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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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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
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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
Jas 🦋.
Soledad, CA
13 reviews
Love love love these. One of my favorite lip stains, all though it doesn’t last as long as others, it’s still very beautiful. You can’t feel a thing when your wearing these. They’re so comfortable you forget you have anything on your lips.
Teresa A.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The color may look sheer when you first apply it but you can layer it to be a darker color. It does stain your lips and it lasts for quite a long time. The nib can sometimes leave some of the material on your lips if you use it too much.
Desiree S.
San Antonio , TX
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I wasn’t a big fan of these. I bought two - a reddish one and a nudeish one. They’re like markers. I felt like they were a bit dried out though. It was difficult to get color onto the lips and it wasn’t very pigmented. I prefer elf lipstick SO much more.
Marissa🙃 M.
13 reviews
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This is one of my go to products because it’s so easy to use. It gives you a natural look and last for a long time. I lost mine sadly but I will be buying another one very soon. It is very pigmented and I would recommend this to anyone who wants a natural look.
Carly B.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this lip stain so much. I picked it up at an Old Navy checkout, so it cost a little more than it usually does but it’s totally worth it. My favorite shade is the red shade. It lasts a really long time and you can barely feel it there
Jessica F.
Carmel, IN
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Hot Tamale more...
This stain is not good. It gets 2 stars because the price is so low, but the stain doesn’t last at all, and it fells like using a marker on my lips. It dried out really fast, after only a few uses. I would not recommend buying it.
Rebekah H.
222 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Berry Blush more...
Love the low price. This is a great way to get an ombré look by just touching the wand to the water line. I used the pink from them to time when I was feeling the ‘popsicle’ look. Covered it with a pale pink glossy. Very pretty.
Brittany H.
8 reviews
The e.l.f. essential lip stain provides long-lasting wear and is great as a base under a simple chapstick, matte lipstick, or gloss. On it’s own, the stain is fairly subtle, but has wonderful saturation in just a couple layers!
Rayah M.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
The E.L.F. Essential Lip Stains are ok for when you’re in a pinch. I really love the color, it’s such a nice, peachy, nude. It’s comfortable and soaks in quickly but I doesn’t last long and fades quite quickly. It’s only a few dollars, though so I don’t mind too much.
Kassandra B.
Hanford, CA
18 reviews
Maybe I'm not using this right. It leaves a uneven tone on my lips that I definitely do not care for. It goes on really wet and watery which I find interesting for it's applicator. Like I said though maybe I'm using g it wrong.
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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