The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

22 June 2014

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review L'amour Josie
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review L'amour Josie Swatch
I've made no secret of the fact that I love Nars Laguna bronzer. However, when I hit pan recently I opted to try out something new, and ended up coming home from Walgreens with this bronzer by The Balm. I'd read a lot of good reviews of products by the Balm so bought this on a bit of a whim, but I'm really glad that I did.

Bahama Mama is a flat, matte bronzer. Colour wise it's quite dark, so I'm not necessarily sure if it would work for paler skinned girls (or myself on fake tan free days). Whereas Laguna has tiny particles of shimmer running through it, Bahama Mama is totally matte, so it's great for contouring. I actually prefer to use this product for contouring rather than bronzing my skin, as I find that the shade is very neutral, and lacking in the warmth I would usually expect from something labelled as a bronzer. This is the first product I've found that for me, really helps to create the illusion of bone structure.

Bahama Mama - like all of the products I've tried from the Balm - is incredibly pigmented; it's a finely milled, buttery soft, high quality product. It's a cliche, but you really do need to use the smallest amount of this bronzer. A little goes a long way and I can't see myself running out any time soon. Bahama Mama has quickly become an every day fixture in my makeup bag, and I'd definitely recommend it for any fair to medium toned girls looking to work on their cheekbones. Finally, with packaging like that, what's not to love?


  1. This sounds gerat! I've never heard of the Balm before but the packaging is just too cute! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  2. looks so nice!

  3. That looks like a gorgeous bronzer that surprisingly I haven't heard much about, but it looks perfect!

    Sophie x

  4. I keeping seeing this pop everywhere, and its tempting me. I do like the flat matte colour, reminds me of Benefit Dallas - which I love!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. Looks gorgeous! I've seen this quite a few times now, think I may have to go in-store and give it a try. :)

    The Sunday Chapter x

  6. looks lovely! I'm afraid that I might be too pale for it though :/ Great review!!

  7. Their products have the absolute best packaging ! And the product looks great too !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  8. Packaging is one of the best I ever seen.
    Thank you for this review

  9. Packaging is so so adorable and amazing,love it.
    Following you now via GFC,hope you'll do the same!
    xoxo Antonella!


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