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 Stars22%
  • 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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  • Do these lip stains leave your lips dry? Also how hard ar...2 Answers
  • How long is this product supposed to last in a day?1 Answers
  • I've been wanting to find a good lip stain and wanted to ...3 Answers
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
Reviews (1,681)
Q&A (82)
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
Caroline K.
Fuquay-Varina, NC
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Berry Blush more...
For the price, this is a great value! In order to get a darker stain (at least with the shade Berry Blush), I have to use several applications of this product, but it’s not a big deal since it’s so cheap. It stays on pretty well and is a nice color.
oreyana c.
Jacksonville, FL
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
It has great color pay off , but it bleeds a little . It’s hard to put a little on because the tips are really saturated with product. It does dry really fast and it drys your lips out so you need to put chapstick or something on right after.
Salenna W.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This lip stain was uneven and made it look like my lips were bleeding. I did find a way to make it work thought. I put coconut oil on my lips to add moisture and put the product on after. It stained my lips but was more consistent and easier to spread evenly allowing it to set better.
Kristy H.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This stain is super bright and has amazing staying power! It’s super cheap too so for those on a budget this is a great product for you! The packaging is a little dull but then again it is a cheap product. I would definitely buy this again!
Rachael C.
Lawrenceville, GA
14 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
Great color, it’s a perfect nude. I do have to press down quite a bit to get some pigment out after several applications, but the formula is lovely to wear. Not drying nor too slippery - the very definition of a stain. Fades naturally and truly is a “yours but better” lip product.
Chelsey C.
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really wanted to love these ..... Unfortunately these did not work out for me the ones I tried were very very dry and I couldn't get the color to even show up on my lips unless I really really pushed and then it just hurt so I stopped.
Rachael K.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This was one of the first lip color products I tried, and still return to it from time to time. The lip pen is cute and super easy to use, you just literally color your lips as if you're using a marker. This always gave my lips a lovely tint that stuck around most of the day or night. This is a good and affordable product, particularly nice for those who don't want to wear a heavy lipstick but still want to have some fun with a bit of color. I would wish there to be more colors in this line, the shades are rather limited. Otherwise, I'd buy again!
Melissa P.
New Franklin
6 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I purchased this from Elf’s website not knowing how well this would work. I put it on & put on chapstick (my lips always get dry) and it was beautiful. It was not a drastic color but just enough to give me a great everyday look.e.l.f. Lip Stain, Crimson Crush 0.07 oz by AB
Kaitlyn J.
16 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
You have to be very careful with this product. It shows up way darker on some parts and light on others. Also leaves lines. But I’ve had the same one for years and it last for a long time! It works great still. The color is beautiful, but you have to be good at putting it on.
Ashley F.
Essexville, MI
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Walmart
I love that you can grade the color, but I don't care for the feathering after eating. The colors are beautiful! It does stay in place for kisses and layers great under a gloss of chapstick. It did dry my lips out after some time.
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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