Candy Apple is a sheer, deep true red. Just like a candy apple. No frost, no shimmer. Very pretty shade of red. Creamy, smooth texture. Took off one lippie. Though it would have more shine. But thats easy to fix with a coat of clear lacquer. Another winner from Black Opal. Cost $6 at CVS. Will probably try some of the other Creme Shine L/S shades too. For reference, I'm DDD-AAB, NW45 or HIP#818.