Kim Kardashian is being called out for her new '90s-inspired makeup range
6 August 2019, 13:35
Kim has been accused of "stealing" her looks from famous black women.
Kim Kardashian is releasing another makeup range, which has been inspired by inspirational women from the '90s. However, there's been a lot of backlash against her latest promotional picture, which was shared on Twitter.
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Kim revealed revealed that the makeup looks of huge stars of the '90s like Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Gwen Stefani, all inspired the new KKW Beauty collection.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star also revealed that to show her appreciation she would be sending PR packages filled with her new products to the celebs who influenced her collection. In a video posted on Twitter, Kim showed all the Post-It notes with the names of several famous stars, including Nia Long, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford.
The range, which launches on Friday 16 August, consists of two 10-pan eyeshadow palettes, six matte lipsticks and lip liners, and five eyeliners.
"I'm so excited to announce my new 90’s inspired collection of all matte formulas," she wrote on Twitter, alongside her picture. "The Matte Smoke & Matte Cocoa Collections!!! I get a lot of my makeup inspiration from the 90’s and love how nostalgic this entire collection is."
I’m so excited to announce my new 90’s inspired collection of all matte formulas- The Matte Smoke & Matte Cocoa Collections!!! I get a lot of my makeup inspiration from the 90’s and love how nostalgic this entire collection is. pic.twitter.com/PoW7yHqH5b— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 5, 2019
In the accompanying photo, Kim haD her hands resting on her head and she's wearing dark, smokey eye makeup and nude lips. It's suspiciously similar to Kim's Halloween look, where she dressed up as singer Aaliyah…hm.
However, fans weren't so impressed by Kim's collection. And although she credited her '90s makeup muses in her brief Twitter video, given all the times she has been accused of "stealing" from black women in the past and cultural appropriation, Kim received backlash for pinching Aaliyah and Toni Braxton's trademark style.
Basically, Twitter was not here for it at all.
Aaliyah “Left Eye” Braxton. Dust the Scrubs off and Breathe Again. https://t.co/6ocaagXeS8— now run home, wonder bread! (@_ImYourPusha_) August 6, 2019
Kimberly. I thought we already went over appropriating black culture. Just cause you married Kanye doesn’t give you the right to imitate Aaliyah like this 🙄— DLS (@onelovecartel) August 6, 2019
I love that you stay on brand.— Kalakuta Queen. (@SaucySeipats_) August 6, 2019
Stealing from or trying to look like black women. ❤️ https://t.co/R8wNtogKyv
Say it with your chest sis. Inspired by black women in the 90s https://t.co/3LXHY2EPaE— A bad ting. (@_swelihle) August 6, 2019
Others accused Kim of completely doctoring the picture so it didn't even look like her.
Kimberley who is in this picture darling https://t.co/pRo6hqjEc7— bolu babalola (@BeeBabs) August 5, 2019
Okay but who is that in the photo?— leroi. (@glitterbyfenty) August 5, 2019
am i going blind or what- that doesnt look real— ً (@brbies_) August 5, 2019
Kim Kardashian has been replaced by a Kim Kardashian Instagram model look alike pic.twitter.com/JCIcFXGMTu— rm (@KrisJennerTD) August 5, 2019
this is an emoji wearing makeup— Sameer Sewak (@Naa_Cheese) August 6, 2019