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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
Erica S.
1621 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Not a fan. First of all they are not true to color one bit. Second they do not apply evenly, nor feel nice on your lips, very drying. Lastly, don't even bother dishing out the couple bucks, not worth it. Dissatisfied
Ashlan W.
18 reviews
Was excited when I first got it but when I went to go use it there wasn't much products coming off the thing and it dried out far even though I didn't have the cap off long.
Jolan K.
13 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I really like this product. It feels like your wearing nothing on your lips and it lasts all day. This is a beautiful natural pink shade that is gorgeous on the lips. The only downside to this product is it dries out very quickly.
Laura G.
Olathe , KS
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I absolutely love lip stains. I don't always like to spend $12 on them! When I found out elf has some for only a couple dollars I had to try them! This product is great for the price. It doesn't last as long as I would like it to, but the colors are always nice and vibrant.
Maricella P.
41 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
First things first, in this case: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
This lip stain is okay, wouldn't recommend it if you can afford to get something a little bit more pricey but none the less it gets the job done.
Jada P.
Smithville, TN
25 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I really like this Lip stain. It is a great red color for the holidays and does exactly what it says it does it stains! It stays on for a good amount of the day and I would recommend this to others :)
Diane L.
Kyle, TX
9 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
It feels terrible putting this crap on your lips. Not only do you feel like you are in pre k putting marker on your lips it flakes off!!!! Also totally dries out your lips. Revlon is so much better
Heather D.
Pine Mountain, GA
1 review
LOVE my lip stain! Put it on once in the morning and it lasts all day! Just cover it with gloss and you're good to go! Definitely getting more than you're paying for!! Love all of the elf products!
Ely C.
El Paso
13 reviews
Review for: Hot Tamale more...
I’ve used this color a couple of times, however it never lasted more than a couple of hours and it was all gone. Loved the color but it never lasted. I still use it, I just expect to have to reapply.
Kendra P.
76 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I like this lip stain. It's cheap, affordable, and long lasting for me. I usually put on lip balm and then this so my lips stay moisturized. I would totally recommend this to anyone. It is a great product and it lasts most of the day.
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
Do you like this lip stain? Does it last long? Thank you.

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