Secrets to Being Michelle Phan, YouTube Star

How Did You Get Into This?-
"I had a personal blog and I posted photos of myself and my school life and a lot of my readers were requesting for me to create a makeup tutorial because I think that, at ... more 
How Did You Get Into This?-
"I had a personal blog and I posted photos of myself and my school life and a lot of my readers were requesting for me to create a makeup tutorial because I think that, at that time, I was doing lots of weird, obscure tutorials. I decided I'd do a makeup tutorial. Instead of doing the usual blog post where you take a photo and you write the steps, I wanted to do something different so I decided on a film tutorial instead.

I think I was just more about do-it-yourself beauty tips and my readers kind of geared me towards the beauty side of my theme for my blog. And beauty made sense because I love beauty. My mom has been a beautician all her life and it's something that I'm very familiar with. She's Vietnamese; she's a nail technician. I remember back at school, I would go to the nail salon and read all the beauty magazines and my brain would absorb all the information I read."

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 5:56 PM EST
Source: Secrets to Being Michelle Phan, YouTube Star'm sure the ultimate dream job for many girls may be to play with makeup all the time, which is what Michelle Phan, the YouTube beauty guru, gets to do on a daily basis.

With over 400 million views on her YouTube videos, Michelle's success on the streaming video platform has led to all sorts of amazing opportunities such as becoming Lancôme's video makeup artist, launching IQQU, her own skin care line, and getting paid to travel around the world to places like Tokyo and Paris. Read on to find out how she got to where she is and the lessons she learned along the way.


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