By Devon Abelman. Photos: Courtesy of Brand.
When creating the Enavee, former Miss World Canada finalist Ena Vehabovic weighed the pros and cons of the Beautyblender and the SiliSponge. Both makeup applicators have cult followings among makeup artists and everyday beauty lovers, alike. But let's be real, neither of them are perfect. Sponges soak up product, have a short lifespan, and can be more on the expensive side. They can also harbor nasty bacteria. Ew. Silicone makeup applicators, on the other hand, are easy to clean, wick away product, and don't need to be replaced as often. Vehabovic, who graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in engineering, noticed this tool didn't blend as well as the Beautyblender, though. The Enavee meets the two popular makeup applicators in the middle. (The name is also a combo of its creator's first and last name.) Vehabovic took all the best parts of the Beautyblender and the SiliSponge and created a whole new product.
Basically, the Enavee is a makeup applicator made of a soft silicone that feels like sponge. The material makes it super simple to wash and won't waste your favorite products — just like the SiliSponge. However, the spongy texture will give you the same flawless finish as the Beautyblender Original makeup sponge. Also like the classic pink sponge, the Enavee is shaped like an egg. As many of us know, the pointed tip comes in handy for precise application in nooks and crannies like under the eyes and around the nose. Vehabovic's new makeup blender also has a special pinchable handle that mimics the way one naturally holds a Beautyblender. It's also helpful for keeping your germ-filled fingers off your face.
You can see the Enavee in action compared to the other makeup applicators mentioned in the video here.
Now that we've hyped up the Enavee, we have some bad news. Sorry, but you can't have it in your life just yet. Vehabovic recently posted a Kickstarter campaign to raise $22,418 to get her invention into production. So far, she's raised $3,766. If you donate $19, you'll receive the Enavee by June.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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