The human rights lawyer is a master of that office-to-evening finish.
She’s a high-powered lawyer who has dedicated her career to helping those in need – but she’s also one of our all-time style pin-ups.
British-Lebanese humanitarian and human rights barrister Amal Clooney has influenced everything from our office suiting to our evening gowns, and she’s also had quite the influence on our makeup bags.
The 40-year-old mother of two can always be relied upon to showcase an elegant but never uninspired look, one that’s suitable for both the boardroom and the red carpet.
While she’s definitely got a formula she sticks to (think defined eyes, clean skin, and a red lip for evening), Clooney’s nuanced approach to beauty is one to take note of.
Here, we’ve pulled together some of her most stand-out looks to bookmark…
Her long locks are almost a trademark, but Amal swept her curls up into a faux bob for last year’s Venice Film Festival – a shortcut to a fresh new look without committing to a chop. Teamed with a deep berry lip and a touch of dusky rose blush, the finish screams silver screen queen.
Clooney is an expert in nearly-nude-but-never-bland lips, such as this coral-terracotta colour at this year’s Watermark Conference for Women.
The star went ultra-glam for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, teasing her hair into brushed-out curls. The deep side parting harks back to Old Hollywood, while the orange-red lip adds a contemporary touch. Brownie marks for leaving the eyes pared-back to let the statement colour take centre stage.
Undone, beachy waves and a deep pink (bordering on mauve) lip helped Clooney reign the red carpet at this 2017 premiere.
The Beirut-born barrister is our new muse when it comes to vintage-inspired accessories that never feel dated. The turban and relaxed blow-out combined with warm blush make this one of our all-time faves.
Sleek but not flat waves, fluffy lashes and impeccable brows made a statement at the Golden Globes back in 2015.
Clooney’s work requires her to speak at high-level events (such as this address she gave at the United Nations headquarters last year), and she always hits the perfect beauty balance between event-appropriate and still chic. The relaxed half-up ‘do and rose lip is a particular triumph.
Who can forget this look from the 2015 Met Gala? Those Hollywood curls, with lashings of volume at the root, have been on our Pinterest board ever since, while Amal rightfully kept her makeup classic to let her studded leather gown steal the limelight.
Sporting a rarer pinky lip and touch of gold shimmer around the eyes, this look from a 2015 premiere is a departure from Amal’s usual routine… and we adore it.
Clooney experimented with a smoky cat-eye and a more sculpted dusting of bronzer for 2016’s Berlinale International Film Festival, resulting in a finish that’s among her most A-list yet.
The lawyer turned towards a more true red for this 2016 premiere, as well as a lesser-seen up-do.