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Fourth of July Nail Art That We Love

No better way to show your stars and stripes than with this Wonderwoman mani. (Photo: nailside.blogspot.com)

—Caroline

The perfect beachy complement to patriotic nails?  A DIY tan with Comodynes Towelettes.

Lightning Round With Teen Vogue’s Eva Chen

Forget the penetrating, hard-hitting questions — Lightning Round is a fun (and informative!) on-the-spot questionnaire series featuring someone we find particularly compelling.

If you’re not a beauty aficionado, you might not have heard of Eva Chen, but we think she’s a pretty big deal. As the beauty director of Teen Vogue, she’s in charge of everything and anything beauty-related that makes it into the magazine (and she has a ton of fun doing it, as evidence by her recent Beyonce-inspired Rhythm Nation piece). Beyond being one of the glossy’s driving forces, she’s somewhat of a phenomenon on Tumblr and Twitter. We nabbed some time to interview her for this month’s Birchbox Crush, plus an on-the-spot Q&A for our very first Lightning Round post. Here’s what she had to say.

Foundation or tinted moisturizer?

Tinted moisturizer. If you take care of your skin, you don’t need foundation. I also think young women should be wearing less foundation because you’re aging yourself and you’ll only have that youthful glow once.

Heel or flats?

Heels. Duh.

Lipstick or lip stain?

Lip stain, for sure. For me at least — I appreciate the look of lipstick, but I am such a hot mess.

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