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My Story















My Story














Welcome, I’m so glad you stopped by my home on the web!

Ever since I was a little girl you could find me digging in my mother’s makeup cabinet, so it was only natural that makeup artistry chose me. I love to work my makeup magic, enhancing a woman’s natural beauty and making them shine for their special day.

I’m guessing you’re looking for someone to do makeup for your wedding day?  If so, congratulations! It’s an exciting time planning for your big day and it feels extra special being considered for your makeup. You’ve definitely come to the right place as I love everything about weddings! Having all the elements of your wedding ‘just right’ is important to capture your dream day, and I want to make sure your wedding makeup dreams come true.

I’ve worked with some amazing clients… Mel C (Spice Girls), Sharron Corr, Annabel Langbein, Alison Mau and Christina Tosi...

And you can often find me working on editorial and creative shoots too.  Working with amazing photographers and stylists is so much fun!  And it would be a delight to work with you too, thanks for taking the time to consider me as your makeup artist.  Take a peek at my portfolio and you’ll see you’re in great hands.


Candice x

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So Candice… If you could only choose 3 makeup steps what would they be?

 🌸 Mascara - it plays an essential role in your makeup bag.  Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of mascara. My fave is Giorgio Armani -Eyes to Kill and Kevyn Aucoin lash curler

🌸 Brows – They are such an important feature to frame the face and can make you look younger. My fav is the IT Cosmetics universal brow pencil.

🌸 Foundation - To cover any imperfections/redness while allowing skin to look fresh and glowy. We’re all about the glow for 2019/20! My Fav - Giorgio Armani Luminous and also Temptu Pro Airbrush

What inspires you?

I’m so inspired by Art Deco and Art Nouveau. I live with my little family in the city of Napier (New Zealand’s Art Deco capital). We are lucky to have amazing buildings of that era and Art Deco events that we love to be a part of.

Of course it goes without saying that I love makeup too!  My current favorite lippy is Chantecaille Hydra Chic in Camella. I’m always researching new makeup techniques to bring to my lovely clients.

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What my clients say.......

I cannot recommend Candice enough! She did the make-up for my wedding, including 4 bridesmaids, my Mum (who looked at least 25 years younger!), my Mother-in-law and myself. She made each and everyone of us look amazing. She is a true artist! She is also exactly the right type of person to have around on your big day - so relaxed, so friendly and an amazing talent. Thanks so much for making my day perfect! Lauren-Napier

Candice it was such an honour to have you as part of our dream team on the day -can’t thank you enough for making me & my girls look so beautiful,you are incredible at what you do, I wouldn’t have had anyone else do my makeup for the big day,what you did that day was no easy feat – mum,bride + 5 bridesangels all before 130pm&not to mention your calming presence the entire time.thank you SO much xo -Em-Auckland

I contacted Candice on the morning of my wedding when my makeup artist didn't show up! She was there as soon as she could be with the warmest heart, kept very calm and relaxed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Candice you did such a flawless job on all of us. I will definitely never forget you! Lots of love -Warda -Napier

Candice what an amazing job you did with all our makeup. We all (6 of us) felt absolutely beautiful and welcomed by you, and without a doubt would recommend or have you do our make up again. It was a pleasurable experience and genuinely appreciated your talent and time. Thanks again x AD-Napier

I absolutely loved Candice and the make up she did for myself and my bridesmaids. She listened to everything that I wanted and is also great to have a chat with and calm your nerves on your wedding day. I had so many compliments on my make up and how nice and natural it looked. I travelled from Australia to Napier for my wedding and was able to easily arrange everything with Candice over email. I hope to one day see you again Candice, you are a true gem! -Stacey x -Napier

My experience with Candice was amazing! She is so easy to get along with and I felt like she was just apart of my family, doing her best to have me looking amazing on my special day. She is so relaxed, happy and level headed, you will feel extremely safe in her hands from the get go.
She was so professional and knew exactly what to do, especially considering that I had no idea what I wanted! My makeup was so natural and light weight that I didn’t feel like I was wearing any makeup at all. I would highly recommend Candice as you not only get to experience great makeup but you will also make an awesome friend for life.  Kaitlin-Napier

Candice did the most wonderful job for my wedding. Being a makeup artist myself, I know what is good and what isn't. I cannot recommend her enough to anybody looking for someone to make them beautiful for their special day. Erika -Havelock North