You might have spotted these retro-looking makeup products at stores in Singapore, but if you aren’t acquainted just yet, let us introduce you to the brand behind them. We’re talking about theBalm, a San Francisco-based cosmetics company with a mission to “help you look good in a matter of minutes”.
TheBalm’s vintage-inspired designs and playful product names stand out from other brands – “Cindy-Lou Manizer”, “Hot Mama”, and “DownBoy”, just to name a few.
But while the special designs are enough to make us want to snatch the makeup off the shelves, theBalm’s cosmetics are beyond just good lookin’!
Sugar, spice, and everything nice: theBalm’s humble beginnings
Founder Marissa Shipman read book after book on cosmetic formulas before cooking up her own makeup recipes in the kitchen.
She later hired a chemist, which was how the Plump Your Pucker Lip Balm – theBalm’s very first product – was created, with a delicious formula of beeswax, shea butter, and castor oil.
For several years, lip balms were all that theBalm offered, but today, the brand has a fabulous selection of apricot blush palettes, creamy lip stains, as well as glamorous highlight and eyeshadow compacts.
Is theBalm a good brand?
TheBalm’s makeup is not just good, it’s really good.
If you’re thinking green packaging, then you’re on the right track. Yes, theBalm’s palettes, made with tin and paper materials, are 100% recyclable. They also skip the mirrors and magnets, so all consumers need to do is to push out the pan from the compact to recycle the tin and paper parts separately.
For their plastic tubes, the brand integrates postconsumer materials (i.e. recycled components) to close the recycling loop.
TheBalm is also a cruelty-free brand, and one that keeps harmful parabens and talc out of their cosmetic recipes. Not all of theBalm’s products are vegan, though. However, you can find a good selection of 100% vegan makeup offered too.
Where to buy theBalm cosmetics in Singapore?
Walk into Sephora and Watsons outlets in Singapore and you won’t miss the vibrant vintage designs of theBalm cosmetics – but you can also shop the brand’s makeup from many online stores too.
Here’s where you can buy theBalm makeup products in Singapore!
Our go-to cosmetics retailer in Singapore, Sephora sells an exciting range of theBalm makeup! From glitter Alternative Rock palettes to peachy theBalm Boys blushes, you’ll have your pick of the brand’s bestsellers and more!
Besides walking into Sephora outlets, you can also purchase from Sephora’s online store. Standard delivery is S$6 for orders S$49.99 and below, and free for orders S$50 and above. Your order will take an estimated two to three working days to arrive.
You can also look out for Sephora sales for discounts on theBalm products on your wishlist – check out Daily Vanity’s Perks for updates on the latest beauty deals in Singapore.
Shop theBalm at Sephora.
Rejoice, because theBalm cosmetics can be found at your favourite local drugstore, Watsons! You’ll be able to shop everything from theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Adoring Liquid Lipstick to the Third Date Blush all at Watsons’ physical stores as well as online.
Watsons members enjoy free delivery with a minimum order of S$40 nett, while non-members get free delivery with a minimum spend of S$50 nett. Otherwise, delivery is priced at S$8.
You can also purchase theBalm from Watsons’ online store. When you opt for “Click and Collect”, it lets you pick up your order from your desired outlet!
Shop theBalm at Watsons.
It’s not a huge selection, but theBalm cosmetics that are available on Zalora are ones that certainly deserve a spot on your dressing table!
There’s theBalm Autobalm Cheeks OnThe Go Palette that covers you in the blush and highlighter area – with three gorgeous matte blushes as well as a lustrous highlighter – as well as theBalm Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette with playful illustrations to complement your staple hues.
Browse the Zalora store to find other worthy products from theBalm.
Shop theBalm on Zalora.
If tinted moisturisers from theBalm are what you have your eyes on, then iHerb is an online store that you can go to for theBalm Anne T. Dotes Tinted Moisturiser. iHerb sells these moisturisers in six shades: #10, #14, #18, #22, #26, #30.
Shop theBalm at iHerb.
Lookfantastic carries products from many global beauty brands like BaByliss, Morphe, and Holika Holika – and theBalm is another that’s in their catalogue. The best thing is you can sometimes find promotions here, like the current 20% off certain products when you use the code WONDER.
Pssst! We keep an updated list of Lookfantastic promo codes here, so you can check this page out whenever you’re itching to shop theBalm cosmetics online.
Standard delivery costs S$8.50 without tracking, and you get free standard delivery when you spend S$51 and over on your orders.
Shop theBalm at Lookfantastic.
Best of theBalm cosmetics products
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter
Dust some glow onto your cheekbones and eyelids with theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter that also acts as a shadow as well as shimmer. It’s honey-hued with warm champagne undertones that gives your complexion a toasty shine – the perfect everyday highlighter.
Of the recommended stores, iHerb offers the best price at S$21.99 and S$6 shipping with CJ Singapore Express. This is accurate at the time of writing.
TheBalm Hot Mama Blush/Shadow
“Mama knows how to multitask”, said theBalm about their Hot Mama three-in-one blush, eyeshadow, and highlighter. Besides sweeping the peachy-pink hues on your cheeks to give you a healthy wash of colour, you can also brush it onto your lids for a coral glow. It’s got a hint of shimmer too!
Of the recommended stores, iHerb offers the best price at S$18.32 and S$6 shipping with CJ Singapore Express. This is accurate at the time of writing.
This product is also available at Watsons.
TheBalm Balm Desert Blush/Bronzer
Wear a healthy summer tan on your cheeks with theBalm Balm Desert two-in-one blush and bronzer. Think sparkling pool waters and sun-kissed skin – that’s the vibe you’ll get with this blush-and-bronzer. Formulated to be fade-resistant and long-lasting, you’ll flaunt warm, sun-kissed skin all day long!
Of the recommended stores, Zalora offers the best price at S$27 with a shipping fee calculated at checkout. This is accurate at the time of writing.
TheBalm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss
TheBalm’s first-ever product to hit the shelves, the Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss is still a must-have from the brand today.
It’s not your typical lip gloss either. Enriched with marine collagen, Plump Your Pucker’s lightweight formula hydrates your lips as it lends an irresistible shine. Choose between eight arresting shades for a plump pout.
Of the recommended stores, Lookfantastic offers the best price at S$24.50 with an S$8.50 delivery fee. This is accurate at the time of writing.
This product is also available at Sephora.
TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick
With a bold pop of colour on your lips, you’ll certainly be confident enough to meet any “Matt Hughes” in your life. TheBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick gives a glorious matte finish that’s long-lasting, and it transfers minimally too. Say hello to your new under-the-mask lipstick!
Of the recommended stores, Watsons offers the best price at S$17.30 with free delivery above S$50 for non-members. This is accurate at the time of writing.
TheBalm Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette
Create everything from understated to glamorous evening looks with theBalm Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette, a neutral eyeshadow palette that houses 12 highly pigmented nude, warm, and brown hues.
Plus, the shades align with the illustrations on the palette to give a true summer vibe. “Life’s a beach”, as cheekily written on the inside.
Of the recommended stores, Zalora offers the best price at S$44 with a shipping fee calculated at checkout. This is accurate at the time of writing.
TheBalm Mad Lash Mascara
Lengthy lashes are comin’ your way with theBalm’s Mad Lash Mascara! Shimmer the mascara onto your lashes and they will look naturally longer in one coat, or dramatically full in two coats.
The rich formula doesn’t flake or smudge throughout the day, as fans review, and yet is easily removed with a makeup remover.
Of the recommended stores, Watsons offers the best price at S$8.94 on the travel size (4.5ml) with free delivery above S$50 for non-members. iHerb offers the best price at S$12.82 on the regular size (8ml) with a shipping fee calculated at checkout. This is accurate at the time of writing.
TheBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder
Bid excess shine good riddance and say hello to filter-like skin with theBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder!
Perfect for those who struggle with a sheen on their face, this anti-shine translucent powder can be powdered onto the T-zone or any other oily areas. Your skin becomes soft and matte, just like that.
Of the recommended stores, Watsons offers the best price at S$17.94 and free delivery above S$50 for non-members. This is accurate at the time of writing.
This product is also available at Sephora.
Featured image credit: theBalm
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