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ELF Glossy Lip Stains [Swatches, Claims, Stockists + More]

ELF have launched two lip product formulas; the ELF Glossy Lip Stains and the ELF Love Triangle Lip Filler Liners. If you love a longwearing lip tint, you’re going to love these new lip stains, so keep on reading to find out more about the ELF Lip Stain…

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ELF Glossy Lip Stains

What Are The ELF Glossy Lip Stains?

The ELF Glossy Lip Stains are a range of glossy lip tints, delivering beautiful color that lasts all day, with a buildable formula that won’t transfer all-day long. Offering a lightweight, non-frying formula giving you a sheer hint of color, and gorgeous glossy finish. 

ELF Glossy Lip Stains

Your lips deserve it all: beautiful color that stays put, a healthy sheen, and comfortable wear. This lightweight, non-drying lip stain imbues lips with a sheer kiss of color and a healthy hint of shine in one step (think: more pigment than a lip balm and less bold than a lipstick).

The long-wear, buildable formula won’t transfer and leaves lips looking and feeling fresh. Available in 8 gorgeous shades.

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The ELF Glossy Lip Stains are available in eight different shades, and the ELF Lip Stain Gloss collection are just $6 each. I appreciate that ELF has stuck to their roots, without upping their prices, unlike other budget brands which have had their prices increase considerably over the years.

ELF Glossy Lip Stains

The ELF Glossy Lip Stains are said to have a gloss-to-stain finish, with a one-step application. Offering a comfortable, long wearing formula which promises not to transfer, with a sheer hint of color, and a hint of sheen.

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Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Water (Aqua), Diisostearyl Malate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Polysorbate 60, Polybutene, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ceteareth-20, Squalane, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mangifera Indica(Mango) Seed Butter May Contain:Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 28 (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Blue 1 (CI42090

ELF Glossy Lip Stain Swatches

ELF Glossy Lip Stains

The eight shades of the ELF Glossy Lip Stains are;


  • For a natural look, apply one coat of lip stain onto the center of your lips, working outward.
  • For an opaque coverage, apply two coats.​

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ELF Lip Stain Key Benefits

  • Unique gloss-to-stain finish
  • More pigment than a lip balm and less bold than a lipstick
  • One-step application
  • Comfortable, long-wear formula that won’t transfer
  • Sheer color with a hint of sheen

In the swatches above, the shades all look very different. However, in the photo shared higher up in this post, of all eight shades on the lips, it’s remarkable how identical they all look once on the lips.

So, I’m not sure if they’re the kind of lip product you’d need more than one shade of, as they do look similar on the lips. The packaging looks very similar to the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments, so I would 100% bet that was intentional, and this launch has been created to try and dupe the NARS version, for just $6, and they’re available right now.


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