Whether she’s launching a charity, having dinner with her husband, or meeting the Pope, Amal Clooney always looks flawless. With her trademark waist-skimming tresses, naturally chiseled features, and impeccable fashion sense, the human rights lawyer has cemented herself as a beauty icon in her own right.
Tunisian model and actress Afef Jnifen was first spotted by renowned photographer Jean-Paul Goude before becoming a muse for Azzedine Alaïa and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others. With her signature cloud of fuzzy, brown curls; exotic features; and intense charisma, Jnifen is a real triple threat.
HRH Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Her Royal Highness is an elegant beauty who gives other royals a serious run for their money. The brunette beauty (who is known for her charitable endeavors and education advocacy) always looks polished by way of chic hairstyles, stunning makeup looks, and fashion forward ensembles.
Princess Ameera Al-Taweel
Formerly married to one of the richest men in the world (Al Waleed Bin Talal) the Saudi Arabian princess is a well-known philanthropist with an array of initiatives under her Gucci belt. Al-Taweel is an inspiration for young Arab women across the Middle East who wish to emulate her striking beauty.
Tunisian model Kenza Fourati was the first Arab Muslim model to be featured in a magazine. Fourati has gone on to walk the runways of prestigious fashion houses like Armani, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, Céline, and more, and has graced the magazine pages of Vogue Paris, GQ, and Sports Illustrated.
When the media discusses beauty on an international level, the primary focus is often on European and American women, with articles titled “How To Apply Makeup Like a French Girl” clogging up our feeds. However, gorgeous Arab beauties like Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and the elegant HRH Queen Rania of Jordan prove that our region is certainly not short of natural beauty.
When it comes to her Parisian counterparts, the typical, fashion forward Arab woman sits on the opposite end of the beauty spectrum. While forgoing concealer, displaying disheveled eyebrows, and stepping out with third-day hair are encouraged by the French girl, opting to leave the house sans fards and a spritz of oud isn’t even an option for the polished Arab woman.
Bold, enviable arches and flawlessly contoured cheekbones make the Arab woman a fierce beauty force to be reckoned with. However, it’s not only her brows and cheeks that get honorary mentions: the Arab woman is known for being meticulously groomed from head to toe. It goes without saying that the regional woman emits an undeniable allure that’s hard to ignore.
Click through the gallery above to see five stunning Arab women whose beauty never falters.