Palace Museum: Dragon and phoenix handmade soaps with essential oil
Based on one of its collection items, a gold seal with a knob in the shape of a pair of crouching dragons, the Palace Museum designed a dragon-shaped handmade soap and essential oil container.
As the phoenix was an auspicious totem in ancient China, the designer combined a phoenix motif from a seal and a mirror together to make the two soaps with essential oil look like colored glass.
Palace Museum: 12 balms with different flower fragrances
The Palace Museum recently rolled out 12 handmade perfume balms with different flower fragrances, including peach blossom, magnolia, lotus, chrysanthemum, and Chinese rose. The designs of the porcelain jars are based on enamel cosmetic containers with flower motifs from the museum’s collection. Each of the jars is wrapped in an exquisite gift box.
Dunhuang Museum: Cosmetics products with the image of the nine-color deer
The legend of the nine-color deer is so engaging and the depiction of it on the walls in the Dunhuang Mogao grotto is so full of vigor that the Dunhuang Museum jointly designed its cosmetics products with Carslan, a leading cosmetic brand in China, to adopt this image. The mural of the nine-color deer was printed on eyebrow pencils, lip gloss, eye shadow, and highlighting powders. These products may remind consumers of the "tale of the deer" when they are holding them in front of a mirror.
Palace Museum: Lipsticks with the attire motifs
In recent years, among a series of fancy cultural and creative products promoted by the Palace Museum, the lipsticks have been very popular with history and traditional art enthusiasts. Their colors are inspired by those of the jewelry and cultural relics collected by the museum. What’s more, attire worn by the historical residents of the Forbidden City is printed on the packages as a motif.