Our "Makeup Artist-Beauty Educator-Well-Being Advocate-Owner-"in-Chief
Kanecia "Neci" Dawson (aka Neci D.) is a beauty educator, writer, makeup artist, and well-being promoter with over a decade's experience in luxury & prestige retail cosmetic sales, beauty class facilitation, and freelance makeup artistry.
Candied Y.A.M.S. Makeup Artistry to provide aspiring makeup artists and beauty lovers alike a judgment-free space to learn the why "behind the why" when selecting products, practicing self-care, and the culture behind techniques used by today's top notch makeup artists.
Her love for cosmetics began when she was 8 years old as she was often caught playing in her mother's "Cherries Jubilee" lipstick from Avon and that love lasted throughout her middle, high school, college, and working years...to this day.
In her decades long experience in retail cosmetics, she fell in love with how to care for the body in it's entirety, from the inside out, through diet and balance. Using food and supplements as a way to maximize longevity in life and radiate beautiful skin for flawless makeup application, she adopted healthier lifestyle changes for herself and shares her discoveries with family, friends, loved ones, and clients.
Through her passion for family history and genealogy research, Neci attributes her beliefs in beauty to"being connected to who you are and who you come from" as it relates to each person's familial, genetic inheritance. She strongly believes in the power of "knowing [oneself] to love [oneself] in order to embrace [one's] own beauty."
Her love and recognition for cultural and human diversity extends to her belief of having "the right to just be who you are..." within her artistry and with her clients. Her appreciation of the sciences shaped her into a first-rate makeup teacher who studies and shares the details in a way that caters to and includes even the most challenged learner.
Whether you are a makeup novice, an enthusiast, or an aspiring beauty consultant/makeup artist, Neci thoroughly enjoys having a good beauty engagement. If you're struggling to get started with skincare and makeup cosmetics, schedule a 1x1 service with her. You will be glad you did!