Amy Adams says a ''great make-up artist'' is crucial for red carpet events.

The busy mother-of-one and 'American Hustle' actress - who's married to artist Darren Le Gallo with whom she has daughter Aviana Olea, five - revealed her top beauty secret for looking her best at premiers and events is hiring an expert in make-up.

Asked what her best tip for the red carpet is, Amy said: ''The key is a great makeup artist - I worked with a wonderful guy tonight who managed to make me look awake.''

Meanwhile, the red-headed beauty confessed she has sensitive skin and uses an oil instead of soap in the shower.

She revealed: ''Women need to know this. Eucerin has this product called Skin Calming Body Wash, it's actually an oil, and I use it to shave -I promise you'll never get razor burn - for those who don't wax!

''I have hyper-sensitive skin and I ran out of soap one day, and had no shaving stuff so I used it and thought it was genius.''

And the 41-year-old actress uses a super moisturizing face cream.

She told ''La Mer moisturizer. I have super dry skin so it's my go-to.''