Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fun with Giorgio Armani's Tim Quinn

I am always so reluctant to post photos of myself. I have wrinkles (!) that show up when I smile, and I hate store lighting. Why does it always magnify every flaw on my face?

I spent part of my day with Tim Quinn, Giorgio Armani's best-known ambassador and makeup artist to the celebrity world. It's always a privilege to have my makeup perfected by Tim, and it was especially sweet today because he was in great demand at Neiman Marcus.

I'll admit, I admire Tim Quinn. Not only is he talented - I think he qualifies as a celebrity himself - he is a really nice person, one who often gives back at charity events. Tim is "real," fun, and easygoing. As I watched him work with the dozens of women who were there at any one time, I saw smiles and pretty faces. Just one example below...I watched Tim transform a pretty gal to a gorgeous one as he applied her makeup. Doesn't she remind you of Katie Holmes?

If you ever get the chance to meet with Tim, take it! He is on the road often. If you have a Giorgio Armani counter anywhere near you, ask them to let you know the next time Tim will be in town. You'll love him.

Photos by Best Things in Beauty (with a little help)

34 comments:

Flyavsted said...

You look gorgeous as always!

MoonRae said...

~You are beautiful~

Sharon

Nida Moughal said...

You look very nice =)

mamavalveeta03 said...

You look GREAT!

Charleston Girl said...

You are sweet, Flyavsted!

Charleston Girl said...

Thank you, Sharon! He made my eyes look picture-worthy.

Charleston Girl said...

Thanks, Nida!

Charleston Girl said...

Thanks, MamaVal.

I think I have just as much fun talking with Tim as I do seeing the results of his artistry.

lovethescents said...

PLEASE, C-girl, you look wonderful and radiant, and that jacket is beautiful on you.

Where was Tim when I was getting my Armani makeover? Sighhhh

Eileen said...

Charlestongirl, you are one sexy sexagenarian! And, you have great style, too. One glance at you and it is easy to see that you are an Armani kind of gal :-) One of the things I love about your blog as opposed to blogs specifically for over forty, over fifty, etc. is that you focus on beautiful cosmetics of exceptional quality and age be damned! Each and every decade has its own special beauty and the trick to looking good is knowing how to capitalize on it. You obviously have that down pat because you always look great. I'm sure MA's love working on you because you being knowledge, appreciation, and keen interest to the game. And then, you share that with us :-)

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Lovethescents,

Who did your Armani makeover? What it Rhona? She is geat!

Charleston Girl said...

Eileen, did you really recognize the Armani jacket? :) I wore it for Tim.

Thanks for the kind words.

Delacotta said...

Please don't put yourself down. We appreciate you for YOU and besides that, you're gorg! Everyone always sees their own flaws that others don't. I can say that - I'm a portrait photographer.

We love seeing you!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, Charleston Girl, you are too beautiful and good hearted not to smile! Wrinkles and lines from smiling show your humor and love of life. If I did see any lines and if I thought badly about your visage because of them, then I have a vain mind that needs help. How can anyone live 40, 50 or 60 years and not have a wrinkle or line or a droop? Gravitational pull works on us all. Nobody likes too much droop or too many lines. The alternative is not to live or express our feelings at all. A face without a line is a mask.

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't feel that way about posting pictures of yourself! You are beautiful and have a great personality that shines through. I enjoy reading your blog and hope your mother continues to do well. KatherynR. McRae, GA

Rosemary said...

You're beautiful, CG! Work it!

Claudia said...

Lovely lovely lovely lady inside and out. You look great :)

neens said...

CG
I am 62 & love your blog. I'm in great shape, mountain bike, spin class etc and love makeup and fashion. I've made my two daughters promise to let me know if I look like I'm trying too hard or wearing stuff too young for me( and they would).That said, I want you to know I bring YOUR bio photo with me when I get my haircut, because I love the way it looks and want a similar style. And my hairdresser approves. You know what they say about imitation and flattery!

Anonymous said...

We always love having you join us and you always look fabulous!

Evelyn said...

The only thing I see is a beautiful lady. I swear store lighting is meant to make us look awful so we buy more makeup. lol

Charleston Girl said...

I need you, Delacotta! I portrait photographer knows how to do lighting! Thanks. :)

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Vanessa,

When I look at the lines in my forehead that show so much when I smile, I think about Paul Ryan and how badly he needs Botox. No, I would never do it (the idea of toxic injections doesn't appeal to me), but politicians (always in the public eye) who are prematurely aging should consider it. I noticed at the debate that his forehead lines were deep. And he wasn't smiling. :)

Charleston Girl said...

Thank you, Katheryn. If I wasn't feeling good after I saw Tim, all of you have pumped me up!

Charleston Girl said...

Rosemary, you are a hoot. "Work it." That would have been an entirely different pose.

Charleston Girl said...

Thank you, dear Claudia!

Charleston Girl said...

Thank you, Anonymous!

Charleston Girl said...

Evelyn! I think you've stumbled onto something I had never considered. Maybe it is all designed to make us look bad. If that's the case, though, do they have a secret lighting button they push after they beautify us? :)

Charleston Girl said...

Thanks, Neens! Tell your stylist it's a simple bob with long layers to give it some body at the bottom.

I can make those layers turn forward, back, up, or under, depending on how much time I have.

lovethescents said...

No, Charlestongirl, it was someone local who works for Armani....I think her name was Josee.

Charleston Girl said...

Definitely not one of the nationals, Lovethescents.

Lizzy T said...

You are stunning and I love seeing pictures of your on your blog (that I read daily!)

Charleston Girl said...

Thank you, Lizzy! You are all so sweet.

EllenB said...

CG, if you're still reading these posts- I agree with each and every comment. I love when you post pictures of yourself. I think you are classy and pretty. Your eyes really stand out in your photo. I also love your Armani jacket. It looks so pretty on you!

mamavalveeta03 said...

I think the learning process is so fun. That was what I enjoyed so much about working with Bobbi Brown - educating women to do several simple steps to make them feel better and prettier. Even tho' we've got it down, there are a LOT of women out there who are intimidated by makeup...and your blog helps IMMENSELY!