This blush comes in a cute packaging: it is a cardboard box that opens up and reveals the blush and a small mirror. It also has a paper card sleeve that protects the box and that has the same exact retro pin-up girl print of the box.
Hot Mama! is a powder blush in the tones of peachy-pink with gold shimmer. While in the pan, the gold seems extremely intense, but on the skin it is so much more subtle.
|theBalm Hot Mama! blush|
It's a very wearable day color: it gives the cheeks a delicate peachy-pink wash of color and the shimmer makes the skin look luminous and healthy without being too much.
|Swatches for theBalm Hot Mama! blush|
As for longevity, I'd say it lasts on me about 3/4 hours before fading, but I also touch my cheeks quite a lot with my hands when I work, so it may last a bit longer if you don't touch you face at all during the day.
I am very satisfied with this blush, it's possibly my favorite blush and I'd definitely repurchase it if I ever were to run out of it, but since it is 7.08g/0.25oz, I doubt I'll run out before the next century!