Michelle Phan Releases Her First Book
By Lucia Rossi
On October 21, Michelle Phan’s book “Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success-Online and Off” released on Amazon.com for purchase.
Incase you don’t know who Michelle Phan is, she’s a make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur made famous by YouTube. Her channel has over seven million subscribers and over 300 videos.
Her new book is more than a typical beauty guidebook, it teaches women about fashion, social media behavior, finding and keeping a job, how to become an entrepreneur, and having modern manners; not to mention all of the makeup, hair, and nail care.
The tutorials in the book are not as in depth as her YouTube videos, but they are basic and easy to follow.
There’s also no product placement, besides the mention of Michelle Phan’s own makeup line Em and beauty subscription Ipsy, so anyone can read this without feeling pressured to buy something.
The book is written for all ages however it is more helpful to beginners in beauty than people who are more advanced. The advice given on lifestyles can be useful to anyone no matter what amount of talent, experience or age.
The two beginning chapters are autobiographical and provides an indepth look into what she went through to get to where she is today. Her upbringing is very inspirational and isn’t filled with the glamour that she has today. Times were tough for Phan, she had family, financial, and school issues just like we all do. Her personal story is relatable, down to earth, and worth the read.
What makes this guide book different from others is that Phan adds her own voice and personality into the book. You could hear her light-hearted and friendly tone when she describes tips, tricks, and tutorials. The language she uses is not serious compared to beauty books written by professional makeup artists. Her way with words is playful, much like in her videos. Because she is an artist, the book is also filled with her drawings and doodles as a personal touch.
Phan isn’t just all about external beauty, she stresses internal beauty as well. That is why this book was an enjoyable read and why it is filled with things every girl should know. This book is a good segway into learning about not only looking your best, but feeling your best so you’re ready for success.
“Michelle has blazed a new path for women everywhere. Armed with passion, personality, business savvy and a YouTube account,” said Robert Kyncl, Global Head of Content and Business Operations for YouTube. “She’s built a worldwide following from the ground up. Make Up: Your Life to Beauty, Style, and Success–Online and Off shows how Michelle transformed her talent and creativity into a global brand,”
Overall, this book is worth buying whether you are a fan for Phan on YouTube, or if you just want to start somewhere to get familiar with the world of beauty, fashion, and their industry.
As Michelle Phan always says, “good luck.”