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Kandee Johnson: Celebrity Make-up Artist

Updated on September 7, 2013

Favorite Kandee Johnson Tips & Products

Kandee Johnson is a professional make-up artist for film, print and tv. When she's not on set working she posts how-to videos on YouTube, has two blogs, runs Glaminars (make-up seminars), keeps up with her Facebook and Twitter accounts, and is also a single mom.

Of all my YouTube subscriptions kandeejohnson's channel has to be my favorite. I think it was around New Years that I first found her, and I'm not even sure how I stumbled on her videos, but I know as soon as I did I started watching all of them. She has such a bubbly personality and seems so positive. She talks about make-up of course, but she also makes it so we get to know her. She feels like a friend.

I've compiled some of my favorite Kandee Tips; how to apply flawless foundation, how to use makeup to make your eyes look larger, cheap ways to pamper your skin, and how to get super white teeth, and show you some of the specific products that she uses.

Flawless Foundation

How to get cheap, flawless, fast, foundation with drugstore brand products.

Kandee recommends L'Oreal true match super-blendable makeup and even uses it in her own make-up kit for her work with celebrities. In her opinion L'Oreal products offer the same quality as high end products. Her tip is to use two different shades of foundation; a light shade that matches the lighter tone of your neck, and another that's much darker for contouring.

For her skin tone she uses Natural Beige W4 (a warm tone), and Cappuccino N8 (a neutral).

How to Make Eyes Look Bigger - Products you'll need:

Foundation or concealer. Kandee uses Urban Decay Shadow Primer.A nude color shadow that matches your skin color. (ex. MAC Brule)A brown shadow to create dimension and make your eye look larger. (ex. MAC Cork)Black gel liner (ex. MAC FluidLine Eye-Liner Gel Blacktrack)White pencil liner (ex. NYX Double Sided Eye Pencil)Mascara (ex. CoverGirl LashBlast)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Get Perfect Skin - A DIY Scrub

How to get rid of acne, freckles, age spots, sun spots, and discoloration.

Kandee show us a natural do-it-yourself facial scrub that will soften and deep clean your skin. It's like a mini face peel, but much cheaper. The only two ingredients you'll need are lemons (lemon juice) & organic sugar. You can apply it with cotton rounds or cotton balls.

Cotton Rounds

Swisspers Multi-Care Rounds 50 ea
Swisspers Multi-Care Rounds 50 ea

100% Cotton

Lint Free.

Quilted for strength.


Whitening Your Teeth - Cheap!

Kandee worked at an orthodontists office for a bit and learned some great tricks.

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for custom whitening trays you can make your own for under $5. Buy a pair of sports mouth guards that you heat and mold to your teeth, and voila, custom trays. As for the bleach, Kandee recommends Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel. It has the same ingredients as products that dentist use. If you don't have much time you can use this while you are in the shower.

Kandee in Elle Magazine October 2010 Issue

Kandee in Elle Magazine October 2010 Issue
Kandee in Elle Magazine October 2010 Issue

What Do You Think of Kandee's Tips?

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    • DramaticWhitening profile image


      5 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for sharing. A nice column there and some great tips, you got a squidlike from me :-)

    • KaneshiaKelly profile image


      6 years ago

      Great make up tips

    • MillBucks profile image


      6 years ago

      Just came across this lens showing Kandee video's giving great make-up tips and other useful beauty tips. Really enjoyed my visit. Thanks

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      7 years ago

      Very interesting info - thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      Gotta love Kandee! Great lens!

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      abernook lm 

      8 years ago

      love all the tips. they will come in handy


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