Huda achieved popularity on Instagram, attaining more than 35 million followers as of 2019.       Huda is ranked #1 on the “2017 Influencer Instagram Rich List”, earning $18,000 for each post of sponsored content.   Huda has been described as “a Kim Kardashian West of the beauty influencer economy”,  and was declared one of the “ten most powerful influencers in the world of beauty” by Forbes magazine.  She was chosen as one of “The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time magazine in 2017.  
Huda’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, foundations, concealers, baking powders and liquid eyeshadows.      
The family had later moved to Massachusetts where Huda said she finally felt like she could be herself. In an interview with Vogue, Huda said: “I wanted to go by Huda but people thought it was so weird. But when we moved to Massachusetts, people were like, ‘That’s such a cool name!’ They would even tell me, ‘You’re from Iraq; wow, that’s so cool.”
While the beauty mogul does like to share her life with her fans on Instagram, there are a few things about her that are still a mystery to many people. Here is a look at Huda Kattan’s family life and how many siblings she has.
A nose job in 2013. Subtle Botox tweaks in the face and jawline. A breast lift. Fillers in her lips, cheeks, and chin, and under the eyes. Dissolving those fillers because she felt like it was too much. Feng shui consultations. Thread lifts in her jaw and cheeks. Semi-shaved-off brows. Three years working with a life coach. And, most recently, an innovative treatment created by her Dubai-based dermatologist, Marta Duarte, MD, that was inspired by her most critical YouTube followers. “I used to get comments saying, ‘You look like a nutcracker,’ ” Kattan says about the smile lines on either side of her mouth. “My doctor developed a procedure where she goes in with a small needle and actually rips the skin off the muscle piece by piece. It’s very painful.” When she’s in full glam, like today, it’s all topped with the icing on the procedural cake: about two hours of makeup.
Kattan’s love affair with cosmetics began at age 14, when she discovered a pinkish-brown Revlon lipstick in her sister Alya’s makeup bag. “It was so beautiful,” she says. “I couldn’t really afford to buy my own, but I always used to borrow it from her.” By the time she was studying finance at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, Kattan was taking every opportunity she could find to do makeup—for friends, for school plays, for basically anyone who needed a (free) makeup artist.
With a $6,000 loan from her sister Alya and $10,000 in personal savings for packaging, Kattan set about establishing her own range of faux mink lashes which were manufactured in Indonesia. This was the springboard that saw Huda Beauty become the 140-product line brand it is today.
Something that became clear to Kattan during this venture was her innate ability to understand what people wanted from the beauty industry. So, when she noticed a gap in the market for premium false eyelashes, she soon found that she wasn’t just voicing her own needs, she was voicing the needs of many other women.
HudaвЂ™s following began growing вЂ“ quickly and organically. вЂњThey began influencing what I was doing, and communicating with me directly to let me know what they would find helpful and the type of content they wanted to see. I was taking advice directly from my future consumers and I had no idea at the time. I just let the process flow and my audience organically grew like crazy. When I started the blog, I had no idea IвЂ™d be where I am today, but I am so grateful. It really started with people and the community and that is still the backbone of our brand.вЂќ
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