Michelle Phan on Beauty and Betty Boop
YouTube sensation Michelle Phan made an appearance on Thursday at Sephora in Times Square in support of Lancôme’s latest launch, Hypnôse Star Mascara, and its legendary spokesperson, Betty Boop. The iconic cartoon character appears alongside model Daria Werbowy in the campaign for the new mascara and was the inspiration for a look that Phan revealed to shoppers and fans at the recently renovated store.
The Betty Boop look was a combination of Phan’s favorite Lancôme products, including Hypnôse Star Mascara, Dual Finish Powder, Liner Design in Indigo Darling, Blush Subtil Palette in Plum Elegance, Juicy Tubes in Tickled Pink, Les Paillettes Aux Yeux in Lumieres de Paris and Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Sapphire Fling and Sparkling Intoxication.
We caught up with Phan at the event for some quick tips and holiday must-haves.
How would you describe this look in three words?
I would say edgy, glamorous and seductive.
The look involves a mix of products. Which are the stars?
Definitely Hypnôse Star Mascara and the Liner Design in Indigo Darling.
Do you have any quick tips for getting the most out of these products?
Yes, I actually sometimes use the mascara formula as eyeliner. I just take my brush, dip it in the mascara and draw the line on my eyes. It is great because the formula is waterproof. Depending on my mood, I will play with light versus dark on my eyes. Today I started with dark colors and blended to light.
Also, I used the gel liner as more of a shadow. I spread it out on my eye. I like to then top off the look with liquid liner to have the nice beautiful line on my eye.
What are your must-have products for the holidays?
Definitely gold eye shadow; it is such a festive color. A nice wine or burgundy colored lip. That has actually been the trending color. I’m loving that girls are embracing it and using these shades on their lips and cheeks. And glitter. You can’t go wrong with glitter during the holidays.
What do you and Betty Boop have in common?
We both love glamour!
Photo: Courtesy of Lancôme