Marissa Shipman was born in New York City, grew up in Connecticut, and currently resides in San Francisco. She graduated with a BA in Theater Arts from Tulane University. In her free time she enjoys shopping, golfing, working out, and baking, especially pecan pie. Marissa adores her family and dog Wheezie.
She 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.