(China Plus)The Summer Palace released its own line of lipsticks on Thursday, reports Beijing Youth Daily. News of their release spread quickly online, and more than 4,000 of the "Empress Style" lipsticks were sold on Alibaba's marketplace Tmall within 24 hours.
The lipsticks released by the Summer Palace for sale on Alibaba's Tmall. [Screenshot: China Plus]
The Summer Palace teamed up with the domestic brand Catkin for its new line of makeup products, which also includes eye shadows and facial masks.
The design of the packaging was inspired by an embroidery screen in the residence of Empress Dowager Cixi at the Summer Palace. The screen, named "A Hundred Birds Paying Respect to the Phoenix", represents a time of national peace. The use of 3D printing technology gives the metal packaging the texture of the original embroidery.