Pale Violet #139 is identical in color to Nars Malta, which is $18 and hard as a rock. This lavender/lilac pencil goes great with my Lola lipsticks in Pink Panther and Princess, as well as my Nars lipstick in Scanty. It is a bit more lavender than these shades, but in some ways that's good because it gives you a defined edge and makes the color multi-dimensional. I like short lip pencils because they are easy to carry with you, and heck, I'll never go through a lip pencil anyway.
Wow, what a steal for four dollars! I love this color, it's VERY similar to MAC's liner in Slightly Off (but a heck of a lot cheaper). And the formula is WAY nicer than MAC's, which is surprising. This has a nice soft texture, and the MAC one is very hard, so I prefer this. It's a nice mauve with a subtle hint of light plum. I don't think pale violet is an accurate name, however.