The timeline below shows where the symbol Makeup appears in The Handmaid’s Tale. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...in the present time, the Commander finishes reading. Offred imagines the bible pages feeling powder-paper makeup. Serena Joy silently cries. As Offred prays “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum,” she remembers seeing Moira... (full context)