As you can see from the swatches the colour is a gorgeous deep red colour, that doesn't wash you out.
To put it to the test I ate as well as drinking from a can and the colour was still there!
The pencil doesn't fit in the average size sharpener, does need to be the bigger sized hole. Nars sell one as do boujouis and many other brands fairly cheaply.
This is definitely my fave red lip colour in my collection, (well my only one) but is my 'go to' red lip for when i'm feeling bold and confident.