We all know the famous Smith’s Rosebud Salve, the famed multi-purpose medicating machine in the pretty tin can. You can use it on your lips, on your skin, and on your diaper rash. It’s always sold right by the cashiers at Sephora with all of the other beauty musts, like the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. It’s an American classic.
However, you may be underestimating the true power of your tin of Rosebud. While it’s pretty on the outside, and pretty on your lips (maybe not so much on your diaper rash…), it’s also a very pretty highlighter. While droves of makeup addicts have long been spending heaps of cash on Benefit’s High Beam or MAC’s Strobe Cream and other facial equivalents to blinding Christmas lights, the solution to your highlighting woes may be sitting in your purse.
Indeed, when I first tried it for myself and applied Rosebud Salve on my upper cheek bones, I was shocked how it lit up my face…and saved me $24 on Benefit High Beam. When blended into the skin, Rosebud creates a pearlish glow that is subtle yet effective. I also like to put it on above my Cupid’s bow to emphasize my unfortunately tiny lips.
Wearing Rosebud Salve
If you decide to nix your expensive highlighters and try Rosebud for yourself, be mindful of a few tricks. Make sure to blend it — if not you could run the risk of looking (and feeling) greasy. You can build on to your initial layer of Rosebud, but be sure not to turn yourself into a jack-o-lantern. I find that one layer suits me for school and laid back makeup days, and two is just enough for a more dramatic appeal. Also, if you have oily/acne prone skin then proceed with caution.
Either way, Rosebud could be your newest best beauty friend. It’s cheap and pretty, and its easy to carry around with you if you need a touch-up…or that pesky diaper rash strikes again. For me, Rosebud Salve is a MUST — I always keep it in my purse, and I know I’m not the only one. Legions of fans stand by Rosebud as their Holy Grail lip balm; why not make it your HG highlighter, too?