Michelle Phan: Getting Turned Down for a Job at Department Store Beauty Counter Launched My Career

5 facts you may not know about the beauty tutorial maven

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Adweek spoke to YouTube sensation Michelle Phan about her rise to fame from starting out as a beauty tutorial vlogger to becoming an international businesswoman, working with brands like Dr Pepper and L'Oréal. Here are some more interesting tidbits we learned about Phan.

Losing a Potential Job at a Department Store Beauty Counter Inspired Her Web Video Career

Phan did her first makeup tutorial in 2007 in response to someone who was reading her personal blog and had asked her to demonstrate how she did her makeup.



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