It’s a tough act to follow Cher Horowitz’s iconic closet, but hey, someone’s gotta do it, right? That being said, if there is one closet that could top Cher’s rotating rack filled with yellow plaid suits and Calvin Klein silk slips, it’s the Teen Vogue beauty closet. We (along with our friends at WhoWhatWear) were fortunate enough to pop by Condé Nast headquarters and have Teen Vogue’s Beauty Director extraordinaire, Eva Chen, open up the magazine’s legendary doors. We had a full-access pass to the hundreds of products Chen and her army of stellar interns test out on a daily basis. And although not everything ends up on the pages of TV, we’ve shopped the closet for you, and now it can all be yours. (Just click “Shop The Look,” et voila!) But with so many products and so little time, we made sure to have Chen give us a rundown on her “perennial favourites”: Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain in Amused, SK-II masks, Burt's Bees Pomegranate Body Scrub, Fresh Lip Sugar in Rose and Living Proof Full shampoo/conditioner. Between the beauty closet and her personal desk, there was no shortage of eye candy for us beauty junkies. From her mini-bottles of CHANEL Les Exclusif perfume to her Hello Kitty obsession, Chen’s office is filled with quirky trinkets and whimsical objects that are a perfect reflection of her playful and peppy personality. And we’ve got to hand it to the veteran editor: not only does she know the beauty world, but she’s got a pretty good grasp on the style side of things, too. She truly represents the Teen Vogue girl: she’s a master of mixing high/low, she’s super social media savvy (we’re obsessed with her Twitter and Instagram; follow her, kids!) and she’s got the stand-out-in-a-crowd style and great energy to back it all up.
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