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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 1,583 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
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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
Jennifer G.
Florissant, CO
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like the idea of this lip stain BUT the colors aren’t what I prefer. The pink is way too pink and the lighter nude colors are barely visible, it does last a long time which I really like, the colors just need to be revamped
Stephanie T.
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I didn’t like these stains. They tasted strange, bled outside my lip line, and the stain color was “off”. E.L.F has some really great lip products they are well worth the purchase that I use often. Add into that the unbelievably amazing price and it’s a win. These however were a miss for me.
Nikki M.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
This works alright for the most part. It’s not my favorite but not the worse one I’ve ever tried. It’s not as pigmented as I would’ve hoped it would be. It goes on pretty good, but you do need to exfoliate before you put it on. It is a pretty good buy for the price though.
Corinne C.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This color looked so pretty in store so I decided I would try it out, I usually love lip stains this one was HORRIBLE it is so hard to line your lips it’s almost like trying to line your lips with a felt tipped eyeliner. Used this once and then threw it away.
Cassie W.
10 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
The product tints my lips a very pretty berry shade for about a full hour but then it fades out after that. The packaging is very easy to use and store it’s like applying a marker to your lips. I have 2 other colors of their lip stains other than Berry Blush.
Kiana W.
6 reviews
This product isn’t the best it for st stain very well and it tastes and smells like a marker so you’re basically putting a marker to your lips and it’s not not worth it overall it may work better if you have lighter lips
Jordan K.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Berry Blush more...
It was an ok product, I like a lot of elf products but this was not the very best. I was a beauty color and it stuck to my lips, but was not long lasting. It came off pretty easily and looked messy. I won’t recommend it.
Oneil M.
Murrieta, CA
4 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I completely love the Elf lip stains they are amazing. My lips are never really pink so I use this all the time and then apply chapstick over it. I highly recommend this! e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
Jasmine J.
23 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar, Berry Blush, Hot Tamale more...
This is a pretty good lip stain for VERY cheap. It covers well. And it does actually STAIN your lips for a good while. The only problem is it doesn’t have much product in it. After 3 or 4 uses, it’s basically empty. But for the price, that’s to be expected.
svati z.
Brick, NJ
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I love my lip stain! It stays on for a decent time period and the color is great! the only reason i take off a star is because once it starts to lose color it looks kind of patchy and you need to re apply before it starts to look messy. otherwise i love it!
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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