More Color Experiments

Where does all that yellow come from with a straight 'red oxide'?

My search for a clean red


Notice the amount of yellow undertone in the Red Oxide.  I’m wondering where the red part of ‘red oxide’ is here, anyway.   It sure looks red before (and after) it gets ground into the slurry.   In the lipstick, it looks red, but when I rub the red oxide lipstick  onto the butcher paper, it transforms from red to yellow/orange.  Hmm.  

Since my skin is a very bright red undertone, when you colormix red and yellow – all school children know that makes orange.   This would explain why so many lipsticks I buy look so pretty, but once applied to my red undertone lips, the lipstick turns orange on me – a harsh, unnatural look.

Here is an interesting link with a pic of carmine/cochineal insect:



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