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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 1,584 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
Reviews (1584)
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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
Kelli S.
El Paso, TX
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Unfortunately, this stuff isn't that great. The first application starts out really pigmented and seems to dry down too fast. After you've done half of your lips, it feels like it's dried out and you can't get your bottom lip to match your top lip. Very patchy. Not a fan.
Tawny G.
Spokane , WA
286 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This lip stain has great color & it's so buildable. I loved this dark vampy shade and it definitely had staying power which I truly appreciate. It's down fall is that it's extremely drying, it worked best for me if I apply some lip balm, let the balm sit for a minute or two, blot and then layer the stain on until I build up to the shade I desire. It's a marker tip that dries very quickly as well. In the end it's a cheap lip stain but great for the price.
Camilla A.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar, Berry Blush more...
It's a really nice product to obtain those popsicle lips! It lasts quite a long time. You can build the opacity of the color if desired, but be careful to spread it evenly.
Christina S.
Pace, FL
263 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is my favorite lip stain that I have ever tried. It stays on my lips all day long, leaves no product behind, and stains immediately. Visit my blog at christinaschiccorner.com to read my more detailed review I posted about it along with swatches and comparisons to other lip stains.
Cheyenne A.
Belvidere, TN
35 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I just recently bought this lip stain, and I was very pleased that it was only a dollar, and that it had good reviews. After a few uses though, I found that it dries my lips out (even wearing chap stick on top of it), and the lip stain actually dried out as well.. For only a dollar I guess it's okay, but if you're wanting more than 4 or 5 uses, I would not recommend this product.
Taylor F.
Ojai , CA
435 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I hate this so much. It reeks like a Crayola marker and feels like one too. It was only like $2 so it wasn't that big of a loss but still. It was a total waste of money. There are way better stains in the drugstore and actually keep color on your lips and feel nice. Skip this.
Leslie P.
Valdosta, GA
59 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I bought this thinking it would be a pretty red color, instead it is deep dark red. it does not stay on long at all. if I wipe my mouth at all most of it comes off. so if you are looking just to make your lips look a little pink through out the day then this is for you.
Tina N.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I love lip stains, because I don't have to reapply. This product lasts through most of the day. It can feel a little different at first, and I always catch myself looking in the mirror to make sure it's still there lol. For the price yes I do recommend this product.
Moriah L.
Murfreesboro, TN
8 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I thought this stuff was kind of awful. I picked it up on impulse in Target while replacing some highlighter or something and was not impressed. It was impossible to get the color even and it legitimately looked like I had colored on my lips with a crayola marker. Would not recommend.
Abby G.
Reading, KS
2 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This is my favorit color in the elf lip stain I got mine at target I think or I got it from a friend of the two but I do love it because it stays in a long time and looks really natural on me so its a great product for me. but I may not be as great for someone eles
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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