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Sun 19 Apr 2015 05:23 AM
Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan

Industry: Media

Designation: Blogger

Country: UAE (Iraq)

Citizenship: @hudabeauty

Age: 31

Hollywood-trained celebrity make-up artist Huda Kattan has been named the top beauty blogger in the Middle East and in the top 20 worldwide. Her blog, hudabeauty.com, is widely regarded as the most influential English site of its type in the Middle East.

Along with her sisters Alya and Mona, Kattan has a line of false lashes, lash glue, and false nails. They are distributed in cosmetics giant Sephora and online through the Huda beauty website.

The young Iraqi, who was raised in the US, has 3.6 million followers on her Instagram page. Kattan previously worked for financial recruitment firm Robert Half, and has degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.