Candice has always had a passion for the creative ever since she was young. She molded her skills throughout her youth and adolescence drawing and painting whenever she could. Continuing on with her education she proceeded to work on her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Saskatchewan. Then the west coast called to her and she moved to the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Since high school, Candice has always been intrigued by hair design as the school had a very devoted cosmetology program, which she had been involved in. She even competed in the Skills Canada Competition on the Provincial and National level, winning first and third respectively. Once settled in Vancouver she began looking into hair artistry programs, Blanche MacDonald caught her eye and so did the makeup artistry program.
After a whirl-wind 11 months of training, she already had 4 competitions under her belt, numerous photo-shoots, volunteer gigs, fashion shows,weddings and body paintings and had also received her certificate of advanced editorial fashion makeup taught by Janeen Witherspoon. Candice jumped head first into a freelance career as a makeup artist. The fall after graduating she was hired on at MAC Cosmetics as a temporary artist over the holiday season and has since grown with the company moving to the PRO store on Robson street. She travels around for the company on their events team as well as doing hundreds of appointments and lessons.
In addition to working full time for MAC she also fills the rest of her time doing look-books for companies, head-shots for actors, boudoir and glamor shoot makeup, wedding/engagement/birthday and other special events makeup, fashion shows, drag makeup and creative photo-shoots for which she has dozens of magazine tears for her efforts. She has the technical skills for real life, film and photo-shoot makeup and enjoys doing all aspects of makeup.
She loves to transform people and to share her knowledge, and is excited to share this as a member of Faye’s team, and we are ecstatic to have Candice as a part of Faye Smith Makeup & Hair.
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Blog By: Shayla Rose