About the Balm

With a "beauty in five minutes" philosophy, theBalm's multi-use, mega fabulous products have become its calling card, offering quick fixes and wondrous solutions for a wide range of beauty wants and needs. The company's wearable colours and fantastic formulas allow women to release their inner artist so they can look and feel fabulous. In 2004, Marissa Shipman, founder of theBalm, realized there were a few simple products she needed to help her look and feel glam all the time-and if she needed them, other women did too... Marissa decided to indulge her cosmetic curiosities and went to Amazon where she bought 11 books on how to make makeup and started mixing in her kitchen. "I went makeup crazy. I incorporated the company, worked out a budget, hired a chemist and designed a website." She began integrating anti-aging ingredients, triple-milled pigments, fabulous scents...and theBalm was born. Fast forward ten years, you can now find theBalm's Paraben and Cruelty-Free products worldwide and now on Retail Box.

About Retail Box

Retail Box is an online shopping experience for all your favourite professional hair and beauty products, it offers a wide selection of brands and expert advice right at your fingertips. Customers can easily browse, order and safely pay in the comfort of their home and have their favourite products delivered straight to their door countrywide, typically within three working days. You will find everything your beauty regime desires on Retail Box. All orders over R500 include free delivery within South Africa.

Some of our favourites:



Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer uses mica to diffuse light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. The oil-free and paraben-free formula can be layered onto your lids for a luxe look, swept on your cheeks for a sexy sheen, or used as an all-over finish before you head out for the night. Thanks to its high quality ingredients that give it a creamy, satiny texture, it will be your guiltiest pleasure.



A captivating addition to our Manizer series, Cindy-Lou Manizer is a soft peachy-pink highlighter that plays up your finest features, while adding radiance to your complexion. Don’t let her warm façade fool you, this Con-tour artist can double as a highlighter, shimmer or shadow.

AUTOBALM California RRP R289


Go from zero to sexy with this new all-in-one palette from theBalm Cosmetics. Autobalm contains a blush, highlighter, and two multi-tasking shadows all in a travel-friendly compact that allows you to map out the perfect look for any occasion. Now you can hit the road with quick and easy combinations that will drive anyone wild...

These 3 products and more from the Balm cosmetics are available now on Retail Box. Check the website for the full range of products we are currently stocking.

For further queries contactNicole@retailbox.co.za

the Balm launch competition:

Win your favourite the Balm product! Comment on this blog post with the link to your favourite @theBalm_cosmetics product available on Retail Box below in the comment section. Like and share the Retail Box Facebook postHERE
. Competition dates are 10th March- 10th April 2015.