e.l.f. Essential Lipstick
6 varieties available

e.l.f. Essential Lipstick


3.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars36%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars22%
  • 2 Stars9%
  • 1 Star6%


Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.


Apply to lips directly from the tube or use a lip brush for precise definition.
Blend in the color for total lip saturation.

 Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Ozokerite, Petrolatum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Polyisobutene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Retinyl Palmitate (Va), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Propylparaben, Neotame, Fragrance (Parfum)
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)

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  • Is the formula for this lipstick close to the matte lip c...1 Answers
  • Does this color look nice on light skin tones?3 Answers
  • What colors do they have in this lipstick ???1 Answers
e.l.f. Essential Lipstick
e.l.f. Essential Lipstick
Reviews (844)
Q&A (12)
Media (74)
  • "The packaging is the worst, but the product is AMAZING. It's a dollar so that explains the cheap plastic, but the product is so creamy and pigmented. It lasted a very long time for me...even while drinking and eating. Love these!" in 57 reviews
  • "Surprisingly these lipsticks are outstanding! For it being a dollar I didn't think that it would be as pigmented as it turned out to be. I own about five of these lipsticks and I must say the colors are beautiful. Although they aren't extremely long lasting I find that they stain your lips without making them look chapped or settling into fine lines. Unfortunately, the only downside is the packaging. It's very cheap and a little bit annoying to turn up, but I mean what could you expect for a dollar right? There is a great range of colors and are all so beautiful and creamy and when applied very hydrating to the lips. I love this lipstick so much and it's beyond amazing for just one dollar!" in 32 reviews
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Rocky mount
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The formula is very very soft and buttery which can work for and against you. I bought this lipstick in a couple shades and have enjoyed them but they really didn't suit my skin tone. It has a slight scent which didn't bother me but may be troublesome to others. The price is usually around a dollar or two which is affordable! If you dont use a liner first it's hard to get a good shape using this lipstick but other than that its a pretty decent lipstick.
Austin texas
7 reviews
Review for: Flirtatious more...
This lipstick color I liked a lot, it is creamy, it looks very good and smells incredible, the only thing that I do not like is that its duration is not very long I must be applying it every time. It depends on tastes. It is very economical and easy to get
Shaleya J.
Tulsa, OK
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 7706 Posh more...
The E.L.F Essential Lipstick packaging was beautiful and chic looking! The product is more of a sheer coverage and doesn’t last long you have to keep reapplying the product! If they came out with a better formula I would definitely purchase again!
Mirranda T.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Doesn’t stay on the lips very well, I constantly had transfer to everything my mouth touched while wearing this. Good price, you really do get what you pay for. Kind of a weird smell, not really sure how to describe it. Sticky formula.
ky B.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Flirtatious more...
Was upset when I received this lipstick. The packaging was cheap and the lipstick itself was streaky and lackluster. It’s more of a lipgloss than lipstick, little pigment and A LOT of transfer. Almost worth the price.
Haley M.
16 reviews
Review for: Fearless, 7706 Posh more...
Love both of these colors so much I used them all the time in high school and I still use them today they are nice and easy to put on the lips I think if you wanna find something great this is it !
Amanda S.
Pittsford, NY
118 reviews
Review for: Fearless, Sociable, Sociable more...
Sociable: A really pretty bright pink. It is on the matte side but not drying. It has glitter in it which is a downside for me. It is pigmented with a second layer.

Fearless: A beautiful bright red. It is not matte. It is very pigmented in creamy but because of it is so creamy it is very messy and does not stay put. I have yet to wear this out because I worry it will slide around and get on my teeth. It easily transfers.
Mish M.
5 reviews
Review for: Nostalgic more...
I love ELF, don’t get me wrong, but in this case the low price honestly isn’t worth it. If you are pale, this color will literally blend in with your skin in a ghostly way (lol yikes), not a natural nude way!! Also the consistency is thick and tacky. Even though it’s so cheap, don’t bother. 😬 otherwise though ELF products are usually amazinggggg quality!!!
Cody B.
3 reviews
Review for: 7702 Classy more...
I got this for free with an order on the elf website and it’s actually REALLY creamy. Almost too creamy I would say. The color is beautiful and it feels moisturizing to me. I just think it comes off too much no matter what you do. So I couldn’t give it a higher rating but I also can’t give it a lower rating because this is just a preference for me personally. I also love the silver packaging that it comes in. I almost wish though that it was in their classic black. 
claudia t.
371 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Other more...
I really wanted to like these lipsticks, but they were just not that great.  I ordered a couple colors because they looked nice in the swatches on their website.  Once I received and swatched on myself, the shade was so different from what it looks like in the tube.  Also they were kind of rough.  Like I had to really press on my lips to get to color on.  I might have gotten duds, not sure.  But, I was really disappointed.  I gave it 2 stars because they were pigmented but not in the shade I though they would be.
jenn h.
White Plains, NY
248 reviews
Im looking for long all day wear. where i don't have to retouch my lipstick as often .Is this product long lasting or does it rub off easily while eating or drinking ?
Sabrina P.
North Dartmouth, MA
20 reviews
What do you guys think of these lipsticks? I don't know how I feel about them yet. I like the pigmentation and the price but I'm not sure about the consistency.
joann f.
48 reviews
I was wondering if this product is moisturizing and if this product is really pigmented?
Jannete G.
Greenfield , CA
16 reviews
I want to know if this lipstick will last all day and if the lipstick is either watery or matte?
Ava C.
13 reviews
Does this color look nice on light skin tones?

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