Given her status as Instagram’s highest paid beauty influencer, Huda Kattan no doubt has a tidy disposable income. And if her latest interview with Elle US is to be believed, she’s spending every last cent of it on more – and more – make-up.
“I can spend a minimum of $4000 a month on makeup,” the Dubai-based beauty vlogger casually drops into conversation. “People get surprised because they’re like, ‘why do you still buy products?’ There are so many indie brands like Dose of Colour, Morphe and Lime Crime that I like to buy, or I’m impulsively shopping on Sephora or Net-A-Porter. I do spend a lot on beauty products.”
You don’t say.
With 21.5 million followers to her name at time of writing, Kattan is capable of raking in a staggering £14,000 (that’s a tidy $AUD23,700) per Instagram post. So what exactly is she spending it on?
Kattan tells Elle US that she wears Ren Rose Oil, Skinceuticals Skin Firming Cream, AOX+ Eye Gel and Benefit Ka-Brow! daily. As well as buying up big on indie brands routinely, when in America she heads to Macy’s and will “get products from Lorac and Oribe and R+CO.”
“We still don’t have everything [in Dubai] when it comes to beauty [so] I’ll pop into Sally Beauty Supply and buy small little pro items like hair ties, hair clips and curling irons, loads of brushes, and things that I need consistently,” she says. “I left LA with three luggages and I came back with 15 or 16. It’s a lot. I had three bags just filled with make-up and haircare products.”