Kylie Jenner defended herself against allegations of failing to follow proper sanitary protocol while visiting a lab in Milan for her makeup collection.
Jenner, 24, responded exclusively to Emmy-award-winning makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, who on Wednesday called out Kylie on Instagram after posting photos from the lab.
Jenner insisted that the photo she posted was not actually taken in a manufacturing facility, and insisted she would “never” bypass sanitary protocols.
‘I will never give up on sanitary protocol’: Kylie Jenner defends herself against allegations that she failed to follow proper sanitary protocol while visiting a lab in Milan for her makeup collection
The reality star hit back at Kyle in the comments section of his post, writing: ‘Kevin – this photo was not taken in a manufacturing facility. I will never bypass sanitary protocol and neither will any other celeb or beauty brand owner. This is completely unacceptable I agree.
‘It’s a small personal space making my own fun samples and taking photos for materials anywhere around a large scale build. No one is putting customers at risk! Shame on Kevin for spreading false information!!!!’
The two went back and forth as Kyle accused Jenner of ‘gaslighting’ his followers.
‘So you were standing on a stage, looking at an expensive homogenizing kettle that processed at least 50 liters of a complexion product (the product was still covering the mixing paddle) without PPE or your hair back Were tied up, wearing @weareregi lab coat? But isn’t it the cosmetics manufacturing facility? Is this a personal space? Wow, there’s some serious gaslighting going on here,’ she replied.
‘shame on me? No, shame on you or whoever takes care of your social media for making everyone think that I am to blame. Just take responsibility for your mistake and move on,’ he wrote in a separate comment.
Kylie once again hit back, this time insisting that she must change the name of her dog Kevin because of the controversy.
‘Oh were you there Kevin? Uh now I have to change the name of my dogs.’
‘Are you seriously going to lie and then troll me? Wow,’ he posted.
Emmy-winning makeup artist and cosmetic professional Bennett criticized the photos posted on Wednesday
Kylie faced scrutiny on Wednesday after posting photos of herself at the lab where her Kylie Cosmetics products are made.
The Los Angeles-born star captioned the clip, tagging the name of her brand in the post, ‘New magic for you guys in the lab… better than ever.’
This led to commentators pointing out that Kylie was not wearing a hair cap, gloves and mask as she checked into the facility with her long hair dangling.
One user wrote, ‘Wear a hair cap,’ then the other asked ‘Don’t you wear gloves, mask and hair net thing???’
Another user said, ‘I see that so many lab rules are not being followed,’ while another said, ‘No gloves or hair net in the lab??? Or even a mask???’
Sources told DailyMail.com that Kylie was not on the production floor and was in the accessible lab area where she could play with colors and ideas.
Several Instagram commenters were critical of the protocol being followed in the clip
Eventually, the images caught the attention of Bennett, who weighed in on the matter.
‘I am a cosmetic developer and work with cosmetic manufacturers (and their laboratories) as part of my work,’ Bennett said. ‘I have very short hair, and I was never allowed into the lab or on the manufacturing floor without a hair net, shoe cover, mask… and disposable gloves.’
Bennett claimed that Jenner was “gaslighting her followers into thinking she was making cosmetics,” questioning whether “the ignorant manufacturer…
‘I want the name because I want to make sure my clients never work with them.’
He said, ‘Guys, this is not the way we make cosmetics and misrepresents how our industry works. Reliable manufacturers follow strict hygiene protocols for your safety.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to Jenner’s reps for comment on the criticism.
Call out: Jenner faces criticism after posting photos of her in a lab for her cosmetics collection
Mixing things up: Kylie mixes powders in photos posted on Wednesday