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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%
3.35 / 5 based on 1,587 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
lisbeth g.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
me gusto el color que deja en los labios, pero me los deja muy resecos y siento que me pongo marcador y no un profucto para labios ya que huele a quimico. aporta un color hermoso lo recomendable es usarlo junto con chapstick
Jay c.
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This product was a disappointment :( although it has a good amount of pigment, the consistency is tacky and the stain can often clump together once on your lips.
Kassidy S.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Pink Petal more...
It’s a nice Color. I feel sometimes they don’t match the names the say they are. I bought it at Walmart. It was the first time I used it. It’s easy to apply but hard to get off.
Rachel W.
7 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
The colour was pretty but the product stung my lips a little and I know it’s a stain but I stained a bit to much ahaha. Very long lasting. It just wasn’t what I wanted. Probably won’t buy again.
Zehra H.
3 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
It is an amazing product specialy for people with a lighter skin tone it gives the effect as if the person just ate a ice lolly , it is easy to use with the pointy tip and cheap as well perfect for daily use!! But the reason i dont recomend it is because it starts to smell idk if it happened with me but the one i got started smelling within a few months n then my sister, who also bought another one with me could also feel the smell so not recomended but the colour is still super pigmented so if u buy one dont be surprised if it starts to smell
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9 reviews
Stains as it should, but I'm not a fan of the applicator. It's like a very stiff marker, which doesn't feel very nice on your lips. It also dispenses kind of unevenly at times. The colour is pretty and I'll keep using this, but I wouldn't buy another one.
Jamie P.
Ypsilanti, MI
4 reviews
Let me start off by saying that I love this color; however the product really dried out my already generally dry lips. Within two hours of applying my lips were flaky and the color however worn off everywhere but the flakes. I have tried using with a chap stick and the color stays on longer but it always ends up eventually flaking my lips.
Hollie J.
22 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I think that this product is a great Idea and it is what it says. Although I did expect it to be a lot better quality. It is very long lasting and is very cheap. But... the product it’s self seems very dry and isn’t as pigmented as I would have wanted. But overall, the lip stain is worth the value of the price.
I don’t dislike this product, now that I have it. But I wouldn’t want to go out of my way to purchase it again.
Brenda C.
Miami, FL
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Pink Petal more...
Bought this just to try some other products from this brand I usually like but sincerely this lip stain was a complete disappointment. I only gave two stars because maybe it was the color I choose but seriously it didn't even looked like I had a lipstick on at all. It is pretty much like using a marker on my lips.
Danielle M.
United States
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
e.l.f. Lip Stain, Crimson Crush 0.07 oz by AB
The color was as advertised however the payoff was poor and not as pigmented as I thought it would be. It took a few layers to get it close enough to NOT appear blotted. A couple weeks later after very minimal use, the applicator wasn't giving much of the product anymore.
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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