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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 1,579 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
Loni B.
19 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
Love!!!!! The product is cheap in price but high in quality. It stays on all day. You can swipe once for a light tint or layer it for rich color. I use one of these e.l.f. Lip stains every day!
China M.
Matthews, NC
90 reviews
I absolutely LOVE these! They are great for ONLY $2. I have Pink Petal, Berry Blush, Nude Nectar, and Crimson Crush. These have great pigmentation. I like to wear them with the clear lip lacquer on top to make it shiny sometimes for a different look. They are totally worth the money.
Rosy L.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I like elf products and I'm a lip anything junkie, I like but don't love this lip stain. It's a lot lighter and more to the pink side on me. It wears off pretty easily.
Heidy E.
Panorama City, CA
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I liked and hated this all at the same time. I bought about 3 of them and for some weird reason after a while they started to smell horrible! I just threw them out.
Kaylee D.
Wood River, IL
2 reviews
This stuff is amazing!! Once you put it on its hard to get it off without using makeup remover. It goes on smooth and looks good too! Definitely worth the 1 or 2 dollars that it cost!
Shayauna B.
464 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I adore these things. They stay all day for me and I can choose if I want just a bit of color (with one swipe) or if I want to make it more intense. I'm addicted.
Sarah R.
Oklahoma City, OK
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Pink Petal more...
My go to lip stain. I live how pigmented this lip stain is. It goes on so smooth and stays on for hours. You can get very precise bc of the way the tip is shaped.
Alexa M.
Kanab, UT
2 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
This lip stain would be better if it didn't run out of color so fast.. I really like it but it was like one of those markers you get at birthday party's.. I will give it a four...
Cheyenne S.
Los Fresnos, TX
203 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I was not a big fan! it is dry looking and last for only about an hour. it is great for first time lipstick users who want to sample before trying the big deals!
Emily D.
Lexington, SC
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Berry Blush more...
The first time i tried to use it, the pen dried up before i was able to fully apply it to my lips! Also, it looked super blotchy when i tried applying it as well
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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