Tim Quinn is a celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani who boasts an impressive portfolio of clientele including actresses Hillary Swank, Kerry Washington and Diane Lane. Tim’s words of wisdom have graced the pages of W, Elle, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, and he brought his expertise to the Biltmore Fashion Park recently to teach local women how simple it can be to take everyday looks to the next level.

Tim is an East Coast native who initially freelanced for the Lancôme brand before accepting his role at Armani in 2001. He traveled the world for Armani shows and worked with incredible women such as Maria Shriver, Elizabeth Edwards and Farrah Fawcett.

“I was so fortunate to meet powerful women and gain their trust,” Tim says. “I’m a cancer survivor, and there’s an energy that happens when people go through struggles that you carry with you, and it helps you connect. Makeup has a way of getting you out of your head; it makes you look and feel better.”

Tim says every day is a gift that brings something new and different.

“Some days I wake up, fly to New York, take a car service to Delaware for a Vogue shoot, drive back to New York then hop a plane to Miami to shoot another event. … I have a hard time saying ‘no,’ which is OK. It keeps things fresh.”

Tim’s Makeup Picks

Armani’s Luminous Foundation – This luxury foundation is known for its texture. “Armani is known his textiles and fabrics, and with this foundation, you’ll notice a silky and luminous feel, while being durable. Women take great care of their skin these days, and we don’t want to mask it, just perfect it.”

Maestro UV Primer – Offers a weightless texture, high SPF for smoothing and perfecting without running.

Eye Tints – Liquid eye shadow line in 24 shades including metallic, sheen and matte finishes. “You don’t need a brush; just apply with your finger and the tint will dry to a powder finish with no creasing.”

Liquid Maestro Lipstick – Exceptional color with a velvet feel, this is ideal for women on the go as it’s more of a stain and balm or gloss can be applied over. “You don’t need a full, bold lip. You can play with lighter reds first and still be on-trend.”

Crema Nera Oil – Offering a thin veil with nutrients and light-feeling hydration.