The Palace Museum, long associated with images of century-old buildings and relics, is now taking a surprising step into fashion: not high-end fashion, but the everyday kind. On Dec 9, the online store of the Palace Museum Cultural and Creative Store released a new product – a lipstick collection in six colors.
長久以來，人們一直將故宮博物院與百年老建筑和文物古跡聯系在一起。而如今，它正大膽進軍時尚界：并非高端時尚，而是日用品。12月9日，故宮博物院文化創意館網上旗艦店推出了新品 —— 六色故宮口紅。
The colors showcase classic Chinese beauty: Lang Yao glaze red, Bean paste red, Tourmaline purple, Rose-purple, Mermaid pink and Maple red. They are drawn from items in different shades of red worn by the emperors’ concubines during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).
The lipstick packaging was inspired by the patterns of traditional Chinese porcelains and embroideries. It features red-crowned cranes, lingzhi mushrooms and butterflies, all done in an elegant style, reported People’s Daily.
“The lipstick colors are so attractive because they have traditional Chinese cultural meanings,“ a WeChat user surnamed Liu told Global Times. “I think the lipsticks also have a high collection value.“