Monday, 31 January 2011

Review Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm

Rosebud is probably one of the most famous producers of lip balm, it's less known in Europe but recently it has become available in several stores so the knowledge will surely spread... I have two lip balms of theirs: the original one and this strawberry one. I like all red fruit: strawberries, cherries, etc I adore the smell - I enjoy eating it, I think you got the picture!

Introduced by G.F.Smith's grandson Allen in the 1960s, Strawberry Lip Balm is our number two seller, this product is formulated to aid in protecting and moisturizing the lips, cuticles, and elbows from the drying effects of the weather. The aroma of Strawberry Shortcake attracts Hollywood Celebrities, Skiers, and Sun Worshipers alike.

I love how these tins look, so retro and adorable. They open easily and contain 22g of product. The balm itself is pink and smells like strawberries but at the same time artificial, which is not to my likings. This could be because of the tin but I can't tell for sure. It applies easily and leaves your lips with a transparant film that feels a bit greasy at first. Key is not to use too much. The texture of the balm varies a lot depending on the room's temperature, this balm benefits from a warmer room for an easier application. It is also supposed to be moisturizing but it didn't feel so to me, if my lips are sensitive or dry - this doesn't do any good. I mainly use it for a quick touch-up or when I want to have 'something' on.

Personally, I wouldn't recommend this balm, if you want to try it - go with the original version, which is much better. You can buy it online for 4-5euros, it's also available in stores but at the price of 10euros. This isn't much in comparison to the amount of product you receive, the tin is sure to last you a long time!

Which is your favourite Rosebud?


Perfectly Unordinary said...

Ik ben echt dol op de Original! Mijn eerste potje is nu bijna op en ik heb al een backup klaar staan voor als hij volledig leeggeschraapt is :)

G A B Y said...

The texture looks yummy and I love the packaging, so vintage (=

Evelien said...

Ja, die is ook erg leuk. Hoewel ik zeker nog enkele andere versies wil proberen. Een backup heb ik nog niet, ik kom er wel een tijdje mee toe :)

Yes indeed, but the original one is even more buttery than this one. I'm also a big fan of vintage packaging, it's adorable...

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