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e.l.f. Essential Lipstick
6 varieties available

e.l.f. Essential Lipstick


3.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars35%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars22%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star7%
3.76 / 5 based on 668 Reviews


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 (668)
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  • "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
105 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.
Danielle F.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This wasn't at all a terrible product, but it certainly didn't work for me. I tried utilizing many different colors of this lipstick in many different ways, but no matter what I did, it did not stay on very well. The texture also seemed a bit oily and didn't blend as well as more expensive or quality brands.
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!!!
Bethany T.
East Helena, MT
161 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 :)
claudia t.
249 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.
Christina L.
New York, NY
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nostalgic more...
Gives a gorgeous tint to your lips while keeping the moisturized. Without the elf logo, the packaging could be mistaken for a mid to high end brand. Color is flattering on my skin tone. Had to touch up, but this product was only a couple of dollars.
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
59 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!
Neha S.
Mission , KS
55 reviews
e.l.f. Lipstick 7701 Fantasy Smooth & long lasting Coverage Has anyone used this lipstick.. I recently got this and it has a very weird smell... More like expired products smell.. Is it me or every lipstick stinks?
Alyssa P.
101 reviews
Prefer this or their velvet lipstick collection????
Cassidy H.
43 reviews
How long does this lipstick last?
Diana M.
108 reviews
What colors do they have in this lipstick ???
lakshana s.
22 reviews
pigmentation is most important to me when it comes to makeup. how pigmented is this product ?

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