What is it about shimmery pinky-coral blushes that is so amazing??? The first blush I ever had was Nars Orgasm--I was (and still am) obsessed with the beautiful and flattering coral/pink/gold sheen it would give my cheeks. Since then I've acquired quite a few more blushes in a similar hue. theBalm Hot Mama is quite possibly my favorite one out of all the pinky corals I have!!
|theBalm packaging is so frickin adorable. I also like that it's thin so you're not wasting packaging! There is a magnetic closure as well.|
theBalm's Hot Mama blush is described as
|L-R Nars Orgasm, theBalm Hot Mama, Benefit Coralista, Mac Springsheen|
Nars Orgasm has more pink in the base color and the texture is not as buttery as the others. I also think the gold shimmer running through Orgasm is a bit chunkier. I seriously love my Nars blushes, but I have to say, Orgasm's texture is grittier than all my other ones! Very weird since all the other ones are lovely. Benefit Coralista is lighter and I found it to be a less pigmented as well. Mac Springsheen is most similar, however I much prefer the texture and longevity of Hot Mama---Springsheen tends to fade much sooner on my cheeks.
I believe Hot Mama retails for $19 but if you're in the US, definitely make sure you check your local TJMaxx & Marshalls---I was able to find it for under $10, making it an even more incredible deal. Hautelook also has theBalm on there every once and a while. I seriously think this blush is gorgeous and gives the most incredible glow to your cheeks. I can't say enough good things about it. If you have been dying to try the ever popular Nars Orgasm, definitely give Hot Mama a try--I much prefer the texture and definitely the lower price point!!
What do you think of thebalm Hot Mama? Is this the kind of blush color you'd wear? Do you have a favorite coral pink? :)