Lu Keran’s modern wuxia shoot is full of inspired details

The Chinese brushstroke eyeshadows are so tastefully done. It’s probably one of the best “Chinese-inspired” makeup photoshoots I’ve seen in a while.

I know, I know, the modern wuxia theme has been done to the death, so much that my last two photo posts were both “Chinese-styled”. Despite being less famous, this one featuring Lu Keran is actually my favorite in a long time. Perhaps unbound by the restrictions bigger magazines and stars have, this one by photographer Han Xinlu is choked full of inspired design choices that I can’t help but be impressed.

I love how her rosy cheeks feel as if they’re from a brush against the flower. It’s hard not to think of Chen Man when you see Miao-styled silver hats and rouge, but this photo manages to be completely different.
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