The Lip Balm Worn By Kate Middleton That Sold Out Instantly

It's pretty common for dresses, shoes and coats to sell out instantly when paparazzi capture them being worn by Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle. I mean, they are arguably two of the most stylish women on the planet right now. So not surprisingly, when the Duchess of Cambridge whipped out her favourite lip balm in front of crowds at Wimbledon, it flew off the shelves at every outlet.

But Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (specifically in the shade Rose) isn't just a favourite of the Duchess, you'll find this nourishing lip balm on the desks of many Adore Beauty staff, too. Shall we find out what makes this lip balm suitable for royalty?

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This rich gloss hydrates and perfects lips instantly, providing a natural-looking shimmer-sheen finish to the lips in a wide variety of shades, including Rose, Candy Shimmer and Apricot Shimmer.

  •  Each tube is infused with hydrating & reparative botanical ingredients

  • The formula helps to replenish essential nutrients in the lip tissue

  • The protective antioxidant-rich formula keeps the lips looking plump & moisturised

  • The shimmery, glossy formula offers a smooth, non-sticky sheer tint

  • Minimises the appearance of dehydration lines, flakes & chapping

  • The balm has a sponge-tip applicator & a pleasant vanilla fragrance

What's In It?

The key ingredient of Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is a patented complex derived from the native African Acacia plant, which helps to smooth the surface of the lips, creating a film over the skin to prevent dehydration.

The formula also contains vegetable waxes, shea butter and vitamin E to plump, soften and enhance the appearance of the lips whilst deeply nourishing and moisturising lip tissue.

The Reviews:

Non-sticky beautiful gloss


Gone are the days of terribly sticky and goopy lip glosses! The Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector is the perfect lip gloss. I love how it comes in so many shades, and the applicator is soft, and shaped perfectly to use on the lips. The scent is divine but not overpowering. In addition, the Lip Perfectors provide moisture to the lips, without being sticky. A must try!

Sheer and pretty


I really like this product. I have it in the rose shade and it provides a really subtle tint that evens and enhances the colour of my lips. The gloss is nice and natural - not too sticky or shiny. The applicator is much nicer and easier to use than similar products where you dip a brush or sponge tip into the bottle.

Nice sheen


I had a sample of the Apricot Shimmer and bought the Rosewood after it ran out. Great for a no makeup look, easy to use and not too goopy. I am older and it's perfect for a subtle sheen and travels well in my makeup bag. I also use this as a lip topper to add some shimmer to my lippy. I think this is such an underrated product for all ages.