Very rarely do we, the public, get an insight into the Princess of Wales's beauty routine. These details are often kept tightly under wraps. But occasionally, a source will spill or Kate herself will unintentionally reveal a beauty favorite – which is exactly what happened here.
Rewind to 2019 and Wimbledon fans may remember the moment that Kate pulled out a pink tube from her bag while watching the Centre Court match. To our delight, this moment was caught on camera – meaning beauty fans everywhere had the chance to identify the exact lip product she uses to achieve her soft pink, glossy lips.
The lip product in hand? It had to be Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in the shade Rose Shimmer. A great addition to any summer makeup look, fans flocked to snap up this balm-meets-gloss. And, four years later, its appeal is bigger than ever.
It's a rare move for a member of the royal family to get out their lippy – generally, they don’t adjust their appearance in public. So finding out Kate Middleton’s makeup and skincare products can take some digging. It’s far easier to identify Kate Middleton's dresses, such as her vibrant yellow dress which was hailed as the perfect summer outfit or her blue Zara blazer.
This is one of the reasons why there was so much excitement over this photograph. Another reason is that many of us are keen to emulate Kate’s signature look which often combines a soft smoky eye with sculpted cheeks and a neutral, balmy lip. And now, thanks to Kate, we can recreate that natural glossy pout.
A summer staple, Clarins Lip Perfector is undeniably one of the best lip balms around. The tinted formula is loaded with nourishing shea butter to hydrate and plump lips while delivering a sheer wash of color. After testing it, we can confirm that it’s not at all sticky or tacky like some traditional glosses. Instead, the lightweight texture feels buttery smooth and comfortable enough for all day wear.
Available in five prettifying shades, we adore Kate’s choice – a subtle, sheer pink that's called Rose Shimmer. It’s super flattering and goes with just about anything. We’re hooked!
Clarins Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer | $28 / £21
This delicate pink shade is the exact hue Kate Middleton was seen wearing at Wimbledon. It's fresh, pretty and perfect for every day.
Clarins Lip Perfector in Plum Shimmer | RRP: $28 / £21
For a vibrant lip look, give this deep berry Lip Perfector a whirl. Wear alone or layer on top of a berry lipstick for more impact.
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Emma Stoddart is a freelance beauty journalist and self-confessed skincare aficionado with over five years’ industry experience. Emma has worked for some of the UK’s top women’s titles including Net-A-Porter, Stylist and Grazia. Her experience spans online and print as well as producing editorial shoots with some of the industry’s biggest artists, including Val Garland. Asides from working with them behind the scenes, she’s also had the chance to interview the likes of Patrick Ta, Pat McGrath, and Sam McKnight for all their insider tips and tricks.
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