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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 1,585 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 (1585)
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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
Haylee V.
Montgomery, AL
6 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
Love the stain I get and the long lasting of it. Not a fan of the smell of them. I might have just gotten a bad one. But over all a great product.
Tabitha C.
Portsmouth, OH
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Not a fan. Hard to work with and barely showed up. It was like a dried up magic marker. I could probably get better results with a red magic marker
Hannah S.
North fort Myers
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Easy to use however the end result isn't flattering. It looks like you took a sharpie to your lips. Looks very patchy and it clings to dry patches.
Erin J.
8 reviews
So cheap and it stays on for a super long time. I wear this as a lipstick and under a gloss but keep the cap on because it tends to dry quite fast.
Sarah S.
Galatia, IL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
Elf products are usually wonderful! I love them! This lip stain is very cute and not expensive at all. However, this lip stain fades quite quickly!
Lara G.
Hammond, LA
8 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar, Berry Blush, Pink Petal more...
This stain did not apply evenly and did not last at all. I've tried multiple colors to see if it varied depending on pigment but I hated them all.
Daija S.
Longview, WA
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I loved that it has a balm at the bottom ! It lasted half a day and through eating greasy food. Great value for the price! I got mine from Walmart.
Amira M.
3 reviews
The applicator is hard at for, but once I pressed down firmly it's been easy to apply. Stays in for hours at a time. It reminds me of a marker lol
Rachel K.
23 reviews
Cheap and affective. I was shocked by how long this actually stayed on my lips. Downside is I have to wear a gloss with it or my lips feel to dry.
Windi M.
Madison, TN
13 reviews
Review for: Nude Nectar more...
I use this every morning before I go to work. It is wonderful. It puts color on my lips and when I put my lip gloss over it it then looks perfect!
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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