Jaclyn Hill's new highlighter palette is being accused of "ripping off" Fenty Beauty
18 November 2019, 12:28 | Updated: 18 November 2019, 13:55
The Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics Holiday Collection includes three different highlighters and brushes, and is her first release since her lipstick controversy.
Jaclyn Hill is back with more makeup after the drama surrounding her "hairy" lipsticks. In case you don't remember, Jaclyn was forced to axe her first range of Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics lipstick after fans found hair, lumps and grit embedded in the lipstick.
However, with all that behind her, the YouTuber revealed her new collection in a 33-minute YouTube video titled "JACLYN COSMETICS HOLIDAY COLLECTION REVEAL!" posted on 14 November. Jaclyn's new holiday collection includes three different formulas of highlighter and three different brushes to apply each product – and she promises this one will be hair-free.
Jaclyn's Flash and Flare palettes ($49 or $59 with the matching brush) contain four baked highlighters that have been "handcrafted in Italy" meaning no two palettes are the same. She even hired "40 people with deep skin tones" to help create the darkest shades in the palette.
The collection, which launches on 26 November, also includes five shades of Mood Light Luminous Powders ($32) and Beaming Light Highlighters ($24). The products can be purchased as separates or in bundles and prices range from $20 to $120.
In the video, Jaclyn said she was left "humiliated" after her first launch but she is thankful it happened because she learned so much. "I truly believe in the depths of my soul the I was put through that situation for a reason because I had a major wakeup call," she explained. "I was so confident in my first launch that I was cocky and I definitely took the time to step back and see where all the errors and mistakes were made, and I was able to correct those."
Jaclyn also said she was "terrified, scared and freaking out" about launching the range but she wasn't doing it for herself. Apparently, her holiday highlighters are for her fans that have supported her.
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However, Jaclyn fans soon noticed how much the packaging for her new collection looks like Fenty Beauty's Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder…
I find it funny that people defending Jaclyn Hill for using Fenty Beauty packaging for her PR are mostly white. Rih would’ve gotten FLAMED if her packaging was similar to anyone else’s. The beauty industry has no creativity & think it’s ok to steal from Black people pic.twitter.com/4lLXok3DvQ— Kitten (@_SincerelyAshB) November 16, 2019
Jaclyn hill really out here with a PR package that looks like Fenty. The nerve of this flop. pic.twitter.com/lcfwraxoTT— Kandi (@_Zennifer_) November 15, 2019
No one gonna mention how Jaclyn Hill has ripped off the whole Fenty beauty range ?? Even the font.... Huda beauty 2.0 #jaclynhill— Elizabeth Thompson (@echristiana5) November 16, 2019
Lmao omg I thought both pictures were hers until I looked closer at the the fenty beauty picture. Wtffff— Cayleigh Celli (@CayleighCelli) November 16, 2019
Others noted that the actual product looked just like Becca Cosmetics' highlighters – who Jaclyn has collaborated with in the past.
The palettes remind me of a Becca palette I’ve seen. pic.twitter.com/iK5m08jWGt— Kari Tacoma (@KariTacoma) November 17, 2019
I was probably the only one but when I saw the palette I immediately thought of this Becca one pic.twitter.com/RCt4ALj6k0— Melly Rose (@a_blueraft) November 15, 2019
Why does the Jaclyn Hill holiday packaging remind me of Becca Cosmetics? pic.twitter.com/KSxrTZvUh2— Suzee (@Su_Z) November 15, 2019
besides the OBVIOUS fenty PR resemblance..is no one gonna talk about how it’s basically an EXACT replica of BECCA x Khloe & Malika? #jaclynhill #JaclynHillCosmetics #jaclyncosmetics pic.twitter.com/LTwC7Vy1tt— maddie (@maddieeaye) November 16, 2019