what is huda
In 2006, Huda moved to Dubai, since her father was offered a teaching position there.   A few years later, Huda moved to Los Angeles, where she studied makeup.     Among her clients were celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Nicole Richie.  Huda then returned to Dubai where she became employed by Revlon as a makeup artist.   In April 2010, upon the advice of one of her sisters, Huda started a beauty-related WordPress blog which she named “Huda Beauty” on which she would post makeup tutorials and tips.     
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.  
Although Kattan trained to be a makeup artist in Hollywood, her first experience with beauty products came through her sister Alya, who is ten years her senior, she revealed to Minthe. By the time she was 14, she was sculpting her sister’s eyebrows. She began blogging in 2010, and reached worldwide mainstream fame within the past couple of years thanks to her viral beauty hacks, tips and cult products.
#8: Huda Worked at Revlon Before Running Her Own Beauty Empire
The mogul told Business Wire, “I am also grateful that this new partnership enables me to start something I am excited about — the creation of HB Investments, a fund that will facilitate new beauty and wellness businesses. . . We will lend seed money, mentoring, and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, because we know that, without a plan, money does not guarantee a successful business.”
As WWD reports, the venture is called Huda Beauty Angels, an offshoot of her venture capital company. She’s starting with $10 million and hopes to grow the fund with time. This initiative was all made possible by a major investment Huda Beauty itself scored by partnering with private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The company has also given money to brands like Smashbox and It Cosmetics, but Huda is the first influencer to score such a lucrative deal.
Donning a turquoise apron dotted with red cherries, 34-year-old Huda Kattan examines the pink, retro kitchen surrounding her. To her right, there’s a whole wall of shelves crammed with fake flour and sugar boxes emblazoned with her name. Kattan has styled the props and set as the perfect backdrop for Instagram-worthy photos to celebrate her latest cosmetic product, a loose finishing powder called Easy Bake. At the launch event, Kattan refers to her fans as “cake faces” – since they wear layers of makeup. Retailing for $34, the new powder is the latest of Huda Beauty’s more than 140 products, from eyeshadow pallets to lip gloss, that together bring in at least $200 million in annual revenue.
After majoring in business at the University of Michigan Dearborn, she moved to Dubai for a finance job at consulting firm Robert Half’s Middle East headquarters. She settled there with her husband and gave birth to a daughter. It didn’t take long before she was dissatisfied with the finance gig and quit to become a makeup artist. She briefly trained in Los Angeles but struggled to get clients back in Dubai and worked mostly for free. In 2010, Kattan started a beauty blog. It took off as fans became taken with Kattan’s how-to videos. As her fame rose, she realized she had a knack for understanding what products work best.When she couldn’t find premium false eyelashes that worked well, she decided to start making them herself. Kattan borrowed $6,000 from her sister Alya and spent another $10,000 from her savings for the packaging.
“I started to wonder when I left and moved to the Middle East whether, in fact, it was innate.”
“One day I had an epiphany and was like ‘Why am I always telling people you can’t find them?'”