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Latino Institute Welcomes Beautyblender CEO, Rea Ann Silva  

Rae Ann Silva

Rea Ann Silva, Beautyblender CEO

On Wednesday, April 14, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute will welcome the CEO of Beautyblender, Rea Ann Silva, as its Distinguished Speaker Series guest for Spring 2021. The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. E.S.T. via Microsoft Teams. Beautyblender in collaboration with JAULI will be choosing 2 Seton Hall Students to win $100 worth of Beautyblender products! See below for details about the giveaway and click here to register for the event.

Over the past several months, the Latino Institute and the Beautyblender team have been working on this project to make it happen. As the creative force behind Beautyblender, Rea Ann single-handedly changed the beauty game. The Beautyblender concept came to Rea while she was the Department Head of one of the first TV shows shot in hi-definition. Silva handled the constant touch-ups with her hand-cut, edgeless sponges to mimic the seamless look of airbrushing. Beautyblender quickly became the secret on set that had every pro talking. Today, the category-creator holds countless beauty awards and is beloved by both makeup aficionados and newbies as the go-to tool for achieving a perfectly blended complexion. As Beautyblender expands, the Latino Institute is looking forward to host Rea Ann, a trailblazing Latina entrepreneur in the beauty industry.

Rae Ann Silva"Beautyblender is a leader in the beauty industry and Rea Ann Silva's leadership and vision is celebrated. As a Latina CEO, our students are excited to hear about her start, entrepreneurial journey, and how she's made her vision into a successful business. It is important for our students to feel included and represented in the individuals who we invite to the University," says Ana Campoverde, Executive Director of the Latino Institute.

Today, Beautyblender continues to be a leader in providing broad range for all skin colors, a commitment that we greatly admire and appreciate. Rea Ann's story, background and perseverance underscore the lessons and conversations hosted by the Institute and highlighted in the University's mission of servant leadership. The Distinguished Speaker Series aims to explore the rise of Latino entrepreneurs and the importance of building diversity and sustainability.

Below you can find the giveaway details:

How to Enter:
Create an Instagram profile post (not a story post) featuring an appropriate picture of you feeling confident with the following info:

  • Nominate someone who inspires you at Seton Hall and tell us what product makes you feel like a million bucks?
  • MUST tag @jaulishu and @beautyblender
  • MUST use #JAULIxBeautyblender
  • Your account must be public for us to view the post.

Giveaway Details:

  • Participant must be a matriculated Seton Hall student for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Must attend "Conversation with Beautyblender CEO, Rea Ann Silva" Wednesday, April 14th at 6 p.m. E.S.T. on Microsoft Teams.
  • Giveaway opens April 1st and will close April 14th at 5:59 p.m. E.S.T.
  • Entries that do not meet all entry requirements will be void. Only one entry per Seton Hall student.

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall University advances, educates, and transforms students into the next generation of servant leaders in our ever-changing global society. With the Institute's support and guidance, students can fulfill their potential as servant leaders through cultural programming designed to build stronger linkages to their heritage but also through education, academic scholarship, mentorship, skill development and critical thinking. The Institute's Speaker Series is an annual program that promotes interdisciplinary knowledge and features extraordinary speakers who have a deep sense of identity and connection to Latino culture and history.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Ana Campoverde
  • (973) 761-9422