I’m flattered you think I’m so good at colour blending that I can pull an accurate colour dupe out of thin air, but sadly I am not there yet 🙁 I do have a few tips to help you figure it out for yourself, though:
- For any sort of a proper purple you will need carmine; red iron oxide is much too muddy
- Most classic reds need carmine as well; red iron oxide is too muddy and brown to make a classic red
- If you want a berry tone, try incorporating the blue-toned red iron oxide or blue ultramarine
- Don’t discount the awesomeness of titanium dioxide (white) in a blend
- You’ll need oxides and other pure pigments to get strong, lipstick worthy colour blends; micas are much weaker and don’t pack nearly the same colour punch
- There’s both a dark brown and a light brown oxide; choose accordingly based on your needs
- For super bright corals you’ll need carmine and titanium dioxide as well as yellow iron oxide. For even brighter corals, you might consider looking at a yellow FD&C dye.
- Take notes for all your colour blends so you can recreate them, and label both the formula notes and the final product!
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