I got this NYX Eyeliner pencil as a complimentary gift with my purchase of two NYX Blushes Diva & Spice.Really long pencil I must say. I have no idea about the price. I have this in blue shade which is close to Cobalt Blue.
Ingredients are mentioned on the pencil.The other end of the pencil is colored indicating the actual shade. The texture is not much creamier or smooth which makes it hard to smudge & also not much hard that makes application difficult. If you like very soft & creamy textured pencils then you might want to skip this.
Cobalt Blue is quiet pigmented with a slight hint of shimmer and a swipe or two is enough to show intense line. Need to tug a little bit while applying but the pigmentation makes it easy to give the intense lines. It stays on eyes entire day without smudging (if I don’t splash water on my face). Doesn’t fade or flakes off.
All together I find this pencil pretty decent with good pigmentation and good staying power without smudging on my eyelids.