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e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain
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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
Blair C.
Oregon City
12 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush, Berry Blush more...
I love these!!! Easy to use, stays and lasts for a while, I can use a little chapstick hours later and it just re-west the color to make it fresh again!
Ashley S.
9 reviews
I love this! I use lip stain everyday! All you need is little Chapstick before, and a finishing powder and the color lasts for hours and is kiss proof!!
Abby B.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pink Petal more...
This stuff had great pigmentation and is very easy to apply since its in market form. The only huge problems are it's very drying and can become patchy.
Rachel R.
Mesa, AZ
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
It was darker than I thought it would be but it’s a true stain. Other brands can’t compete! It stays on and it’s a no mess no fuss lip color. Love it.
Elle F.
Fresno, CA
19 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
This is the perfect lip stain for something simple, like just going to school or work! (also looks great if you apply a lightly tinted lip oil over it)
Lauren F.
Happy Valley
20 reviews
Works so good for highlighting or doing ombre with your lips. And it lasts forever! Not to mention i bought mine last year and its still going strong.
elyra g.
82 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
I was very disappointed with this product! Don't waste your money! It does not stain nor stay on your lips. It actually made my lips chapped and dry!
Clara H.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Crimson Crush, Nude Nectar, Berry Blush more...
The applicator is a marker but cannot get good application. It’ll dry out before the second use. And the stain WILL NOT GO AWAY. (Which could be good)
Kayja E.
Springfield , MA
270 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I actually like this product for day when I don't wanna wear makeup but just want a natural tint on my lips. It will give you a font tip but I love it.
jenn T.
126 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Berry Blush more...
Not really a fan. The color is gorgeous and looks great when you first put it on but after an hour it looks like my lips are peeling off or something!
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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