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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 1,581 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
Lauren F.
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I'm not sure if I got defective product but the one I got was very very dry there was no color pay off. It was really disappointing because I like the packaging and I love the brand e.l.f. I think i will buy another one in the future just to make sure it wasn't just a defect simply because they are so affordable
Rose M.
Parker, AZ
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I wanted to love it but it wasn't what I expected to be. When I purchased it I applied it on and I felt like it was already dried out and I had to press hard for the stain to come out from the tip. I guess you get what you pay for sometimes. Don't get me wrong I love the reasonable price of elf and I continue to purchase their line but lip stain was not a great purchase for me.
Jazmine T.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I was excited about using the lipstain from seeing the advertisements of other brand lipstains and elf hasn't disappointed me with many of their products. I had high hopes for the product. However, I felt that it did not have a good color payoff, for what I was expecting, and it did not last long at all. Though it was cheap, it was just not worth the purchase. 
Erin B.
Dracut, MA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I found this product to be okay. The colors are pretty, but the product is not particularly long lasting. If you are a person who does not reapply lipstick, then it will be gone by then end of the night. The stain doesn't plump your lips or hide any lines, but it does fade nicely. If you allow the product to wear off on its own, it will be be messy or noticeable. 
mercedes m.
Glendale, AZ
449 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Crimson Crush, Berry Blush more...
I have berry blush and crimson crush they are really good lip stains for e.l f the color really lasted on my lips. And very pretty colors !! I have like 3 or each of these colors very affordable i paid $2 for each found at walmart. Recommend to mamas on a budget
Carson S.
Urbana, IL
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I am a musician who plays a brass instrument pretty regularly. Regular lipstick and lipgloss are completely off the table when I am planning on playing. Of course, this is disappointing because I would really prefer to wear lip color when I am all made up for a concert. This is the only product that I can use when I have a gig, and I am super thankful for it.
Nichole Y.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Berry Blush more...
These lip stains are some of my favorite! They're very nice when you want to have color to your lips but don't want the hassle of reapplying lipstick multiple times throughout the day. They're a little difficult to apply with the applicator and are about drying but the color is very nice and they are very portable. Love them! e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
Gitanjali M.
Sandy, UT
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Crimson Crush, Nude Nectar more...
I think this does he job of giving you a stain however it’s definitely not as noticeable. I do have dark skin but the stain doesn’t last as long. Either way you get what you pay for and it does the job according to it.
Shelby G.
Decatur, IN
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is actually one of my favorite lip products! I prefer it over a liquid lipstick any day. I own two shades and they both appear darker than the tube. The color lasts a long time and doesn't dry the lips or flake off. It wears off really nice and evenly. I've had one of them for over a year and it hasn't dried out yet. For such a cheap product, you can't go wrong.
Samantha S.
Atlanta, GA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
I love this lip stain!!! It is so so great. It lasts forever and goes on easily and evenly. Awesome selection of colors and pretty long lasting for how thin the formula is. I do usually put on a chapstick after the lip stain though because sometimes the stain “pills up” (if that makes sense) if it gets too dry. But I love this stuff!! Great quality for price.
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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