I met the fabulous 26-year-old Samantha here when I was out scouting girls for my Makeup.com column. I literally ran across the street in Soho to talk to her specifically because of her amazing red lipstick. And it turns out, her look is just right for summer, according to a very wise expert.
While I was picking makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor’s brain yesterday for some beauty tips, he said something that instantly made me think of Samantha: “Don’t be afraid to be glamorous during summer months. A red lipstick and waterproof mascara goes a long way. Try a matte texture to balance what is inevitably a more dewy complexion.”
It’s like Andrew and Samantha share a brain–her look is exactly what he described (well, except that she’s wearing false lashes, not mascara). Her picture + his tip = me rethinking all the gloss and shiny tinted lip balms I tend to wear this time of year. I love the idea of contrasting glistening skin with bright, matte lips. Maybe I’ll make that my fireworks-watching look tonight.
Inspired to copy this too? Try Samantha’s shade, NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Shanghai Express ($24) or Andrew’s pick, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Somptueuse ($32.50). And BTW, Samantha has a lot of great makeup in her stash and Andrew is full summer beauty tips. Check ‘em out.
Happy 4th of July!