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This is my favourite blush to pick up and use at the moment. I saw this before Christmas in TK Maxx and I snapped it up. I paid £5.99 for it which is an absolute bargain, considering that it usually retails at around £15.00! Love the retro packaging!

In case anyone isn’t aware, The Balm is a cosmetics brand from San Francisco. Their line is based around simplicity, and they produce high quality multi-tasking products in quirky vintage inspired packaging.


Hot Mama Blush is a shadow and a blush in one. It is a pinky-peach shade with a shimmer that makes your cheeks glow. It is also virtually identical to Benefit Coralista, so if you have Coralista already, then you probably don’t need this. However in my opinion, Hot Mama is more pigmented than Coralista and you have to apply it with a really light hand. The texture of the blush is soft, and therefore picks up onto the brush very easily. Only a tiny amount is needed for both cheeks – a little definitely goes a long way with this product!