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We Tested Kate Middleton’s Favorite Lip Gloss—Here’s Our Honest Review

While it’s common to see your favorite celebrity touch up her lipstick in public or share zit cream selfies to Instagram, the royals are much more private. Unfortunately for us, that means tracking down the exact products behind Meghan Markle’s glowing skin or Kate Middleton’s perfect blowout is nearly impossible, save for what their glam teams let slip in interviews.

With Markle, at least, we have more to work worth thanks to her Hollywood past. But given that Middleton went straight from one of us to royalty (the dream), there’s little to no information on her beauty products of choice, other than speculation that’s slipped from British tabloids over the years. That’s why it was such a gamechanger when the Duchess was spotted with a beauty product in hand earlier this month at Wimbledon.

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A Twitter fan account quickly ID’d the millennial pink tube as Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose, and it appears they are correct—the only thing up for debate might be the exact shade, but the tube Kate has is closest to Rose.

The brand describes the Lip Perfector as having a “melting gel” texture and “nourishing formula [that] delivers intense hydration with a hint of shimmer.” Essentially, it’s kind of like a hybrid of a lip gloss and lip balm. This low-key product fits right in with Middleton’s natural makeup style, which usually only consists of eyeliner, mascara, a touch of blush, and a rosy lip color.

If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s got to be good enough for us, right? We had five Glamour staffers put the Lip Perfector to the test. Read on for our honest thoughts.

Azadeh Valanejad, social video producer

Azadeh Valanejad
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