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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 1,583 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 (1583)
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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
Chrystal W.
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nude Nectar, Hot Tamale, Berry Blush more...
Horrible!!! Doesn't stay on. You have to go over and over your lips multiple times just to show a color and it stings without being a plumper.
Ashley M.
Crystal Lake, IL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
I have tried three of these colors, and I usually pair them with the Revlon Balm Stains. They aren't super easy to apply, but the color stays!
Hayli S.
Oroville, CA
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Its Pigmented yet very overdrying. I need chapstick when i use this. I get mine at the dollar store. With there were more natural flush tones.
Linda P.
Baton Rouge, LA
6 reviews
Review for: Crimson Crush more...
Used this when I went out for my 30th birthday from all the pictures it looked just as amazing at the start of the night as it did The the end
Michaela D.
Phoenix, AZ
154 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It had a really nice color and it stayed for a long time on my lips and it didn't fade into an ugly color. The color selection is really good.
Victoria S.
8 reviews
Review for: Pink Petal more...
Easy go on! Super cheap. Plenty of colors. Easy to find in most stores. Package and display fun to look at. I am a repeat user of elf products.
Katelynn M.
3 reviews
I like using the lip stain then putting chapstick over it to help give it a glossy look. The lip stain helps the color stay on my lips all day.
Kaytlyn S.
Tempe, AZ
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Not a huge fan of this at all. The color is all wrong. It smears after sitting still and letting it dry for 30 minutes! I would not recommend!
Brittany R.
22 reviews
Review for: Berry Blush more...
This product lasts super long. I love that it doesn't come off. I purchased at Walmart and was not expensive. I would love to try more colors.
Vanessa R.
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Pink Petal more...
I love elf products but this lip stain did not make the cut it was very drying... it did stain but didn't stay the color it was supposed to be.
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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