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Beauty, brains, and glamour are just a few words to describe the incredibly talented, celebrity makeup artist, Candice Harris Rauch. She is a woman on the move and her business is growing by leaps and bounds! From celebrities, television personalities, brides and more – her brushes are ready to do the work needed to create beautiful and flawless faces! I had the opportunity to speak with this humble soul about her business and what’s actually on the horizon for her.

Who is Candice at her core?

I am a fun, energetic, people lover, God fearing, innovative, goal setter, goal smasher, bold, confident woman who sports an eclectic style with spiked colorful hair and dramatic eyelashes! I can be a tad bit over the top and my personality can be too much, so I’ve been told but I don’t live by other people’s opinion. I enjoy laughing! I choose to be happy and I love spending time with my family and friends because life is too short for us not to enjoy it. This life that we live is precious and a true blessing from God and it’s up to us to treat it as such.

Why are you so passionate about helping young girls and women thrive?

I’m passionate about helping our young girls and our fellow sisters. It’s not only the right thing to do but it’s extremely important to me to leave a legacy that God can be proud of. One that my kids and my grandchildren can look back on and be proud. We as strong women should have no issues with helping out the next goal setter because I would hope that we don’t plan to be in the same exact place six months or one year from now. Hopefully we’re also moving and growing to the next levels.

Tell us about your businesses?

I’ve been a landlord for 17 years. My husband and I purchased our first home when we were 21 and 22-years old. As our family started to grow, we were quickly outgrowing. After 7 years, we made the decision to rent it out and I’m so glad that we had the opportunity to do so. I also own Makeup by Candice, LLC of almost 16 years. I service brides and other clients for their special events. I also work with TV producers for their various shoots and commercials. This journey have given me the opportunities to work with some amazing celebrities such as Gabby Douglas, SWV, Coko Clemmons, Erica Campbell, NeNe Leaks, Bishop TD Jakes, Charlie Baltimore and many others. I’m extremely blessed beyond measure!

Where do you see yourself in the next two years? Five years?

I’m always asking myself on a daily basis what next goals are. One thing I definitely do not want is to be doing something just for the sake of it or doing something just to stay “busy.” I see my business growing nationally. I see my business including product sales and traveling doing pop-up shops. I see myself going more to where the people are and that will include nationally and globally. My passport is ready!

What’s next for Candice personally?

I’m learning that the more I vacation, the better my product. I have three vacations that are already booked for 2018. Two of them are out of the country so that’s definitely growth for me. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband of 23 years. We have the best time together but more importantly we also have other couples that travel with us and we have the time of our lives!

Be sure to check out Makeup by Candice, www.makeupbycandice.com.

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