Beauty Guru Michelle Phan Covers 'Nylon' February 2016

Beauty Guru Michelle Phan Covers 'Nylon' February 2016

Michelle Phan takes over the February 2016 cover of Nylon magazine.

The 28-year-old beauty guru, who started out on YouTube and now has a massive empire to her name, opened up about being bullied in her youth, makeup, and more. Check it:

On the illusion of perfection: “Sometimes I go to work with no makeup because I don’t care. I don’t need to put those expectations on my life. I want people to see that I’m not perfect, but I can always show girls how to look perfect. It’s an illusion anyone can create.”

On being bullied for her race: “I would walk down the hallway, and they would yell, ‘Ching Chong, Ching Chong!’ It made me insecure about my nationality and race. I didn’t really have a defined style. I didn’t know what my culture or aesthetic was, so I would cosplay to feel part of theirs. I was hiding…”

On her struggles with appearance in art school: “I was taught to dress nice, to show everyone around you that you care. I was brought up that way. Even though we had no money, my mother believed in looking good. I guess in art school, it was cool to look broke. If you dressed up, you were trying too hard. But when you come from nothing, it’s the last thing you want to look like.”

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Photos: Felisha Tolentino/Nylon
Posted to: Magazine, Michelle Phan, Social Stars, YouTube Stars

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