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Meet your Miss FQ Maybelline Influence Awards 2019 finalists: Beauty category

These are the ultimate girls you need to know in beauty.

Our Miss FQ Maybelline Influence Awards are back for 2019 with a batch of new and existing talent; and this year our ‘beauty’ category finalists, brought to you by Maybelline, have really blown it out the water.

We received hundreds of nominations this year, and the beauty space in particular, was an extremely competitive category. With nominees’ expertise ranging from makeup artists and hair stylists to beauty junkies and editors, the entries you put forward completely exceeded our expectations. We managed to limit our finalists down to five and all are really bringing something to the table this year.

No stranger to getting glam, playing with products and knowing their way around a shelf of skincare, our finalists are the crème de la crème of New Zealand’s beauty industry.

So without further adieu, are you ready to meet your finalists?


KATE MANIHERA
@katemanihera

You may have seen this beauty from her YouTube channel, but her Instagram is equally as glam too. This 22-year old Aucklander knows a thing or two about maximising natural features and we love her fun and very real approach to beauty.


ANNALEE KEMSLEY
@annaleekemsley

Whether it’s creative beauty or a full-glam look you’re after, Annalee is a wealth of knowledge. With a YouTube channel also under her belt, this jet-setting and infinitely likable makeup artist is on our radar for all the right reasons.


NINA DEMONT
@ninademont

Nina taps into her creative side delivering fun, bold and original beauty looks that are often out-of-the-box and imaginative as they are inspiring. Not sticking to the status quo, her playful approach to makeup makes us want to pick up that blue glitter lipstick and get artistic too!


JESSY LEONARD
@jessyleonard

Having a bad hair day? Jessy from Hair at Boston has got you sorted. No stranger to a beautiful blonde or a cool baylayage, this beauty will give you a good hair day any day of the week.


ZEENAT WILKINSON
@zeenatwilkinson

This is one multi-talented lady! Zeenat is the founder and editorial director of Sauce Magazine, an online publication that has the lock down on all things beauty and style. Her approach is extremely authentic and inclusive and we love how her reviews are completely transparent and honest.


Be sure to head to our voting page to ensure your favourite finalist takes out their category! Plus for every series of votes you enter, you’ll be in the draw to win some amazing prizes, including $200 worth of Maybelline makeup and a double pass to attend the glamorous awards evening.

Vote for your favourite finalist here!


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