Beauty vlogger Dulce Candy’s rise to Internet stardom is the stuff of sweet dreams: As a kid, she emigrated with her family from Mexico to the United States because her parents hoped she’d have a better chance in life. College wasn’t in the budget after high school, so she joined the army. It was there she met Jesse Ruiz, who became her husband and the father of their son, Izek, now 5. The military didn’t exactly provide a creative outlet, so one day back in 2008, Dulce Candy (full name: Dulce Candy Tejeda Ruiz) posted a video on YouTube explaining why she loves Mary Kay eyeshadow. That video soon led to others, when viewers started responding to her easy-to-follow tutorials and spot-on product recommendations. So much so, in fact, that today the 29-year-old has gained more than 2 million subscribers and enough financial success to support her own family and her parents too. We’re so inspired by this millennial makeup pro, we asked her to create two holiday looks moms can rock.
The smoky eye takes a delicate turn this season with spicy brown hues. For a little edge, do a dark lip in a deep wine shade. Dulce Candy’s picks:
Lash Tip: Dulce Candy’s not afraid to admit to a little enhancement in the form of falsies, specifically Ardell Individuals. $4.
Skin that looks lit from within is key to both looks. Dulce Candy gets it with: