Welcome to 2014! I don’t know about you, but even though it’s a new year and fresh start, I sometimes can use a little help with looking fresh (read: awake). Typically I enlist a blush to bring me to life…pretty sure I’m not the only one.
While I do love (and will always love) Benefit’s Benetint for that natural rosy-cheek look, sometimes I want something with more dimension. Enter Hot Mama. More specifically the Balm’s Hot Mama Shadow & Blush. I received this my monthly Birchbox and loved it right away. A blush is a blush, right? This just has a little extra oomph, with some reflective gold mixed in, that gives it more depth without looking like body glitter. The color was spot-on for me but they have other options if you need darker or more pink etc.
I really liked the cute magnetic compact that it comes in, with no latch or tiny contraption that will break. It also includes a mirror. I don’t take my makeup anywhere, but if I DID, I could use that mirror. The cost, $16-20, is reasonable for how long it lasts.
There are about a million good blushes out there, but if you are looking to try something new to fake your fresh and rosy glow, this one does the job.