March 28, 2013

the Balm 50% Off Your ENTIRE Order Coming Soon!

Do you hear that? An angel got its wings…no sorry that wasn’t it. The Balm got a new website! Yeah, that’s better. No seriously, the Balm is getting a BRAND new website this Monday and to celebrate all that good news they are having a stupid outrageous sale.

I’m talking crazy.

Wanna know what the sale is?

Come here, lend your ear, I gotta whisper it.

50% Off your total order!


Yes, 50 freaking percent off your entire purchase. Slay me! We can haul one of everything and have lunch money left over.

Now…I don’t think they’ll be a code, it’ll basically be discount taken at check out from my understanding. You might want to start making your wishy lists early though so you’re prepared for Monday!

The sale will be at (site is down now but will be back up soonish).


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  • KaylaP

    Ohhhhhh I think I will indulge! Do we know if the sale starts say at 12:00am EST? lol

    • the Muse

      they didn’t really say kayla but they are west coast so might not start 12am EST…not sure ;-D but keep refreshing hehe!

  • breyerchic04

    What should we buy? I know I can’t wear their mascara (had a sample) but otherwise I’m ok. I just don’t know where to start with their blushes and stuff, and think I’m ok that they haven’t done my BF in the Meet Matt(e) sets yet.

    • the Muse

      one of everything? lol! seriously ALL the blushes. They do blush right imho! also the eyeshadow palettes are excellent πŸ˜€ check my archives for some ideas ;D

  • Blee

    OMG, OMG, Muse, OMG!! I have been drooling over Meet Matte Nude. Thinking should I or shouldn’t I. Guess I should. πŸ˜€ Going to see what else. Thanks, Muse for the heads up. πŸ˜€ xxx

  • Erin

    I’m FINALLY going to be buying Meet Matt(e) Nude! Been wanting that one for a while! I use the crap out of my Nude ‘Tude palette!

  • charleen

    OMG this is amazeballs. I’ve been eying the new hair line so I hope they’ll have that available along with the new blushes :)I own practically all of their stuff, I can’t get enough lol

  • Lisa

    Oh I’m really excited about this! TheBalm always have amazing sales. I already own most of the eyeshadow palettes so I think I’ll need to pick up the blushes. But Muse, I need your advice. Do you think Down Boy will work with my medium skintone with olive undertones?

      • the Muse

        ps it might be sheer, but it’ll give you a really nice natural pink! just because it’s a cool pink doesn’t mean a warmer tone can’t wear it ;D

        • Lisa

          Thanks Muse! You are ever so helpful! I don’t care much for bold blush so I think it sounds perfect. I have found that some cool toned pink blushes can look chalky against my skin, so good to know this one won’t. πŸ™‚

          • the Muse

            my pleasure lisa πŸ˜€ You should try some of their warmer shades like frat boy as well, very good for medium skin πŸ˜€ My sister wears down boy with no problem and she has an NC40-45 skin type, she’s quite tan/caramel toned πŸ™‚

  • PetitChocolat89

    Wonderful news! Wait, I think I can hear BalmJovi calling my name… One thing that I noticed: This sale is on April Fool’s Day! XD

    • the Muse

      lol it IS but no joke. *cocks an ear* yeah I def hear Living on a Prayer playing in the background! that needs in your cart right now!

  • Shadia

    I second Shelby with the “omg omg omg omg”! I haven’t tried any products from the Balm, but I’ve heard loads of good things, so this is an awesome chance to try EVERYTHING. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Kyuoma

    Dear muse, do you know if this sale is available internationally? I’d love to get a few of their blushes. Thanks!

    • the Muse

      i’m not sure kyuoma but more details are coming my way shortly…! they typically ship internationally anyway so I imagine they will extend the discount! I’ll double check!

      • eve

        Any news on a discount for international folks? I’d love to know too! πŸ™‚

  • Ruth

    this is SO EXCITING! I adore the balm and their products are so cheeky! I need more make-up like a hole in the head but somehow, someway those new blushes will find their sneeky way into my collection. I think they have ninja powers.

  • Shelly

    Good thing they put that note about the April 1st discount. My first thought it was a joke, until I saw the parentheses :).

  • amy

    Of course, this starts the first day of my 2 month “no-buy”… I am on the prowl for a medium pinky”nude blush, so I *may* just take a peek at blushes. I think I can find a way to justify that…

  • Julie

    I’ve been dying to try the foundation. Anyone try it? Is it worth trying?

  • Caroline

    Ahhhhhh!!! Muse, why must you do these things to me?!?! I’m powerless to resist!! Might have to cave and finally buy the Meet Matte palette (since it’s pretty much the only one of their palettes I don’t already own! LOL). Thanks for the heads-up! Well, kind of. You know what I mean. πŸ˜‰

    • the Muse

      they did with the old site can’t confirm for the new heather!

  • Caroline

    Ahhhhhhhh Muse why do you do these things to me?!?! I might have to indulge in the Meet Matt(e) palette (which is pretty much the only one I don’t already own!). Thanks for the heads up!!

    • the Muse

      probably will be up closer to west coast time felysa, still rather early in CA!

  • Alli

    The site is still not up πŸ™ I hope it goes up soon. It’s still early so I’ll check back later.

  • Marisa

    I think this is an April fools joke. I’m not laughing… I drove an hour to a place where they sell theBalm then read this and said nope ill wait. April 1st came and I stayed up until 3 am knowing I have a 12 shift just to get these beauties. Now at 10:30am I’m refreshing again and nothing. This has to be most hurtful April fools joke ever played on me.

    I don’t blame you muse… Just not nice on TheBalm to play with people’s emotions like that.

    • the Muse

      the balm is in CA Marisa, they haven’t yet launched the sale as west coast it is still early. It isn’t an joke, they are having a sale today. Hope this helps.

      • Marisa

        Alrighty, hope its true. I didn’t count on west coast time but I’m ready, wallet is open. Let the shopping begin!!!! Hopefully…

        • the Muse

          marisa, the balm contacted me directly telling me about the sale πŸ™‚ it’s def happening πŸ™‚ Have a nice time shopping!

        • the Muse

          I don’t know how much shipping they’ll be charging Julia until the new site launches.

          • Kelly

            shipping is flat at $4.95 no matter how much you buy

  • Julia

    Thank you so much I hope not a lot I tent to not buy from sites that charge a lot for shipping even if I really want their products πŸ˜”

    • the Muse

      I wish I knew more about shipping but they didn’t really update me yet on that, just the sale info πŸ™‚

  • Ruth

    *knocks on theBalm’s door* hallo? wakeie wakeie, time for eggs and bacie!

    • the Muse

      almost πŸ˜€ just 8am now I’m thinking 9am will be go time!

  • Courtney

    Everyone else having problems?!?! I just knew this would happen…….:-(

    • the Muse

      the site hasn’t gone live yet courtney, no issues with loading it just isn’t up yet. hope this helps!

  • Michelle

    Muse, I am so distraught and frustrated!! I have been checking the site off and on since midnight EST and it is still not up. I think they are personally trying to ensure that I have a heart attack. I NEED some eye palettes and some of the new blushes.

    • the Muse

      sorry michelle πŸ™ as soon as I know it is live I’ll post. they didn’t give me a time the new site would launch.

  • Wenz

    Is this an april fools prank!? Its 12:30pm EST & still nothing…

    • the Muse

      nope, it’s not, I don’t have an exact time that it will be launching wenz, the brand didn’t share the time the new site would launch. as soon as I know I’ll repost.

      • Wenz

        Thanks! I just read thru the posts here & on temptalia’s blog… I trust you guys… so I guess I just need to be patient.. le sigh :/

  • Kelsey

    Is it still not working for you guys? I’ve been on it for the past hour… It’s extremely slow though!

  • Kelly

    Just placed my order! It took a while, but finally got everything I wanted! Looking forward to trying the new instain! The site is down right now for some reason, but all I did was refresh and I got in!

  • BeRadical

    Let’s all breathe, y’all! It’ll all be alright!

    I’ve been checking frequently today and still nothing. A few minutes before noon (EST) the site pulled up but as soon as I tried to navigate to the palettes it kicked me back to the ‘under construction’ page. I assume just some technical difficulties with the new site.

  • Bethany

    It’s working! I got my Meet Matt(e) Nude and Nude ‘Tude palettes! Just be really patient letting the pages load, it took about 10 minutes from start to finish.

  • JoElla

    The site took forever to load up, and went wonky for a bit, but I was able to back button and it took me back. I did place the nude tude in my cart and tried to surf around but it went wonky again. I was able to place my order. It did take a few tries but finally went through. I was able to print out my confirmation.

    Not bad, $ 22.95 for a palette that has been a lemming forever!

    This is my first Balm purchase and I am pretty excited to get it home!

  • Marina

    Are they not shipping internationally today?!? I tried putting my order in (im from Canada) but it says under shipping methods “Sorry, no quotes are available for this order at this time.” Anyone else has this problem??

  • Pascale

    I got through and put all my items into my cart and almost completed check-out and was informed they wouldn’t ship it to canada? “Your order cannot be completed at this time as there is no shipping methods available for it. Please make necessary changes in your shipping address” πŸ™

      • pascale

        Strange because they do sell it in store in Canada. I guess they don’t love us πŸ™

  • BLee

    Hummm, I still see the Under Construction and no new site.: ( Sad why?

      • Marina

        It was working about 10-15 minutes ago, I guess you just need to reload the page every so often

        • the Muse

          i can’t really help monica, the balm is controlling this one πŸ™‚

      • Kelly

        Hello! I believe that they are putting in the “undern construction” sign to prevent overflow of traffic. I was able to get in after nearly an hour of patience/refreshing. I kept my tab open and I was able to navigate it. (Though very slowly). I opened a new tab to grab my items quicker, tried to get in, but couldn’t. However, on that other tab, I was still able to navigate it. So it just might take a little more patience to get in!

  • Monica

    I’m so worried I’ll miss out because the website does not work still. It is 10:38AM – Vancouver, BC. And I stayed up until 3AM for this sale πŸ™

  • Angela

    I’m starting to wonder if this is an “April Fool’s Prank.” Some people can order and others can’t. I was all ready to make my purchase and the site keeps loading. Bummer. Total bummer. Still love The Balm.

    • the Muse

      it’s not an april’s fool prank angela, the balm tweeted that the server is down and the sale will go on for 24 hours as soon as it is up. A few folks got lucky enough to order when it went live. Hopefully they fix it up soon.

  • Tess

    @The Muse

    You have great patience to keep checking in here, and sharing what you know. I’ve been screaming at myself for the past seven hours, “it is ONLY makeup” as it keeps loading that “under construction” screen, and then I realize, what am I saying, it is MAKEUP!!

    And… a very delayed “thank you” for this great site – the funny thing is, I found it when I was searching for reviews and swatches of “Meet Matt(e)” about 2 months ago, and yours was the first site that came up. I now check it several times a day. I don’t know why I trust your judgment so, but I do! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thank you!!

    • the Muse

      lol tess πŸ˜€ def keep trying and seeing what is up for you guys. Unfortunately seems the site is utterly down now but I’m sure it’ll be up soon! thank YOU so much! VERY VERY VERY flattered to hear it. Good Luck today sure hope it starts loading up for you soon! Happy Shopping!!!!!!!!!!!

  • alice

    any news on when the website will be up and working???? i have my wallet ready! πŸ™‚

  • Lindsay

    Ive been refreshing the balms site all day only getting as far as the under construction page. now it says the server can’t be found. Madness!! Haha