I went to meet and greet Michell Phan in person at Aventura Mall in Miami, Florida. It was a fun experience even though I couldn’t get closer than what you see in this video. But in the process I met Emmy8405 that have posted previously about her in this blog.
Who is Michelle Phan? For those who don’t know Michelle Phan is a Vietnamese-American make-up artist who posts make-up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, sometimes under the online alias ricebunny. Phan attended Ringling College of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Phan joined Youtube on July 18, 2006 and has created over 200 videos. In November 2010, she reached over 1 million subscribers.
Phan is known for her video style that incorporates her voice-over instruction with music and text subtitles. Her videos are created entirely using iMovie on a MacBook Pro. Popular beauty tutorials released on Phan’s YouTube channel have included her “Romantic Valentine Look,” “Brighter Larger Looking Eyes,” “Makeup for Glasses,” and “Mysterious Masquerade Look.” Her most popular videos include the “Lady Gaga ‘Poker Face’ Tutorial” with over 30,000,000 video views on YouTube,”Lady Gaga Bad Romance Look,” with over 25,000,000 views, “Romantic Valentine Look,” and “Seductive Vampire”. In January, special effects were used in her new Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” video, the first for a makeup guru.The Buzzfeed profiled Phan on January 23, 2009 overnight, turning it into a viral video.
Phan’s success on YouTube has produced attention from the media and people internationally. She appeared in the August 2009 issue of Seventeen magazine, the St. Petersburg Times on August 23, 2009, the Sun Sentinel on August 24, 2009, and on the popular blog BellaSugar on April 19, 2009. Phan was also featured in a Chilean newspaper for her Barbie video. Recently, Phan was also published in May’s issue of NYLON magazine. She appeared in Forbes magazine as well.
In 2010, Phan was hired by Lancôme. Her videos will include Lancôme beauty products.