Huda Kattan

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Huda Kattan
Born (1983-10-02) October 2, 1983 (age 35)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan–Dearborn
  • Makeup artist
  • beauty blogger
  • entrepreneur
Years active 2010–present

Huda Kattan (born October 2, 1983) is an American makeup artist, beauty blogger, and entrepreneur.[1][2][3] She is the founder of the cosmetics line Huda Beauty.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kattan was born on October 2, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,[4] as one of four children.[5] Her parents are both from Iraq.[4] The family later moved to Cookeville, Tennessee, and then to Boston, Massachusetts.[6] Kattan attended the University of Michigan–Dearborn where she majored in finance.[4][5][7]


In 2006, Kattan moved to Dubai, since her father was offered a teaching position there.[5][6] A few years later, Kattan moved to Los Angeles, where she studied makeup artistry.[3][4][6][8] Among her clients were celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Nicole Richie.[4] Kattan then returned to Dubai where she became employed by Revlon as a makeup artist.[3][5] In April 2010, upon the advice of one of her sisters, Kattan started a beauty-related WordPress blog which she named "Huda Beauty" on which she would post makeup tutorials and tips.[4][5][6][7][9]

In 2013, Kattan founded a cosmetics line which, like her blog, is also called Huda Beauty.[1][5][6][7][10] Her first product, a series of false eyelashes,[5][6] was released through Sephora.[7][11] The Huda Beauty label achieved success with the sales of the false eyelashes, which were famously worn by Kim Kardashian.[7]

Kattan's company, which is based out of Dubai, later began to offer other beauty products, including eye shadow palettes, liquid lipsticks, lip liners, highlighter palettes, foundation, and false nails.[3][5][6][8][10][11]

Kattan achieved popularity on Instagram, attaining more than 20 million followers as of 2017.[1][2][5][8][11][12] Kattan is ranked #1 on the "2017 Influencer Instagram Rich List", earning $18,000 for each post of sponsored content.[5][13] Kattan has been described as "a Kim Kardashian West of the beauty influencer economy",[6] and was declared one of the "ten most powerful influencers in the world of beauty" by Forbes magazine.[14] She was chosen as one of "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet" by Time magazine in 2017.[5][12]

In 2018, Kattan began starring in her own original Facebook Watch reality series entitled Huda Boss[15], alongside her family.

Personal life[edit]

Kattan is married, and she first met her husband when she was a teenager.[5] The couple have a daughter.[5] Kattan is Muslim.[7] One of Kattan's sisters is her business partner while another sister manages Kattan's social media.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Shatzman, Celia (October 24, 2017). "4 Crazy Beauty Hacks From Huda Kattan That Really Work". Forbes. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Hirsch, Lauren (October 23, 2017). "The price of beauty is now measured by Instagram followers (and she has more than Leonardo DiCaprio)". CNBC. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Shunatona, Brooke (July 11, 2016). "10 Reasons Huda Kattan Is the Baddest Beauty Blogger in the Game". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Schaefer, Kayleen (January 15, 2016). "Beauty Blogging in Dubai". The New Yorker. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Ghanem, Khaoula (October 2, 2017). "9 Facts About Huda Kattan". Vogue Arabia. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Shapiro, Bee (March 20, 2017). "Is Huda Kattan the Most Influential Beauty Blogger in the World?". The New York Times. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f McClear, Sheila (June 28, 2017). "How Huda Kattan Turned Blogging Into a Beauty Empire". Allure. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Valdesolo, Fiorella (October 16, 2017). "Huda Kattan Has 21 Million Followers, a Cult Makeup Line, and Something to Say". Glamour. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  9. ^ Mankani, Sneha (September 7, 2017). "Huda Kattan spills the beans on how she built her beauty empire". Vogue India. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Menkes, Suzy (April 7, 2017). "#CNILux: Huda Beauty - Making Its Mark". Vogue Italia. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  11. ^ a b c Imtiaz, Saba (October 30, 2017). "All made up! The indie makeup brands that are catering to women of colour". The Guardian. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Time staff (June 26, 2017). "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet". Time. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "Instagram Rich List 2017 – The Platform's Highest-Earners Revealed!". Hopper HQ. October 20, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Top Influencers of 2017: Beauty". Forbes. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  15. ^ Spangler, Todd (May 30, 2018). "Instagram Star Huda Kattan Gets Her Own Reality Show on Facebook Watch". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2018.