Our “How I Shop” series documents how prominent figures buy clothes. It can be a social experience, and a deeply personal one; at times, it can be impulsive and entertaining, at others, purpose-driven, a chore. The same goes for beauty — and there’s a whole lot to unpack in the way we discover, test and purchase hair, skin, makeup, fragrance and wellness products. Now, we’re delving into all of it with “How I Shop: Beauty Edition.”

When it comes to the Fashionista (virtual) office, Gemma Chan has the superpower to thrill us every time she steps onto the red carpet — not just with her innate poise and elegance, but also her ease, boldness and thoughtful self-expression through both her fashion and beauty looks.