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Last month, LA-based YouTube makeup vlogger Michelle Phan invited us to her Ipsy headquarters for an exclusive tour, charming us all with her natural beauty and down-to-earth vibe. Little did we know that a few weeks later, 27-year-old Phan would raise a mindblowing $100 million in Series B funding for her subscription cosmetics company, officially making Ipsy the makeup delivery service to beat.
Ipsy's now worth approximately $800 million total. After picking your jaw up off the floor, revisit our chat with Phan here.