Beauty & Style

My favorite makeup man in LA

I love visiting Los Angeles! It’s a fantastic city, and every time I go, I love getting all glammed up and hitting some of LA’s hottest spots with my friends. It’s no question I always want my makeup to be on point for taking those great selfies in Beverly Hills, so what’s a girl to do? I hit up none other than published LA-based celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist Robert Sotello.

Every time I am in LA, Robert paints my face. He is a natural-born creative talent and has worked helping to make women glamorous for movies, television, and magazines for years. I was incredibly lucky to have had the manager of a salon in North Hollywood I visited a while back, Studio Blo called in a favor when none of their usual makeup team was available for a last-minute booking. I was flying in for a concert and meet and greet experience with rapper August Alsina, and great makeup was a must. I wanted to look my best, so she called Robert and hired him to come into the salon on his off day and do makeup for me. He nailed precisely the look I wanted for that night, a brilliant smokey eye and nude lip combo, and I left the salon feeling incredibly happy, confident, and beautiful. It helped make for a great night and was worth every penny I spent on the experience, which was much more reasonable then you may think. As they say, when you look good, you feel good, and I left feeling great! 

I have booked Robert several times since then, including last year for my 29th birthday, where he nailed a sexy floral look giving me that young, light, fresh-faced feel I was looking for.

I will not go to anyone else aside from Robert when looking to have makeup done in LA. His charismatic energy instantly made me feel comfortable with him when we met, and the warm, inviting aurora that surrounds him made me completely comfortable trusting him with my face. He is just such a kind, genuine guy who loves what he does, and it shows in his work. A true professional – who always shows up on time with his kit ready and the desire to create a masterpiece you’ll love. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in Los Angeles looking for a kick-ass creative to join their team. Robert is simply the best!

Make sure you check out Robert on Instagram at @Sotellrob_mua and follow him to keep up with all of his new makeup looks and stories!

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

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