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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
Cynthia L.
Saint Cloud
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My mom had bought me the pink lip stain. it worked so well with staining my lips! the color wasnt for me however so if i were to repurchase this id pick a different color
Ali  .
6 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar, Berry Blush more...
It’s a good product it’s very pigmented and a little goes a long ways. The packaging is content and cute. It’s very cheap as well. Not so long lasting but still for a few dollars it’s worth it.
chloe o.
Longview , WA
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I really like these stains when I want some color but don't want to wear a heavy lip product. The colors are nice and it is easy to apply. It is pretty long wearing too!
Heather R.
7 reviews
I really like elf products. And I do like the lip stains, but I feel like after a few hours, the inside wears off quicker thm the outside and makes your lips look funny.
Liliana R.
Bronx, NY
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I like this product quite a bit. My only complaint is how much I have to build up in order to show. Super affordable. For the price I’ll get it again. I bought it on their website and I have yet to see them at my local store.
Mackenzie W.
Cedarville, OH
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I love this color, but it is a little messy to use. I do like the applicator though it can be a little messy. The stain does not last very long, but the color is great!
Cailey C.
Fayetteville, TN
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Patchy, hard to apply, burns your lips, and doesn’t look good. I really can’t find anything nice to point out about this product. I really love other e.l.f. products but this one just isn’t for me.
Britney B.
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love love love this and especially for the price! I usually put on a few coat and then blot with a tissue and keeps your lips looking colorful for a few hours even after eating and drinking.
Rebecca B.
Gibson, NC
535 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this lip stain last year it is a real pretty color but it doesn't last me to long especially after I apply gloss on top or before I apply the stain but for the price it's not that bad
Shelby C.
Beaver Dam, KY
8 reviews
I thought these were a nice product, but one of the darker colors did appear weird alittle bit, but fixable. If u have chapped lips I wouldn't use this without balm or a scrub before, the stain with go into the cracks and won't look good.
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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