Sharp Objects
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If you haven’t started watching HBO’s new show Sharp Objects, it’s time to get on board. Not only is this crime/thriller as compelling as it gets, but Amy Adams is giving an award-worthy performance.

Aside from the fact that there are few other actors as talented as Adams, it’s clear that the star is willing to sacrifice her vanity in order to be faithful to her character, Camille Preaker. To give you some back story, Camille Preaker is an alcoholic journalist who is reporting on a series of murders in her hometown. And the years of drinking, self-harm, and living recklessly have taken its toll on her.

Refinery29 spoke to Kate Biscoe, Adams’s personal makeup artist on Sharp Objects. She gave the publication insight into how the actress achieved her sun-stripped, hungover look. While quite a bit of makeup played a part, Adams wasn’t afraid to get down and dirty.

Biscoe told Refinery29:

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However, it doesn’t stop there. Biscoe also added:

Talk about commitment.

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It’s not easy to look so bad, but Adams pulls it off with ease. If anything, it only makes us want to dive into the show deeper.