Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Is Kylie Cosmetics in Trouble?

 Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan - she's built a beauty empire by creating her cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, and brought us one of the fastest selling beauty products ever - the Lip Kit. She's got it all; and she's only 19. But things might be taking a turn for the worse with her multi-million dollar business.

Recently her line has gained even more attention than usual - but for all the wrong reasons.

Firstly, she came under fire when she released her Royal Peach Palette. Her own version of Too Faced Cosmetics, Sweet Peach Palette, which smells ever so peachy, has left buyers somewhat disappointed with their purchase. Instead of smelling peachy, the palette reeks of chemicals and plastic, causing instant headaches and some even questioning the safetyness of the product.

Then there is the legal issues. First she was hit with a lawsuit from make-up artist Vlada Haggerty in September for copying the dripping lip logo and spray-painted fingers. This has now been resolved and both the artist and Jenner have moved on. But this week another battle came to the public's attention. Back in February 2016, Jenner filed papers for the trademark 'KYLIE' for advertising and endorsement services. Yet this was shut down and won by none other than 'Pop Princess', Kylie Minogue herself. 

And now it seems things have just gone from bad to worse. Back in December, she released a limited-edition Christmas collection featuring a mini lipstick set which included 'Blitzen', with the set selling for $36. She then went on to release 'Spice', a stand-alone lip kit for $29. But the release has left fans in rage because the two lipsticks are exactly the same; they've just been renamed, re-packaged and re-priced. When you search on her website for 'Spice' both the mini-kit and the lip kit comes up.

Her fans were not pleased and soon went on to confront the mogul over on her Twitter account, asking for an explanation - she's yet to comment.

Is this the beginning of her downfall...probably not. She's got an abundance of loyal fans who will buy anything with her name on. But these mishaps probably aren't making life any easier.

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