Stride of Pride is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling sheen. The texture felt really smooth to the touch, but it was also denser and did not pick up with a brush as well as I would have liked. I found that using a larger, moderately dense brush was best but made it more challenging to get more precise application (which some may desire in a highlighter). It did blend out without too much work but was surprisingly unimpressive compared to the plethora of highlighting formulas on the market now. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.