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Tim Quinn’s Makeup Tips for Restoring Glow During Cancer Treatment


Tim Quinn, celebrity face designer and National Director of Creative Artistry for Giorgio Armani, is no stranger to cancer. He’s a survivor of testicular cancer himself and learned first-hand about the side effects of chemotherapy that can include grayish skin pallor and hair release. Although best known for his makeup on hundreds of models and celebrities, Tim also shares his artistry with the National Cancer Research Foundation and Look Good, Feel Better. “What I get from working with cancer patients is probably equal to what I get from working with celebrities,” he told the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Here are Tim’s tips, in his own words, on ways to boost your glow and spirits with a few easy makeup steps using go-to products from the Giorgio Armani Beauty line:

Sallow Skin: “I find that using a luminous foundation – i.e. LSF [Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation] with a touch of luminizer blended in (our Fluid Sheers are terrific for this: #2 has a subtle champagne undertone that is quite flattering, also #10 to add a slightly golden warmer touch.) Foundation primer helps as well, as it tends to act as a barrier so that the skin doesn’t absorb the moisture from the foundation. A gel primer is great. I found self-tanners quite helpful during my chemo treatments. The L’Oréal Sublime Bronze line is fab, gradually adding color so not to look Oompa Loompa.”

Pallid Cheeks: “Cream blushes can be a marvelous choice as they both look more luminous – applied with a brush high on the cheekbones. Also sweep a bronzer across the temples at the cheekbone and along the jawline to add depth and dimension – think the shape of a three [3]!”

Lashes: “Boost the appearance of the lash line with a waterproof pencil on the lash line. You might try a deep brown if your lashes have ‘jumped ship.’ Or be bold and wear color. Add a smudged line of shadow to soften the line. This looks more modern and helps draw attention away from the lash line. If you are more adventuresome, add individual lashes to the lash line – truly transformative and easy to apply.”

Dark circles: “Try an eye cream, especially with light reflecting quality. I love our Creme Nera Reviving Eye Compact for this especially, and a color corrector in the inner corners, like a rosy pink tone. Blend with Maestro Eraser Concealer, which has a moonlight effect and also acts as treatment to help combat darkness. I like to apply on the lid as well to neutralize and discoloration. If you need more coverage, Clé de Peau makes a terrific more dense under eye concealer, as does Laura Mercier. I prefer using a synthetic concealer brush.”

Lasting Lip Color: “The new Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro is genius – long wear, luminous matte finish that literally wears all day while remaining soft and comfortable!”


Advice from Tim Quinn

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