Essential Lip Stain is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 665.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drying. poor application I bought this a few weeks ago to hold me over while I waited for some liquid lipsticks to ship in the mail. It went on terribly (streaky and patchy) and even after many swipes was not opaque or even. It was also very drying and wiped off very easily. It dried up so quick that I only got to use it a few times.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed For $2 it isn't bad but was expecting a stain that would stay on my lips and last. Color did not stay. I have lipsticks that stay longer than this stain. Also the applicator was irritating to the lips.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colors I have several of these and I love the colors and the staying power of the stain. I apply it in the morning and it will last me all day.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I bought the Nude Nectar colored lip stain. It glides on with ease, the color is good, true to the packaging and it really lasts. You can use it either as a lip liner or fill in the entire lip. Great product.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Lasts I love lip stains. Unfortunately not all stains perform that well. This one is great! It lasts under a lip gloss without bleeding or fading.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Completely dry when I opened it I bought this from a CVS near my house for three dollars. I was so excited to use it cause I was starting my lip stain collection. When I got home I automatically opened the package and when I tried it..... It was completely dried out. Not once did I get to use it. So dissapointed
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't stain, dries your lips, and little product The actual amount of product in the container is pathetic. I only got maybe 3 uses out of this before I could barely even see the color come out. The formula dries your lips out, but on the bright side the pigmentation is good. It's called a lip stain, but the formula does not leave an actual stain on your lips. After eating even a few potato chips, the color wears off.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was a cool idea. Kind of like a magic marker for lips. Pretty colors but it didn't last as long on my lips as expected and the stick dried out like a magic marker does after a few uses. Their is an eyeliner you sell with this same concept and has the same problem.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Lick Your Lips! Bought this product and thought it went on nicely, the color seemed true. But any time I licked my lips, the color would stain my tongue which would then stain my teeth. Never wore it again.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smelled like Puke I really wanted to like this, and I did for about two days. It worked great and I put it under my liquid lipstick so that if my lipstick rubbed off the color was still there. After about two days it dried out for the most part, but I could get it to work if I tried hard enough. After a week and a half I went to use it and I couldn't, it smelled like throw up, and I had to throw it away. I have no idea what caused the smell, but I don't think I will be buying it again.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mixed feelings I loved this lip stain when I first purchased it (berry blush) it stayed put, it looked great (I also exfoliated my lips and put chapstick on before I applied the stain to prevent dryness and patches) My only and biggest problem is it DRIES OUT QUICKLY. The first satin I bought lasted one day, the next lasted for a week. The price is great so I'm not too angry but it is frustrating that a crayola marker lasts longer
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dries out I have purchased three of them all of them dry out within a week and they just don't go on smooth enough. Your lips feel dry
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not true to color This lip stain certainly isn't anything to write home about, it's not the worst but it's not the best. It's rather patchy so you have to apply a couple layers to get a somewhat even application. It also is not true to color at all, the color of the tube or the swatches on line are not even close.
Date published: 2016-07-15