A true all-in-one essential: sexy shadow, striking blush, subtle highlighter, and light-reflecting lip finisher tucked inside a go-anywhere compact.
This review is for theBalm’s blush in Hot Mama–a peachy-pink with gold shimmers. This review focuses on Hot Mama’s quality and performance as a blush, though the company states it can also be used as an eye shadow, highlighter, and lip finisher.
This blush comes in a thick cardboard compact with a magnetic closure and a mirror inside the lid. The lid doesn’t stay upright on its own, but since this packaging fits in your palm, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. The compact is housed in a sleeve designed exactly like the compact itself.
This blush is smooth without being overly soft in formula. It is not powdery at all.
The color may remind you of NARS Orgasm, but Hot Mama is much silkier in formula and has better pigmentation.
The formula has beautiful, finely-milled golden shimmers. The shimmers are very prevalent, though, so if you aren’t looking for a lot of shimmer, pass on this color.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
Hot Mama applies smoothly and evenly. The color is pigmented and the shimmers stay put on the skin.
For $19.00 you get 7.08 grams (0.25 ounces) of product. You get the same amount of product as you do with theBalm’s Bahama Mama Bronzer.