The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer | Review & Swatch

The Balm Bahama Mama

Since I started using MaryLouManizer, The Balm products are one of my favorites among all makeup┬ábrands. Well, that’s may be too much to say, but again at least I absolutely love all The Balm hot and sexy product packaging or I should say it’s the illustration actually. Don’t get confused, their product quality is also amazing and underrated in my opinion. Let’s come to the point, I’m going to talk about The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer today.

So, Bahama Mama Bronzer comes in a cardboard packaging with beautiful (sexy! ­čśť) illustration on it alike all other The Balm packaging. inside there is a metal pan with 7.08g of product and a mirror on the opener.


The Balm Bahama Mama


The Balm Say’s about Bahama Mama:

A Caribbean getaway in a compact! This matte bronzer creates the look of beautifully tanned skin without any orange undertones for a fresh-off-the-beach glow. Bahama Mama also doubles as the perfect contour powder and matte brown eyeshadow.

The Balm Bahama Mama

The Balm Bahama Mama bronzer is a cool-toned brown, with slightly grayish undertone, in color. It’s pretty unique and perfect color for sculpting. The powder itself is finely mild but nicely pigmented. It’s matte, blends into skin like nothing else, doesn’t leave any orangey or muddy shade and last forever without fading. For its cooler tone, it works best as a contour or sculpting powder. Probably this is the one and only bronzer/contouring powder I have that doesn’t look orange upon application and that’s┬áwhy I love it.


Color swatch below:The Balm Bahama Mama

The formulation of Bahama Mama bronzer is kind of interesting. Though the pigmentation of this powder is opaque but in one swipe it doesn’t come┬áas opaque as it looks in the┬ápan, you’ll need to build it up to get a dark shade. Thus, you eventually get the freedom to achieve your desired opacity very easily. Because of its super bendability┬áI never really went wrong with it, this bronzer literally gives the perfect contouring every time. Moreover, it also photographs beautifully without giving any muddy cast on the picture.

An additional feature, it works fantastic as an eyeshadow, especially as a transition shade.

The Balm Bahama Mama

I must mention one thing, I’m a medium brown skin (ref: NC42) girl and Bahama Mama bronzer works absolutely fine for me but sometimes when I feel I want a bit more sculpted face I find this powder not dark enough.┬áThis bronzer can work perfectly on fair skin in every possible way, medium skin tone girl might need something else for a dramatic sculpting and I’m sure this is not going to work on dark skin tone.


Overall, The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer has been my most used product for contouring over the past year and till now! I’m yet to find a substitute for it. For the price and quality, this is a must try. I also love its compact packaging because it’s secure, thin, lightweight and very much travel-friendly.

Shopping Info: – $20
Drugstore – $20
Lulu’s – $20
Sasa Malaysia – RM65
Luxola – RM60

I highly recommend The Balm Bahama Mama bronzer if you haven’t tried it yet.
However, do let me know what you using at the moment for shaping up your face. What is your current favorite contouring product?


  • Reply
    cindy tong
    August 25, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    i have not gotten any chance to try the balm yet!but I hope soon I will have the chance to do so!!!

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    maria clara novita kusumahati
    August 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    its been so long time i would try this lovely product!
    but the price is a lil bit expensive, thats why :(

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    Fatemah Sajwani
    August 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I have heard so much about this bronzer but I am not a fan of bronzers so never tried it.

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    August 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I wouldn’t know anything about make up but the fact that its such a natural colour makes me attracted to it :) .. Great post xx

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    August 25, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Great review, I’ve never heard of bahama mama before but the packaging is so cute. I’m not a massive fan of bronzer though, can’t seem to find one that blends well with my skin tone.

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    August 25, 2015 at 1:53 am

    It looks like a very nice shade. It might be a bit too dark for me but I would like to give it a try.

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    August 25, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Such a lovely color! I bet it will look great on Indian skin tones :)

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    August 24, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Never heard of it before, but I’m finding some nice bronzer so this might be a good option =)

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    August 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

    i can never apply bronzer correctly on my face so i gave up, but this packaging is so nice!!

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    August 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    The shade looks so beautiful and natural! Heard so much positive reviews about this brand

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    Cheryl F
    August 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Haven’t heard of the brand befote but looks like a great bonzer. Don’t use one though.

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    Shumaila Jaffer
    August 19, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    i love bronzers but sadly i already have a slim face to use bornzers … *sigh**

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    Vania Aprilia
    August 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    this bronzer looks really great! the shade is just perfect for your skin!

    Pudding Monster

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    Kylie cre8tone
    August 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    The colour is pretty uniquely nice~ I like it very much!

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    Heena Shah-Dhedhi
    August 19, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Seems a great product, the image is so provocative and suggestive.
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    August 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Try the HONEY BRONZE BRONZING POWDER from the body shop.Its matte and looks very natural in our skintone

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      Tamanna I.
      August 5, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Sounds Awesome! I’ll surely give it a try next. Thanks for the recommendation Dear­čśś

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    July 31, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Never used their bronzer.. but sound good!

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      Tamanna I.
      August 1, 2015 at 7:42 am

      It’s good Sumitra. Give it a try if you can :)

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    July 28, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Totally agree with you about this bronzer, its one of my absolute favourites!
    On my NC35ish skintone I can use it for sculpting and warming up the face ^_^

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