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Michelle Phan

YouTube Personality

Makeup Guru and YouTube star Michelle Phan has become a legend in the digital industry – proving how young the internet age has allowed stars to be. When many of us were graduating high school, Michelle Phan was starting to put her beauty tutorials out on YouTube. When many of of us were graduating college, Michelle Phan was signing with Lancôme to be their exclusive video makeup artist.

This beauty guru changed the face of the web, producing the most incredible makeup tutorials online that range from mastering the basic smokey eye to recreating Game of Thrones characters in your living room. She’s now delved into her own cosmetics line – em cosmetics – that boasts products like “the life palette” whose categories include “love life” and “career life” – in other words, covering all of one’s basic beauty needs.

The best part? Phan’s a foodie at heart, as well as one of the sweetest, charming subjects we’ve had the pleasure of shooting. Also, she really bonded with our TNP mascot Scout (the Australian shepherd). We’re wondering when she’ll be doing that makeup tutorial?

What would be your ideal food day?

Vietnamese Coffee (cà phê đá)

Breakfast – A Vietnamese sizzling omelette (Bánh Xèo)

Lunch – A mean Vietnamese sandwich (Bánh Mi)

Dinner – A hearty bowl of Chicken pho (Pho Ga) loaded with half a bottle of sriracha sauce (half kidding). I like my food spicy!

What’s your drink?

Green tea everyday.

What’s the beauty routine you do every morning?

I clean my face with a wet cotton pad (I don’t use cleanser in the morning). After, I always use sunscreen (at least SPF 35) before using serums, moisturizers and makeup.

Ever snack while you-tubing? What do you snack on?

Seasoned seaweed. My favorite is from Korea and it’s called Gim.

What’s a favorite childhood recipe that you grew up with?

Grilled cheese. I would place a pat of butter on the pan and melt it, and toss a toasted slice of bread on it to soak in the butter (yes, healthy right?). Afterwards, turning the heat down a bit, I’d use slices of Kraft cheese to slowly melt the cheddar and top it off with the other toasted slice and voila! My favorite childhood snack!

What beauty products won’t you travel without?

Concealer. Unless I’m going on set for a zombie video.

What products are always inside your bathroom mirror?

I like to hide my secrets behind my mirror. Kidding. Cotton swabs, nail clippers, and all my essentials that I don’t want to misplace.

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  1. Jacqui Nicholson

    November 21st, 2013

    Congrats to Michelle, shes truly an inspiration!

  2. anonymous

    November 21st, 2013

    Love Michelle phan!

  3. Cynthia

    November 21st, 2013

    This was so cute! Love the ending! Haha!

  4. Catherine

    November 22nd, 2013

    hi Michelle love you muahhhh. hope you dont mind asking you if what is the sunscreen you used for your face plssssss ….

  5. jaqueline

    November 22nd, 2013

    Michelle has inspired my passion for make up and skin care. Ive always loved and played with make up more than half my life but when I saw her first nana tutorial (only my favorite manga) not only was I inspired but I felt like ‘this girl is relatable’. Not too far off later I went from not knowing what my passion was or what I wanted to do with my life to starting my journey working with beauty at a shop. The knowledge I had during my interview I learned from Michelle. My fam friends co workers and even some of my customers all say im a phan girl. Thanks Michelle, congratulations on your success, and god bless!

  6. Char Hunter

    November 22nd, 2013

    Beautiful food choices! Now I totally want to try some of her seaweed snacks!

  7. Bella

    November 26th, 2013

    you’re my inspiration every day. Love you

  8. fong

    January 27th, 2014

    erm, sunscreen before skincare? i’ve nv heard about it this way..

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