theBalm’s Hot Mama: NARS Orgasm dupe?
Hi, lovelies! Hope you’ve had a good weekend. Today I have a comparison post between theBalm’s “Hot Mama” blush and NARS’s “Orgasm” blush. I’ve had “Hot Mama” for a long time which is why I never thought I needed “Orgasm” since a lot of people online were saying they were dupes. Recently, I got a mini “Orgasm” blush for free as a 500 point reward from Sephora. I was happy because, not only would I be able to compare them myself, I finally had the famous “Orgasm”.
theBalm “Hot Mama” (top) and NARS “Orgasm” (bottom)
So are they dupes of each other? In my opinion, no. The gold shimmer is almost the same: the one on “Hot Mama” is a little closer to a frost and the glitter in “Orgasm” is slightly more pronounced. Also, the base color is different. “Hot Mama” is peachier, “Orgasm” is pinker. So they do show up differently on the skin.
In the end, to me they are similar but not the same. I think you could own both and not feel as if you have a repeated blush. Oh, and “Hot Mama” is missing it’s packaging because I depotted it for my blush palette.
Mini “Orgasm” blush, “Cactus Flower” blush, and “Laguna” bronzer
Also, look how cute this mini blush is! It’s so small compared to regular NARS blushes and to the Laguna bronzer. It’s like the baby.
- theBalm blushes are super soft. Both “Orgasm” and “Hot Mama” are great quality
- The gold shimmer is similar but the blush color is different
- “Orgasm” is more pink, “Hot Mama” is more peach/coral
- Both are gorgeous! It’s up to you if you find them similar enough. I think you could own both because I don’t consider them exact dupes.
P.S. My next post today will be a giveaway to celebrate 100 followers! I’m excited for my first giveaway and thank you for your support! 🙂