This shade is a pretty, warm brick red/rust on me. Faint bronze shimmer, but by no means frosty. I'd imagined that this would be more of a gloss than a stain, but I find the opposite to be true. The shine fades in moments, but the color stays on a looong time. Unless you want totally matte lips, a balm or gloss is needed on top. I like it enough that I plan to try another shade. Some reviews have mentioned an unpleasant scent, but I find it very mild.