What a wonderful "mystery" sample I received with my order; it's, say, 3 1/2 inches long. A darker brownish red (then I read it was described as Plum ... ok); will go very well with the darker neutrals, too. The consistency is creamy and once sharpened, made a perfect line around my lip edges. This is my first Make Up Forever item and it's great; I simply don't need more lip liners now. Otherwise, this line would be in the top 5 brands on my list for lip liners.