Huda Kattan’s Beauty Tricks

Huda Kattan’s Beauty Tricks

When it comes to beauty tips and tricks, they don’t have to be complicated. Huda Kattan —  a Hollywood-trained makeup artist and internationally recognized beauty authority, based in Dubai—believes in luxurious beauty that’s within reach. She has been blogging about her love of makeup and all things beauty since 2010.  In 2013, she founded Huda Beauty, and over the last few years, her brand has continued to grow with much acclaim. With 23 million Instagram followers, she was recently featured as one of Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet for 2017.


Kattan believes that beauty should be fun, empowering and accessible.  Like Dr. Lancer, she believes that with the right tools and expert advice, women around the world can achieve their own vision of beauty, starting with great skin and the right products.  She has offered us some beauty tricks that will boost your beauty routine without breaking the bank. Combine these tips with The Lancer Method from Lancer Skincare and follow with Huda Beauty products for the ultimate luxury beauty experience.


Beautiful skin starts with dedication to a daily regimen like The Lancer Method, and helps create the perfect canvas before applying your makeup. If your skin feels dry or undernourished, Kattan recommends that you start with her favorite home-made mask, made with products from your kitchen. She shares, “This is one of my favorite DIY masks to use when my skin is feeling a little dry. Simply mix 4 spoonfuls of organic yogurt with 1 spoonful of organic honey in a bowl. If you have time, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then apply to your face using your fingers. Leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. The lactic acid in the yogurt will help dissolve dead surface skin cells and tighten the appearance of pores. Honey is naturally antibacterial, full of antioxidants, and is great for moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create glowing, dewy skin! Follow with your favorite moisturizer and VOILA!” Of course if you are looking for a hydrating mask solution that is all ready to go, Dr. Lancers Lift and Plump Sheet Mask will help quench skin with natural humectants.  Whether you are looking for something quick and easy to use at home or need a more convenient and portable solution, your radiant complexion will thank you!


One of Kattan’s most beloved beauty tricks is using cinnamon to get a plump pout. She describes why cinnamon is so effective and how to use it in different ways to enhance the look of your lips. “Cinnamon has been used in beauty for thousands of years, and is one of the main ingredients in a ton of lip plumpers. To create your own lip plumper on the go, add a couple drops of cinnamon oil to your favorite lip gloss. For a more intense effect, mix cinnamon powder with a moisturizer like Vaseline, olive oil, honey, or any balm, and apply this to your lips for a minute or so before removing with a damp towel. You’ll notice a tingling sensation; and the appearance of fuller looking lips!” Follow your cinnamon treatment with Huda Beauty’s popular Contour & Strobe Lip Set. You’ll get ombré-effect lips that look significantly fuller for that trendy, luscious, and enviable pout.

Huda Kattan’s Beauty Tricks


While applying your lipstick, why not apply a little to your cheekbones? Kattan recommends matching your cheek color to your lip color, and this treatment creates a glowing, youthful look. “If you’re wearing a rose lipstick, you should always pair it was a rose blush. Similarly, if you’re wearing coral lipstick, then you should wear a coral blush. The easiest way to do this is to dab a little bit of lipstick onto your cheeks for a complementary shade that also gives a gorgeous dewy sheen. I use our Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell as a blush because it’s extremely hydrating and I’m obsessed with the color!” If you’re looking to reduce the number of products you keep on hand, this method is ideal—particularly for applying makeup on the go.


Once your lips and cheeks are on point, make sure your brows are equally plush. Brows frame the face, so a full and well-groomed brow really helps you look polished. If you’ve over-tweezed in the past or have naturally thin brows, your eyebrows may need some rehabilitation. For a fuller look, Kattan uses a hack incorporating three natural oils. “This is one of the most effective beauty hacks I have discovered! If you want to get fuller looking brows, mix one teaspoon each of castor oil, vitamin E oil, and argan oil and store in an airtight container. With a clean Q-tip, apply the serum to your brows and any other areas where you want the hair to appear fuller. Castor oil and Vitamin E help condition and strengthen the hair while Argan oil provides moisturization and helps keep follicles from becoming clogged with dirt or other debris that can hinder healthy looking brows. In my opinion, this works as well as any store-bought serum, and if you apply it twice a day this mixture can make your brows look fuller in no time.

Last, but certainly not least, Kattan sings the praises of a good night’s rest. She recommends at least 8-hours of sleep on a quality pillowcase that’s kind to your skin. She explains,“ Sleep is the most underrated beauty tip! It sounds so simple and so straightforward, but the truth is too many of us have such hectic lives, it means we don’t get the beauty sleep our skin needs to rejuvenate itself. Hydration is one of the biggest benefits of sleep! The rate at which you perspire is far greater when you’re asleep than when you are awake, and this perspiration acts as a natural moisturizer, helping to keep skin soft while smoothing out wrinkles. Not getting enough sleep can hinder your skin’s ability to repair itself, resulting in a dull appearance. If you’re willing to invest, try a silk pillowslip, as it’s softer on your skin, reduces premature aging, and keeps your hair frizz-free and smooth.” With adequate rest on a luxurious pillowcase and the regular use of high quality night time skincare treatment products, you can help maintain a younger looking, more radiant appearance.


Dr. Harold Lancer knows the value of using everyday items to supplement your skincare routine, and Kattan’s tips embrace the same philosophy. With the help of items in your home, you can supplement your beauty routine to achieve impressive results without having to buy single-use products for each concern. Start with Lancer Skincare and use high quality beauty products from Huda Beauty, and you can supplement your routine with DIY tricks from Huda Kattan. You’ll look youthful, radiant, and on trend day after day.