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 Stars28%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars23%
  • 2 Stars15%
  • 1 Star12%


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
Reviews (1,641)
Q&A (80)
Media (113)
  • "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
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!
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.
Cailey C.
Fayetteville, TN
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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.
Rebecca B.
Gibson, NC
550 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
Madison M.
7 reviews
Purchased at: CVS
Very pigmented and long lasting. It's kiss proof but does make ur lips look really dry. U need to wear a lip balm with it. Another thing is the pen runs out quick
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.
Eirenae H.
2 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I like this product because it makes the natural color of my lips pop it looks really natural and it's great for an everyday looke.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
Briana G.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The color is okay, the forumla is okay. It's not a yes please or a heavens no. Its just an okay product. Something you grab when you need to quickly do something
Brittainy W.
2 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walmart
Its a bit messy but affordable. Has great colors that lasts. Makes me feel beautiful when I put it on but you have to but some chapstick out side of your lips so it doesn't bleed.
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
Do you like this lip stain? Does it last long? Thank you.

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