This has been my go-to bold lipstick for awhile now. It's such a pretty color and it has an added bit of purple shimmer that looks amazing under certain lights. The formula is not quite like anything I've ever seen. This is worth it just for the beautiful purple-ish shimmer alone! Fairly long-lasting as well. I only need to touch it up a little after eating a large meal.
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.