Michelle Phan- Make Up Guru, Founder of FAWN (for all women network), Co-Founder of ipsy.com, Creator of her very own Make Up line and now she also has published a book. Is there something she can´t do? Probably not! Her secret? Pure passion! I have been watching her YouTube videos from early on and I didn’t miss a single one. I swear! No surprise that I had to get her book. So I thought it would be a good idea to tell you guys a little bit about her book: Michelle Phan Make UP- your life guide to beauty, style and success online and off. Her book is structured in different categories and I am going to write a few words to every main topic she is talking about. It should give you an idea what this book is about. Ready? Let´s go!
1. My life so far
This chapter is divided in to parts. Part 1 is about her childhood. So some people might think that reading about how someone became potty trained, found her/his first friend in elementary school and dealed with his/her first pimple in high school is very boring. True that! But I found her story very unique and inspiring, so it´s worth taking a look at it. Part 2 is about her career. It was great to read how she has changed from a shy beauty vlogger to a powerful, confident business woman.
Definitely the main part in her book (no surprise). There is no Make-Up issue or beauty product she doesn´t mention in this chapter. Lipsticks, Foundations, Mascara, her skin care routine, the 5-step make up instruction, hair dying, nail shapes, face types, cleaning your brushes etc. This chapter is more than helpful, especially for young girls, starting with make up.
Definitely my favorite part of the book. Her fashion chapter includes great tips and tricks to organize your clothes, find your style and built your wardrobe. She teaches you in what clothes you should invest, what body type you are, and how to dress for different occasions. Very important!
4. Digital Dos and Don´ts
Michelle Phan literally lives in a digital world, especially because of her job. But I think we do, too. Having our phone almost attached to our right hand, being part of all the social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, texting our friends 24/7… all those things makes us part of the digital world. We often forget that in this special world rules exists, as well. Luckily Michelle also refers to this topic by talking about the dos and don´ts, explaining how dangerous it can be if you don´t pay attention and additionally she gives some helpful tips for a digital detox.
This chapter mentions everything from finding a job, writing an application, having a job interview, through to the right behavior at your work place.
6. modern manners
Unfortunately, I see people with bad table manners way too often. But it is so important to know how to behave! Don´t you want that others (like your date, business partner or even friends) have a good impression of you? If yes ( and that´s the only right answer), read Michelle´s guide She explains all the basics everyone should know for example how to set the table, make eye-contact, shake hands…
7. My conclusion
This book is well written, clearly structured and it contains very important tips, not only when it comes to make up. She teaches all the basics a young modern woman needs to know in order to achieve her dreams and be successful in this world. Consider her as your lifestyle guide.
I have to admit that I already knew a lot of things she has mentioned in her book, since I´ve learned a lot about behavior and manners from my mom (Thank you Mom! You are the best!) and I already knew a lot about Make Up, since I am addicted to her YouTube videos. But if you noticed that you don´t really know a lot of the things I mentioned earlier, you should definitely go and get that book! The information, she is providing is crucial. Last but not least I have to say that her passion inspires me th most and I am thankful that she shares it with everyone. You can really tell how much love she put in it ( she must have poured her heart into this book)!
I hope that this post gave you some helpful information about her book! Best wishes and lot´s of love,