Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is a product that every beauty blogger has in her makeup bag. I bought it when it first came out around 5 years ago and honestly I was not that impressed by it. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is somewhere between a lip balm and a lip gloss. I think that it is a good product, but it just wasn't hydrating enough for my very dry lips.
I wasn't able to find a dupe for this product for a very long time. A few days ago I saw the new Catrice Beautifying lip smoother. I don't know if it is a limited edition product because it was next to the Catrice fall collection. You can choose between 3 shades, I have the pink one 030 Cake Pop. The packaging is absolutely the same as the packaging of Clarins Lip Perfector, it comes in a tube with an applicator. I know from experience that this applicator gets dirty and it is not very hygienic. You get 9ml. of product. It smells very similar to Clarins Lip Perfector - like vanilla and caramel, but I can't say that it is the same scent. Catrice Beautifying lip smoother is not very pigmented, you can barely see some colour on your lips, it is not sticky. I find the formulation to be more hydrating than the formulation of Clarins Lip Perfector. This product really improved the condition of my lips. Catrice Beautifying lip smoother is not only a cheaper version of the Clarins lip perfector, it is a better version. Its ingredients are:
POLYBUTENE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), OCTYLDODECANOL, SORBITAN OLIVATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, MICA, SILICA, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), MYRISTYL LACTATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SODIUM POTASSIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, SACCHARIN, BHT, ALUMINA, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TIN OXIDE, AROMA (FLAVOR), PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 47005 (YELLOW 10 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).
If you are a fan of Clarins Lip Perfector or if you've always wanted to try it, you should definitely check out Catrice Beautifying lip smoother because it is around 5 time cheaper. I wear it every day since I got it. I wasn't even able to find my Clarins lip perfector to photograph it for this post.