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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 1,581 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
Samantha M.
11 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I've never been disappointed by any of the elf products I've used until I bought this. It was extremely drying and I couldn't get anymore product out of it after using it three times.
alexandra v.
San Diego, CA
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I like this because itll stay on your lips for a long time and can really help line them but i wasn't crazy about the color so i put lipstick on top so when the lipstick wears off the lipstain will have mixed a bit with the lipstick and still have color.
Arielle D.
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I had this in Pink Petal. My first use was wonderful. It gave me a nice natural stain. However, when I came back to it a few days later, completely useless. No color payoff, felt terrible on my lips like rubbing a marker on them. Very disappointing. 
Paris G.
24 reviews
The color stays on very well and stays in place. Doesn't have a foul taste to it and easy to apply. Great smell. I have gotten some on my shirt and it washed right out. Over all, I would get all the colors.
Brittany M.
Chattanooga, TN
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I'm not a fan of this stain because it doesn't apply very well. I found it sort of patchy and it ran after wearing it a while. The color was pretty though and it was good for the price. Probably wouldn't repurchase though.
Rachel R.
McDonough, GA
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stain is amazing!! It lasts forever and it's so good, it's sometimes hard to get off. I'm obsessed with Berry Blush and I love to layer Elf's Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Sangria Secrets over top and it's perfect. These are affordable and great!! I recommend them.
LaRhonda D.
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I was gifted this lip stain and I must say.. I did not like it. It dried entirely to fast and as I was applying it, it felt as though I was having to tug on my lips to get an even application. Thanks goodness, I did not spend my money on this item.
Hannah B.
Morehead, KY
72 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I really love this lip stain! It adds a nice, delicate and natural bit of color to my lips without drying them out. It's super affordable too! E.l.f. is definitely a favorite of mine
Amanda B.
New Albany, IN
6 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Very disappointed in this product. Completely dried up almost immediately. The applicator was difficult to use but I think that was partially because the product was dry. It is very inexpensive but I usually have better success with e.l.f. products. I would not purchase the lip stain again.
Gisselle D.
saddle brook, NJ
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The lip stain worked wonders. It stayed on my lips for a long time and made my lips colorful and full of live. I highly recommend this product for anyone who wants nice looking lips for a long period of 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
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