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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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  • 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
Kate W.
11 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I like that this lip stain dries and actually stays on my lips. Other drugstore products I've tried seem more like a lip balm because they try to be "moisturizing", but that film of color wipes off on stuff. This is perfect with a layer of lip balm over it, however it is hard to find in stores
Katie E.
Fredericksbrg, VA
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This lasts forever. It can be a bit splotchy but you just have to apply it a couple times to get the right look. It's like a marker for your lips and you don't have to worry about it being out of line or on your teeth.
Lindsey H.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The felt tip applicator was pretty hard to use on lips. It also didn't come out very well, especially whenever the tip was pointed up if applying to the upper lip. It is buildable to get a darker color, but I ended up having problems getting an even balance of color everywhere with the applicator.
Akeya G.
Greensboro, NC
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I did not like this product. It remind me of a marker. It wasn't easy to apply/ use. The packaging could have been 100% better. It did not meet my expectations. I was extremely disappointed. I would not buy again.
Cassandra S.
West Plains, MO
12 reviews
I usually love elf products, however i did not like this one. The color quality isn't very good and I'm not impressed with it. It's pretty streaky, but for $2 I guess I shouldn't really complain.
Amber C.
Orange Park, FL
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I love elf products and I they usually deliver but this one was a miss for me. The color really ran and you had to apply lots of coats to get the color you desired. It ended up looking like kool aid lips to me. Not a fan.
Julia B.
Mobile, AL
107 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Not very even at all. I tried doing a sugar rub and used lip balm before hand to make sure it wasn't just my lips. Color isn't that great. I would recommend you spend a little more money on a different brand.
Courtney A.
Compton, CA
26 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This lip stain never applies on evenly no matter what. I only used this product twice and the pen is dried out even though i put the top back on. Will Not purchase this product again. But i do like this color.
Andrea G.
33 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I rate this 3 stars on it's own because it is drying and chemical-y like a Crayola Marker.
BUT, it is great to help lipsticks last longer when you put the stain underneath them! So I am going to bump it up to 4 stars.
Rose S.
Bronx, NY
923 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I really wanted to love this but i just couldn't get behind it. the marker was dry when i bought mine. the color pay off was meh and it made my lips feel super dry
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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