Essie Bahama Mama

3.7

46 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 3/17/2015 10:07:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Horrible formula, I love my Essie NP's but this one chips too easily. Also it doesn't look as nice as it does in the bottle.



on 1/2/2015 10:55:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really like the colour, but the formula (at least my bottle) isn't great. I find it very thin and almost watery.. It tends to flood my cuticles unless I'm veryyyyy careful. It's not a unique enough shade for me to put up with the formula once I finish this bottle.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is one of those colors everyone needs to have in her arsenal. It's such a sophisticated deep wine that is so flattering on so many different skin tones. The finish is creamy and I didn't find there to be much streaking. Beautiful for the colder seasons and adds just enough color. BM is like a lighter version of Wicked. Great for both casual and dressy occasions. I'd definitely recommend giving this a go!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 11/2/2014 2:36:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Great colour, nice application, a must have in the polish reserves IMHO

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/31/2014 11:58:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I honestly don't get the bad reviews at all. It's a perfect fall colour, easy to apply and no streaking. It goes on really smooth and one layer could be enough but i like to apply another layer because i think it looks a little better. I must say my bottle does have the thicker brush, so maybe that's why there's a difference in all these reviews. The colour was a little more purple than it looked in the bottle but overall a great product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/14/2014 3:48:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Beautiful plummy burgundy shade. This polish is extremely flattering and looks excellent for fall. I recommend 3 coats for opacity. I do find it a tad streaky, but usually it looks so beautiful on that I don't mind working with it a little. I find the photograph above to be much more red than the shade actually is. It is much more purple on my MAC C7 skintone. Regardless, if you want a rich nail color that is work-appropriate but still sultry, Bahama Mama is a great pick.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I had a pedicure done with this a while ago and I loved it. It's gorgeous on - a very dark plummy berry shade. It has a creme finish and is vampy without being too dark for my fair, cool-toned skin.

I ended up buying a bottle for myself because I liked the pedi so much. However, when I am applying it myself I find it to be on the streaky side and it really does require a third coat to get an even opacity. As lovely as the colour is I found the application frustration and the brush is very small, meaning it takes more time to apply.

I think I can find a comparable colour with a better forumla from another brand.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/20/2014 9:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The picture above looks nothing like it does IRL ^

It is a deep purple with a berry undertone. This was my first nail polish from Essie and I like it but I don't love it. It can be quite streaky and it requires 2-3 coats for it to be opaque. With my olive skin tone I've realized I prefer a deep wine red compared to this dark purple shade.

Wear time is standard but not great compared to other brands I have as it chips easily. The packaging is nice and simple and the brush is thinner than the brush that OPI polishes have, so it's not the easiest to work with.

Overall, a nice shade but the formula/brush didn't amaze me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/12/2014 5:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Great colour, but slighyly darker and more purple than it looks in the bottle. Lovely consistency and so shiny, especially with Seche Vite top coat! Although needed three coats for solid coverage. Chip free for about 5 days.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I am an Essie nail polish fanatic, and this colour was on my short list for a long time. I resisted buying this polish due to the bad reviews I had read on MUA. A friend recommended it to me and I finally decided to purchase it. I have absolutely no idea why the review for this polish are so bad! This polish has the best formula in my 50+ collection and it stays on forever! Don't let the bad reviews scare you!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.




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