ABOUT CANDACE AND THE EXPIRENCE
Welcome to Makeup Artistry by Candace
I am a full service makeup artist based out of the Cranbrook, Kootenay Region, British Columbia, Canada.
I have over 16 years of professional experience and have had a wide clientele range.
My love for what I do stems from Art,
Art has always been my passion. It inspires me, drives me, and allows me to contribute to and connect with the world in a unique and beautiful way.
This passion has lead me to a career I have the utmost devotion and love for. A career that lets me to step into someone’s life and enhance the beauty and glamour that lays within. Through makeup artistry, I help women be the best version of their true selves, often during the most meaningful and exciting moments in their lives. And I am grateful for the opportunity; this is why I promise my clientele a personalized, stress-free and unforgettable experience that exceeds the highest of unblemished standards.
I grew up in Cranbrook, B.C., graduating high school with the recognitions of top art student and top stage craft student. I pursued my dreams of becoming an artist at the Kootenay School of the Arts, in Nelson, B.C. Although I excelled with top marks, I didn’t find my professional calling until discovering Blanch Macdonald Institute in Vancouver, B.C, where I graduated with honours as a makeup artist in 2006.
I dedicated the next chapter of my life to working in the makeup industry, focused on building an exceptional reputation and loyal clientele. I was employed by Holt Renfrew in Pacific Centre in Vancouver working at Bobbi Brown, Giorgio Armani and NARS cosmetic counters, before joining MAC Cosmetics -- the leading cosmetic industry trendsetter -- from 2007-2015.
At MAC Cosmetics I worked alongside some true inspirational talents, gaining immeasurable experience. My time there helped me build the extensive makeup kit, life skills, talent, and tools necessary to be the elite artist I am today.
I returned to my roots, 9 years ago relocating my family back to my hometown of Cranbrook with a clear career focus:
TO PROVIDE LUXURY ON-LOCATION MAKEUP EXPERIENCES FOR EVERY OCCASION, SPECIALIZING IN BRIDAL MAKEUP, EARNING A REPUTATION AS THE EAST KOOTENAY'S PREMIER MAKEUP ARTIST.
I will achieve this distinction as master stylist through my commitment to excellence in every aspect of my business, including:
- Offering services that deliver flawless perfection by ensuring attention to every detail
- Providing a carefree and relaxing atmosphere to my clients
- Utilizing my extensive and unique background of experience and knowledge
- Using only high-end quality products, unavailable in this area
- Ensuring my work lasts and makes an impression -- I use a lot of humidity, extremely long wearing, waterproof, sweat proof products which are ideal for stage and bridal clients.
- Delivering flexible, focused, timely and reliable service
- Keeping up-to-date and informed about the latest beauty trends, techniques, and products
But most importantly, I will draw from my passion as an artist and ensure I understand my client’s wishes and needs in order to deliver a look that brings out their inner goddess. I will work with the natural canvas of the person, accentuating her uniquely beautiful features and treating every job as the distinctive experience it is.
"When you love what you do, it doesn't feel like work."
Candace is Internationally Published
& 6 time,
A mobile artist who provides onsite luxurious, reliable & sanitary service to all of my clients, I specializing;
Bridal, Beauty, editorial and theatrical makeup.
I’m proud to say I’m a 6 time published Makeup Artist.
The newest issue of
Rocky Mountain Bride Canada Fall/Winter 2023
Megan & Thomas Nelson BC https://www.rockymountainbride.com/issues/canada-fall-winter-2023/
International 2018 publication in Rocky Mountain Bride
Cherry Creek Estate Regional V3 Issue winter 2018.
2018 feature in Ruffled Wedding Blog.
2019 feature on Confetti Wedding
Kootenay living Magazine 2017 Summer Issue 1
Kootenay Living Magazine 2019 Summer
Issue 6 & Cover
Candace is 2020 Beauty Safe Certified.
The Beauty Council is the Professional hygiene certification for Canadian personal service providers.
Completed General trade practices for Beauty Safe.
When I'm not playing with Makeup, you can find me at the lakes camping or playing in the snow, on the Ski hill with my daughter.
We love to take total advantage of the abundance of sunshine and the beautiful outdoors here that Cranbrook has to offer, every chance we get.
My daughter and I love to do arts and crafts as well as manhy sports.
Mother to a spunky French Bulldog named Sheba,
There's never a dull moment in our house.