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 (1,639)
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
Ashley N.
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I absolutely hate this color, you can't always trust the color on the packaging and it is called "nude nectar" so I was expecting something closer to nude. Instead it was a deep orange/brown that did not look good with my skin tone
Evadne H.
Gaithersburg, MD
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The lip stain is a plummy color, that I thought would look wonderful. It is my first lip stain, and came in a nice packaging. It fades very quickly, and is the opposite of long lasting. I would not go out of my way to recommend this
Ashley M.
Harrisburg, NC
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This product is very moisturizing! If you’re looking for a little pop of color then it’s great. I think it is best if used as a base and wearing a similar color of lipstick over it. I’m pretty sure that this is my favorite shade.
Kristi G.
Yukon, OK
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This stain definitely stays in place. It doesn’t feel dry and doesn’t smudge off once you let it dry. I like to wear this alone or with a gloss over it. It’s beautiful! I love that it doesn’t come off when I kiss my daughter. :-)
Cinnamon R.
138 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The color comes out much stronger than what it looks like on the tube, so you have to be careful not too apply it too heavy-handed. Otherwise, it is extremely long wearing and makes a nice stain. It can be difficult to wash off.
Christina E.
Gladstone, IL
200 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I've never used lip stain before but I found this at Dollar Tree and couldn't resist. I will absolutely be getting more! I like it even more than regular lipstick because it actually stays put and my lip line stays sharper. Win!
Susan S.
Denver, CO
23 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I found this to be all cons, no pros, and I am "that person" in the group who ALWAYS finds at least One thing positive!!
Sadly, I found this product to be very very drying, my lips were peeking in big chunks in less than 2 hours. It went on extremely streaky as well. The more you tried to correct, the more you pulled off elsewhere, leaving yet another streak.
I did try it 4 times, because I REALLY loved the color, & WANTED to love it! Ivan say, it DOES stain your lips, that is very true, but the chapped & bleeding lips & streaks were simply to much for me in the end. Perhaps I should have used a balm over it...as I look back now, but that would not solve the streaks issue💋😢
Samantha S.
3 reviews
Loved this stain!! Wore often as a waitress and the color stayed and looked great through a busy dinner shift!! Love how it applied, great for on the go! Looks great alone or I would add gloss on top for demension and shine!
Holly N.
Glendale, AZ
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Does Elf lip stain product is amazing. It's my absolute favorite lip stain out there at the moment. It's super affordable super pigmented. I absolutely love love lip stains especially the elf ones they truly are my favorite.
Chelsea H.
Hildebran, NC
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Berry Blush more...
Love love LOVEEEE this lip stain!! I don't really like to wear lip stick and lip gloss because it makes my lips sticky but this stuff I can just put on and throw some chapstick or lip balm over it and I'm good to go 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
Do you like this lip stain? Does it last long? Thank you.

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