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.
Venom Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright plum.” It’s a rich, deepened berry-red with a violet and fuchsia shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage. It wore for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. Tom Ford Violet Fatale is lighter, brighter. MAC Rebel is slightly brighter. NARS Valparaiso is more matte, less bright. See comparison swatches.