It might have only just launched, but in true Kylie Cosmetics style, the youngest Jenner's new skincare line has already caused quite the stir on social media. Kylie Skin launched just five days ago and has received mixed reviews ever since, with some fans saying it's the best thing since sliced bread and others claiming her Walnut Face Scrub near took their faces off (oh dear).
Yesterday, Kylie decided to post a round up of comments left by apparent happy customers. In an Instagram post, she collated four fan tweets, all raving about the products and captioned it "kylieskin: love reading everyone’s first impressions "
Despite getting over 100,000 likes, the post received a tonne of backlash, with some people suggesting that the reviews had been left by a fake account, supposedly run by someone affiliated to Kylie. IG user @jagjr82 stated that his first two comments were removed, after he tried to flag that the Twitter account was fake.
So LET ME SAY IT AGAIN since my first two comments got deleted: DO NOT BELIEVE THE FAKE HYPE. The okaygracem account was a #faketwitter that followed 13 people, had 9 followers, and was created on May 25th. As of this morning, the account no longer exists. Suspicious much?
Kylie has millions of dollars that she can devote to first-class marketing, but her “reviews” aren’t even real, which is pretty disappointing. If the products are that good, let them speak for themselves without resorting to desperate tactics like #sockpuppetmarketing. I’m wishing her the best, but I just can’t get behind someone who runs their business this way."
Other people also picked up on the suspicious Twitter account...
"zarabubbles2009: I feel like okgracem is such a fake account ? but I defo want to try kylie skin x"
"eldaaahh: Y’all posted one persons impressions but okay"
"ashleymalonemarsh: Is Grace the only person who purchased? Just sayin..I don’t know who Grace is so why should I trust Grace lol"
One thing everyone seems to be agreeing on though, is that they need more Kylie Skin and they need it pronto, because, as expected, it's already out of stock.
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RESTOCK ALERT we have two restock dates for you guys to add to your calendar... June 5, we are restocking our 6-piece sets! June 10, we are restocking all 6 individual products: foaming face wash, toner, scrub, moisturizer, eye cream and serum! mark those calendars and set your alarms 9am pst both days!
Everything Kylie launches sells out fast and fans are questioning why, knowing this, she hasn't managed to keep her stock levels up.
"chloeerosieee: You’d think with the amount of money she has she’d be able to make enough product so that it wouldn’t sell out so fast for a brand that gets so much credit they should be making extras so that this doesn’t happen," said one.
Others eagerly pushed for a restock date: "junior.larreynaga: Restock dates please !!!! It's so unfair I was working I couldn't be there right at launch, when I went to the website literally 10 mins after launch the set was already sold out!! U guys need way more supplies like way way more !!! "
Clearly she's been listening, because just yesterday Kylie announced that there would be a restock of her sets on June 5th and her individuals on June 10th.
Over the last week or so, Kylie has been eagerly showing off her skincare offerings, piece by piece on her IG account @kylieskin. The collection consists of 7 products and there's also a cute, clear travel bag to keep everything in.
Anyone that knows anything about her infamous lip kits, is aware that they're a real pain to get off. Fitting then, that Kylie decided to demonstrate her face wipes makeup removing abilities, with none other than just that. In a video, Jenner can be seen removing a lip kit swatch in one swipe. Pretty impressive, huh? But fans were quick to follow up on the fact that her swatch didn't appear to be dry yet - in which case, it would be much easier to take off.
"bananoffe: Hello the lipstick is fresh and wet.. Aka V easy to remove :/"
"whitneydestiny_x: This lipstick is still wet and just applied, so of course it came off with one swipe lol"
"beccammannion: it was still wet. you can see the shine at the end (towards her fingers) "
Kylie also reposted a video of blogger @theerealkarlaj applying her moisturiser and singing its praise: “I finally got to try the #kylieskin moisturizer. My skin is so glowy and feels super hydrated!" As the products have only just become available, people left comments to say that the reviews can't be trusted yet, as no one has been able to use the products for long enough.
"shaynerrrlee: Can’t really rely on reviews when the product has only been used for like 2 days. Lol I’ll check out reviews after a solid month of daily use. Nobody knows how a product truly affects their skin after two uses ."
"dearlybelovedaisha: Another IG model with perfect skin from dermatologist, fillers, and Botox, basically another Kylie look a like! I’m so glad I didn’t purchase this skin care line, she can’t even use real ppl! And wow it’s only been 2 days and it’s already a five star just like I use a new product and nothing happens for at least 30-45 days! I’m for sure only teenagers are believing this hype."
"msstealyourheart: To everyone saying it’s worked for their skin or hasn’t you can’t fully try a product with accurate results for less then a month. Anything you do to your face takes at least a month to show up on skin.'
Despite this, many of the comments left have been pretty positive and it seems like the majority are more bothered about the restock than the apparent fake reviews.
What a rollercoaster. I guess we'll all just have to sit back and wait for the dust to settle.