Monday, 6 August 2012

Michelle Phan's Makeup Masterclass at Myer, Melbourne!

There are so many M's in that post title haha

August 3rd, 2012. Such an amazing day because it was the day I attended Lancome's Makeup Masterclass in Myer's Mural Hall, where I met one of my biggest beauty idols...


My gorgeous friend Tally, MICHELLE PHAN, and myself.
Image property of Polite In Public 2011.
For those of you who don’t know her, Michelle is a world-renowned YouTube makeup artist with more subscribers than Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian COMBINED, and she has the most amazing, creative, and useful makeup tutorials!

Check her out, I have learned so much from her videos! They're super easy to follow, and it's such a bonus that she’s such a warm spirit - it’s just like learning from a friend :) 

Visit Michelle Phan’s YouTube Channel. 

For someone to have started out in her room making videos on her webcam, to being one of the world’s most well-known makeup artists, Michelle is proof that dreams can come true, and she is such an inspiration to me. It was such an honor to meet her, and I’m still a bit dazed. I can’t believe it really happened!! 

The event included a talk by Michelle about her top beauty tips, a meet and greet, plus free makeovers and makeup consultations. The $50 ticket was also redeemable for Lancome products, and you'll see what I spent mine on later in the post!

Here are the photos from the day: 

The lovely Tally, who is the loveliest event buddy ever <3
You might remember her from my post on Mecca Cosmetica's Top 100 Beauty Stars event.
You'll see more of my outfit below :)
Coat - The Coat Department, Myer
Dress - Stylestalker
Tights - Razzamatazz
Shoes - Miss Shop
Necklace - Diva
Sneaky train snaps ;) 

A lady on the train came up to us and offered to take this photo, saying,
"You girls look so gorgeous, let me help take a photo of you both!"
Tally and I sported matching ring finger nail art.
Leopard print nail applications, I'm in love with them!
Waiting in line outside Mural Hall.
I've always wanted to have one of these "red carpet" photos. Mission accomplished!
♥ ♥ ♥
Image © L'Oréal Australia
About 400 people showed up for the class, you could feel the excitement in the air!
Cheeky champers!
One of the delicious canapes - beef fillets with cheesy mash, spinach and chestnuts!
My, weren't we spoiled!
We were a few rows from the front!!

On our seats was Michelle's makeup tutorial booklet
and the newest copy of Emporium, Myer's fashion magazine.
How gorgeous is the architecture in Mural Hall!
All the makeup artists on stage ready to demonstrate some gorgeous makeup looks!
When asked what beauty item she would take on a desert island, she replied,
"A eyebrow pencil!"
Why? Because you can use it to define your brows, which enhances your eyes,
plus you can use it as an eyeliner pencil. So clever! 
Michelle said she loves how Australians wear so much colour.
 Go Aussies!
How pretty is her hair style? Hopefully she does a tutorial on this one!
Waiting in line to meet Michelle for the meet and greet.
She shook my hand and I nearly fainted haha 
Tally learning about brow shaping from one of Lancome's talented makeup artists.

Lancome's Multi-Relief Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream
Lancome's Sensitive Eyes Instant Cleanser
Kerastase Hair Mask
Lancome's Hypnose Mascara
Lancome Kohl Eyeliner pencil in Black
Lancome Youth Activating Eye Cream
Lancome Rouge In Love Lip Tattoo
- I know what you're thinking, a lip tattoo??
It's basically like a temporary tattoo which you apply to your lips
and it looks like you have lipstick on.
It'd last for ages (well, the same time as a temp-tat I guess!) 
Soooo, what did I spend my $50 voucher on...?

Michelle's Limited Edition Glamour Eyes kit of course!
This is usually only available in America, so I had to get one while they lasted!
Lancome Colour Design all-in-one 5 shade eyeshadow palette.
Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner 
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
Thank you to Lancome and Michelle Phan for such a wonderful event, you’ve fulfilled the dreams of so many girls by arranging the meet and greet with Michelle, myself included!

Who is your beauty inspiration? Let me know in the comments below! xxx


  1. I can't believe how incredibly lucky you were to be spoilt at such an event! Your outfit was absolutely gorgeous too! Love the lace sleeves :) Can't believe your canapes were so luxuriant, look at that beef! And you were star struck, I think I would be if I was there haha -- and Michelle Phan looks so photogenic on every angle right?! That goodie bag has seriously got to be one of the best, you're right, and a very wise choice with the glamour pack - can't wait for that post :) Or the lip tattoo haha, the innovations with makeup these days. Your cheery smile summed up the post so well, hehe so much glee :)

    1. I know!! I totally didn't expect there to be canapes and a red carpet and a meet and greet! I felt just like a celebrity, it was so much fun :) Aww thank you! She is, isn't she :D I was stunned to meet her, such a memorable moment :) And yes, look out for a post using Michelle Phan's makeup kit soon! Aww you're so lovely as always Bambi :) <3 <3 xx

  2. Wow, you're so lucky!
    Very cool photos & you both looked beautiful!

  3. I love all the pictures and I love Lancome lipsticks!!! I really love to see photos and events from other countries, thanks!!!!!

    1. Thank you Maya! I'm glad you liked them, thank you for stopping by :) x

  4. OMG! I'm so jealous! I really want to meet her! :)

    XO, Mish

  5. Nice photos and amazing outfits :)
    xx Ilka

  6. Gosh, you are really lucky :D
    i love her too.

  7. Great pictures and post dear!! (:
    haha yees! my hair is naturally curly !
    I'm glad that you like it (:

    xx from

  8. Wow! You're soooo lucky, love her tutorials!!!
    Amazing pics, sweetie!
    I just founs your blog and I love it!
    Follow you right now. Hope you can follow me back :)


  10. Wow. Looks like it was such a fun event and you girls looked gorgeous! As for my beauty inspiration, Diane Kruger and Kate Bosworth. They always look so fresh faced!

    1. Aww thank you! I love them both too, they always look impeccable, no matter what event they're at :) x

  11. you look awesome!! i wish be there!

  12. Wow!! That would have been fantastic. You and your girlfriend look gorgeous. Rachel x

    1. Thanks Rachel, that's lovely of you :) Thanks for visiting! x

  13. you are such a cutie! love what you are wearing and what great products!!

    xx rae
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  14. Looks like you had such a fun time! You both look gorgeous! So cool you got to meet her!

  15. OMG you are TOO CUTE! It looks like you had such an amazing time! I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog--I'm your newest follower! YAY! I just started a blog and would LOVE for you to stop by and check it out!
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  16. You are sooo lucky you got to see her in person! I didn't get to when she arrived in Sydney :( Well I could've gone to Myers but it was such a long way to walk from my school and I was lugging my makeup kit as well.

  17. I'm a great fan of Michelle Phan as well! You're so lucky you can meet her! x

  18. looks like it was great event, love the nails with gold

  19. Amazing event, love the pictures!

  20. what an amazing event! I follow Michelle Phan too!

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  21. Hi dear :) amazing post hun! what do you think of following each other on GFC and bloglovin'? Let me know
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  22. It looks like you did enjoy the event ! I heard that she came to Melbourne (Yes i'm from Melbourne too !) but i did not have the chance to meet her ! Glad that you had fun ;)

    And hi, from Melbourne !! xx

  23. OMG...I love Michelle Phan, some time ago I did a post about her beauty tips! What an amazing event, you're sooo lucky ;D
    Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you have a great week ahead<3


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  24. Love your outfit and hair!!

  25. woww looking so gorgoeuss babee ! <3
    love ur dress..
    nice make up tutor from u! :p
    anywy, followin u back already :)
    keep in touch!


  26. i went too andloved the michelle phan at melbourne! it was pretty goood :)

    followed you xx

  27. oh man! you lucky girl!!! I missed out wanted to meet Michelle Phan so much!

    1. It was amazing, I was so nervous beforehand haha! Hopefully she does a meet and greet near you soon :) x

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  32. Hello. It's a very nice blog. Really the work with the makeup is awesome. The pictures are absolutely perfect. You are really lucky to meet such an artist. I just love your makeup and your outfit. She is one of the finest makeup artist i have ever seen. Great blog. Keep posting. Thanks

    1. Hi there Jona, thank you so much! Your comment was so sweet. I felt so too, she was an inspiration in person! xx

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