Is Amal Alamuddin Taking the Beauty Crown From Kate Middleton?

Like any true romantic, we can't get enough of a good Cinderella story. So when rumors started swirling that Hollywood's biggest bachelor, George Clooney, was truly in love, we kept our fingers crossed. George met lawyer Amal Alamuddin at a charity dinner in Italy back in 2013. As the fairy tale goes, they worked together on a human rights project (aw), got engaged in April 2014, and married in Venice, Italy, last September. We know you're probably thinking it's just another whirlwind Hollywood romance — George has done a lot of dating . . . But when George professed his love for his wife on national television, we knew this was the real deal (swoon).

It's not just the fact that Amal won the heart of a Hollywood prince that has us entranced. She's also drop-dead gorgeous and smart! Her tendency to exude class on the red carpet reminds us of the duchess herself, Kate Middleton. Amal's blowouts are always flawless, and she sticks to a standard beauty formula: rosy cheeks, pink lipstick, and bold brows. Really, it's George who should be considered Amal's arm candy! In honor of the beautiful barrister's birthday, we've rounded up the top snaps flaunting her sophisticated beauty. Who knows? Maybe her techniques will nab you a Hollywood royal of your own.

October 2013
Getty | Mark Robert Milan

October 2013

Before she was in the international spotlight for her love affair with Hollywood's hottest bachelor, Amal had a way with color. In London, she matched her tangerine dress with a bold pout.

June 2014
Getty | Karwai Tang

June 2014

We're starting to think that orange is Amal's favorite color, and we see why — it looks so good on her. She showed off a bright coral lip at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London.

September 2014
Getty | Venturelli

September 2014

At the Celebrity Fight Night in Italy, Amal played up her bronze complexion with a rosy pink makeup palette. Perhaps that flush was caused by her beau?

September 2014
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September 2014

As a newlywed, Amal played with pinks, thanks to her bridal makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. She also showed off a classic voluminous blowout for her wedding weekend in Italy.

September 2014
Getty | Robino Salvatore

September 2014

Amal was a great example for all brides, wearing a natural makeup palette to her civil wedding ceremony. She opted for a chic sun hat instead of a veil, with waves cascading past her shoulders. Her makeup was a mix of dusty rose tones.

October 2014
Getty | Milos Bicanski

October 2014

Back at work in Athens, Greece, Amal showed off natural makeup hues, a pretty pink pout, and a high-shine blowout. She also wore a business-appropriate gray shade.

May 2015
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May 2015

At the Met Gala, Amal played up her long brunette hair with retro waves. The curls fell far past her crimson neckline, and she set off the look with a natural pink lip.

October 2015
Getty | Eamonn M. McCormack

October 2015

For a press conference regarding her trial of President Nasheed of the Maldives, Amal wore a power pout. The attorney proves that a sheer, red lipstick is definitely office appropriate.

October 2015
Getty | Barry King

October 2015

At the Our Brand Is Crisis premiere, Amal wore a pretty pink lip to match her blush-toned gown. The rosy shade has become her signature lip color since she stepped into the spotlight as Mrs. Clooney.