There’s One Major Issue With Kylie Jenner’s Royal Peach Palette
It's not-so-peachy, after all.
When Kylie Jenner announced she would be launching a “Royal Peach” palette, the Internet went wild (no surprise there).
But it looks like fans of the 19-year-old makeup mogul are less than impressed with the peach-themed eyeshadow palette because of its smell.
Kylie Cosmetics customers were under the impression the Royal Peach palette would be similar to Too Faced’s Sweet Peach version, which smells and tastes (uh, according to reviews) like peaches.
Kylie cosmetics is coming out with the royal peach palette??? ?? wonder if it will smell like peaches too? LOL
— JaaackJack (@JaaackJack) December 31, 2016
Unfortunately, many found King Kylie’s eyeshadows did not smell like peaches, but rather “really strong chemicals,” “chlorine” and “paint.”
— Virginia Garcia (@VickyyVicksz) January 26, 2017
Got my @kyliecosmetics royal peach palette, opened it, and it smells so strong of chemicals and glue that it gave me an instant headache ?
— ?? (@yeababe_noway) January 17, 2017
Someone wanna explain why my Royal Peach Pallette smell like chlorine
— katrina ✨ (@vande_groenekan) January 25, 2017
— Villain (@Makaila_Ann) January 25, 2017
Beauty vlogger Jordan Byers even made a “brutally honest” video review on the product, saying “this smells exactly like the chemical [turpentine] that you take oil off of the [paint] brushes with.”
Because of the unexplained smell, some users even questioned whether or not the palette was safe to use.
guys please be careful with the new royal peach palette if yours has the smell too. I genuinely don't think it's safe
— Avery ? (@hexviside) January 24, 2017
Jenner is no stranger to controversy when it comes to her cosmetics line, however. Complaints of frayed lip gloss wand applicators, leaked customer information, poor service and delivery and the failure to “resolve underlying causes of a pattern of complaints” earned her company an F grade from Better Business Bureau last July. (BBB later reassessed the rating, removing the “F” in favour of “no rating” because it “[had] been in business less than one year and does not have a sufficient track record for BBB to rate it.”) She’s also been accused of copying ads and product packaging designs for her cosmetic products.
Still, Kylizzle says she remains committed to keeping her customers happy.
“I’m sick and tired of people coming for my business,” she wrote on her official/app website last year. “I love everything about Kylie’s Cosmetics and I will do anything in my power to protect and improve it every day and make you guys happy. I don’t want to respond to the haters but you guys deserve an answer and to know the facts. I love you and apologize to anyone who felt the urge to complain and didn’t receive the service they deserve.”
So far neither Kylie nor Kylie Cosmetics have officially addressed the controversy surrounding the Royal Peach palette smell. Smell ya later….