I am very pleased with this blush. I probably have 10+ blushes, including MAC and NARS, and if I could only keep one blush, it would be this one. It gives a flush of color and a glow all at once. Good color payoff and cute packaging. On days when I'm in a rush,I apply foundation, this blush and some lipgloss and I look fresh and awake.
I might be in love with TheBalm products. I'm not sure if I'd recommend carrying this blush around since it's in carton paper packaging, but it is very thin and compact. I like it much better than Benefit's boxy style. The color is also really pigmented. I had tried Laura Mercier's blush earlier and gotten use to the weak pigments that I started loading Hot Mama on accidentally. Woops. I'm an NC25 and with a light hand, it shows up a nicely peachy pink. Perhaps I'd like a bit less shimmers but at least it's not over-the-top.
this, and The Balm Stainiac, are my favorite blushes at the moment. This is a peachy-coral (I see it compared to NARS Orgasm but Orgasm has more pink I think) with golden shimmer - NO glitter. just gives a natural glow :) - the shimmer isn't that visible on, it just makes it more glowy. It wears nicely - I haven't noticed I need to reapply. The color looks great on fair warm skintones (like me) but I can imagine it will look lovely on darker skintones, and probably cool skintones as well. Overall, I really like The Balm products - cute packaging, cute names, quality products, right price :).
LOVE this product. My little bro (yes, he's awesome) bought me the kit that's been discontinued :( It contains all three- Hot, Sexy, and Bahama Mama. I use all three regularly- but had to buy a full-size of Hot Mama. This color is great because it has a very versitile pink glow with gold shimmer. It works really well on my fair skin. I would reccomend to anyone; use it daily myself :)
EDIT: While I really like this product, I do have visible pores, so I only use it in the summer when I like more shimmer. Also, I've been falling for NYX blushes, which are way more affordable and the colors are awesome.
This is such a great blush! It's a great peachy/pink coral color...similar to NARS Orgasm. It has a great shimmer, and can also double as a nice eyeshadow. I'm very fair with a lot of yellow undertones so I find this blush compliments my skin perfectly! As for the packaging, I personally don't mind the cardboard packaging, I find it does hold up better when you drop it :)
this blush is perfect
better than nars
such a pretty peachy pink
amazing packaging and product
nothing bad to say about this one
I use this everyday over matte blushes to add some golden shimmer. If I use it by itself the pink colour doesn't really show up on my skin because there is more gold pigment than pink in it. I've tried using it as a highlighter on my chin and forehead but it looked a bit funny because of the pink undertones.
I really love this blush which is similar to the NARS orgasm. IT acts as both highlighter and blusher. Upon apply, it made ur face glow and highlight ur feature to really stand out. Love the effect :)
This colour is a shimmery light peachy colour (almost like NARS Orgasm). The colour payoff is nice and the price is good, I don't like the cardboard packaging though...
This is one of my daily staples. I love that the color is a nice peachy-pink. I have fair to medium skin with yellow undertones and I find that Hot Mama looks very natural. I have tried Milani's Luminous (which I can no longer find in stores) and while you can't beat the price point for Milani products, I would rather repurchase Hot Mama. The color is more soft and sheer and is easier to apply. Works great as a highlighter, as well. It gets points off for packaging--my first shattered after I dropped it on the floor. However, I had it for nearly a year before I had to replace it. Highly recommended, especially if you have a lighter skin tone.