Huda Kattan: how the Middle Eastern makeup artist became a beauty icon and where you can buy her products

  • Melisha Kaur
One of the world’s top beauty bloggers and influencers, Huda Kattan is a name that avid makeup fans are likely to be familiar with.   
The Dubai-based makeup artist – who is known as one of the most influential women in the Middle East – created an entire cosmetics empire, Huda Beauty, after quitting her job in finance to study makeup.  
You may have spotted her successful Huda Lashes range in various makeup tutorials, which are a staple in the Kardashians’ beauty regimes. 
With more than 15m followers on Instagram and over 1.5m YouTube subscribers, her social media pages are filled with oodles of weird and wonderful tips that the beauty community can’t get enough of, from contouring boobs and lips to creating the perfect makeup base with lube.
The 32-year old recently landed herself on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Arabia for October’s issue, which boosted her ever-growing success.
Her cult product range was launched at London’s biggest department store, Harrods, in August and can also be found on cosmetics website Cult Beauty – so Brits can achieve the same flawlessly-lined lips and fluttery lashes as the beauty mogul.
If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a rundown of our favourite Huda Beauty products available to buy now. 
Samantha Lashes #7
Bring lots of drama to your blinkers with the voluminous Samantha lashes. Suitable for layering, these babies can be worn up to 15 times and are designed with every eye shape in mind. They are made from synthetic fibre and the thick band means you can even wear them without eyeliner. Ideal for parties and occasions. 
£15.50, Cult Beauty, Buy it now
Lip Contour in Trendsetter
We love how effortlessly this pencil glides on to lips to create a fuller-looking pout. Trendsetter is a warm, brownish nude that works well with all skin tones and is a favourite of Huda’s. Its moisturising pigment is strong enough to be worn alone as a lipstick and is also waterproof.
£16, Harrods, Buy it now
Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell
From classic nudes to deep reds, Huda Beauty’s Liquid Matte provides a lightweight coat of intense colour that sets to a matte finish. Its impressive staying power sets it apart from other liquid lipsticks, while its comfort-wear formula keeps lips hydrated throughout the day. Bombshell is a feminine pinkish nude that’s perfect for everyday wear. 
£18, Cult Beauty, Buy it now
Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition
The latest addition to Huda’s lust-worthy beauty collection, this dreamy eyeshadow palette comprises 18 shimmery and matte hues for achieving a variety of daytime and evening makeup looks. Expect extreme pigmentation and to-die-for shades such as the spicy brown Henna, the metallic pink Angelic and the textured yellow-gold 24K. 
£56, Harrods, Buy it now
Bordeaux Barbie Nails
Fans of Huda will know that she’s usually rocking some envy-inducing nails. In a deep wine shade, these fabulous stick-on nails will help you achieve a Kattan-approved manicure in a matter of minutes and feature jewel accents for a glamorous finish. Each set comes with a nail file and glue. Simply glue to nails and file to your desired length and shape.  
£14.50, Cult Beauty, Buy it now

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