E.L.F. Studio Lip Stain in Heartbreaker - Swatch and Review

March 21, 2011

I have to be upfront and say that I absolutely hate lip stains. Even with all the lip stains that have been coming out with different brands, I just can't seem to buy any of them. So when I saw this E.L.F. lip stain at Target, I was so ready to put it down and not get it. This one was on clearance for $1.98 (they are normally $3) so I didn't see any loss if I hated it.

Here is how E.L.F. describes these lip stains:
Achieve full coverage that lasts for hours with this long-wear formula. Enjoy silky matte color or layer on the moisturizing clear gloss for a shiny look. With key Vitamins A & E your lips stay smooth all day long. 
Now, I will agree that the matte color was silky and smooth. This color is the perfect peachy nude color that is very subtle. It didn't feel like a stain at all when I was putting it on. Felt like a lipgloss and then it dried to a matte finish. Then I used the gloss for the shine, which I did really enjoy. Also, my lips needed some moisture and I was very surprised that my lips felt really soft while I had this on. What I don't really agree with is the "Achieve full coverage that lasts for hours" part. Granted it doesn't say for how many hours, but mine stayed on for about one hour, then I needed to reapply. Full coverage? No, this is not a full coverage kind of lip stain. It just gives you a very nice appealing color to your lips. That's it, and that is all I expect from a lip product for $3. More pleased than I was disappointed. I would definitely buy more.

Do you have any of these E.L.F. Studio Lip Stains? Do you feel the same way?

♥ Stephanie


  1. ELF never fail to deliver good products at dirt cheap products so it doesn't even bother me that this wasn't a 100% positive review! Everything I try seems to be ace at literally a few pounds. How do they do it?!


  2. I usually don't believe in those claims of "long-lasting" lip colour anyway. I've liked the few elf products I've tried though, so I'll look for this! I only wish we had a store here that carried a wider range of them!

    Thanks for the review :)

  3. I never pad attention to them before but I might give them a try now!

  4. whoo looks so pretty... thanks for the review ... I just started tryin ELF products and I haven't been disappointed yet ;-)

  5. Pretty color! I got a bright color lip stain from them and felt it dried out my lips and the gloss wasn't much help :/ Maybe they have a new formula. I much prefer the conditioning lip balm!