I got this lead just for the fun of having colored lead for my mechanical
pencil. I won't use it often but it's available when I want to do something
different. The color is a very pretty purple and shows up nicely. It is my
favorite of the three colors I bought (orange, green, violet).
This has been one of my absolute favorite investments thus far. The ONLY reason
I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I do with the color came up a little
darker or brighter but its still phenomenal and pretty much acts like a thin
colored pencil. I draw, sketch and write with this all of the time! A must have