Don’t hold back. KylieJenner defended herself while hitting back at a beauty influencer who accused her of “gaslighting” fans and questioned her Kylie Cosmetics safety practices.
Kevin James Bennetta makeup artist and cosmetics developer, took to Instagram on Wednesday, August 3 to call out Kardashians star’s latest social media post – in which Jenner, 24, was working with cosmetic products “in the lab” in Italy as she captioned a series of photos of herself via Instagram earlier that day.
However, Bennett had a number of complaints about the businesswoman’s social media upload.
“I know the Kardashian/Jenner Stans are going to be at my throat for calling out their cosmetics queen… but WTF @kyliejenner 🤬🤨🤬,” he began the lengthy message.
“I’m a cosmetics developer and my job involves working with cosmetics manufacturers (and their labs). I have very short hair and was NEVER allowed into the lab or production hall without a hairnet, shoe covers, mask… and disposable gloves,” he continued, seemingly shouting it out Keeping up with the Kardashian Alum’s lack of appropriate clothing.
The beauty guru went on to claim that Jenner “tricks her followers into believing that she makes cosmetics,” adding, “And I’d like to know which ignorant manufacturer (in Italy) she did this photo op in her lab and on.” the stage had the production hall staged – without complying with proper hygiene protocols. I need the name because I want to make sure my clients will NEVER work with them.”
Bennett ended his post with the hashtag “#ShameOnYou” and tagged Jenner’s Instagram handle multiple times.
The Kylie Skin founder didn’t take his words and retaliated in the comments section (which he has since disabled). “Kevin — this picture was not taken at a manufacturing facility,” the former told E! personality clapped back. “I would never break hygiene protocols, and neither would any celebrity or beauty brand owner. this is totally unacceptable, I agree.”
She continued, “This is a little personal space where I create my own fun patterns and take pictures for content that’s far from mass-produced. Nobody endangers customers! Shame on you Kevin for spreading false information!!!!”
Bennett was quick to respond to Jenner’s message, doubling down on his original post by asking her a series of questions about her time at the facility. He also claimed that she “lies[d]” to him.
“Have you been there, Kevin?” the California native replied, before cracking a joke about one of her multiple greyhounds. “Ugh, now I have to change my dog’s name.”
Bennett’s comments are far from the first time Jenner has been approached about her beauty brand. In February, Trixi Mattel claimed that the reality star copied her heart-shaped Trixie Cosmetics packaging for a Valentine’s Day drop. A month earlier, fans accused Jenner of “recycling” her products multiple times. She did not comment on either allegation at the time.
Over the years, Kylie Cosmetics has also been accused of allowing horrific working conditions, sending out offensive promotional material, and more. In response to allegations that the makeup mogul’s lip kit factory was like working in a “sweat shop,” Mary Beth SiddonsThe CEO of Spatz Laboratories, where the lip kits were made, told BuzzFeed in 2016 that the allegations were “completely false and fabricated.”