Amy Adams' Beauty Routine

Updated 09/08/17
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Adams, who prefaces our conversation with “I have sensitive skin,” has also jumped on the oil cleanser bandwagon. “I’ve been using Tatcha’s Camellia Oil Cleanser ($48); it’s really lovely,” she says.

When her skin’s irritated, Adams uses Tatcha’s Rice Powder Exfoliant ($65), and she’s turned to La Mer ($155) to cure her chronically dry skin. “It’s really made a difference for me,” she says.

“I try not to over wash my face,” Adams says, explaining why she skips cleanser and makes do with a “quick rinse” in the morning.” Perhaps not surprisingly, the pale redhead always wears sunscreen. “I’ve been wearing L’Oreal’s Sublime ($11),” she says.

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“I tend to wear muted tones of eyeliner, like a champagne or taupe, for a more natural look,” Adams says. “I like to wear black for the red carpet, but in life it’s a little severe.”

Though she loves the different colors of Fresh’s Sugar Lip Treatment ($23), Adams keeps it basic when it comes to moisturizing her lips. “I’ve been using Burt’s Bees ($3)!”

Dry skin and frequent travel are a brutal combination; Adams fights back with Jurlique’s Rose Water Mist ($34). “They make it in a travel size that I always take on the airplane,” says Adams.

After moisturizer and sunscreen, Adams will add a bit of Jouer’s Luminizing Moisture Tint ($38) before she heads out the door. “Unless I’m working, I tend to keep it to a minimum to give my skin a break,” she says. She does, however, wear Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash ($19) Mascara. “I have really long lashes, but they’re very fine so I find that lengthening or volumizing mascaras tend to clump on me--this really separates my lashes.”

Adams uses Redken’s All Soft Shampoo ($17) and Conditioner ($18) and smoothes Moroccan Oil ($39) into her ends post-shower. “I’d love to blame it on my daughter, but the truth is I’ve always been a wash-and-go kind of girl,” says the actress. “Plus, I find that if you don’t over-style it all the time, it looks really great when it is styled!”

When Adams was growing up in Colorado she used Skin Trip ($11) everyday. “I just recently smelled it on someone in Boston and I actually tracked it down on this man at the gym and was like, ‘I know that smell!’” So she logged onto Amazon and bought “tons of it.”

Adams recently told Allure that her face is like a blank canvas--but that doesn’t include her brows. “I have really thick brows so for me it’s about keeping them maintained,” she says. When she fills them in for red carpet appearances, she uses Benefit’s Brow Zings ($30).

When asked what she’s learned from long-time makeup artist Stephen Sollitto, Adams doesn’t hesitate: “If you do your eyes before your face makeup you can be a little--not sloppy, but have more freedom,” she says. “Then you can use a makeup removing cloth to remove whatever’s fallen and then do your face makeup.”

Tatcha Camellia Oil Cleanser $48
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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment $23
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Tatcha Rice Powder Exfoliant $65
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Redken All Soft Shampoo $17
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Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint $38
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Benefit Bad Gal Lash $19
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La Mer Soft Cream $155
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Mountain Ocean Skin Trip $11
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Burt's Bees Lip Balm $3
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Benefit Brow Zings $30
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Jurlique Rose Water Mist $34
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L'Oreal Sublime Sunscreen Oil $11
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