The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review & Swatches


The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review & Swatches

Hi All,

I discovered contouring early last year. My face is completely round and the mere thought that I may be able to make it look sculpted was enough for me to decide I wanted to learn it. Ofcourse there were catastrophe’s..At the beginning I had no idea that contouring should be done with a matter powder. Needless to say I invested in a lot of bogus products which made me look like a light bulb (a burnt one) before I realised I was making a huge mistake.

It took a lot of research and mistakes for me to find the right products for me and today I’ll be reviewing one such Bronzer which marked a turning point in this hunt.

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About TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: –

A bronzing powder with a beach-worthy glow. TheBalm Bahama Mama is a bronzing powder formulated to leave you skin with a beautiful, natural- looking glow and a soft, silky feel. This powder is translucent, while still providing color with staying power.

  • Matte finish creates beautifully bronzed skin
  • Features mica and silica for sheer yet pigmented color
  • Paraben-free formula designed to be layered as needed
  • Layering allows you to customize your personal ideal shade of bronze

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  • Price:  $12 and available on Strawberrynet as well.
  • Quantity: .25oz

My take on TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: –

  • Packaging: Like most TheBalm products, this bronzer is packaged in a cardboard form very much resembling a book. It has a flip top lid which is magnetic and a strong magnet at that. The front houses a retro kinda pic which is the running theme of all TheBalm products. It reminds me of pin-up models in fact…don’t you think?

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  • Color: The bronzer is a sandy brown color and what I like best is that it has no orange tone like a lot of the bronzers we get here. This is an out-and-out brown without any shimmer to it. Hence, it can be used as a bronzer and for contouring as well.

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  • Pigmentation & Texture: The blush is extremely pigmented and very soft to the touch. A single swipe will bring off a huge amount of powder so its important to be careful to just dab the brush lightly in the pan. It does have a tiny bit of fall out due to its soft texture but it’s not too much at all and one need not worry about wastage.

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  • Staying Power: Once applied, this stays for about 6hrs max after which it starts fading. But the plus point is that it fades evenly and doesn’t get patchy at any point.

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  • Application: I use a slanted contour brush and dip just the tip into the pan. Since this is a highly pigmented powder, using too much by mistake would translate into chocolate bars on my cheeks πŸ™‚ I then blend it in to make it look natural.

I like this bronzer lots..It defines my cheekbones very well and is so soft that it blend in perfectly and gives a very natural look. The only tricky part is learning to use the right amount. The shade is so brown that it’s easy to get a muddy look instead of a natural toned one. It took me about 4-5 tries to get the hang of it.

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Pros of TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: –


  • Its a gorgeous brown shade which doesn’t look orange on me.
  • Has no shimmers and is totally matte which makes it perfect for contouring as well.
  • Very versatile. Can be used as a blush, bronzer, for contouring or even as an eye shadow.
  • Not too pricey considering the quality and the quantity.
  • I don’t think this will ever get over.
  • Will suit fair to medium toned skin. But those with lighter skin tones may take longer to find the right amount to be used.
  • Can be built up as required.
  • Formula is soft and easy to blend
  • I love the funky packaging. Makes it stand out from the rest of the products.
  • Sturdy packaging

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Cons of TheBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer:-


  • Its easy to go overboard with this and look muddy
  • Not too easily available.


  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Texture: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 4.5/5

Have you tried The Balm Bahama Mam Bronzer ?

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  1. even ive been bitten by the contouring bug!! :inlove: love how it defines my cheekbones! love the ELF one and the Lakme Absolute one.. both are awesome! but now i want this.. esp for the packaging πŸ˜›

    • U too deeps?? I love contouring…do it almost everyday in fact..:) I like d definition it gives t my face..

      M dying t try the elf one ya.. If u havany au to coming down from the us pls ask for 1 for me Na pls πŸ™‚

  2. Zee…I think u r always on a hunt for interesting n weird stuff ..haina??? But this is not weird at all..but very interesting n attractive packgaing.. bronzer k naam pe i just have one JORDANA bronzer thats it! Not much into contouring but will start now..since i heard it highlights ur features πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ :dance-left-right:

    • Haha!! This may even come in sale soon… U never know…just keep an eye out πŸ˜‰

      And thanx for liking this Heena.. M crazy about contouring πŸ™‚

  3. i always keep.. always checkin frm cell πŸ˜€’s a gr8 art.. hv u watched contour vid by make-up geek?

    it’s d best i hv seen till date πŸ™‚

    • Haha..same here…when in pffice I chk From cell πŸ™‚

      When it comes t contouring I’ve watched so many but I think y the end of d day , most people have diff ways and it’s all about wot suits us.. Alot of the tutes r diff from wot I do..

      U like contouring too?

  4. this is such a prettyyyyyy bronzer Zara … and am dyingggggg to see you in this :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: but tell me one thing this or hoola ???


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