More evidence that the Dubai businesswoman is taking over the beauty world, one follower at a time…
Whenever we need a bit of help with nailing the perfect winged liner technique, Huda Kattan’s Instagram account is the first place we look.
It seems we’re not the only ones – according to Instagram, the image-sharing platform has just reached a whopping 63 million users in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Who is the most-followed of them all? None other than the Dubai-based beauty guru, of course.
Dubbed the Kim Kardashian of the Middle East, Kattan has become a global sensation thanks to her easy-to-follow beauty tutorials.
The influencer started her blog, Huda Beauty, in 2010, after training as a makeup artist in Hollywood. Within a year, her blog was receiving more than a million hits a month.
Her word on all things beauty is considered so reliable that she’s launched her own successful make-up and beauty product range – and her false lashes are even worn by Kim K herself.
With a total of 17.6 million followers, Kattan isn’t just a big deal in the UAE. Last year she was named the number one Instagram beauty influencer in the world by communications network SERMO.
It’s clear Kattan is the beauty queen. But who else is considered Instagram royalty?
Here are the top 10 most-followed Instagram accounts in the UAE…
Huda Kattan (17.6m)
A Dubai-based beauty influencer famous for her make-up line and tutorials.
Hrithik Roshan (6.6m)
An award-winning Indian actor who stars in Bollywood films.
Balqees Fathi (5.7m)
An Emirati pop singer (who also recently starred in this Nike Women campaign).
Joelle Mardinan (5.1m)
A Lebanese make-up artist and TV presenter.
Lojain Omran (5.0m)
A Saudi Arabian TV presenter, and the sister of singer Aseel Omran.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (4.8m)
The Crown Prince of Dubai, popularly known as Fazza.
Noha Nabil (4.3m)
A Kuwaiti TV presenter and fashion blogger.
Abdullaziz Baz (3.9m)
An Emirati comedian and social media star known for his short, humorous clips.
Ola Alfares (3.2 m)
A Jordanian lawyer and TV journalist.
Aseel Omran (3.1m)
A Saudi Arabian singer and contestant on the reality show Gulf Stars.