Another day, another controversy in the YouTube beauty community.
This time, popular beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill is facing backlash after mold, hair, and beads were found on products in her new makeup line.
Hill just recently launched Jaclyn Cosmetics with a line of 20 lipsticks. The products sold out instantly, but shortly after, customers complained of broken lipsticks, as well as melted and moldy products.
These fibers are INSIDE the lipsticks. This couldnt have happened during quality control pic.twitter.com/R4LFYwU4Ri
— imthebadguy (@somethinedgy) June 8, 2019
listen @jaclynhill if there is even a CHANCE that there is mold in these lipsticks, you OWE it to your customers to issue an immediate recall. do the right thing instead of doubling down on this disastrous launch @jaclyncosmetics pic.twitter.com/fU33SVqAki
— spek⁷ (@spektader) June 9, 2019
A plethora of beauty YouTubers took to the platform to express their frustration with the latest collection–with some calling her a liar and even canceling her.
In a video titled “THE TRUTH ABOUT JACLYN HILL COSMETICS LIPSTICKS,” Youtuber RawBeautyKristi used a microscope to show the hair, beds and pitting found in the lipstick.
Others are also whipping out microscopes to take a closer look at the lipsticks.
— Kim Clanton (@kim_clanton) June 9, 2019
Many are reporting her to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or urging others to do so–citing safety concerns. There’s also a petition to have the makeup line recalled.
I reported my Jaclyn Hill lipsticks to the FDA and I feel like anyone else who has had the same issues has a responsibility to do the same thing. Thank you @KJBennettBeauty for informing us how to do this and thank you so much @RawBeautyKristi for your review. So sad 😔 pic.twitter.com/MTqAOKIqIS
— Karie Jo Loutensock (@KJLoutensock) June 9, 2019
Because no one wants to hold her accountable by filing a report with the FDA. If I owned the products I could but I don’t. pic.twitter.com/3BmIHvYqoQ
— Zadidoll (@zadidoll) June 8, 2019
— Zadidoll (@zadidoll) June 6, 2019
@RawBeautyKristi Please report the Jaclyn Hill lipsticks to the FDA those appear to be mold spores as the hairs are growing out of the lipstick. They are contaminated and need to be recalled for people’s safety. You can ingest lipstick when you wear it. Jaclyn is hiding.
— Betsy M Garcia (@FoxQueen6) June 10, 2019
People are even posting their own conspiracy theories and making jokes about the controversy.
Jaclyn hill’s new lipsticks have more hair than Dr. Phil… pic.twitter.com/A14mQnz0xW
— idfk (@Kiki_the_tiki) June 8, 2019
me trying to
drama to my my boyfriend
— comrade kasia 🧃 (@GhostOfKas) June 9, 2019
when the FDA gets sick of Jaclyn Hill’s shit pic.twitter.com/j3RaJZo0xk
— Dustin Dailey ♏️ (@ThreeDailey) June 10, 2019
In the midst of all the backlash, Hill responded to a tweet, which showed one of her lipsticks with hair on it. She claimed the type of gloves used in the factory were to blame.
“If any of you are receiving lipsticks like this…. Please know that this is NOT hair. My factory used brand new white gloves to do quality control & they shed all over my product. We switched to rubber gloves 2 days ago & will make sure this never happens again.”
If any of you are receiving lipsticks like this…. please know that this is NOT hair! My factory used brand new white gloves to do quality control & they shed all over my product!😡 We switched to rubber gloves 2 days ago & will make sure this never happens again. https://t.co/qn6UTUJzRE
— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) June 8, 2019
So far, an official recall has not been announced.
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H/T ET Canada