As you may know Smith’s Rosebud Salve is the solution to life, the universe, and everything. As for Smith’s Tropical Ambrosia Lip Balm, it’s life changing. Well, yeah, not really, but it sure is damn tasty.
If you’re a fond Smith’s fan girl or boy I’d highly recommend this one.
Smith’s Tropical Ambrosia Lip Balm ($7) is the latest flavor to be added to the Rosebud Salve empire and it arrives just in time for Summer with it’s melody of yummy flavors like coconut and mango. This is a really interesting flavor as it has quite a few layers much like the Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappe! When you first apply it, it tastes like coconuts but as you smack your lips together the sweetness of mango comes out and finally, after a few seconds of wear both flavors combine to create this creamy, tropical yumminess on your lips!
I was little shocked how difficult this was to squeeze out of the tube. I struggled with as hard as I did the new Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Lip Balm. When Smith’s introduced tube packaging back in 2011 it was rather thrilling for fans as no more nasty pot to deal with. However, I always felt like it thinned the formula out and made it a little more melt-y! Not the case with Tropical Ambrosia at all! This is very thick and really hard to squeeze out. The good news is it still has a beautifully melt-y texture on lips and gives them a lovely hint of shine. The color is clear so, it only adds shine but not a touch of tint.
As with all Smith’s products you don’t have to limit use to your lips. It can be used on dry areas like elbows, heels, or knees. You rub it a tiny bit onto your dry hair ends or even mix a tiny bit with your favorite blush to make a dewy color wash for your cheeks and lips. Even tame your brows with a small amount used as a brow wax. The possibilities are endless.
On the downside, it does contain petrolatum as one of the first ingredients so, if that’s something you avoid you might want to skip out (it also contains lanolin!).
All in all, Smith’s Tropical Ambrosia Lip Balm is a great addition to the Smith family! I’m already a Rosebud fan and quite delighted with this new flavor.
Get it now at Sephora.com.