Bridal Beauty: Best Face Forward

   Tim Quinn, celebrity face artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty and red-carpet expert, offers tips and advice on big-day makeup.

tim quinnWI: Every bride wants that flawless wedding face. What advice can you offer?

QUINN: There are three essential ingredients: a silicone gel primer, such as Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer, which will keep your makeup in place all day long; long-lasting foundation, preferably oil-free (I love Lasting Silk UV Foundation by Armani—I use it on all the red-carpet beauties and it always looks perfect.); a semimatte finish powder for touch-ups throughout the day.

To tan or not to tan?

armani beautyI’m a huge fan of the sun-kissed look! I think it’s best to avoid tanning due to risk of burning. I recommend using a gradual self-tanning product that will build the perfect golden glow. Sheer bronzers are always great for the face.

What colors are best for looking on-trend while looking great in photos?

Rose-gold shades are very flattering on almost all skin tones. Plum, purple and armani beautyberry shades are very popular now; just make sure to stay away from too much shimmer. Also, keep in mind that the makeup should complement the style of dress that you plan to wear for the big day.


Are there colors that are absolute no-nos?

I would avoid purely trendy shades (blue, neon, hot pink). These pictures will be with you for a lifetime and you want to have a classic look that is timeless.

Should a bride hire a makeup artist on the day of the wedding If so, how should she choose him or her?

It’s always good to work with someone who shares your beauty aesthetic. Always consult with a few before choosing the right fit. If you are doing it yourself, you can always find helpful videos online. I even have a few on our website that you could check out:


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