Thursday, March 14, 2013

theBalm Hot Mama


  theBalm Hot Mama is marketed as both an eyeshadow and blush but I only ever use it as a blush so I will be reviewing it as such.  This is one of the oldest items in my collection and it's been much loved so please excuse it's ratty condition!

  A few years ago I bought and fell in love with Benefit's blush in Coralista but something in it cause me to break out horribly so I needed a dupe.  Like the weirdo I am I walked around Toronto with Coralista swatched on my arm and comparing it to every coral blush in Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Shoppers, and Rexall.  I found a dupe at Rexall in the form of theBalm in Hot Mama which was around $15 cheaper than Benefit's offering.

  I've loved this blush from day one as it is the perfect shade of coral and since it has a nice sheen to it you can skip the highlighter.  The cute and compact packaging is perfect for travelling so this blush always goes with me on vacation or weekends away.

  There is one downside to this blush though and that is it is not versitile.  I own other coral blushes and they go together with many lip colours but Hot Mama only looks good with light pink lips.  It's a blush best suited for low maintenance days where you just want to wear natural makeup.

 Availability: $19 at Select Pharma Plus/Rexall locations & Devu Cosmetics (currently 25% off with the code springsale)

P.S.: I reached 300 followers yesterday and I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my blog.  I'm so grateful and all the lovely comments I get make my day.

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You totally deserve 300 followers and more! :)
    The blush looks so pretty on you! What a perfect coral blush for the coming spring :)!!
    xx
    Jessie

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  2. yay! 300! pretty on the cheeks, but would likely make someone look sickly on the eyes:P... I have yet to try a blush by the balm. but I'll definitely keep the price in mind if i ever feel like buying coralista :P

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    1. Yeah maybe in the crease it would like nice but I can't imagine it all over the lid.

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  3. I love this blush too! It's just so pretty.

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    1. Yeah definately one of the prettiest I own :)

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  4. This is gorgeous! I've really been meaning to try more of theBalm products, all the blushes look so pretty! xo

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    1. This is the only product of theirs I've tried but their other blushes look amazing too!

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  5. this is such a beautiful shade! just imagine with a tan!! look gorgeous xx

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    1. Thanks Fatin :) Everything looks better with a tan lol.

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  6. I have this and it's really nice xx

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    1. I don't know why it isn't more popular!

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  7. Congratulations lovely, you deserve every follower :)

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  8. This looks so pretty on you! Love coral blushers xx

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  9. This is such a lovely shade! Definitely a good dupe for Coralista, which I also have. And walking around the city with a swatch on my arm is totally something I'd do, though I'm sure the ladies at Holt's wouldn't be too impressed with it ;)

    Congrats on 300 followers! Exciting :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Yeah at Holts they pretty much ignored poor little me hence why I was glad to find a dupe elsewhere lol. Thanks Jen :)

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  10. I compared this to NARS Orgasm which makes my skin look a little ruddy unless I'm wearing a full face. This is much more forgiving, and I think what it goes with depends heavily on your skintone. I love it on my eyelids, it's one of those pink shadows that doesn't make me look like I have pinkeye.

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    1. You're totally right! Orgasm looked awful on me and this is much more flattering. I need to try this as an eyeshadow, thanks :)

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  11. It's such a gorgeous blush!! I've heard good things about it too. Congrats on the 300 followers Christine!! xx

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    1. Thanks Jess :) I'm pretty sure my button on your blog helped with that, so thank you!

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  12. Congratulations on your blogging successes! Well deserved :)
    This looks like a very pretty color, I think the Balm makes very nice products - I just don't know where to buy them aside from the internet. And I want to "try on" a few things.

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    1. Thanks so much Jasmine :) I buy too much makeup online and I don't know why. I guess I trust Google Images too much lol.

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