Candace Michelle is an innovative entrepreneur, devoted to establishing an impressionable mark in the beauty industry. Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, Illinois, Candace graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing. Hampton’s diverse culture and core values strengthened her passion for sales and marketing. With over 10 years of experience, Candace 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.
Before the C. Michelle Beauty moniker, her first footprint began January 2010 with Benefit Cosmetics. 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. She later established U-R-Dope Beauty by C. Michelle in November 2018. An organization that aims to give back, sponsoring mentorship programs, geared to creating, innovating, and mastering the power of makeup and mentorship, partnering with major brands, artists, and photographers. Candace's mission is to provide an experience that yields the power and confidence to be yourself.