The Shape Came About by Chance
"Sponges are generally a foam material that is poured [in a lab] into a square shape, kind of like bread loaves. They slice that square like bread, and then into pieces of pie, and that's how you get that classic wedge shape," says Silva of conventional makeup sponges. "If you look at the Beautyblender, you can kinda see where, if you cut out all those sharp edges from the traditional wedge sponge, you would get a teardrop. I needed to work with what I had, but it was also perfect."