theBalm® cosmetics Hot Mama® Shadow/Blush

We’ve never been satisfied with basic blushes. Too often, they look amazing in the compact but leave behind flat streaks of color. Not so with this peachy pink powder, which has a subtle infusion of golden shimmer to give off a 3-D effect. It also works as a shadow and highlighter, letting you achieve pinup-worthy results with just one product. And did we mention that the cute mirror compact will look right at home in your purse?

theBalm® cosmetics Hot Mama® Shadow/Blush
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A little goes a long way

I was a little concerned when I opened this up and saw sparkles. You will not end up a glittery mess! It is a great color and looks more natural than expected. A little goes a long way. I like it!

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What's all the hype?

Let me start by saying this is a great color. It's got this orangey pink thing going on that I love and it looks great with my skin color.

But, I think the color is too shimmery and glittery to be blush, I much prefer my blush to be matte like the rest of my face. As eyeshadow it would be a great everyday or office look, but the color gets dull by the end of the day. It doesn't crease, and the pigment is still there, it just doesn't have the same oomph as when it's first applied.

I will probably keep using the sample, but won't be buying the full product.

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Love!

I really liked this as a blush and as an eyeshadow! I had to blend it with another blush though so that it would show up a little more, but on days where I didn't wear any other makeup, it was the perfect touch to bring some color to my face!

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great color

I got this sample in my birch box last month and I'm very happy with the color and how it looks on my skin. I'm fairly light skinned but I think it has the ability to look great on many different types of skin tones.

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So cute!

I love that this product doubles as a blush and eye shadow. I love the peachy tone and the subtle shimmer it has. The packaging is super cute as well.

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Great, but not for me
Sampled

I've been very excited to try this product for quite a while now, so I was ecstatic to get it in my box. Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations. The color was not exciting or very pigmented.
I'll give it another try, but disappointed so far.

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Fabulous blush!

I love this color. So great! The color would look better on me during the summer when I have a tan, but I can't wait to use it! The shimmer really does give a 3d effect. No use in a highlighter, this seems to do the job of both a blush and highlighter.

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Perfect

This is a great product to give you just the right amount of color and shimmer either on top of or without another blush or bronzer

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Adds a nice, subtle highlight
Purchased

I think this is a great product. It adds just enough of a subtle highlight to my face that it doesn't appear obvious that I'm wearing blush. Honestly just looks very natural. I also love that I can apply it to my browbone, nose, anywhere on my face that I need a little bit of a highlight. The compact is so small that I do find it a bit difficult to get a lot on my blush brush. I've been using an eyeshadow brush to apply it instead. The packaging is really cute, too.

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Hot Mama

The Balm products never disappoint. I prefer this particular shade as a blush rather than an eye shadow. Very summery and perfect for a light shimmer at the beach.

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