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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
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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
Maria A.
27 reviews
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I give this product one star only because I couldn't give it 0 stars. This product dried up within 2 uses and yes the cap was on right and every thing. I bought a different color and it happened again, i will never waste my money on this again! save your money try something else!
Dani G.
Mcallen, TX
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I've owned several of their lip stains since they came out with them very affordable for the way these work the only bad thing is that they dry out my lips, but that's the price you pay for wanting fierce lips for more than a couple hours.
Paige A.
Sherman oaks, CA
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Horrible. I loved the color but it just goes on incredibly streaky and then just caked off. I tried to pair it with a liquid lipstick and blend but it still just made my lips look diseased. Definitely not my favorite product unfortunately.
Evelyn O.
Jamaica, NY
30 reviews
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Had to purchase this twice because the first time it dried out or seemed empty. Even now the second one barely applies, it needs a lot of layers. I remember the very first time I tried it out it was so nice but it dries out too fast.
Kayla M.
Sacramento, CA
21 reviews
Honestly a really good product. Only problem is that the brush feels a bug hard on the lips. It lasts really long and works well for being $2-3 only. Very affordable to buy multiples. Recommend to those who don't really like lipgloss
Judith S.
Williamsburg, VA
7 reviews
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It was ok. I thought the product ran out quickly and it felt a little strange on my lips. I have used many ELF products and I feel like some are hits and misses. This isn't one of my favorites. I don't plan on recommending this to my friends. It was a nice color though.
Xenia A.
Long Beach, CA
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This lip stain works like a marker. because of the fine tip you can line your lips easily and then fill them in with the same color. the product will last about 6 hours, unless you decide to eat or drink writhing that time period. the collection has a nice variety of pigments, but as far as being a stain, I'm not impressed.
Stephany G.
177 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I love Elf and their products but this is not a good product to use alone! I had to apply it 3-4 times before I got a noticeable tint! I recommend using this as a base for another lipstick but even then it's still up in the air!
Jenna D.
50 reviews
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Absolutely no staying power. I had it on for less than 2 hours before it disappeared. It also settled into the lines in my lips and made them look gross. I usually prefer stains over creams, but this one was not worth the money.
Alexa M.
Carteret , Nj
145 reviews
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When I first opened this product I was surprised that it looked just like a highlighter tip. It is a really weird product. I would really just recommend using a regular lipstick. I love elf but it's not a good product for me.
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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