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I love TheBalm, according to our reviews you love TheBalm. I also Love Marissa Shipman! Marissa is absolutely fabulous! Not only does she make quality and beautiful products-she’s also a hoot. I didn’t know you were expecting!!! Congrats!

Learn about the lovely TheBalm creator…Presenting you Miss Marissa Shipman!

My name and hometown: Marissa Shipman-San Francisco, CA

My goal is to bring each user of my products this: I want everyone to look beautiful without looking like they have a ton of makeup on.

My start in life was to do this: I worked in TV production in NY.

But the path I took towards cosmetics was driven by this: I met a woman at a party who worked in cosmetics and she changed my life.

I want all women to know this about themselves: beauty comes from within but good makeup never hurts 🙂

My goal is to bring each user of my products this: confidence.

I believe in all of my products but if I could urge each women to try this one (pick your favorite) I would choose: TimeBalm…I have the worst bags under my eyes and if I don’t have it on everyone thinks I am sick or sleepy.

Style influences vary, I would say my style is most like this: classic.

I started my line because I couldn’t find this: I couldn’t find makeup that didn’t look heavy on my skin and would give me good coverage…it’s not easy to find so I made it myself.

When I see a women make this mistake I cringe: when they wear foundation that you can see. I’m all about the tinted moisturizer with good coverage. Caked on makeup doesn’t do it for me.

My products care about the way you look like no one elses because of this: I try to slip good ingredients into all of our products…like vitamin C in our plumpers or anti wrinkle properties into our concealer or broad spectrum protection in our spf products. We don’t skimp on the good stuff so on top of great colors, you are getting extra love.

Lastly, if I were at a bar I’d order this: Cranberry juice…I’m prego.

True or False, I’m going to tell you when there is spinach between your teeth: NO QUESTION…true.

Ladies, what TheBalm item are you never without?


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