e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain


3.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars28%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars23%
  • 2 Stars15%
  • 1 Star12%


Get beautiful precision color that lasts for hours with this pigment rich lip stain marker. The pen-like tip lets you draw on color easily for a streak & smudge free professional look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to hydrate and moisturize lips.

How To Use:

  1. Apply lip stain marker directly on to dry, clean lips and build coverage as desired.
  2. For longer lasting color and a full pout, use it over our Lip Primer & Plumper.


Water(Aqua), Propylene Glycol, PVP, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben
May Contain: Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 22 Lake(CI 45380), Red 40 Lake(CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake(CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake(CI 42090), Yellow 6 Lake(CI 15985)

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  • Do these lip stains leave your lips dry? Also how hard ar...2 Answers
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  • I've been wanting to find a good lip stain and wanted to ...3 Answers
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
Reviews (1,646)
Q&A (81)
Media (113)
  • "Have this in a few shades, amazing pigmentation. LOVE THIS! The only thing is you should do a lip scrub prior to application tends to make lips look a little dry....overall great buy" in 79 reviews
  • "This lip stain is super nice and so cheap!! It has a very great pigmentation and a long lasting strength. I can put it on in the morning, eat, drink, and everything in between and still have a little bit of pigmentation left by the time I get home from work. (this is without any re-application)" in 42 reviews
  • "It works great but I have to reapply a few times during the day." in 1 review
isabelle e.
2 reviews
Purchased at: Target
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I love the idea behind a lip stain. Low maintenance, vivid natural appearance. One thing to consider is that if you have chapped lips or any type of imperfections on your lips, the stain will appear darker and almost as if they’re bloody. Could just be though. The color is pretty, but i’m not a fan of the felt tip.
Hope W.
Des Moines
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush, Nude Nectar, Berry Blush more...
Real talk -- e.l.f. lip stains are the only lip stains I use. They are easy to apply and the deep pigments are really flattering and long-lasting. I stock up on these bad boys just about every time I go to Target. If the colors weren't enough, the price is to die for!
Ahyde M.
Donna, TX
13 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This was one of the first products I used from Elf Cosmetics and I fell in love with this product. It has a nice pigment to it, although when applying it does feel a bit marker it is permissible. I do recommend to anyone who simply wants a touch of color on their lips.
Jill F.
26 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I threw this out because it dried out pretty quickly even though the lid was closed well. If you have any cracks or dry skin on your lips this product will make it much worse.
Danny P.
8 reviews
I love this product. The colour range is great and it performs very well. The product last long and had an applicator that allows you to really control how much you're using.
Amber W.
Millcreek, UT
328 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Nude Nectar, Crimson Crush more...
I recently purchased these in Pink Petal, Nude Nectar and Crimson Crush. As with most lip stains, these are drying on the lips and I definitely recommend that you exfoliate your lips well before applying and top these with a gloss or another lip product to keep them from looking overly dry and cracking on the lips. These are extremely affordable, and come in a decent range of colors. Although I do not personally have a problem with these feathering out into the fine lines around my lips, a great trick to use if you do have this issue is to line the area around your lips with Vaseline before applying and allowing the stain to completely dry before removing the Vaseline, this will act as a barrier to prevent the stain from going outside of your lip line. Another tip I have found is to store these upside down to prevent the marker from drying out prematurely. I've had mine for two weeks, stored upside down from day one and have no issues with the marker drying out. I have included photos of myself wearing Crimson Crush topped with the E.L.F high shine intense gloss in Crushed Berry, it was a beautiful look and I loved that the stain acted as a bit of lip insurance. I did not have to fuss with my lip color, worry about transfer or that my lips would look blotchy or weird because I knew that if my gloss did transfer I still had color beneath. I wore this for a total of around 5 hours with no touch ups and it looked beautiful with a bit of a goth vibe.
Brittany F.
Fort Gibson , OK
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
It takes a few coats to get the desired color that you want. After it dries I’d say it stays on for a few hours, but if you eat or drink quite a bit it wears off super fast.
Bryanna S.
11 reviews
It lasts all night and doesn't come off even when I drink something! It does make you lips like a little crackly though, it seeps into the lines of my lips. The color is very bright and cheery though! Not too bad of a product for the price! I'd buy it again.
Megan J.
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This worked extremely well for such an affordable price. It didn't last me as many uses as I hoped it would, but I wasn't disappointed, because the quality of the product made up for it.
mattie w.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
super affordable works well its basically a marker you can line and stain your lips with i really like it for when you need a little color but dont want the feeling of other products, there is a few colors to choose from and they are all really nice 
Rebekah H.
Greenville, SC
3 reviews
A lot of lip stains make my lips feel dried out. How does this one compare?
Alyssa T.
Canonsburg, PA
108 reviews
Do these stay on well? I just want a little bit of color that will last for at least 8 hours.
Julie V.
74 reviews
Do they dry out quickly?
Holly F.
Wooster, OH
5 reviews
Are these lip stains matte or glossy? And how do they actually last?
Kelcee D.
4 reviews
Do you like this lip stain? Does it last long? Thank you.

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