From concert goers to concert performers, we’re diving back into the world of mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta and ask what are her must-have beauty essentials. She just finished performing at the Teatro dell’opera di Roma and will be making her German debut as Cherubino at Oper Leipzig this November.This gal is always looking gorgeous even though she is constantly on-the-go traveling and performing on both sides of the pond.
MC: What’s your number one beauty rule when it comes to taking care of your skin especially when you know you have pounds of make up to wear night after night.
WG: I use copious amounts of moisturizer, and I prefer really natural stuff like pure cacao butter, shea butter, argan oil, etc. I also use moisturizer as makeup remover!
MC: When traveling, what are your top 3 essentials that must always have a place in your carry on.
WG: Absolutely my BITE Agave Lip Mask (made in Toronto), this snazzy little pop-up brush/mirror combo from Sephora and finally,my “Swiss Card” by Victorinox. It’s a credit-card sized unit that has everything from tweezers to a nail file. It has saved me SO MANY TIMES!
MC: Top beauty trick you have learned while getting dazzled up for a performance.
WG: I just learned the most amazing hair curling secret. My hair is very long and straight, and quite stubborn when it comes to curling. But Michele, the genius hair and makeup maestro at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma just taught me this: you take a small section of your hair, wrap it around your finger as if you were going to make a pin curl, then package it up in tin foil (like a little burrito), then clamp it in a flat iron for about 15 seconds (like a little panini on the grill), you will have the most beautiful curl, with the added protection of the tin foil acting as a barrier between your hair and the iron. Plus, this is something I can do myself!
MC: What do you prefer – stage make up (like for an opera) or concert/recital make up?
WG: That’s a no brainer: I prefer stage makeup because a professional does it for me! I have to do my own makeup for concerts and recitals, and let’s just say, my talents lie in other areas…
MC: One product you just can’t live without (if you had to choose only one).
WG: Blinc Mascara. Hands down. It’s the only way. Try it and you will never go back. No more smudging, flaking, dark circles under the eyes, or accidentally ripping out all your lashes when trying to remove waterproof mascara. This stuff makes little tubes around each lash that slide off like butter when you rinse them with water. But – if you get caught in the rain, you’ll be totally fine. They claim their product is Life Proof, and their motto is “Unmatched hold – effortless removal”. I can corroborate both of these statements as a 10+ years happy customer!
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Wallis Photo Credits: Opera News, Dario Acosta