Makeup Artist of the Month October 2019

Huda Kattan is a makeup artist, beauty blogger and vlogger who runs the immensely famous ‘Huda Beauty’ blog which is the No. 1 blog in the Middle East. She also has a hugely popular YouTube channel. While she is definitely the best known beauty blogger and vlogger in the Middle East where few women venture into the world of fashion and makeup, she is also counted amongst the top 20 beauty bloggers worldwide. Born to Iraqi parents in the US but currently residing in Dubai, Kattan gets to enjoy several advantages that women born and raised in the Middle East are deprived of. For one thing, she grew up in an open Western society where she received ample opportunities to explore her interests in fashion and makeup. She also got the chance to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school, the No.1 leading makeup school worldwide. Upon venturing into a career as a makeup artist and eventually moving into the social media realm, she realized that Dubai offered better career prospects for her as beauty bloggers in the Middle East were a rarity. Thus she moved to Dubai and has since not only established herself as a phenomenally popular blogger and vlogger—she has more than 1.8 million followers on YouTube—but has also built the cosmetics brand ‘Huda Beauty’ alongside her sisters.

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