Before my purchase of Smith’s Rosebud Slave I remember reading reviews portraying it like some sort of miracle in a tin. Being the skeptic that I am, I approached with caution. But at $5 a pop I figured it was worth looking into. It wasn’t long before I was hooked. Rosebud Salve has fast become one of my favorite beauty products. Even as I write this, I am slathering it on my lips.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve is a multi-purpose lip balm created in 1895. It is also said to relieve chapped and dry skin, blemishes, diaper rash, detergent burns, and rough cuticles. It has a petrolatum-base, infused with essential oils, which lends to it’s aromatic rose scent.
How to Use:
The longer I have been using Rosebud Salve, the more uses I find for it. I began using it as a lip treatment, either during the day as a balm or before bed as a lip conditioner. It worked wonders. Not only was it great at moisturizing lips, it also served as a replacement for lip glosses, without the sticky feeling or that white ring of skin lip glosses often leave over time. It can be mixed with pigments or lipsticks to add a tint of color or shine.
I put it on my cuticles to soften them and it leaves my hands looking like I’ve just stepped out of the nail salon. Additionally, it’s a great quick-fix for people who want to conceal hangnails.
For those of you looking for that glossy eyelid look, this is a wonderful solution. Many makeup artists use Vaseline, which tends to settle into the crease. Using a light coat of Rosebud Salve on the lids will create this same effect and last longer. I have read some reviews that suggest applying Rosebud Salve to your cheeks as a highlighter. Do not put this product on your cheeks for everyday use, as it may lead to breakouts.
Rosebud Slave is excellent for taming flyaways in a pinch. Rub on your fingers and distribute a light amount on the ends of unruly hair. This is also a great solution for those stubborn eyebrow hairs that never seem to want to stay in place. Using a small amount of Rosebud Slave, brush through brows with a lash spoolie or toothbrush.
A little goes a long way, so use sparingly.
Smith’s Rosebuds Salve really is a wonder product. I’m willing to bet that even MacGyver used it in his troubleshooting. It is the only beauty product that I never leave home without and should be a staple in every woman’s makeup bag.
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