Did you know that depending on where in the circulatory system and health, our blood is different shades? Blood carrying oxygen is bright orange-red, without it is a deep purple-red. Think about when you get a cut and you scurry about looking for tissue to wipe away the blood - at first, it's a bright red, by time you mop it up...dark.
Anyway! Here is a venous blood colour I mixed up for my lips. I was attempting to show Rockalily London the type of gothic red I've been searching for...but even this leans a wee bit too brown! Mixing dark reds is ridiculously hard :/
FACE - No.7 'Beautifully Matte' foundation mixed with Natural Collection 'Shine Away Foundation', Kryolan powder Witch concealer, Ben Nye pink blush.
EYES - Sleek black eyeshadow, Illamasqua sealing gel, mascara.
LIPS - A mix of E.L.F black cream eyeliner, Maybelline 'Diva Red' lipstick and Sleek 'Pin-Up' pout paint.
What's your favourite kind of red lipstick? Any recommendations for dark reds?