1993 - it was in the early stages of Rea Ann’s career as a makeup artist working with the amazing Rod Stewart.
1998 - Rea Ann worked for the first time with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz on a Vanity Fair shoot featuring Chris Rock and Chris Tucker.
2000 - Rea Ann working with actress Vivica A. Fox for the cover of Essence magazine. "She has one of the most natural, perfect faces. Applying makeup on her is like paint-by-numbers. She will let you know when you make a wrong move, too!"
2003 - the monumental year that Rea Ann created the pink sensation that changed the face of makeup application forever!
2005 - after ten years, Sean Combs is still one of Rea Ann’s favorite clients to work with. "He was my business role model. I loved watching him build his empire and navigate between being an artist, businessman and trendsetter."
2008 - taiwan bound! beautyblender® launches with a press event bringing the local news and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
2012 - for two years, Rea Ann toured the country with her client and X-Factor judge LA Reid for auditions to the live shows. "I believe that grooming men is the reward for working with high maintenance women…easy breezy!"
2013 - it’s the Oscars of the beauty industry and beautyblender® won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award for the fifth time with the original beautyblender®.
2013 - these are a few of Rea Ann’s favorite things: The New York Times and social media! "This was incredibly exciting and an honor to be featured in The NY Times Thursday Style Section."
2013 - with business booming over the past few years, beautyblender® gets honored with a "Fastest Growing Company" award in our operational "hometown" of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
2014 - Rea Ann travels around the country with actress Regina Hall for a press tour of Think Like A Man too.
2014 - announcing… the birth of beautyblender®’s first endcap in Sephora! The store in New York’s Time Square celebrates with a huge press event.
2014 - beautyblender®’ is honored again with our sixth Allure Best of Beauty award for our latest innovation, micro.mini!