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Three bold ways to make a statement this season.

Jason Wu Beauty
Photographer: Richard Burbridge
Photographer: Richard Burbridge

“Wearing makeup just comes naturally to her,” says Jason Wu of his customer. “She embraces color.” To that end, Wu continues to expand, from frocks to faces, in his second collaboration with Lancôme. “I wanted the shadows to feel like a fashion message for the eye,” explains the designer, who borrowed the amethyst and deep blue shades from his pre–fall 2014 collection. There are also bright punches of pink for nails and the mouth, like the rich Hibiscus Pink L’Absolu Rouge lipstick shown here. “It could be worn alone to complete an outfit. I just imagine someone in one of my ruffle chiffon dresses, with only a Hibiscus Pink lip, her hair pulled back. That’s my kind of woman.”

Proenza Schouler top; H. Stern earrings. Beauty note: Give lashes a jolt with Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black.

Photographer: Richard Burbridge Stylist: Vanessa Chow

Blurred Lines

Ombré has been a hot concept in hair color for the past few years, but here, the makeup artist Francelle gives the idea a twist, blending two shadows (Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots in Turquoise Glow and Melted Gold) for a fresh take on the smoky eye. The effect is fuzzy and relaxed, rather than color-blocked. But Francelle insists she’s not interested in the makeup equivalent of bed head. “Blending the colors a lot allows them to settle in, so you get that lived-in look,” she explains. “It’s not slept-in or messy. I hate the word ‘messy’ in makeup. Messy means you’ve been crying and mascara is running all over.”

Stella McCartney jumpsuit; de Grisogono earrings. Beauty note: Eyes stand out on a flawless palette. Try Covergirl Trublend Liquid Makeup in Caramel Beige.

Photographer: Richard Burbridge Stylist: Vanessa Chow

Gold Fingers

When it comes to nails, Anatole Rainey is a classicist. “It’s all about a lovely oval shape, with the perfect nude or red,” says the 35-year-old manicurist, who was recently tapped by Dior to be its first international nail designer. “But there’s always room for a metallic.” Rainey’s hire coincides with the relaunch of Dior Vernis polish collection, 24 supershiny shades featuring bold reds and chic neutrals, as well as this lovely rose gold Vibrato. “It’s an elegant, jewel-like alternative to a nude nail,” says Rainey of the hue. “And it quite holds its own against the real thing.” Dior Fine Jewelry rings. Beauty note: Match lips to sumptuous baubles with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage.

Hair by Jordan M for Bumble and bumble; makeup by Francelle. Manicure by Anatole Rainey for Dior. Model: Marina Nery at the Society Management.