Beauty

5 MINUTES WITH HUDA

Inside the mind and make-up bag of beauty's biggest influencer Huda Kattan @hudabeauty, a recent addition to The Beauty Lounge and brownthomas.com.

Beauty is…

Beauty is a feeling and it can really change the way women feel about themselves. I believe a woman who is confident can take over the world. An empowered woman is fearless; she’s unstoppable.

What do you apply before a selfie?

I top-up my lipstick! I die for our Liquid Matte in Bombshell.

Liquid Matte

€21.00

Biggest beauty disaster?

Over-tweezing my brows! I went through a huge tweezing marathon in my twenties.

Most important: skincare, hair or make-up?

Tough one… I’d say skincare. You need to take care of your skin and make sure you’re treating it well. Make-up cannot cover up a bad skincare regime!

Craziest Internet-led beauty trend?

Brows, brows, brows! Barbed wire brows, Nike brows, glitter brows, wavy brows…what’s next?

Most famous face?

Eva Longoria. She’s the sweetest soul.

Coffee or tea?

I love both actually. I drink Bulletproof coffee in the mornings (coffee with coconut oil and grass-fed butter), but love green tea with a bit of mint throughout the day.

Lips or lashes?

This is sooo hard… can’t I have both?!

Who runs the world?

Without a doubt, Beyoncé and Oprah!

Tell us a beauty secret?

The only makeup product I ever carry in my handbag is our Lip Contour in Trendsetter. It’s all I need when I’m out!

Lip Contour Set

€33.00

Most proud of?

My daughter.

Advice to give my younger self

That being patient pays off, never ever, ever give up on your dreams, no matter what!

Beauty hero?

My greatest beauty inspiration is my younger sister Mona. As a child, Mona was in beauty pageants, which are VERY big in the South – and I would love to do her makeup. She was like my little doll. Even now, she is my muse, my icon and sometimes my guinea pig – but ultimately, one of my biggest cheerleaders.

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