Kylie Jenner is slamming critics over claims that Kylie Cosmetics does not follow “proper sanitation protocols” during a visit to their Italy lab yesterday (August 4).
Emmy-winning makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, called out the beauty mogul after she posted a series of photos creating “new magic.” Bennett called out the Kardashians star for not wearing gloves or a hair net. He also accused her of “gaslighting her followers into thinking she is creating cosmetics.”
“I know the Kardashian/Jenner stans are going to come for my throat because I’m calling out their cosmetic queen…but WTF @kyliejenner” Bennett began his caption.
He continued, “I’m a cosmetic developer and work with cosmetic manufacturers (and their labs) as part of my job. I have very short hair, and I’ve NEVER been allowed into the lab or onto the manufacturing floor without a hair net, shoe covers, mask…and disposable GLOVES. Kylie is gaslighting her followers into thinking she is creating cosmetics. And I’d like to know what ignorant manufacturer (in Italy) let her stage this photo-op in their lab and on the manufacturing floor – without following proper sanitation protocols. I need the name because I want to make sure my clients NEVER work with them.”
The makeup artist concluded his post by saying that Jenner is misrepresenting how the industry works. “Credible manufacturers follow STRICT sanitation protocols to protect you. #ShameOnYou.”
Kylie replied to Bennett’s claims in the comments section writing, “kevin – this picture is not taken in a manufacturing facility. i would never bypass sanitary protocols and neither would any other celeb or beauty brand owner. that’s completely unacceptable i agree.”
She admitted that is was not the lab but rather “a small personal space creating my own fun samples and taking pictures for content nowhere near the mass manufacturing. no one is putting customers at risk ! shame on you kevin for spreading false information !!!!”
However, Kevin was not pleased with her response and responded saying, “So you were standing on a platform, looking into an expensive homogenizing kettle that had processed at least 50 liters of a complexion product (the product still covering the mixing paddles) without PPE or your hair tied back, wearing a lab coat? But this is not a cosmetics manufacturing facility? It’s a personal space? Wow, there’s some serious gaslighting going on here.”
“Shame on me? NO, shame on you or whoever takes care of your social media for trying to gaslight everyone into thinking I’m the one to blame. Just take responsibility for your mistake and move on,” he added. “Are you a cosmetic developer Do you know how strict sanitation protocols are in responsible labs? I do. So if you don’t want your feelings hurt, don’t break rules that protect people’s safety because you want a photo-op and your privilege gives you leverage. And don’t lie about it when you get called out.”
Kylie, 24, has not yet responded to Bennett’s responses.