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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
3 varieties available

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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  • How long is this product supposed to last in a day?1 Answers
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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
carol i.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It goes on a deep color and lasts a good but as long as your lips are not chapped and/or dry. It will appear blotchy otherwise.
Leah S.
7 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I really have no experience with lip stain other than this. But I really like it. It stays on well and I don't need to reapply.
Sarah E.
Portland, OR
27 reviews
Affordable, but doesn't seem to last as long as other drugstore lip stains that I've used. The color range is also very small.
Bethany T.
East Helena, MT
161 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
The stain comes in multiple colors, the darkest is my favorite. It is very easy to apply and lasts all day long!! Kiss proof 💋
Ashley S.
Carrollton, GA
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I LOVE this lip stain. It is easy to apply, and leaves the perfect color on my lips. Super affordable, and such a pretty color!
Maddie r.
United states
14 reviews
It burned my lips whenever I used it. So I just use it to outline my lips. I don't cover my whole lips. I hardly use it anymore
Ashleymar K.
11 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This worked great for my daughters dance recital. Stayed put and did not rub off or accidentally get on costume during change.
Rayanon B.
Crystal Falls, MI
15 reviews
Does not apply well. Feels veey sticky for a stain. Definitely would not recommend this product! Unless you like sticky lips.
Sarah F.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The tip was a little difficult for me to use but the red color I got left a nice pink color on my lips without being blotchy.
Whitney P.
North Pole, AK
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
Left my lips looking dry. The color seemed to deep into the lip crevices which made my lips look extremely chapped. Not a fan
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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