Still Life is a softened geranium-red creme. It's not hugely bright, but a teeny teeny bit muted, which makes it more wearable than a novelty neon. Cheerful, warm red -- no pink tones. Application is perfect: Smooth and streak-free with one average-thickness coat or even deeper and glossier with two thin coats. I had no trouble with this drying quickly with Poshe on top and either Stickey or Barielle camo underneath. The wear for me is excellent -- CND seems to be a more elastic than hard enamel, which seems to suit my slightly flexible nails.