Beauty Influencer Spotlight || Kate Manihera

With Marnie Cohen

KATE MANIHERA || Make-Up Artist, Beauty Guru and Business Chick, Auckland NZ


INSTGRAM|| @katemanihera and @katemaniheramua

Who is Kate Manihera?

Kate Manihera’s diverse and incredible makeup skills are driving her towards amazing success. An up and coming glam girl of Auckland, this New Zealand beauty is blowing us all away!! At just 19 years of age, Kate is flaunting the internet with her stunning smoky eyes, infectious smile and flawless head to toe! While sharing her favourite makeup looks on Youtube, she also works in Auckland as a freelance makeup artist. Her work has captured the eyes and hearts on many- including the Daily Mail, who shared her hot tips to keep your make up lasting all day! Keep your eyes on this beauty, as she is set to deliver big things in 2017.

Our favourite looks  (all images via @katemanihera on instagram)

 A Quick Question&Answer

Q: What made you launch your Youtube/Instagram page?

K: I have been playing with makeup for a really long time and have always enjoyed trying new things. I like getting creative and I am comfortable in front of a camera. After watching makeup tutorials every single day I decided to give it a go too. I found the entire concept so enjoyable – the makeup, the filming, the editing – and it was just a bonus that other people appreciated my videos as well.

Q: What is your current go-to make up product?

K: I currently am obsessing over MAC Face and Body foundation. It is a very sheer yet buildable water-based foundation that leaves the skin looking like skin. Although it doesn’t add much in terms of coverage, I am lucky to have rather clear skin and so it is the perfect natural yet luminous foundation for me.

Q: Who are your biggest beauty influencers?

K: Interestingly enough, my favourite beauty influencers all have very different styles from one another. There are Youtube beauty guru’s that I love such as Desi Perkins and Tati Westbrook, but then there are also make up artists such as Lisa Elridge and Ania Milczarczyk who’s work I really admire. I think this varied perspective is why pieces of my work can be so drastically different from one another!

Q: If you weren’t in the beauty industry, what would you be doing?

K: I’ve always believed in following your passion, and my passions include beauty, business, and helping other people. Aside from working as a makeup artist and beauty influencer, I am also studying a Bachelor of Business at university and am involved in charity work around my community. Therefore, I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything that doesn’t include at least one of these three passions, but one day I hope to combine them all together.

Q: What are your goals for 2017?

K: I am such a goal setter that I have goals for literally everything in my life, but beauty wise my main goal is to be producing high quality Youtube videos every week. In addition to this, I also want to branch further than beauty on my Youtube channel and approach the topics of well-being and life too.