Tim Quinn

Insider Makeup Secrets With Armani’s Tim Quinn

August 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm , by

Have you seen the new September issue? It’s full of fun beauty tricks, especially our Beauty Lessons story. (Think of it as a back-to-school primer for grown-ups.) To get beauty director, Erica Metzger, and myself ready for the shoot, we enlisted the help of the fabulous Tim Quinn, Armani Beauty’s celebrity makeup artist, whose handiwork you can watch, above.

Lucky for you, Erica and I didn’t hog all the advice Tim gave us that day.

Tim’s Tip: Before applying foundation start with eye makeup, since it tends to be messy. This saves you from applying–and reapplying–foundation, concealer, etc.

I love, love, love navy eyeshadows for fall. Try L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Color Smokes Eyeshadow in Cobalt Smokes.

Tim’s tip: Mix eye cream in with your concealer to keep the area really hydrated.

There’s nothing richer than Neutrogena’s Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Eye Cream, but it also sinks right in. (Important when using moisturizing products near your eyes for daytime; you don’t want your mascara to smear!

Tim’s tip: When using a lip pencil, stick to one shade that matches your lips instead of buying multiple pencils to match each lipstick.

Fill your entire lips with pencil, then top with lipstick. I think the plummy Rouge d’Armani shade #603 is the most to-die-for lip color this fall.