Channel Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow with a sultry gaze and red lips befitting any spy mission.

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A pop of youthful orange-red on the lips is best matched with equally vibrant makeup on the rest of the face: Think a wash of peachy blusher such as M.A.C’s Powder Blush in Melba, and pink or purple eyeshadow with a hint of glitter, like Pat McGrath Labs’ EYEDOLS Eye Shadow in Rose Venus.

Dress, Hermès. Blouse, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Hat, The Kooples
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A floating winged eye and striking cut crease lend avant-garde edge to any look. Start with a regular cat eye, then extend the wing upwards and outward (don’t go past the brow) before bringing it back along the crease of your eye socket; stop about halfway from the outer corner. Top with a cut crease in pink—we like the Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in 59 Pink Of Me from Marc Jacobs Beauty—and round off with a swipe of red on the lips for maximum impact.

Trench coat, Maison Sans Titre
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You can never go wrong with a bold red lip. Reach for a red with a blue undertone—try Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored—that instantly brightens not just the complexion, but also your smile. Finish with shimmery pastel shadow on the eyes, such as Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold, and blend with your finger for a softer look.

Coat, Fendi
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Go against the tide by pairing a red lip—Dior’s Rouge Dior in 999 gives an unapologetically bright stain—with a smoky eye. Ensure the look is sexy, not scary, by switching out the black for gorgeously wearable muted jewel tones such as Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre in 83 Illusoire.

Jacket; top, Balenciaga Models: Yong Tian Yu, Ekaterina S

Makeup: Tom Pecheux using YSL Beauté Hair: Xiao Tian Design: Xue Mei
Photographed by Liu Zong Yuan.
Styled by Yuri