I bought this color when these lipsticks first came out and man was I not disappointed! I've never bought a color like Venom before but it was the beginning of Fall and I was determined to jump on purple/plum lipstick train. I usually wear this with the matching lip pencil so I don't know if the results would be different without it. My one and only complaint is the shape of the lipstick. The round shape makes it a little hard to stay inside the lines but the color payoff and long lasting wear time make this lipstick worth it! I wore this lipstick almost every day during the Fall and Winter but I still have a ton left, you are definitely getting your money's worth.
Love, love, love this pencil. I bought this on a whim because I was getting tired of my basic black and brown liner, and I am so glad I did. It's creamy enough that I can swipe it on an angled eyeliner brush and put it on, but once it sets it's there for good!