Did you follow Michelle Phan on Facebook during her trip to Paris last month? If not, here's the back story: Michelle took her first ever trip to Paris with Lancôme (she's their video makeup artist spokesperson) and documented her experience in a scrapbook on Lancôme's Facebook page. Then, she chose four Parisian inspirations for a video tutorial: Catwalk Couture, Natural Beauty, French Classic, and Paris Avant-Garde. Fans were then asked to vote on Facebook for which inspiration should become her next video, and the winner (dum dum dum!) was Natural Beauty, with over 1400 votes—including mine! I completely agree with Michelle's comment in the video about how inspiring Parisian women are because they're so confident when they wear natural makeup. Every time I visit that city, I'm amazed by how effortlessly polished the women look. I swear, if Parisian women put together a beauty how-to book, it would skyrocket to the top of The New York Times bestseller list!
Until that magical day comes, we have Michelle's amazing Natural Beauty tutorial—which just debuted on her YouTube channel this week—to guide us. And to celebrate my favorite inspiration winning the contest, we're giving away every product Michelle uses in the video—makeup et al!—including the brand new Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells Mascara. If you become a fan of our Makeup.com Facebook page (which now means clicking that little "Like" button at the top of the page) between now and Friday night, you'll be entered to win all 17 products in the above video (the contest is open to existing fans as well!). We'll pick one name at random on Monday, so be sure to check back here then to find out if you won.
Good luck everyone!