Congratulations to Nicole Ordonez from California, the winner of our first giveaway! Nicole won all of the products from Michelle Phan's new Natural Beauty tutorial. (Nicole, if you're reading this, check your Facebook inbox for an email from me!) And a huge thank you to everyone who joined our Facebook page last week. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support! There will be more great giveaways on here, so stay tuned.
Congrats as well to Michelle the superstar, who just broke an astonishing 200 million views on her YouTube channel. Only three months ago, when I began editing this site, Michelle's channel had 150 million views. To put it into perspective, it took Facebook three years to acquire 50 millions users, whereas Michelle acquired that many more channel views in just three months. Mark Zuckerberg, watch out!
I was reading everyone's comments about the Natural Beauty video and noticed that many of you liked the white eye pencil trick to highlight around your eyes. If you have olive or dark skin though, white can sometimes look too bright on you, so try a beige or taupe pencil or shadow instead (the shadow end of the L'Oréal Paris Le Kohl Duo Shadow + Liner in Bronze Brown/Buttercup works well on medium skin, while the shadow from the Black Brown/Hazelnut shade is good on dark skin).
A lot of you also asked about some lower-priced options for some of the makeup used in the video. Here are a few suggestions for products you could swap in:
Long-wear foundation: L'Oréal Paris Infallible Advanced Never Fail Makeup
Undereye concealer: Maybelline New York SuperStay 24HR Concealer
Pressed powder: Maybelline New York Shine-Free Oil-Control Translucent Pressed Powder
Dark brown eye pencil: The Body Shop Eye Definer in Rich Brown
Mauve lip pencil: L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Eternal Mauve
Thanks again to all of you for your incredible support. In addition to offering more giveaways, which I'll be doing, I'd love to hear from you the kind of topics you'd like to read about on Makeup.com. If you have an idea for a future post topic, please leave your comments here!