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IPSY Creator Spotlight: Get to Know Angelica Torres (@candylover89)


With a massive following of more than 1.6 million, beauty creator Angelica Torres (aka @candylover89 on Instagram) has been catching everyone's attention with her unique and colorful makeup looks that are seriously jaw-dropping. From bold and bright eyeshadows to sparkling glitter lips, Angelica's got a talent for making her face her canvas, and her followers are living for it. In fact, she even won The Ipsies: Beauty & Creator Awards for Most Loyal Fandom. But Angelica is not just a flawlessly beat face, she's also got some serious skills when it comes to teaching others about makeup. Ready to dive into the world of Angelica Torres? Keep scrolling.

Get to Know Angelica Torrest (aka @candylover89)

How would you describe your beauty aesthetic in 3 words?

“Sparkly, fun, and extra.”

What inspired you to get started as a beauty creator?

“I was making custom phone cases for other beauty creators, and I really enjoyed seeing what they did, so I decided to give it a try. I loved seeing all of the creative makeup they would do and their beautiful photos. I really wanted to learn, and now instead of using phone cases as canvases for my art, I use my face as a canvas as well. I can express so much through makeup. It isn’t just about glamming my face. It goes much deeper. I can show so much through a makeup look.”

What was the first piece of beauty content you created?

“I created a one-minute tutorial doing a pink glitter makeup and also had my puppy in the video in 2016. I honestly felt like I had no idea what I was doing, I didn’t have equipment and filmed it on a small table in my mom’s living room. I was so excited to get started and never imagined it would change my life.”

How has your content evolved since 2016?

“When I began going live on Facebook, I realized I love live videos. I get to interact with my viewers and show the entire process of my makeup and much more. I currently do content for Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Youtube. I do makeup, fashion, music, and much more on my platforms now. I create content about things that I love and enjoy, the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, etc. My social media has grown so much. I like to share that I am only human. I’m not perfect, and that’s ok :) My content is now more personal even when doing tutorials. We have real conversations.”

Where do you find inspiration for your looks?

“I find inspiration everywhere. From looking at the color of the sky to recreating some of my favorite movie characters while adding my own twist. I get inspired by new products that get released. I get inspired by other creators who do fun trends or new tricks. I also like to challenge myself and to better my craft every day.”

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?

“My mom always told me to chase my dreams and to never give up on doing what I love most. Thanks to her, I have my own business, my music is out, and my makeup evolves every year. She taught me to never settle because there is always room for improvement and it’s something that keeps me going daily.”

What is your dream collab?

“It’s a tie between BENEFIT COSMETICS and TARTE COSMETICS! I have been a loyal fan of both brands since I began playing with makeup.”

What advice would you give a new creator looking to make their mark in the industry?

“My biggest advice is to be yourself, have fun with your content, and let your personality shine through. There are many beauty creators out there, but none of them are you. Show your viewers what makes you different.”

Shop Angelica’s Product and Brand Picks

From cult favorites to up-and-coming brands, Angelica's got the inside scoop on what's hot in the beauty world. So get ready to take some notes, because these Angelica-approved brands and products (available this month in the IPSY Shop!) are definitely worth adding to your makeup bag.

1. KVD BEAUTY Good Apple Lightweight Full Coverage Concealer

KVD BEAUTY Good Apple Lightweight Full Coverage Concealer

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and KVD BEAUTY Good Apple Lightweight Full Coverage Concealer is just as iconic as KVD’s Good Apple Foundation. The lightweight, full-coverage formula stays flawless all day without creasing thanks to the Ultra Concentrated InterLace Pigments that stretch over your skin for a smooth finish. Plus, fruit stem cells and extracts help to keep your delicate eye area hydrated and nourished.


OFRA COSMETICS Glitch 2000 Eyeshadow Palette

We know you're always on the hunt for the next big thing in makeup, and we're here to tell you that Angelica-fave beauty brand OFRA COSMETICS is the answer to your prayers. With a range of products that cater to all skin types and tones, this brand is all about helping you look and feel your best. From their iconic eyeshadows (like OFRA COSMETICS Glitch 2000 Eyeshadow Palette) that stay on all day to their silky highlighters that give you that perfect glow, OFRA has everything you need to slay your makeup game.


CIATÉ LONDON Dewy Skin Glass Glow Tint

From gorgeous eyeshadow palettes to pigmented lipsticks and glowy complexion products (like CIATÉ LONDON Dewy Skin Glass Glow Tint, which you can snag now in the IPSY Shop), CIATÉ LONDON is all about celebrating individuality and empowering you to express yourself through makeup, which is why it’s one of Angelica’s favorites. With their stunning packaging and innovative formulas, you're guaranteed to feel like a true beauty guru with their products in hand.

4. IPSY Ambient Glow Kit

IPSY Ambient Glow Kit

Angelica knows about gorgeous complexions, which is why she loves this Ambient Glow Kit filled with everything you need to look radiant in a flash. Thanks to the MORPHE 4 Piece Brush Set and Bag, THEBALM COSMETICS Autobalm® Grl Pwdr in Houston, and OFRA COSMETICS Highlighter in Rodeo Drive, your glow is about to be next-level.

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Article Last Updated May 2, 2023 12:00 AM