When was makeup sponge invented?

Sponges started being used for makeup in the 1920s, when Max Factor launched pan-cake makeup – yes, we also smiled and thought of brunch, who wouldn’t?

When was the Beautyblender invented?

Silva started selling Beautyblender, an edgeless sponge used to apply foundation, in 2002. Now, her company says it’s projected to do $215 million in retail sales this year alone. The Original Beautyblender has won 10 Allure Best of Beauty Awards, and a Youtube search of the name pulls in nearly a million hits.

What did Rea Ann Silva invent?

Rea Ann Silva, 1961 – Professional makeup artist and single mom Rea Ann Silva created the original Beautyblender sponge out of necessity. As one of the first professional makeup artists to work on TV shows in high definition, she needed a tool that would quickly allow her to apply makeup and make it look natural.