Ask the expert: Huda Kattan
Huda Kattan is a makeup mega star with over 30 million social media followers and a $1 billion makeup emporium. Here she shares her top beauty tips.
What's your best beauty advice?
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I have so many pieces of beauty advice, but lip contouring is one of my favourites to share. When it comes to your lips, over-lining can actually be just as effective as cosmetic procedures. I spent 10 years filling my lips and I was never truly happy with the results. I am so much happier now that I have dissolved some of the fillers and it really amazes me what I'm able to achieve with lip contouring instead. Every time I contour my lips it's amazing what a huge difference it can make to the size and shape of them.
What is your beauty ethos?
When you feel beautiful, you become beautiful. Beauty is innate, but sometimes people need to learn to feel beautiful, or to see beauty. Beauty comes from within and I believe everyone is born with it. Something as simple as smiling completely transforms you and those around you. I encourage everyone to really embrace their weirdness or what makes them unique and to define beauty for themselves. Do what makes you feel beautiful and own it!
What is the biggest beauty myth, in your opinion?
One of the biggest beauty myths is that people with oily skin shouldn't moisturise. It's honestly one of the worst skincare myths around and it can actually make your skin more oily or, worse, trigger a breakout. The truth is, if your skin is oily it can still be dehydrated and if you don't moisturise, you will cause your skin to produce more oil because it will compensate for the lack of moisture. For those with oily skin, I would recommend using the right moisturiser that'll replenish and hydrate without sitting heavily on your skin. A lightweight gel or water-based formula that's non-comedogenic is ideal. It won't clog your pores or make your skin feel greasy.
Huda's makeup and fragrance range is available nationwide at Brown Thomas, Arnotts and hudabeauty.com