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Get your Glow On with Giorgio Armani Beauty

Please join us as we team up with Giorgio Armani’s Celebrity Face Designers Tim Quinn and Rhona Samuels for a fun night of skincare & beauty.

Zoom Meeting Details:

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 920 4836 9593

Passcode: 282482

The first part of the 60 minute call will focus on skincare, more specifically, how to achieve the “Armani Glow”. From there, we will move into Fall makeup trends, makeup over 40 and looking great on your next Zoom meeting. This will be an interactive call, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions.


Elegant and refined, Giorgio Armani Beauty is all about adding luxurious touches to create a timeless look and enhance your natural beauty. From striking red lips to luminous, perfecting foundations, each product in the Armani Beauty collection has been designed to convey an understated, timeless sophistication.

Who are Tim Quinn and Rhona Samuels?



Tim Quinn:

A career in beauty means a lot of things — the opportunity to travel the world, work on the most prestigious editorial sets, and garner a lot of freebies. Sounds like the dream role out of a movie, right? But the world of working in beauty is so much more than that — it all comes down to the nuts and bolts of being able to help women and men feel beautiful when they need it most. This is a notion that Giorgio Armani Celebrity Makeup Artist Tim Quinn has dedicated his entire life and career to.

However, Quinn’s start in makeup was an accidental one. “I have a degree in economics and was working for Merrill Lynch after college for a few years before I quit my job to open an ice cream store... long story,” he quips. After figuring out that his confectionary dream was nothing but just that, he took the leap of faith that many soul-searching young creatives do and moved to Milan to work as a model. “While there, I discovered a whole new world of opportunities,” he says. “And it was the first exposure for me to the magic of hair, makeup and photography. I was intrigued and found myself signed on as a makeup assistant — I never turned back.”  Since, Quinn has built a career around the pillars that got him there: authenticity, humility and grace — ultimately landing him a spot as one of the lead artists for Giorgio Armani.

And with his Armani brushes in hand at a globally-charged luxury makeup brand— absolutely nothing proves ordinary. “The only thing typical about my day is that no two days are the same,” says Quinn. “Depending on the time of year, I may be working backstage for Fashion Week, or if it’s award season, most likely I’m dashing around L.A. — otherwise, it's personal appearances or press, all balanced with any number of charitable endeavors.”

With his busy schedule, making time for charitable events may be difficult, but it’s something Quinn always does. “Anyone who knows me knows that my cancer experience in 2007 changed my life,” he says. “I realized the importance of and the amazing transformative power of makeup as it relates to people dealing with the ravages of chemotherapy and radiation.” Giving the gift of beauty is why Quinn does what he does: “I found a true purpose in helping women and men look their best at a time when they need it most. This has become a passion of mine, and I’m fortunate to work for a company that supports my passion.”

Quinn reflects back on a few standout moments of his career — the first which was thanks to his dear friend Carol Hamilton at the 2012 Dreamball. “Carol asked that I be her dreamboy, and I shared my story at Cipriani and truly was humbled at the outpouring of support and love,” he recalls. As for a more glittering I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened career moment, Quinn recounts doing Tina Turner’s makeup at the One Night Only Show in Beijing with Mr. Armani. “I will never forget the experience — true joy,” he says. “She told me the only other artist to get her eyebrows right was Kevyn Aucoin!

But when it’s back to the reality of his hustling makeup career, there are a few products his beauty bag that his routine and work certainly cannot live without. “Currently, I’m obsessed with the Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Recovery Oil,” he says. “I use it on myself day and night and begin every makeup application with a few drops.” And as for the holy grail product that makes his clients feel transformed inside and out: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation does the trick every time. ”After 20 years, this makeup has never let me down — it looks amazing on anyone!” he exclaims.

Beauty, according to Tim Quinn, is finding what ignites passion within and transforming it into public duty. It’s about “bringing that quality out so that your inner light shines bright,” he notes.

And, his career secret is no different. “Be authentic,” he says. “Show up, be thankful and humble — and surround yourself with people who support your dreams. And finally” — he pauses — “give back.”



Rhona Samuels:


Sixteen years ago, Samuels, who serves as Giorgio Armani Premiere Face Designer, opened the counter at Neiman Marcus Galleria Houston. The brand, which launched worldwide in 2000, was a hard sell to Houston women with strong brand loyalties. But for Samuels, it was an opportunity to be a part of something new and forge her own path.


One of her priorities was to offer a range of foundation shades to appeal to Houston's diversity. She insisted the company carry a variety of darker shades, while other brands limited their selection to only a few.


Samuels eventually became one of the company's top U.S. makeup artist, though her career grew organically, with each brush stroke and with every smile from satisfied clients.

"I'm very confident. I never needed anyone to tell me I'm on my way," said Samuels, who lives with her family in Houston and spends half of the week traveling the country making women look and feel beautiful.

Her makeup skills caught the eye of Giorgio Armani himself, and Samuels jetted off to New York to work with the designer and beauty mogul and Tim Quinn, the brand's longtime celebrity makeup artist. Quinn, who was the first Armani Beauty makeup artist who traveled the country, took Samuels under his wing. She was at his side as he created red-carpet looks on A-list celebrities and worked backstage at fashion weeks in Paris and Milan. Today, her celebrity clients include Kerry Washington and Mariel Hemingway and many others.



Zoom Meeting Details


Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 920 4836 9593

Passcode: 282482


Please me with any questions and/or concerns at beth@knollwoordbeachedit.com


Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday night!




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