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!