Who’s not a fan of her or her beauty tips and products? The one and only, Huda Kattan (aka Huda Beauty), rules the beauty industry and knows how to twist our perspective regarding skin care, makeup application and looking sexy, all while she embraces her natural beauty. Only recently, she has been crowned the wealthiest influencer on Instagram by Instagram scheduling site Hopper. With 20.5 million followers, the power to rake in $18,000 per post, and a cosmetics empire that has proven to be one of the most sought-after brands, it’s easy to see why she reached where she is. Here’s everything you should know about her.
1. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger
At first, Kattan used to work in the finance field as a recruiter before breaking through the beauty world, but got laid off from her job. Her boss told her that she didn’t belong in his company. At first, she was devastated as she worked her ass off, but later on, she realized he was right. Not long afterward, Kattan decided to move to LA and study makeup, a longtime passion of hers.
2. You reap what you sow
Kattan worked for free for friends A LOT before getting a real paid campaign. She worked on photo shoots during the day, attended events at night, and blogged afterwards. She joined Instagram in May 2012 and gained massive amounts of followers every time she posted a video or a beauty post.
3. Stay humble
Despite her international beauty empire, when you ask her what title you give yourself, she’ll humbly say “beauty blogger.” She says that this is how she started and feels like this can inspire others and give them hope to start out the same way she started.
She loves what she does. She loves makeup like Kanye West loves Kanye West. She says she’s been wearing false lashes on a daily basis and even wears a full face when working out.
5. Selfless deeds
Kattan sees herself as an inspiration to others, and that’s totally true, but she doesn’t want to stop there though. Kattan is the only beauty blogger who regularly tags and features other artists on her own account, and the reason behind this is to help discover hidden talents and expose them to the world and do something great for them by giving them the publicity they deserve.
6. Always be on top of things
She doesn’t only regram genius hacks from other beauty bloggers, but also comes up with her own brilliant ideas as well, such as the tape contouring or the lube primer. And it actually works!
7. Never fear to take the extra mile
Kattan always takes the high way for her followers. She would even try the grossest beauty treatments, and by that I don’t mean lip injections or face shaving, nope. I mean placenta facials! Nothing stops in her way to give her best for her fans.
8. Stay real
Shaving your face is real thing! Of course the right way to do it is on my YouTube now! And to answer everybody’s questions, no your hair does not grow back thicker when you shave dry! This has been going on for decades and is huge in Asia! I’ve been doing this for almost a year now and swear by it! Full video on YouTube, link in bio ❤️❤️❤️ PS for everyone freaking out over the beginning, please check out the video, the beginning was a joke
It’s easy to get caught up in the world of fame, but Kattan constantly reminds her followers that she’s really just one of them.
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