In A Dream of Red Mansions, Baoyu made rouge by himself, saying
‘This is made from the essence of the very best safflower,
which is steamed after all impurities have been extracted and attar added.
You need only take a little on a pin, rub it on your lips and that’s it.’
Today we’ll do it in the ancient style too: natural lipstick paper, rouge cream and eyebrow cream!