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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 1,579 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
Molly S.
Houlka, MS
13 reviews
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I love elf products , they are great for an Affordable, but good quality brand. But for this particular product, is was a miss for me. It apply unevenly, and it catches way to easily to any dry patches on your lips, and it really doesn't even stain your lips, it only leaves an off-color sheen. Would not recommend.
Melissa A.
13 reviews
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Definitely not my favorite lipstain, it’s got great color to it but is incredibly heavy and drying to the lips. It’ll stay on all day but beware cause your lips will be super dry by the end of the day and people may think you’ve got crayola marker on your lips instead
elisibeth w.
Palm city , FL
704 reviews
Strangely enough I do have to say this is actually a decent stain. This color is awesome. It has no moisture concept to it. Just straight pigment so don't expect anything but color. This will flake and you need to keep those lips moist. You'll like it. Purchased at target
Cherice A.
Walker, LA
3 reviews
I absolutely LOVE the red lip stain. I'm always getting complements on it. It is very long lasting. I've purchased it several time and will continue to. I recommend it to anyone who will listen. And you can't beat the price😍
Sarah C.
1 review
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
It is a pretty appealing color. The product is pigmented, but it applies too much like a highlighter marker. You cannot blend this product and when you layer it, it appears patchy. Good color selection, no too great formula.
Andjoua R.
805 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Well it does what it actually says it does, which is stain your lips. It's kind of weird because it's like actually applying a magic marker to your lips. Also once it gets wet it'll start coming off, but when trying to take it completely of your lips will still be tinted in some places
Maddie B.
Murray , KY
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I was a little skeptical to try this at first considering it is a drug store lip stain. I was so surprised to find the lip stain was a great shade and really stayed ok without settling into my lips. It didn’t dry them out either so I would definitely recommend!
Leah T.
ballard wv
7 reviews
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While this lip stain provides a fairly good color it is so drying. And fades pretty quickly. How I normally use this color is after applying a nude lip I use the color in the inner part to provide a rosie flush. The price for this is decent but wouldn't recommend
Caitlin P.
Hilo, HI
18 reviews
For only $2 this was worth trying. I don't care for the felt tip it came with, it's very rough and hard to work with but that's just my personal opinion about it. It's a cute lip stain with just a hint of color. Great for that Korean makeup look. Put it in the right crevices of your lips for a fuller enhanced lip all the while making your lips appear as if it were still your natural lips. Great product for different looks.
Shulainy S.
4 reviews
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This is the best lip stain !! I haven't used any other ones. The packaging is amazing and very neat. It's a very good high value lip stain. The price is just right for it to be such an amazing product. Id buy this all year around and even more and more. 
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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