At the launch event for AccessHAIRize, a select group of bloggers and editors got Tony-nominated actress and singer Laura Osnes (of You’re The One That I Want broadway competition fame) to dish about her on — and off — broadway beauty regimen (with some side commentary from friend and Grease co-star Natalie Hill).
Now Laura is as beautiful as she is talented. So you would never guess, with her long shiny strands and porcelain skin, that this is a young woman who wears heavy stage makeup and wigs for 8 shows a week.
You may wonder how she manages to still look so good…
Well, here are her secrets.
SKIN & MAKEUP
Q: Do you have a special regimen for your skin because you have to wear so much stage makeup?
LO: I always make sure to get all the makeup off. Stage makeup is thickly packed on. I start with a makeup remover wipe and then cleanse to make sure it’s all off. In between shows is when my skin can really breathe and repair. I also use this Nu Skin product that’s great, it’s a gel thing, for cleansing and anti-aging [Nu Skin Galvanic Spa].
NH: Most people think we use specialty makeup. It’s not. We wear street makeup and just bounce it up a bit on stage. Plus lashes. Strip lashes. We do our own makeup for shows. But it’s not Ben Nye. We use MAC. For my skin, I love the Clarisonic.
Q: Is there a lot of damage to the hair doing so many shows a week and how do you keep your hair looking good?
LO: Yes, there is definitely hair breakage where the wig cap and the mic are pinned. There’s not much you can do about that. It just grows back and looks better in-between shows. I do try to keep my hair as short as possible when doing a show.
PHOTO: Me and Laura Osnes :)
PHOTO: My good friend, Cosmopolitan.com beauty & fashion editor, Carly Cardellino with Laura Osnes and me
Wishing Laura all the luck in the world in just a few hours tonight when the Tony Awards broadcast live at 8 p.m. on CBS!!! Hoping she walks away with the Best Lead Actress in a Musical award in her (well-manicured!!) hand! XO