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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%
3.34 / 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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  • 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
Bailey C.
Fort Worth Tx
2 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I bought this thinking it would be great because I always have problems with my lipstick coming off. I was wrong, it showed every line, crease, and dry spot in my lips. Granted it would probably work for someone who doesn’t have dry lips like me. Just felt like I was putting a marker on my lips.
Krystal W.
Ochelata, OK
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
These were one of my first e.l.f. purchases and when I got them I HATED lipstick and these were perfect. I got long.lssting color without the feeling of stuff on my lips. If you hate lipsticks, give this a try.
Christina R.
Milledgeville , GA
175 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Hot Tamale more...
I really like this lip stain and for only $2, it's a steal! I use it in conjunction with their matte lip crayons on top, so when the crayon eventually fades, the stain is left behind. I usually don't like lip stains but I think these go on nicely and stay put all throughout the day and night.
Harmoni D.
Battle Creek, MI
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have absolutely fallen in love with the E.L.F. Lip Stain!!!! My husband complains constantly about my lipstick getting on him so this is a perfect alternative for women like myself who LOVE lipstick but HATE the mess it leaves
Shaelynn N.
Brunswick, OH
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product isn't bad if you're looking for something very subtle since not much color transfers to your lips. It does not apply that easy it's like trying to color with a marker that has no ink in it. I will not be buying again
Abby K.
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
This is such a pretty color (pink petal) and it stays on for a long time but if your looking for a lip STAIN then don’t buy this. (it rubs off easily, but it can stay on for long periods of time) I like it though because it’s cheep, you don’t run out of it fast, and it’s a really pretty color
Alana C.
Pickerington, OH
871 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Hot Tamale more...
This lip stain was... Not impressive. It felt really weird (like literally a marker) and did not stain my lips very well. I believe this was cheaper so you get what you pay for, but was kinda disappointed in the low coverage of this stain. The color would've been pretty if it worked better
hunny M.
Kansas city
6 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
this product is so good i repurchase it ever time at a store with this product. it works wonders on the lips and if u didnt have a blush you could put a little on your finger tips and massageit for a couple of seconds and apply to your cheeks and vola you have a blish and lip color in one
Crystal H.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar, Berry Blush, Hot Tamale, Pink Petal more...
Love the packaging of these! It makes applying this product so easy. You can get that fine, solid edge so easily. These are super affordable and you get a lot of product for the price. You can layer these to make new colors. I will buy more of these if they come out with more colors. That is my only complaint...not enough shade choices! 
Bailey H.
Bedford, IN
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
When I first got this, I loved it! But after using it awhile it was hardly working and it began to smell bad. Not sure if I just had a bad one, but I had to stop using it because it started smelling and I could smell it on my lips all day.
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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