In a recent interview, Kris Jenner revealed that daughter Kylie Jenner’s beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, has reportedly brought in more than $420 million in sales in just 18 months. With any hugely successful brand, though, comes counterfeit products. On this week’s Life of Kylie, the youngest Jenner discovered that the fake Kylie products on the market are quite physically harmful.
“Sometimes I see tweets like, ‘This is the worst thing I’ve ever bought.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’ And I look into it, and it’s totally a fake lip kit. I mean, I can tell.” says Jenner. “The ingredients that they’re using in these fake products are also really, really dangerous, which is my biggest concern.” Jenner discovered that makeup bloggers, who were reviewing what they thought were Jenner’s products, were reporting infections, swelling, and blisters because the fake products had damaging ingredients such as glue and gasoline in them. Jenner even discovered a website that looked identical to kyliecosmetics.com. So she decided to take matters into her own hands — and her mother, Kris, was not happy about it.
While driving to downtown Los Angeles to hunt for the counterfeit products in question, Kylie was on the phone with Kris, who told her, “I don’t like the sound of this, I really don’t. What if they have a gun? I don’t want you to get in over your own head and take matters into your own hands.”
Fortunately, Mission: Get Fake Kylie Products was a success. Thanks to her best friend, Jordyn Woods, Jenner was able to stay in her car as the getaway driver while Woods navigated the paparazzi and managed to track down a few of the knockoff products. In the end, Jenner consulted with her mother, who told her that their next step would be to call the authorities and an attorney.
“I just don’t want people to think that this is, like, a representation of my product and who I am,” said Kylie.
Life of Kylie airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on E!
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