Glossed & Found | BEAUTY INSIDER: ISABEL LEONARD. The face and voice of an angel? You must be talking about Isabel Leonard. The NY-based opera singer just pulled in town for her debut with the Lyric Opera starring as Rosina in The Barber of Seville. The well-bred performer, who recently won the coveted Tucker Award, is no stranger to the beautiful things on and off stage and we spent a few minutes with the starlet to talk shop.
G&F: You have arrived in Chicago during the coldest time of the year (and in history!), how do you battle the winter months?
Isabel Leonard: It’s so dry here in Chicago and at home in New York in the winter! I use only warm water to wash my face and skin. The secret? Stay healthy! Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and cover your face as much as possible in the bitter cold.
G&F: How do you keep a fresh face while in production?
IL: I routinely wash my face right after a show is over and use moisturizer immediately. The day following a performance, I apply very little make up to give my skin a breather!
G&F: What products are must-haves while traveling from city to city?
IL: The one thing I cannot live without is a tiny jar of good old Vaseline that I have with me at all times for my lips. Nothing keeps my lips healthy like it!
G&F: Finish the sentence: For Beauty, 2014 is all about …
IL: … Remembering that a big smile will look good no matter how your make up appears that day! // THE BARBER OF SEVILLE OPENS FEBRUARY 1 AT THE LYRIC OPERA. PURCHASE TICKETS AT LYRICOPERA.ORG/BARBER.
PHOTO CREDIT: Dario Acosta Photography/Richard Tucker Music Foundation