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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
Kayla D.
Norwich, NY
405 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I usually love elf products but this one wasn't a huge hit with me. The color didn't last as long as other products and dried my lips out even with lip balm.
Yolanda L.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I've got this in so many colours! You can put it on lightly for a natural-ish tint, or layer it for a bolder look. It's also only $2! I LOVE this lip stain!
Abigail L.
131 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
This product is good but it dries so fast on your lips that I would recommend putting on a little chapstic first and then putting it on so it looks more even
Brandi R.
Nicholasville, KY
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I like to put the stain on underneath my lipstick it stays on all day but it does because splotchy after use. I prefer my liquid lip stains other then this.
Gabby O.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It lasted for a few hours. I didn't stain any cups that i would drink out of. The color wasn't as bright or dark as I expected but over all i was satisfied.
Regina W.
Tobyhanna, PA
41 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This lip stain falls short of providing the stain coverage and stayin power that you would expect - i was disappointed- i typically like the elf products.
Raquel H.
National City, CA
284 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I found that the color on this was very good for the very affordable price , it was nothing out of this world for me it did make my lips feel extra dry tho
Terrell D.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
Has a subtle orange tint, and lasts for around 4 hours. Is splotchy when applying but can be layered for desired effect. Wears off in splotches and flakes.
Katherinne V.
Houston, TX
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
The lip stain is basically a stain. It doesnt moisturize. It just gives you a hint of color. If you dont like lipsticks just a hint of color this is for u.
Olivia F.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It looks soooo cute for that Korean style lip look. Sadly I find it dries out my lips afterwards and sometimes looks bloody. Still worth it for the price.
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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