Essential Lip Stain is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 678.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am new to makeup and found E.L.F. and fell in love. It's great because it's so affordable and I can try all sorts of things without having to pay too much or feel like I wasted a ton of money if I don't like it. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE STAINS! I really love that you can just put them on and they last all day. I have worn one all day, through eating and it stayed. I love the colors! I have all 4 of them and they are the best! They are easy to apply because you can use the point to go around the edges of your lips and then fill it in with the side.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from long lasting I'm always so iffy about lip colors- I can never find a shade that looks good on me. I'm SO glad I decided to get this on a whim. The Crimson Crush is such a nice shade! And it lasts crazy long.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like This Alot Bought this a couple times and prefer the lighter colors. They don't last as long as some other brands but the Price Is Right!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice color, but a little drying I bought this lip stain in Crimson Crush. It was very vivid and long-lasting, but it did leave my lips dry!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pink Petal Best I have purchased this lip stain since it first came out its wonderful I apply chapstick then the lip stain it stays for very long time wonderful
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Buying more tomorrow :) I bought this today in Crimson Crush and then I bought the matte lip color, I'm not sure what color it was either rich red or wine but I like to apply a stain before the matte for a real long lasting color and this definately did the trick, I ate, drank and even smoked, ssh, and none of it came off, lasted the entire day without needing to be touched up. Considering I spent like $4 on both I will definately be stock piling. If you didn't feel the stain was enough try the matte lip color on top, awesome long lasting lip color. I love it. (& yes it does dry ... Its a stain, not a lipstick or gloss)
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like the idea Maybe it's just me, but both lip stains I purchased neither one seems to go on evenly or smoothlÿ. I really like the idea and when it goes on in places it looks really good. I even exfoliated prior to application and had the same result. I'll keep working with it and look for some suggestions from others.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I can still somewhat use it This product worked for a little bit with another color on top, but the color was weird(berry blush) and it was sticky. It dried out quickly too.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really long lasting This lip stain is nicely pigmented and doesn't smear. I got the nude nectar and really liked it. The only problem is when removing my lips had some remaining "stains" pieces and the color is kind of hard to tell when buying online but liked the color I got in the end. Overall really good value and lip stain quality.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buildable but streaky I like to pair this with the elf lip tint in Grapefruit, together they create a beautiful deep red and the lip balm tint helps to keep your lips from drying out. I find you have to apply two to three layers of this because it is very streaky, but the colour payoff is impeccable! The tip is very nice and pointed and long so you can get into the tiny corners and use the long side to cover larger areas. I would recommend this but only is you get the lip balm tint to go along with it to hydrate your lips. I have eaten and drank with this one and it didn't come off, even when I tried to use a makeup remover it still left some pigmentation!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it but..... So I really like this lip stain! I love the color and it looks amazing but it doesn't go on very well (goes on choppy) and I noticed it doesn't last long either which is odd because it's a stain. But overall those are the only two issues I have so far and I have worn it twice. I love the color and it looks amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keep With Me All The Time I bought Nude Nectar and I am in loooooove with the color. It's like red and nude at the same time? Amazing. I haven't had any issues with drying out. It's not as long lasting as I want a stain to be, which is the con for me. But honestly, I will get this again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless Bought it in two colors. Went on nicely, pleasant coverage. But after just one use each, it completely dried out. No more stain in the marker at all. Luckily it's cheap, but I'm never buying this product again and I don't recommend this to anyone. Waste of money.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok... I have a pink one and i wonder if it came damage or it doesnt work becuz only like 2 times only it worked and then nothing oh well
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Learning curve but great I have had mine for a long long time. I wear it a lot. And it hasn't dried out. I just do a quick swipe to give my face some color in the morning. It lasts a long time as long as I don't forget that I have it on and apply chapstick. It did take a bit of getting used to applying. I have found that layering thin quick swipes is the way to go. Don't try to outline. It is drying but all long lasting lip products seem to be.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth it The lip stain was a total not worth the wait nor purchase. It wasn't worth it. The stain goes on light and doesn't make a statement. It absorbs quickly.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stain lasts pretty long for the price I have these in the colors crimson crush and nude nectar. They look gorgeous on the lips, and the stain lasts about 2-3 hours without touch ups.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I purchased two of these in different shades in my last order. I love lip stains and its all I wear, but from other brands they are pricey. Elf taught me you pay for what you get. These lip stains are not a solid covering color, they're simply a marker that stains every layer, texture and imperfection of your lips. They do not cover well, and I still have no idea how to remove the product. The stain stayed on my lips far longer than I wanted it to, meaning well past a days wear. After it finally wore off, pigments of the stain remained in the creases of my lips. It wasn't comfortable to wear and a total waste of time.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this product and when I went to put it on it made my lips burn, it also has a terrible application. You cant get any product off the tip to fill in edges either.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from robust product I love this, stole it from my mom and then when she made me give it back I bought one in a darker color and its bomb, I use it to fill gaps, or line lips, don't mess up int like a magic marker, great for queens, also recommend the lightest one for eye bag color correction
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lip stain I bought the e.l.f. lip stain in crimson red. it was the last one on the display, so I figured for 2 bucks, why not? I absolutely LOVE it. I always get compliments when I wear it and it stays put (unlike lipstick). This is definitely a MUST HAVE in my makeup collection.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dries Out Too Soon! I've bought two of these lip stains in the berry color and both have dried out after a couple of uses. The color is great but I can't get many applications. I have tried re-hydrating the stain with water but that didn't work as well. I thought maybe the first lip stain drying out quickly was a fluke but then the second dried out as well.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wouldn't recommend to girls with thick lips! I like it and the color i chose (nude nectar) but the problem is i have thick lips and need to go over a lot and then it leaves my lips looking all streaky. If i simply needed one swipe then it would work great but i dont.I hope this makes sense?
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great! I got this in Nude Nectar, and it doesn't seem like a nude to me. It's darker than you normally think of as a nude. However, I love the applicator. I have some pigmentation problems at the edges of my lips, and this allows me to fill that in perfectly. I want to get the other colors too.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I tend to use this as a bit of stain under some chapstick to add a touch of color to my lips. The price is amazing. The color quality is nice. Doesn't taste bad - kind of nice actually. It dries my lips a bit, but I've yet to find a stain that doesn't. Definitely make sure you exfoliate and condition your lips as much as possible before using because it will accentuate lines and dryness. Also, apply as evenly as possible and don't over-apply.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just don't I bought this two days ago, hoping for a cheap, lasting color. I got a sharpie.whywhywhy do my lips tingle and sting after I put this on? It taste horrible. A lip product should not taste like vats of chemicals. It lasts maybe 5 hours, and was difficult to get off the sharpie point. I love E.L.F, normally. Don't waste your money.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this lip stain in berry blush YEARS ago, and recently found it digging through some old makeup, so I decided to give it a try. Of course, since it was old, it took a little bit of warming up, but it still worked wonderfully for me. It was a little wet upon application, but dried and stained my lips. I have very dry cracked lips, and the color did settle into the cracks, but that's more of a "me" problem. I applied it several times to get the bold color pictured below and it did dry a little more matte than in the picture. It lasted me just about all day, through eating and kissing. By the end of the day, it had lifted a little, but just barely; I still had a great stain of color.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lip stains! They're really lovely! Nude nectar looked great with my super pale skin. However, beware of crimson if you have lighter skin tones--it looks like you have bloody lips :O the stain tends to sink into any lip creases as well, so make sure your lips are super hydrated before using.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little disappointed... I have trouble with most stains being quite dry and I have trouble putting it on evenly. This one unfortunately was not different and I've used better, but for a more expensive price. Overall, was kind of small, is pretty dry, and hard to spread evenly. Disappointed because I really like the colour.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Use with care! There's definitely a learning curve with this product. I got "nude nectar," and when I first tried it out, I used too much. My lips were way too red for something labeled "nude." But I got the hang of it. The key is to make sure your lips are smooth before applying it. You don't necessarily need a full exfoliation, but just wipe them with a cloth before applying. I like using the tip first to trace the outline of my lips. Then I apply in short, even strokes to prevent bleeding. You need to apply it evenly to the bottom lip AND top lip because it doesn't "rub together" like lipstick. But it lasts 4 to 6 hours, through food (and kissing). It has a nice finish, so you don't need gloss on top. (And the product does wear off faster if you put gloss on top.)
Date published: 2016-10-14