I bought this because I was curious about a possible dupe for the notorious Orgasm, which I absolutely despised, without the OTT glitter. I am NC25 (light-medium Asian skin with yellow undertones) and personally find this blush to be a beautiful, sheer golden-pink flush, a bit like what I wanted Orgasm to be. It is very natural, but the color is buildable, and for nineteen dollars, this was a pretty good value. The packaging is adorable, but cardboard, and it's a nice, everyday, staple brush. Not super remarkable, but quite pretty. The only con is that it won't stay all day, but primer/foundation under enhance its staying power.
I have not been disappointed with this product. It it the perfect pinky peach.. not to dark, not to light. I only use this as an eyeshadow and it's absolutely beautiful. I have amber colored eyes and it just makes my eyes shimmer. A great color to wear everyday for that "glow".
If you loved Milani Luminous blush, then you'll love Hot Mama. Of course, if you already have Milani Luminous you don't need this. However, this had the same problem for me that Luminous does. It's too light! I have to pack it on and all that shows up is gold shimmer. For reference I'm medium toned warm/olive (NC35 for you MAC users). If you do want this pink/peach with gold shimmer in a darker shade try mark AfterGlo. It's more pink, but definitely deeper and will show up on your skin.
I almost gave this a two, if it wasn't for the fact that this can be used as a highlighter pretty well. As a blush, it's entirely too peachy and light - at least for my skin tone - and I'm light to medium with olive hues. As a blush, this glowed a little too orange for me. I used this on my brow bone and a highlighter and on the center of my eyelids for a little punch and it does well for that use, but I was disappointed with this as a blush.
EDIT- I wanted to add that this is very SUBTLE and would work well on someone who has fair skin because it's not super dark, but still would look natural on someone with fair or porcelain skin.
It's a great product.It's high pigmented, buildable color. A bit too shimmery for a natural look ( which is wat i'm looking for) but it suite my NC 30 skin tone. Love it, i'm gonna buy it again if i wont find any other pretty one.
This was a blush that I wasn't so sure about at first because I literally did not have ANY warm toned blushes and could never find a peach that looked good on my fair skin. But after wearing this a few times, it really grew on me! It's pretty sheer to me, but somewhat buildable. It blends well and doesn't ever look harsh or garish, no matter how much I put on. It has a slight sheen to it which usually does not flatter me, but for some reason it works with this one. I don't know how well this would show up on darker skin tones. Also, I recently changed my hair color from blonde to brown, and am having trouble getting my makeup together with this blush but I'm determined to make it work, and it's still my favorite!
I don't give out 5 stars very often, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shade. It looks peachy in the tin, but goes on pinky with a healthy glow - great for even my super-pale skin. It's not quite sheer, but not as harsh as many other popular favorites like NARS Orgasm (which doesn't work for me). Also great on your eyes because the shade glows without being too sparkly, and it really makes my blue eyes pop. Can't imagine anyone this shade won't look good on. Like the magnetic packaging, too!
I got this for $8.00 at Winner's. Mind you it's in the 'Holiday in Balm Beach' mini palette and the blush is tiny it still has become one of the best products I've used. It's a blush, it's a bronzer...wait, it's a highlighter...and an eyeshadow all in one. Amazingly this gives me the cheekbones, glow and the look of flawless skin that has people asking 'What do you use on your skin cos it's perfect.' As much as I love my Jane Iredale 'Moonglow' bronzer/hightlighter and it is FABULOUS, Hot Mama is gonna be fighting for everyday use.
Amazing stuff! This gives the most beautiful color. So far I have only used it as a blush, but I know some have said it does great as an eye shadow as well. It goes on smoothly and gives such a radiant glow. Looks very natural. I have found that I do not need much and usually dip in my brush very lightly. I actually like that it doesn't come with a brush because they are never worthwhile anyways. I think the blush is worth the moderate price. It really does last even in the NC heat and humidity. I will continue to buy.
Let me just say that if you do not like a golden sheen to your peachy pink blush then you will not like this. In the package it looks like a beautiful pink slightly peachy blush but you will soon discover that you will need a light hand as this goes on very pigmented and you when the light catches you will see a very distinct golden sheen. Not a shimmer or a glittery look but a radiant glowing golden sheen.
This would make the perfect summertime blush as it resembles a bronzer with a peachy pink color to go along with it. I love it! Im light skinned/beige and i cant use too much or its a little intense but put just the right amount on my brush and it looks great. I think this would go good on medium, olive, or tan skins.
A great find for summer!
P.S, this color is very similar to NARS Orgasm ..just a bit more shimmery. Also as far as the staying power for this blush goes, i would says it is slightly better than most. At the end of the night it has definitly faded some however there is still a hint of color and golden sheen. In my humid state of Florida, Id say thats pretty good.