e.l.f. Essential Lipstick
6 varieties available

e.l.f. Essential Lipstick


3.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars36%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars21%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star7%


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 (740)
Q&A (12)
Media (72)
  • "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
Amanda S.
Pittsford, NY
116 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.
Bethany T.
East Helena, MT
167 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
E.l.f has really out done themselves when it comes to their lip line. I have quite a few lip products from them and I love every one! The lipsticks are soft and creamy and apply very easily. I colors are beautiful and last for a long time! Definitely I good addition to any lipstick lovers collection :)
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.
356 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.
Matt R.
Cape May Ch, NJ
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is so impressive for its price especially. The pigment in the shades I’ve tried are decently pigmented especially their reds. It’s not especially long wearing but it’s not hard to reapply. Altogether, this is such a nice cheap option for lipstick.
Kirsten C.
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walmart
I got this is a light nude color because I'd heard a lot of raving news about elf. But I was very disappointed in the product. I'm giving two starts because I did only pay $1 and maybe there darker colors are better. But the shade I tried was terrible. It was super waxy, it wasn't very pigmented. It did not go on well. The packaging was very cheap. I ended up throwing it away. It may be decent to buy for children who want to play makeup.... again maybe the darker colors are better, so I want to keep an open mind.
Jamie K.
Las Vegas
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nostalgic more...
This is an ELF product I can stand behind! Lipstick is so creamy, and left my lips feeling moisturized. Color didn’t last as long as I would have liked, but I can’t complain with a cheap price it comes with. I would recommend to others for sure.
Elena E.
Sn Bernrdno, CA
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Sociable, Sociable more...
sociable is a vibrant red with specks of glitter peppered into it. this is a decent lipstick formula for its price. the consistency is smooth but I dislike that it feels more waxy than it does creamy. I love that it doesn’t cake up in the cracks of your lips. the packaging feels very cheap but the actual product is decent for its price. I purchased mine at the dollar tree for $1.00.
Jackie F.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 7706 Posh more...
I actually really like this lip color. It is a little slippery if you’re not careful before it dries down. It feels really comfortable and moisturizing. The color is really pretty like a dark red with a little pinky purple in it. Good for the price!
jenn h.
White Plains, NY
240 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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