James Charles apologises to Lauren Conrad after attacking her over new beauty line

21 August 2020, 15:58

James Charles says Lauren Conrad has “no business” launching a makeup line

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

People think James is trying to "gate keep" the beauty community.

James Charles has apologised following an explosive Instagram rant where he slated The Hills star Lauren Conrad's new makeup line, Lauren Conrad Beauty.

On Instagram Stories, the YouTuber flipped out after receiving a PR package from a person who "has no business having a makeup brand". He said: "I just opened a PR package from a new makeup brand from somebody who has no business having a makeup brand and I just wanted to show you guys some of these products, okay?"

James went on to show that the products he had received had actually been sent empty. He continued: "This is the liquid highlighter that I just opened up, notice anything weird about it? There is no highlighter in there, nor is there a cap, and it's not even sealed. Like, I just received this piece of plastic in a PR box.

"This is the eyeliner that I got, notice the tip is white? That's because there is no ink in the actual eyeliner pen. Like stop making makeup brands."

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Lauren Conrad Instagram Comments
Lauren Conrad Instagram Comments. Picture: @laurenconrad via Instagram

James didn't name the makeup brand in question and covered up the branding on the packaging so his followers wouldn't know what brand it was from. However, Lauren Conrad actually confessed that her brand was behind the faulty PR package in an Instagram comment.

Her comment read: "For those asking about the empty components sent to James... let me tell you a fun story. The woman who put together the gifts (it was me) decided to fill a makeup bag full of empty samples to make sure everything would fit inside. When beauty products arrived and it was time to fill all the makeup bags she (again, me) accidentally included the bag full of empties with the others and it was sent out. She (🙋🏼‍♀️) will be let go immediately."

In another comment, Lauren said that she had reached out to James to explain the situation and he was actually "very nice about it".

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James Charles Instagram Stories
James Charles Instagram Stories. Picture: @jamescharles via Instagram

James also offered up a public apology on Instagram Stories, which read: "Wanted to write an apology to @LaurenConrad for my stories earlier. I've been on the verge of tears all day long from a ton of things going wrong and opening her PR package was the icing on the cake of weird things happening today. My stories talking about the products were supposed to be funny but they just came across as nasty because I was so upset, not with her, but with other things that happened today. Lauren and I spoke privately about the misunderstanding and are both good."

Well, despite James' heartfelt apology, it wasn't enough for the internet. Some thought that James was being overly critical about Lauren, especially following his previous comments towards Alicia Keys, in which he said she "shouldn't be coming out with" a beauty line because she famously doesn't wear makeup.

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