great value for great products
March 22, 2016
I actually purchased the hot mama and bahama mama separately and have used but don't currently own sexy mama. I imagine the Bahama Mama would be a great matte bronzer (I have naturally tan skin, and get dark pretty easily in the summer, so I rarely use bronzer) and can be used similarly to Benefit's Hoola powder. I primarily use it as a contour color and find for my skin color it is the PERFECT natural contour color for the hollows of my cheeks and the crease of my eye and even the sides of my nose. It's not as pigmented as other brands, but I kind of like that because it's definitely buildable and I like being able to adjust the level of definition depending on whether I'm going for a more natural or defined and sculpted look. I've even used it to set my brows or add more definition in a pinch. It's the sort of thing I just carry around in my purse because I will undoubtedly have a use for it.
Sexy Mama is a great go to blush and also works well when you want that rose gold color on your lids. It's similar in color to NARS Orgasm and would make a great dupe. It's kind of a mix between Coralista and that rockstar one from Benefit. It's the kind of color that looks good on just about everyone, a warm coral pink with gold shimmer, that's sheer enough to add a natural fulsh or highlight, but can be built up to create a nice pop, and if you have tan skin like me also works as a blush highlight worn on the top of your cheeks. on its own or mixed with other colors or worn on top of a cream blush. It's my go to blush and I've gone through a few of them.
I'd say that both Hot Mama and Bahama Mama are HG products for me, because even though there are other products like them, they are the best value and the ones I keep finding myself coming back to. And with the addition of Sexy Mama - a good all around transluscent powder. There's no going wrong with this set, either for yourself, as gift or both. The fact that they'r e 3 full sizes is pretty awesome. Even though I still have some Bahama Mama and Hot mama left, I may get this to get Sexy Mama and just give the other two as gifts or keep them as refills.
Also, the packaging of all three are really convenient, lightweight and easily fit in a purse or makeup bag and I love that they are slim and come with a mirror, unlike Benefit's box-o-powders. Just remember not to toss the sleeve but keep it and use it when you carry the powders around because the powders are finely milled and can easily break if dropped too many times (I know from experience, but since I've kept the sleeves on these, haven't had this problem anymore.
work for a variety of uses and skin tones
dupes for pricier products
lightweight, convenient packaging
good quality and great brand