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Beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill is facing backlash for ‘moldy’ lipsticks

Customers are even reporting the lipsticks to the FDA.


Dominic-Madori Davis


Posted on Jun 10, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:52 am CDT

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.

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.

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.

People are even posting their own conspiracy theories and making jokes about the controversy.

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.”

So far, an official recall has not been announced.


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H/T ET Canada

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*First Published: Jun 10, 2019, 4:59 pm CDT