Who is your celebrity crush? Mine is unquestionably Amal Clooney. I’ve loved her ever since she stepped out in that head-to-toe white Stella McCartney jumpsuit for her civil wedding ceremony in Venice back in 2014 (I’m still dreaming of the day I can wear that outfit) and I’ve followed her style, beauty looks, and the incredible work she does ever since. From her chic and polished sense of style (which we love to wax lyrical about here on Who What Wear) to her gorgeous makeup looks on and off the red carpet, Amal never fails to give us stunning looks to ogle.
Eager to lift myself out of my own “boring” makeup rut this month, I decided to do some digging on the beauty and makeup products that Amal uses to achieve her glowing and glamorous looks—and put them to the test. It turns out Charlotte Tilbury is her makeup artist and has worked with Amal for a plethora of events from the Met Gala to Meghan Markle's wedding. We tapped into the British celebrity makeup artist and asked her to share the products she uses to give Amal such striking skin and makeup. Lucky for us, the products are all from her namesake line and readily available to buy from Sephora, Nordstrom, and Net-a-Porter.
Below, I’m highlighting two gorgeous Amal Clooney beauty looks: one from Meghan Markle’s royal wedding and the other from the Met Gala 2018 (in the spirit of the 2019 Met Gala just around the corner!) that I was eager to give a try for myself. I obviously didn't have Charlotte on hand to help me apply (I wish!), but thankfully her products are super easy to use.
See how I did emulating Amal Clooney's best makeup looks below and shop the Charlotte Tilbury products you need to achieve them. (And next time, I'm trying her hair!)
For the Met Gala
Getty Images; @joiedejude
Amal looked stunning at the Met Gala in 2018, and I was hankering to re-create her glowing look for some special events coming up this summer.
I prepped my skin with the highly touted Charlotte's Magic Cream (which has a gorgeous texture), and Wonderglow Primer. I always tend to forget to put on primer, but it makes such a difference to start your look with a soft, smooth canvas. This one gives a beautiful lit-from-within base.
I may have overdone it on the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand Highlighter, (a little goes a long way), but it was so darn beautiful I couldn't help myself. I applied it to the inner corners of my eyes and my cheekbones. I'm not great at doing a cat eye but the Audrey eyeliner pencil glides on easily and is essential to make eyes pop.
I don't tend to wear red lipstick very often, especially one that looks so, well, red! But I'm definitely going to start wearing it more often, as I felt it brightened up my whole face and added a touch of Hollywood glamor to my look. Screen Siren has a bold, matte finish, and even if I'm not wearing any makeup—this will unquestionably add a French-girl touch to my beauty look.
Shop the products to achieve the look:
Moisturizing before makeup is a must.
This creates a soft and smooth canvas.
Amal used shaded 6 and 7.
An Instagram filter in a bottle. Dot along the cheekbones and high points of the face after your foundation. Amal used shade 2.
This creates a lovely, soft finish to your base.
So easy for contouring.
A pop of pink adds a pretty finishing touch to the face.
I was really trying to emulate Amal's eyebrows, and this definitely helped.
This leaves such a gorgeous glow on your lids.
More glow to widen and brighten the eyes.
This is literally my new favorite product. Apply to the inner corners and on the cheekbones for a lit-from-within glow.
Perfect that soft feline flick.
Always great to have on hand.
These made my eyelashes so long and dramatic. I may not use it every day, but it's perfect for a night out.
Give the impression of wider-looking lips.
A hue that will turn heads. This definitely converted me to use red lipstick more regularly.
So I wasn't able to use this on my final look (it had sold out!). That's why you'll find Amal's lips have a slightly more peachy tint than mine. But it feels like it would be a great addition to my summer look.
For the Royal Wedding:
Getty Images, @joidejude
I love Amal's soft, feminine, and pretty makeup look, which was perfect for a (royal!) spring wedding. I'll definitely be copying this look again for every upcoming spring and summer soirée.
I was surprised at the instant glowing impact of the Eyes to Mesmerize eye shadow (Jean is my favorite). A little goes a long way, and the creamy texture makes it really easy to apply (I would do it with your fingers for a better blend.)
But what really stood out was the gorgeous lipstick. I'll be honest, at first glance both Bond Girl and Walk of Shame look rather dark and intimidating, but surprisingly when blended together they create a lovely dark pink shade that is super flattering on all skin tones.
Shop the products to achieve the look:
This contains SPF so there's no need to add a separate layer on hot summer days.
Air brush to perfection.
Start with this as your base eye shadow.
And mix with the Jean hue to create a gorgeous glow.
This sealed in the creamy texture.
The easiest way to bronze.
I also added this to the upper arches under my eyebrows.
A beauty bag staple.
Lashes for days.
I'm really into lip liners again after using Charlotte Tilbury's.
Mix this shade with the one below.
A gorgeous finishing touch.