The Balm Hot Mama Blush Review

I've always been a fan of warm peachy/pink blushes with golden undertones and got my hands on The Balm's Hot Mama a few years ago and I'll be reviewing this very same blush. It's a gorgeous peachy shade that's perfect for summer and goes well with warmer makeup looks. It's one of my all-time faves. Read on for detailed swatches and photos. 

Overall Review

Product

Rating

Purchase

The Balm Hot Mama

Swatches

Here's a swatch of The Balm's Hot Mama on my arm taken in natural daylight. ​

Color​

The Balm's Hot Mama has often been named a Nars Orgasm dupe but they look like two completely different colors to me. Orgasm has more pink in it whereas The Balm's Hot Mama leans more peach. I would describe it as a light "salmon" color with lots of gold undertones.

I feel like Hot Mama is particularly flattering for those with warm and yellow undertones. There's a bit of a sheen to it. It's not glittery or over-the-top but it has a luminizing quality to it. I usually skip the highlighter when wearing this blush because it already has a highlighting effect built-in.  Adding even more highlighter on-top would be overkill. 

Formula​

The formula is super pigmented and silky. ​A little bit goes a long way with this blush. I've had mine for a few years and have quite a bit left but keep in mind that I don't wear the same blush every day. This blush works best when applied in light layers.

Photos

Here are a few photos of me wearing The Balm Hot Mama​.

It's a very glowy color and I have no need for highlighter when wearing The Balm's Hot Mama. 

What I'm wearing : Joeur Luminizing Moisture Tint, Nars Sheer Reflecting Powder, Nars Orgasm Lipstick, Diorshow Mascra

Value​

The value is quite good for The Balm Hot Mama. It's priced in the same range as MAC blushes but more affordable than Nars blushes. 

Pros & Cons​

Pros are the gorgeous color, pigmentation and reasonable price. The only con I can think of is that some people may not like the packaging which is cardboard (albeit very durable). The packaging is cute and quaint with a vintage feel but it doesn't have that "upscale" packaging which may be a detriment for some. ​

This blush is a must-have for peachy blush lovers. ​It's still a must-have even if you have Orgasm because they look like different colors to me. 

Have you tried The Balm's Hot Mama blush? Let us know in the comments. ​

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Jacqueline
 

Chief-In-Editor at Her Glow Up. For makeup reviews: I have light skin with yellow and golden undertones. I'm a nc20 in MAC and 4 in Armani Luminous Silk. I'm an internet advertising guru by day and a beauty blogger after dark.

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