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Candace Michelle is an innovative entrepreneur, devoted to establishing an impressionable mark in the makeup industry. Now, I.A.T.S.E Makeup Artisan, Candace began her Tv and Film career in 2018. Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, Illinois, Candace graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing. It wasn’t until 2020 that her hometown recognized her, choosing Candace as a Chicago Made finalist; a program endorsed by the Chicago Film Office, incubating the future of Chicago's Tv and Film workforce. In May 2022, Candace was inducted into I.A.T.S.E Local  476. 

Hampton’s diverse culture and core values strengthened Candace's passion for sales and marketing. With over 10 years of experience, she has acquired a specific skill set breeding extraordinary results in account and product management, data analytics, IT solutions sales, professional development training and public speaking. From her courage to her individuality, Candace's experiences have enhanced her professional journey towards turning her makeup dreams into a tangible reality.

Candace's first makeup footprint was made January 2010 with the Benefit Cosmetics brand.  Her makeup pursuits halted during her time in Corporate America. Candace made a valiant return to makeup in 2018.  In the midst of unforeseen sadness and despair, she tapped into her love for cosmetics and beauty. This rediscovery became therapeutic and fulfilling during such a sorrowful season, giving Candace her wings to soar gracefully and purposefully into the booming world of make-up artistry, finding her niche in tv and film.  

Candace established U-R-Dope Beauty by C. Michelle in November 2018.  Now Candace Michelle Beauty LLC, this organization aims to give back, geared to creating, innovating, and mastering the power of makeup and mentorship, partnering with major brands, artists, photographers, and tv and film pros. Candace and the brand share one mission, to provide an experience that yields one the power and confidence to be themselves.


Bio Curated By

Tamra Sease, Author

"Queendom Come"

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