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 Stars15%
  • 1 Star13%
3.35 / 5 based on 1,604 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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  • How long is this product supposed to last in a day?1 Answers
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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
Jessica T.
Milford, OH
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush, Hot Tamale more...
This is one of the lower end products that ELF has manufactured. These lip stains are very low quality. They are easy to apply, but the color is very low quality. It is long lasting, but it leaves a marker smell on the lips, as well as a very distinct taste.  
Elizabeth S.
Max Meadows, VA
38 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
Okay, I love elf, but this product disappointed me. I got it in this color and in the color Hot Tamales. They were good for the first couple of uses but after a while (a week or so) they dried out and began to stink really badly.
Amber S.
9 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
It is okay. It dries out very fast and is difficult to apply. The color is nice if you can ever get and on your lips. They feel like dried out markers I your lips and can hurt. If you get a good one they can work well though.
Lilly A.
53 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I just bought this but I love the color! It's hard for me to find a good lip color for my skin tone and this is pretty perfect. I find that it's best when I use chapstick over it though to help blend the color and create shine.
Izzy m.
6 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
The Product worked well but i was swimming with it on and it was faded and came off when i wiped my face it came onto my arm and when putting it on it burns a little i used it a bunch and it just kept on burning i would not buy it again this did disappointed me because elf is a cheap and great makeup brand 
Geneva B.
10 reviews
I personally did not like it very much , it dried out my lips and went really dark . Kinda made me look like I just ate someone . But if that's what you're going for , then by all means do you
Angeles f.
Albuquerque, NM
246 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
This lip stain last for hours with very little touch ups needed. it does how ever tend to dry the lips just a little so I recommend moisturizing the lips before applying.
Melody B.
Cheyenne, WY
46 reviews
This is a good product if you are wanting to try out lip stains for the first time. They have some really pretty shade and for only a couple bucks not hard on the wallet. The only down side is that they dry out really quickly even if they are stored upside down.
Sahar B.
Glendale Hts, IL
289 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I wasn't too amused with this product. I was excited to try a lip stain and thought going with. Cheaper one first to try it out. It felt like a marker on my lips and the stain made my lips extremely dry. It's okay for the price .
36 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I was pleasantly surprised with this! However, it quickly dried out. The felt tip is perfect, the size is great, and the price is fabulous! Make it smell better and not so quick to dry out, and you've got something lovely!
Lindsay B.
N Tonawanda, NY
30 reviews
I'm never sure what color lip products to buy. is there a rule of thumb for skin tone and matching lip colors?
Cassandra P.
170 reviews
How long do these last?? Are they good quality?
sharon N.
Carol Stream, IL
2 reviews
are these worth buying?? or should i skip out?
Caitlin P.
Hilo, HI
18 reviews
How long is this product supposed to last in a day?
Maria S.
Owings Mills, MD
21 reviews
Do you need to use a lip liner with this?

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