Review of Smith's Rosebud Salve Mocha Rose Lip Balm by trixie88
I thought I'd try one of these again after not liking the Original one or the Strawberry one. I smelled the tester before I bought it and was sold on the true chocolate, coffee & rose scent, but I didn't try any on. I could smell all three notes evenly and they didn't smell artificial either so I was hoping they made an improvement on the formula too. Wrong! Although the back of the tin now says it contains shea butter and white beeswax, you can't miss the petrolatum base (vaseline-like) feel and smell when it's applied. It does a decent job moisturizing and gives my lips a slight gloss, but adds no color at all. The scent lasts about 15 minutes before it's gone or else my nose accomodated to it in that period. Burt's Bees is still the best natural style lipbalm in my opinion.