Hey Guys!

With the beauty industry going crazy over the newest trend of strobing, it probably is not the best time to talk about about a contouring powder. But if you’re like me and still prefer to go the contouring way, then this review should be helpful for you. I’ll be talking about the theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer which you must have seen in my June Shopping Haul. I’ve been using this product for almost a month now and here are my thoughts on it.theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Price

20$;  Available on luxola.com, thebalm.com

Review

The product comes in a unique and innovative cardboard packaging. I love how cute and adorable the packing is! Besides the bronzer, a mirror is also included in the product which actually comes in quite handy sometimes. The lid of the packing closes with a strong magnetic click. For someone who doesn’t know better, the product looks more like a little book rather than a cosmetic product. Although the packaging is quite sturdy by itself, it comes with an outer cover (which looks exactly like the actual packaging) to hold it together and prevent any accidental opening.

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India

The powder is very soft and finely milled. It blends very easily. It has a medium pigmentation which is buildable. The buildable quality is quite welcome as it allows you to build its intensity slowly and avoid a severe brown line across your face. The shade is a muddy neutral/cool toned brown. In contrast to most other bronzing powders in the market, it doesn’t have any red undertone to it whatsoever! This alone sets this product apart from the others as the effect it provides looks really natural and imitates an actual shadow. The finish of the powder is almost matte, leaning slightly towards a sheen but its nothing drastic. The product, although named as a bronzer, serves as a a perfect contouring powder. It will suit a majority of complexions, unless you are too pale or too dark. As for its staying power, it stays put for as much time you have your makeup on.

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer India
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer Swatch
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer Swatches
theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Swatches

Overall Thoughts

This is the contouring powder I had been waiting for! The shade, a matte muddy brown, is perfect as a contour. The coverage is buildable and the quality of the powder is great. And of course, nothing can beat the adorable packaging 😀 The shade is universal and will suit a majority of skintones. If you’ve been disappointed with all the contouring powders you’ve tried so far, you must give this product a try. Highly recommended!

Rating

4.75/5

17 Comments on theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer: Review, Swatches, Availability in India

  1. Mariyam
    July 16, 2015 at 9:59 am (2 years ago)

    This bronzer looks smooth and natural but I’m skeptical if it will suit me!

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  2. Shreya
    July 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm (2 years ago)

    To say I just want this product will be an understatement … I badly need this …
    Excellently reviewed

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  3. Kiransingh
    July 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

    One of my favorite brand 🙂 good review dear

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  4. monica
    July 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

    looks too tempting…would love to try this once m bored of my Benefit one.

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  5. Pankhuri
    July 16, 2015 at 6:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I will definitely check this out whenever I visit Sephora 🙂

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  6. [email protected]
    July 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the packaging of theBalm products, the bronzer looks lovely too

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  7. rachna
    July 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm (2 years ago)

    i always wanted to try it but somehow never bought it…have never used a bronzer ever…will definitely pickup now…btw which brush do u like for applying bronzer?

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    • Komal
      July 17, 2015 at 12:03 am (2 years ago)

      Hey Rachna! I use the Vega Professional Blending Brush PB15 to apply it and the Real techniques Contour Brush to blend it 🙂

      Reply
  8. Tiya
    July 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm (2 years ago)

    The package is soooooo cute!!!!! And the shade of the bronzer is perfect!!! good choice Komal 🙂

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  9. Vinitha Krishnan
    July 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm (2 years ago)

    the Balm has lovely and tempting products…great review Komal…

    Reply
  10. Richa Saxena
    July 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm (2 years ago)

    This is lookin really good! Would love to give this a try….Lovely review Babes 🙂

    Reply
  11. Ketakee
    July 18, 2015 at 9:41 pm (2 years ago)

    The bronzer is awesome!! Thanks for the review.. I am planning on buying it…

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  12. krithi
    July 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm (2 years ago)

    ya this is like the cult prodct in the beauty scene
    Im yet to buy though
    lovely review 🙂

    Reply
  13. shreeje
    July 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Lovely review …m yet to buy it its expensive one

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  14. diya
    August 1, 2015 at 3:15 am (2 years ago)

    i have been wanting to buy these fora very long time..definitely want to grab this beauty soon 🙂

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  15. [email protected]
    October 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm (2 years ago)

    i will surely pick this up from luxola.
    this is perfect for the Indian skin tone. great post.

    Reply

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