If there were to be a single cosmetic product or tool that would define this generation, it would have to be the beautyblender. Seen in the kits of men and women everywhere — from makeup newbies to beauty gurus to professional makeup artists, the beautyblender has made it easy for everyone to achieve perfect makeup application. With the help of a handy little sponge, that enviable airbrushed effect that once seemed to be the privilege of celebrities and insiders is now accessible to everyone. This is, in part, thanks to beautyblender founder, Rea Ann Silva.
Yet for something as simple as a teardrop sponge, the beautyblender continues to surprise us with its versatility. From optimising skincare application to stain removal, it’s adjusted to accommodate the needs of many lifestyles. Which is why #TeamClozette jumped at the chance to interview the brains (and beauty) behind the beautyblender. Surely, the woman who revolutionised the makeup sponge has more than a few tricks up her sleeve. So, we asked the beautyblender founder for some sage advice on beauty and navigating the industry. Read on below to find these out as well as some pretty interesting uses for the popular makeup tool.