Interview: We Talk Makeup with The iCandy Shop


Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Candace Cummings, owner of The iCandy Shop, sat down with the Global Carnivalist to give me some insight into what inspires her and what she loves most about makeup. My crew and I were fortunate enough to vibe with Candace and Giselle on  Carnival Monday and Tuesday while getting our faces beat, pampered and of course entertained. Candace believes that you should glow up without the cake up. Here is what she had to say.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from my beautiful twin islands,  Trinidad and Tobago with our unique and diverse culture.


What do you love most about makeup?

What I love about makeup is the instant boost of confidence that it gives every woman. When your face is beat to perfection you feel like you’re the most beautiful woman in the world and there is no greater feeling than that.


 How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other makeup artist?

My signature look is neutral, for me less is more and I aim to enhance natural features. The thing about my style that sets me apart from other makeup artists,  would definitely have to be the fact that I focus on enhancing natural beauty rather than putting on a whole new face. I strongly believe that makeup is still supposed to look like skin.

 What is your favorite makeup product ever?

It would definitely have to be my MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation because there is nothing that gives me the most flawless full coverage like it. I have tried everything under the sun and nothing could compare to it. I’m a serious MAC junkie though so I love all of their products.


 What products do you think should be a staple in every woman’s purse?

  • ABH Dip Brow Pomade
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
  • Sacha Buttercup Powder
  • MAC False Lashes Mascara
  • Wet n’ Wild Mega Liner
  • MAC Lip Glass


The iCandy Shop is located at #6 Picton Street in Newtown, Port of Spain Trinidad. You can get your makeup done for any special event, Make-overs are offered for all occasions, classes and you can purchase makeup and other accessories at the iCandy Shop. Contact her on Instagram @theicandyshop or email Tell Candace we sent you.

Yours in Mas,

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