including Chanel, Dior, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Diesel, and Project Runway.
Beauty brands like La Mer, L’Occitane, Covergirl, Dermalogica, Murad, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty have hired him for as a spokesperson or for personal appearances, and he’s worked behind the scenes with brands like Maybelline, Chanel, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Hermes, Johnson & Johnson, Nivea, Clinique, Verizon, NBC, A+E Networks, The History Channel, Lifetime, The Lifetime Movie Network, Hearst, Conde Nast, Scholastic Books, The Clinton Foundation, The Harvard Business Review, and much more. From his time volunteering with Dress For Success and The High School of Fashion Industries, to creating makeup looks for celebrities attending red carpet events, he’s been driven by the belief that everyone deserves to look and feel fantastic. Editors from Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, O Magazine, Latina, Shape, Self, InStyle, People Style Watch, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Vogue.com, Style.com, TeenVogue.com, and InterviewMag.com, plus numerous bloggers have turned to Andrew for makeup tips and tricks inspired by the red carpet, which he cleverly adapts for everyday wear. Not limited to working behind the camera, Andrew has demonstrated makeup and shared his best makeup advice on television in the United States, the UK, Canada, India, South Korea, across the African continent, Access Hollywood, Katie: The Katie Couric Show, Arise TV, as well as online for GoodHousekeeping.com, Latina.com, NewBeauty.com, and as the host of DIY Beautify on iVillage.com. He has also written several pieces for Glamour magazine’s Lipstick.com and shares beauty content daily on Twitter and Instagram (both @AndrewSotomayor) and his Facebook Fan Page (Facebook.com/AndrewSotomayorMakeup)
“I’ve had the chance to work with inspiring women from all walks of life, for an incredible variety of special events. I love having the opportunity to show clients how their daily beauty routine can serve them better, and can give them an extra boost of confidence as they approach their day. Makeup can be understated or glamorous, but it should always be your best fashion accessory.” Vogue.com lists Andrew among “beauty’s most influential personalities” to have joined Twitter.