Amy Adams: Waxing hates me

Last updated 10:52 19/06/2013
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WAX ON, WAX OFF: Amy Adams says her skin's too sensitive to handle wax, but she's found a secret solution.

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Amy Adams says "bad things happen" when she waxes.

The redhead has such sensitive skin that the slightest abrasive beauty treatment irritates it.

Amy has managed to find a few products that are gentle enough to use and so she sticks by these religiously.

"La Mer has fixed some bad problems," Amy explained to Allure about her favourite face cream. "I can't wax because bad things happen. So I shave. I use Eucerin Calming Body Wash instead of shaving cream, and I don't get razor burn anymore. It's not its intended use, but I want to keep talking about it, because I'm afraid they'll discontinue it."

The Man of Steel star has the ability to transform convincingly. Amy's classic features are the reason she can look wildly different from one movie to the next.

"I have no features without make-up," Amy laughed cheerfully. "I am pale. I have blonde lashes. You could just paint my face it's like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do."

Amy appears on the cover of the beauty magazine's July edition where she shows off a glamorous make-up and hair look.

Make-up artist Fulvia Farolfi used a golden pink eyeshadow swept along Amy's lids and under the lower lash line, with plenty of black eye liner and lashings of mascara to complete her flattering appearance.

"[This look], is all about the eyes with an accent of graphic black liner," Fulvia revealed.

On-set hairstylist Ken O'Rourke styled Amy's red hair into loose brushed out waves to give a traditional volumised Hollywood glam look.

"Amy has such thick, beautiful hair," Ken gushed.

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