A week ago, Kylie Jenner shared an intimate look at the Kylie Cosmetics labs in Milan, Italy, to her 364 million Instagram followers — but not everyone is thrilled by the exclusive insight.
Jenner, donning a lab coat, took photos of her seemingly inspecting a foundation-making machine, measuring jars of glitter and scooping ingredients from a glass beaker. At no point does Jenner claim she actually participates in the science behind Kylie Cosmetics products, and that she’s not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), a hairnet or gloves seem to indicate this was more of a photo opportunity than an actual reflection of her creating products.
Makeup artist Kevin James Bennett called out Jenner on his Instagram in a lengthy caption accusing Jenner of “gaslighting” followers.
“I’m a cosmetic developer and work with cosmetic manufacturers (and their labs) as part of my job,” he began. “I’ve NEVER been allowed into the lab or onto the manufacturing floor without a hair net, shoe covers, mask…and disposable GLOVES.”
Bennett then called out the “ignorant manufacturer” who allowed Jenner to “stage this photo-op.”
“Kylie is gaslighting her followers into thinking she is creating cosmetics,” Bennett continued. “I need the name [of the manufacturer] because I want to make sure my clients NEVER work with them.”
Jenner came across the post and explained in a since-deleted comment that the location wasn’t an actual manufacturing facility. The fan account @kyliesnapchat