Beauty Influencer Spotlight || Annalee Muggeridge
With Marnie Cohen
ANNALEE MUGGERIDGE || Freelance Makeup Artist and Youtube Extraordinaire, New Plymouth, NZ
YOUTUBE || Look Up ‘Makeup by Annalee’ in the search bar!
INSTGRAM|| @ makeupbyannalee
Who is Annalee Muggeridge?
For Annalee, the makeup industry was love at first sight. She began her first job four years ago, and she was instantly hooked. Her personal brand and business enjoyed a rapid growth, when she started sharing her looks online and asking for makeovers and makeup tutorials. Her sophisticated makeup looks are complimented with easy to follow videos; giving us die-hard fans an easy guide to the makeup of Annalee. Her Youtube channel has expanded to a fashion, makeup and lifestyle haven, and she is always keeping followers posted on the best products and hottest looks in season. Her stunning smile and sparkle in her eye are just a couple of a million things to love about Annalee. She has recently left her job to focus on a career in make-up and Youtube, and we cannot wait to see her in action during 2017!
Our favourite looks (all images via @makeupbyannalee on instagram)
A Quick Question&Answer
Q: What made you launch your Youtube/Instagram page?
A: Exactly four years ago now I stumbled into the career world of cosmetics. From the get go I was doing on counter makeovers for my customers where I would take before and after photos. I loved the job so much – I wanted more and more work, so one day I thought it would start a Facebook page to simply showcase my makeup skill to bring in more business by posting the before and after images of my customers. After a few months I uploaded an image of myself with makeup on, I was overwhelmed with people asking me to recreate the look via a youtube tutorial and the rest they happened from there!
Q: What is your current go-to make up product?
A: Doublewear is like my makeup form of a drug. I’m hooked and can’t get off it, no matter what else I try!
It’s so reliable for both staying power and coverage. I wear liquid liner everyday and found the Pretty Easy liquid liner by Clinique a fool proof liner, which makes my day so much smoother when I have a good winged liner day.
Q: Who are your biggest beauty influencers?
A: That’s a toughy, I don’t get to much time these days to watch many videos. But I do love to watch (when I can) Shaaanxo or MannyMUA – I just love their personalities or Wayne Goss, I feel like he is incredibly genuine.
Q: If you weren’t in the beauty industry, what would you be doing?
A: Either PR or Marketing, I love the industry!
Q: What are your goals for 2017?
A: Well I have just resigned from my full time job to pursue freelancing full time and working on my social media platforms, so my goal this year is to really make the most of this scary but exciting new adventure!