Kandee Johnson

Who is Kandee Johnson?

Kandee Johnson is an American makeup artist who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. Her full name is Kandee Shayn Johnson, and she was born on 9th July 1978 in Los Angeles. As a child, she was interested in makeup and passionate about beauty. Therefore, her parents agreed to her request to apply to a beauty school. She graduated successfully and started looking for job opportunities in the makeup field. Eventually, she got hired as a makeup artist on VH1’s show called I love the 80’s.

Personal life on Kandee Johnson

Kandee has been married twice. She met her first husband at a very young age and got married when she was only 17 years old. Just a year after, she gave birth to her first son Jordan. Her first husband turned out to be abusive toward her, so they divorced soon. Kandee was crushed after this experience, trying to provide everything for her son and take care of him. She had been a single mom for a long time before she met her second husband. With him, she felt happy again and had three more kids. Unfortunately, this marriage didn’t last as well, and the couple eventually divorced. In 2015, she apparently got engaged again with Michael Caestro. Although this relationship didn’t work out either, they seemed to handle it well and separate as friends. Kandee is now dating model Ian Ford, who helps her to take care of her children and provides them with everything they might need.

YouTube career of Kandee Jonhson

As a caring mother who would do anything for her children, Kandee put her dreams aside until she was sure that she had the time to focus on her career. In 2008 she started posting short stories from her life on a blog, and since her readers were excited about her makeup skills, she decided to share her hobby on other platforms. She created her YouTube channel in 2009 and immediately filmed numerous videos about makeup basics. Besides makeup tutorials, she wanted to try celebrity makeup and posted a tutorial on Kim Kardashian’s smokey eyes, just for fun. This little experiment went viral and determined her future content.

Kandee started to film tutorials on celebrities’ makeup and gained a lot of followers. But as she continued making these, she realized that she was capable of creating more challenging looks. Since Kathleen is a mother of a daughter, she used to watch a lot of fairytales with her. Eventually, they grew on her as well, and she decided to transform herself into some of them for YouTube content. And it was the right decision to make. Kandee made makeup tutorials on numerous movie characters, such as Snow White, Elsa from Frozen and Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Through these videos, her fans finally saw how incredibly talented she really is and gave her credit for it.

Barbie Doll Makeup Transformation and more

One of Kandee’s most popular videos is called Barbie Doll MakeUp Transformation. And the title doesn’t lie: Kandee put a lot of effort into the look and added all the required accessories as the wig and blue contact lenses. In the final look, you couldn’t tell her apart from her template. In order to keep her content relatable, Kandee educated herself on ongoing trends regularly. To her joy, she found out that Disney princesses are a hit every decade. She made several tutorials on them and decided to take it one step further. She dedicated an entire series to princess makeup tutorials that are suitable for everyday wear. She made it possible for young women to do their makeup similar to their favourite characters and look presentable simultaneously.

Besides focusing on her most viewed content, Kandee didn’t forget her basic makeup skills and wanted to share her knowledge of this topic as well. She created a series called Beauty Tips & Hacks, where she shares what she learned at beauty school and warns people on what mistakes not to make. Kandee is an adult woman who’s been through a lot, and if she remembers something, it is a miracle of sharing. She knows that she would’ve appreciated it to have someone to relate to when she was at her lowest point. In order to help other women, she filmed a series of videos where she shared her life experiences and what she learned from life.

Through her YouTube and Instagram platforms, Kandee gained millions of followers all over the world. So naturally, she got approached by many companies to work with them and promote their products. She even got to be the face of some magazine covers, such as Cosmopolitan and Elle. She also appeared in some TV shows, for example, Good Morning America. She was also invited to be the judge in Style Channel’s show called How Do I Look.

Interesting facts about Kandee Johnson

  • As of 2022, she is 44 years old.
  • Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • Her height is 5'6'' or 170 cm.
  • Her weight is 63 kilograms or 138 lbs.
  • She has been married twice and has four children.
  • She is currently in a relationship with Ian Ford.
  • Her Barbie Doll MakeUp Transformation video has over 34 million views.
  • She has over 3,7 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and over 2,1 million followers on Instagram.
  • In 2016 she won Streamy Awards in the Beauty category. Since then, she has won numerous awards.