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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 1,577 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 (1577)
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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
Sarah  L.
10 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I liked the color, but I thought the applicator felt weird and harsh on my lips, and felt the product was super drying, the color stayed on but the skin on my lips didn't it started cracking.
Abby M.
Norcross, GA
6 reviews
The color is nice however it leaves your lips dry and doesn't last very long. Before use I always apply a moisturizing lip balm and then apply the tint on my index to apply on my lips. It leaves a natural lip color look.
Alondra Q.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Hot Tamale more...
I liked the pigmentation but it grabbed to the skin on my lips and stained my teeth and tongue overall I didn't like the outcome and when I finished applying it the product was patchy and runny. I wouldn't recommend it.
Amanda T.
Benton, KY
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I bought this at a dollar store for $1 and wasn't terribly optimistic. Wound up really loving the product! This color is pretty bright, so it's not an everyday color for me. Lasts forever!
Lucy K.
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Berry Blush more...
Save your money. This was not the color of the tube. "Berry Blush" was red in a purpley tube. It was also blotchy and rough. For a bit more you can actually get a better long wearing product.
Kristen A.
Austin, TX
32 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
This stain is very inconsistent in how it comes out, and it tends to take some layers to even out, which sounds like such a weird thing to worry about with a stain. This color is darker than it looks, and it doesn't last very long. Not at all impressive.
Erin D.
Galesburg, IL
112 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
The color is gorgeous, but it dries out rather quickly. I have to use it up in a short period of time before it's unusable. The color lasts for a little while, but not nearly long enough for a night out on the town.
Brittany H.
Coudersport , PA
40 reviews
This was not at all what I hoped it would be. ELF has some great products, but this was not one of them. It's insanely patchy and looks pretty bad on the lips. This also was just way too orangey for my skin tone.
Ashton  S.
15 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I thought I would enjoy this stain more then I did. It didn't go one super well or even and didn't stain them for any longer then a lipstick. Ok for a short time wear with out gloss look.
Raychel S.
99 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Was very disappointed. I use this product once the color looked amazing. Loved it until I grabbed it for time two and it was like dried out streaky. Just not pretty. Will never buy again.
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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