REA ANN SILVA
Make-up artist to the stars and the founder of Beauty Blender
Where did the idea for Beauty Blender come from?
I was working on an American TV show and the actress’s make-up needed to be flawless all day when we were shooting in HD quality. I needed something that’s easy to carry on set and has a smooth finish on the skin, so no blunt edges – hence the egg shape!
How is it different from a regular sponge applicator?
It is made with a special material, which when wet evenly presses the make-up on your face and bounces back rather than absorbing it.
What’s the material you use?
If I told you that I would have to kill you! We are the only ones using it.
How should you use the blender?
I personally use the larger end to do the majority of the face and the smaller end around the eyes.
How often should you clean it?
Ideally every day after use but if you can’t do that then every other day.
Who is your favourite celebrity to work with?
What do you tell your clients to do to keep their skin looking great?
Eat clean and moisturise.
What is the one make-up product you can’t live without?
A great moisturiser – good skin means your make-up will look great.
Will you ever launch your own make-up line?
It seems to make sense to do it in the future, but right now I’m focusing on the blender. The 15th anniversary Baby Pink Beauty Blender Bubble is at Sephora now, Dh80.