Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Essential Lip Stain in “Pink Petal”

e.l.f. Lip Stain in Pink Petal

Availability: e.l.f.
Price: $2.00

Company’s Description

Get beautiful precision color that lasts for hours with this pigment rich lip stain marker. The pen-like tip lets you draw on color easily for a streak & smudge free professional look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to hydrate and moisturize lips.

e.l.f.’s new lip stains come in 4 shades and are part of the company’s Essential line. This review is for the shade Pink Petal–a light pink color.

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Packaging: 9/10

This lip stain comes in a plastic pen-like tube with a snap-on cap and pointed applicator. This packaging’s plastic is softer than what you find with other lip stains.

Quality: 8.25/10

Pink Petal has good pigmentation and gives your lips a youthful, medium pink tint.

The formula doesn’t dry out the lips, which is a big advantage marker lip stains have over other cream formula lip stains that require you to apply a balm or gloss on top of the color. The product also has no smell.

The stain lasts 2-3 hours (with eating and drinking) on the lips if you don’t protect the color with a balm or gloss over-top. If you keep a balm or gloss on top of the stain, you can get a good 4-5 hours of wear before you see signs of fading. The color will fade significantly faster from the center of your lips than from the outer edges of your lips.

My biggest criticism of this product is its uneven finish. Because the shade is light and somewhat close to the color of my lips, the patchy quality of the finish isn’t too noticeable, but I definitely noticed it during application and through the day.

Ease of Use: 8.25/10

What makes this product less than ideal for application is the significantly smaller marker tip. It takes more time to cover you lips with the product and it’s more difficult to get an even layer of color.

Price: 9.75/10

For $2.00 you get 0.078 ounces (2.2 grams) of lip stain. This product contains less than you get with other drugstore lip stains, but it also costs drastically less.

Final Grade

e.l.f. Lip Stain in Pink Petal

e.l.f. Lip Stain in Pink Petal

e.l.f. Lip Stain in Pink Petal

e.l.f. Lip Stain Swatches: Pink Petal (Far Left)

e.l.f. Lip Stain in Pink Petal Applied


Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol (Ve), Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben May Contain: Red No.33 (CI 17200), Yellow No.5 (CI 19140), Red No.28 (CI 45410), Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow No.6 (CI 15985), Blue No.1 (CI 42090)

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