Huda Kattan, an American makeup artist, beauty blogger, and businesswoman, was born on October 2, 1983.She is the creator of the Huda Beauty cosmetics brand. One of four children, Huda Kattan was born in Oklahoma City. Both of her parents are natives of Iraq. Later, the family made a transfer to Dartmouth, Massachusetts, before going to Cookeville, Tennessee. Kattan studied finance at the University of Michigan in Dearborn.
Early Life And Career
Kattan and her father relocated to Dubai in 2006 as a result of him accepting a teaching position there. Later, Kattan relocated to Los Angeles and began studying cosmetics. Celebrities like Nicole Richie and Eva Longoria were among her patrons. After that, Kattan went back to Dubai and started working as a makeup artist for Revlon. On the recommendation of one of her sisters, Kattan launched the "Huda Beauty" WordPress site in April 2010 where she would provide cosmetic lessons and recommendations. In 2013, Kattan launched a cosmetics brand with the same name as her blog: "Huda Beauty." Her initial offering, a line of fake eyelashes, was made available through Sephora. With the sales of the fake eyelashes that Kim Kardashian famously wore, the Huda Beauty brand found success.
Later on, Huda's Dubai-based firm started to sell various cosmetics, such as liquid eyeshadows, liquid lipsticks, lip liners, highlighter palettes, foundations, concealers, and baking powders. By the year 2020, Kattan had amassed more than 47 million followers on Instagram, demonstrating her popularity. On the "2017 Influencer Instagram Rich List," Kattan is rated first, earning $18,000 for each sponsored content post. According to Forbes magazine, Kattan is one of the "ten most powerful influencers in the world of beauty" and has been compared to "Kim Kardashian of the beauty influencer economy." Time magazine named her one of "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet" in 2017. Kattan was included in Fortunes 40 under 40 in 2020. Kattan held the top spot on the cosmetify Beauty Influencer Rich List in 2021.
Together with her family, Kattan debuted in her own Huda Boss reality series on Facebook Watch in 2018. Through her cosmetics firm Huda Beauty, Kattan gave one million meals in 2021 as part of a drive to distribute food.