There’s no reason to not turn a work event into a date night when being recognized for your billion-dollar beauty brand, and no one would agree more than Huda Kattan. The businesswoman behind Huda Beauty was recently honored with a prize for “disrupting what it means to be beautiful” at the inaugural Time100 Impact Awards in Dubai which she attended with her husband, Christopher Goncalo.
For the evening, the two served up timeless couple style, with Goncalo in a black suit and bowtie, and Kattan embracing a fierce yet feminine vibe in a matching statement dress. The sleeveless black number featured a figure-hugging silhouette in a ruched material and a mermaid-style hem with layers of fabric, and also came with sheer elbow-length gloves. For the star-studded evening where Kattan was awarded by Tyra Banks, the beauty mogul switched from her usual blow-dried mane to equally voluminous but lengthy curls. Her new locks were pulled back in a half-up-half-down style, showing off the dazzling jewels on her neck. They matched perfectly with her makeup look for the event, which included a pinky nude pout and sparkling, metallic eyes.
Kattan, who is also a strong advocate for transparency with beauty filters on social media, took the opportunity to once again call attention to photo editing and its impact on mental health with her look. Kattan shared two images of herself in the flattering dress—one raw, and the other slightly edited—to show that things may not always be what they seem on Instagram. “Most of us don’t realize how great we look in person and the truth is, cameras DO NOT capture how beautiful you look in real life,” she captioned the post. “Having said that, I understand the pressure to want to edit photos, but the truth is, we all have gone way too far and don’t accept ourselves anymore. It sucks because we all edit photos and then feel pressure to keep editing and we end up being a part of something we don’t really support.” She added, “I wanted to share with you how I would have edited the pic to show you guys how much we might not realize photos are being edited that look like they fit on Instagram, but not at all how we look in real life!”
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