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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 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
Reviews (1579)
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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
Sierra H.
Stevensville, MD
2 reviews
This product Is not true to the color. It looks like a nice red but when you get it && put it on. It's like a burnt red color. I would not repurchase this product nor would I recommend is to anyone! I don't think it's work the couple of dollars.
Stephanie B.
Wichita, KS
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I have never really like lipstick before but I do like this lip stain. I love the color the downside is I would not say that it lasts a long time. But I would still say it is a must try pretty cheap but good.
Jackie S.
7 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal, Crimson Crush, Berry Blush more...
I love this lip stain. It stays on well and doesn't dry out your lips like other stains. Unfortunately, I think it may be discontinued because I haven't been able to find it anywhere recently. I love it though!
Mary R.
Parkersburg , WV
150 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I grabbed this during checkout at Old Navy & was overly disappointed. I was hoping it would be the perfect JackieO-esque lip stain, instead the application was spotty and dry. I tried it twice, in good faith and then threw it away. On the bright side, it wasn't expensive so I wasn't as bummed.
Katie N T.
Winter haven , FL
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I like this product to an extent, the pigment of color.is great but the smell of them to me was just so strong and chemically. and honestly it kind of made my lips tingle and not in a good way so not sure why.
Amabelle P.
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff does not come off. For $3 it's a great lip stain and the colors are pretty nice. If you want a bold red lip but hate the consistency of lipstick or liquid lips, then this is a perfect alternative
Demi G.
Oxnard, CA
6 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
The color is pretty and all but I had to reapply throughout the day. Besides, I don't like applying a marker-looking lip stain in front of others. Worth a try if you just want to add some color to your lips.
April M.
Mustang, OK
3 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I'm not overly impressed with this lip stain. The coverage is splotchy, it doesn't seem to have very good staying power, and it smells strange. I've tried in several colors and wasn't impressed with any of them. I'm just glad I purchased them while they were on sale so they were super cheap!
esther k.
25 reviews
Okay so for the price, i say its a pretty nice product. it does really do the job, giving your lips a really nice red tint. however it is a more redish orangey tint and its not one of my favorite products.
Corina N.
30 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
This is a decent product for the first application. It's literally like a stiff crayola marker and when you put it on your lips it's like the kool-aid lipstick hack people use. Definitely do not recommend.
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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