The Balm Hot Mama Review + Swatch

The Balm Hot Mama

Lets keep this short and sweet, shall we? Hot Mama from The Balm is not a new launch and has been around for a good while now. Basically, it's one of those very flattering golden shimmer-shot corals that tend to suit most people well. So yes, this is a pretty good dupe for Nars Orgasm and uhuh, it's not a million miles away from Benefit Coralista either.

the balm

It's a fair bit cheaper than both though at about €14 (at Awear, who also provided the sample) and you get a lot in the pan - over 7g, which compares well to Coralista's 8g for example. Packaging is card and there's a little mirror in the lid.

the balm hot mama


This wears nicely and is quite sheer to begin with but buildable. Basically, it ticks a lot of boxes for me - peachy, shimmery, cadaver-skin awakening and gives the complexion a nice glow. If you're looking to jump the Orgasm bandwagon but blanch at paying €29 for Nars or €33 for Benefit then hey - I'd definitely point you in the direction of Hot Mama as a very good substitute.

hot mama swatches

This is billed, for some reason, as a "sexy shadow and beautiful blush all-in-one." Shadow!? Not on your Nelly.  Great on cheeks though! The swatch above shows it heavily applied to the left and how it appears when sheered out on the right. Pretty, eh?

Related Articles

More from Beauty