The color varies with the light, so it varies with the:

  • intensity of the light
  • angle with which impinges
  • type of light (bulb, halogen, solar, LED, etc.)
  • display screen
  • quality lens camera and other parameters
and the makeup or paints:
  • when dry
  • when oxidized (all that are in contact with air oxidizes)
  • by skin type
But there’s more.
A makeup or paint, is formed largely by pigments and adherent. And a solvent which evaporates (for example alcohol or water) leaves the pigments attached to skin or object.

Pigments are usually organic, mineral or synthetic chemicals. And each color is generated in a different way, ie, there are colors that have been known for thousands of years, usually have a number of pigments and are very opaque. And then there are other colors that barely cover, which oxidize faster, and behave very differently to light, or look different to a camera or the human eye.

And this makes even within the same brand and type of makeup or paint, color behaves differently.

As I checked, the Reds are the most powerful, opaque and stable.
Intense blue also. But this color is very saturated in face and body, not recommended.

Violet or lilac are very inconsistent. Even I have photographs of a client who seemed to have no bodypaint and she swore that I had makeup all of violet.

(Sorry, this is what is for now, I hope to add more in the future).