35 Inspirational Huda Kattan (Huda Beauty) Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Huda Kattan (Huda Beauty) Quotes On Success

Huda Kattan is an American makeup artist, beauty blogger, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the cosmetics line Huda Beauty. She has a net worth of over $500m. May these Huda Kattan Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Our brand started as a blog. It was really challenging at the beginning because when you start a brand all you have is a belief and passion and passion for something – you don’t actually know if that ‘something’ will materialise into anything.” Huda Kattan

2. “I ended up studying finance and it really wasn’t the right career for me. I honestly did not like it.” Huda Kattan

3. “I’m actually a southern girl from Tennessee. It’s in my DNA.” Huda Kattan

4. “I struggled so much and said – what do I want to do with my life? I had dinner with my family and my sister Mona said, you should go study makeup and my parents were like, you should do that, I said, what, so then I literally got up booked my ticket to LA found a school and studied makeup.” Huda Kattan

5. “I loved business.” Huda Kattan

6. “Am I comfortable talking about fillers and going under the knife? Yeah. I’ve gone under the knife, so what? People can judge me, I’m comfortable with it.” Huda Kattan

7. “Dubai is now my home.” Huda Kattan

8. “I worked in financial recruitment and really just found it miserable. For me, it just was not the right fit.” Huda Kattan

9. “My biggest support was the women in my life, my mom and sisters.” Huda Kattan

10. “When I started my business, people thought it was just a hobby and I wanted people to take me seriously.” Huda Kattan

11. “Hold true to your value. Stay really really focused. The more focused you are the more powerful you will be in the long run. It’s easy to get sidetracked on the journey, have laser-like focus.” Huda Kattan

12. “It feels really powerful to be able to embrace being a woman in the Middle East who’s not afraid to go into a boardroom and tell a room of men how it is.” Huda Kattan

13. “When I first started the business I felt a lot of frustration. Being a woman in this region was challenging. People were treating us like our brand was just a hobby. One of my favourite pieces of advice I’ve been given is just to be patient. There’s an Arabic phrase that means ‘with every delay there is a blessing’ – words to live by!” Huda Kattan

14. “Think of yourself as a brand.” Huda Kattan

15. “People assume if you need a specific product for something, it’s already out there, instead of creating something yourself from the ground up. If you have a great idea and don’t try and create something from it then I really believe you’re doing the world a disservice. If it fails, what’s the worst that can happen? You might have wasted a little time but you’re going to learn a lot.” Huda Kattan

16. “Before, I felt a little bit nervous to be someone who never compromises, but now I’m in a place where I don’t want to compromise. So sometimes I’m really annoying and hard to deal with, but I want to make sure that I feel really good about everything we do.” Huda Kattan

17. “I love to surround myself with strong, opinionated personalities. I like to hear people’s opinion in the team, but I definitely have the final say. Sometimes I drive people crazy when I say things and they say, ‘Oh we changed our mind and did it this way’ and I’ll be like, ‘But I made that decision for a reason’. When I feel like I know exactly what I want, then my mind is made up.” Huda Kattan

18. “If you’re idolizing a person you’re never going to pass them up. If you’re trying to create something that’s never been done before then you need to create an image of yourself that’s never been done before.” Huda Kattan

19. “It’s really important to determine who do you want to be? Who’s your demographic? What’s your goal? What’s your mission? Completely embrace that, that’s very very important.” Huda Kattan

20. “We started our business with no funding or had any outside investors. Our sister was our first investor! There was a year where I didn’t take a salary because we needed to pay our employees.” Huda Kattan

(The quote below is one of the major key indicators to finding your passion).

21. “I was obsessed with makeup from an early age. I’ve always loved makeup, I used to do my friend’s makeup for free, the high school, and university fashion shows also. I would drop anything to do anybody’s makeup for free.” Huda Kattan

22. “I find inspiration in people everywhere. There are some make-up artists that have done so much and are so inspirational that you learn really amazing tips from them. But for me it’s important that you have people to look up to who aren’t in your industry. I’ve always loved Steve Jobs – he was an innovator. I also love Oprah, Beyonce and Rihanna – they broke the stereotype.” Huda Kattan

23. “Having a blog gives you exposure to a lot of brands and amazing people.” Huda Kattan

24. “I came from humble beginnings.” Huda Kattan

25. “I don’t think about them [setbacks] too much. I don’t care about the problems, my immediate thought is always ‘What’s the solution?’ There are always going to be problems along the way but you can’t let them consume you. We’ve had tons of problems along the way – we have them all the time. But in the long run you come to think, well maybe these things were actually good for you, and you just didn’t see it like that at the time.” Huda Kattan

26. “I’ve had some pinch-me moments since then. There was a line outside of Sephora at the Dubai mall when we launched our lip liner last year, and everything sold out in one day! It was so surreal and crazy, and of course I was crying.” Huda Kattan

27. “After I graduated, I started a blog, and eventually my sister Mona, who is such a visionary, said I should do a product.” Huda Kattan

28. “I felt really insecure about starting products, but I’d been hacking together my own lashes by cutting and curling and glueing other ones together. And Mona was like, “Why don’t you take these lashes that you keep crafting and manufacture them?” I knew exactly what I wanted, down to the packaging, which I did with a graphic designer from a selfie I took of my own eyes. It was really a struggle in the beginning, and I could barely keep up.” Huda Kattan

29. “A lot of time when we needed extra product or packaging, I would do makeup artistry jobs so I could afford to buy supplies.” Huda Kattan

30. “Why can’t I be a boss, why can’t I be a killer mom and still be pretty?” Huda Kattan

31. “Whenever you are pushing boundaries, there will be push-back from people. Embrace what you stand for, and accept that there will be criticism.” Huda Kattan

32. “I just realized that I was such a passionate person and I was doing something that I didn’t even love passionately. I kind of just realized that there was no way I was going to do anything unless I loved it.” Huda Kattan

33. “The thing that helped me most when I started my own business was my experience as the president and PR director of student associations in college. Because of that I knew how to create and run an organization and how to really make things—even hard things—happen.” Huda Kattan

34. “Take risks. Have some fun.” Huda Kattan

35. “If I do something I’m not passionate about, how am I going to impact the world? And if I am not changing the world in some way then what am I doing?” Huda Kattan

Check out the excellent video from Huda talking about her success journey:

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