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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 Stars27%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars23%
  • 2 Stars16%
  • 1 Star13%
3.34 / 5 based on 1,577 Reviews


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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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
Reviews (1577)
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  • "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
lorena p.
United states
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
I hate this product. It feels like I am putting on a marker for my lips. It also dries out your lips. I don't recommend it at all.
Lauren-Paige H.
508 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this product but it doesnt last as long as I think a stain should. It has beautiful colors and cute packaging. Great price.
Jessica S.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Pretty good staying power but ultra hard to find the good colors in store. I like the darker shades as they have the best pay off.
Nancy  L.
40 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
It's okay. Feels wet going on. Dries quickly. Color lasts. I personally don't like the color it comes out really brown on my lips.
Jessica S.
14 reviews
Does not go on evenly. Very drying, and comes out darker than expected from packaging. Applying chap stick helps but still patchy.
Lucero M.
Lakewood, CO
11 reviews
It just looked very patchy on my lips and it didn't really last that long on my lips that was without eating or drinking anything.
Alex M.
Brick, NJ
536 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Just LOVE. I prefer the pink colors in stains but this wears so well under a red lipstick to give a better lasting color. So nice!
Bri A.
7 reviews
It's a good stain for a natural look. But it does dry out your lips. Also when you put something on top it'll smear and look weird.
Alisen M.
Visalia, CA
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
You could only tell it was there when it was first applied. Unless you want to reapply every 20 minutes, this isn’t the best stain
Bianca F.
New Haven
7 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
Easy to apply to your lips with the tip. Purchased online at the e.l.f cosmetics website came in quick and in a descent packaging.
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
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