The side-by-side comparison is striking.

Dubai-based beauty vlogger and entrepreneur Huda Kattan has had a pretty spectacular year. Her Faux Filter foundation came out, she met with Kim Kardashian, and Time and Forbes both named her one of the world’s top beauty influencers. The woman has the UAE’s most-followed Instagram account. It’s fair to say she’s going from strength to strength.

Maybe that’s why she’s looking to the past. Nothing like a bit of present-day achievement to make you think about where you came from.

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The 34-year-old recently turned back the clock, posting a photo of herself at age 17 to Instagram.

For your reference:

Flashback to when I was 17 & at 32

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By anyone’s standard, the teenage Kattan is cute as a button. She’s got the same thick, dark hair, full lashes, and glowing skin.

Can’t help but notice, though, what a difference eyebrows can make to a face. Kattan’s modern day brows are significantly bolder, and they really change her look.

Of course, 15 years will make a difference to anyone’s appearance, and Kattan is a beauty regardless. That side-by-side shot is still pretty impressive, though, right?

Speaking of comparisons, Kattan also recently shared this shot of her in the same makeup, with and without coloured contact lenses.

Do you guys like me better with or without contacts? Comment below 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽

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While you’re here, why not read over the makeup products Kattan really uses? She shared her favourites back in August.

Top tip: it’s all about layering.

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