News that fake Kylie Cosmetics products were injuring shoppers spread fast Wednesday. People who bought their Lip Kits and glosses from places other than Kylie Jenner’s official site ended up with beauty disasters and began tweeting about their knock-off complaints. It was enough for the beauty mogul to warn all of her followers on Snapchat. “It might look exactly like mine, but it’s not mine,” she said.
Wondering how easy it is for someone to stumble upon one of the many fake Kylie Cosmetics websites by accident, I did a few Google searches for terms like “Kylie Cosmetics,” and “Kylie Lip Kit.” I found nothing unusual, so I started searching for things like “discounted Kylie Cosmetics” and “cheap Kylie Cosmetics.” Bingo! Gold mine. But just because someone is looking for a good deal on makeup (Hey, the stuff is expensive, right?), doesn’t mean they know the stuff they’re putting in their shopping cart is fake, and it definitely doesn’t mean they know it’s harmful.
Judging by the flood of tweets from the last couple days, people are not intentionally buying counterfeit beauty products. They genuinely seem to think at first that they’re just getting a good deal. That is until they receive the product and note the packaging is sketchy and, the worst part, that they’re experiencing less than normal (aka terrifying) physical reactions to the product.
One customer tweeted at Kylie and said the fake Lip Kit she purchased contained gasoline. Another tweeted a video of her lips literally stuck together from the mystery ingredients. Tons of complaints of swollen lips and infections have been hitting Twitter.
This means bad business for the young entrepreneur.