Kylie Jenner has faced many hurdles while producing her own cosmetics line, and it looks like she’s not going to catch a break anytime soon.
The 19-year-old could be in hot water over her make-up line, as she has been accused of ripping off someone’s pictures for her lip-kits.
Make-up artist Vlada Haggerty’s Instagram is littered with photos of women striking poses which show off their lips.
She and her professional photographer claim Kylie has copied the style of her photos and they have threatened to file a lawsuit.
One of the images in particular bears a striking resemblance to a photo shared by Vlada in September.
The image shows a close-up shot of a model, with shiny gold hands and bold red lips.
This picture appears quite similar to a Kylie Cosmetics’ new campaign photo shot by Marcelo Cantu.
Vlada took to Instagram to share the similarity with her half a million followers.
She wrote: “Really @kyliecosmetics? Haven’t you gotten enough ‘inspiration’ from me already? Left is the work @juliakuzmenko, @brittrafuson and I shot a few months ago and right is @kyliecosmetics new campaign.”
This isn’t the first time – last Decemeber Vlada pointed out similarities between her artwork and Kylie’s.
When Kylie released her metallic lip kits, she posted an image of several pouty mouths dripping with rose gold gloss.
Except, in this case, it wasn’t even a recreation of Vlada’s work, but the exact image.
She wrote: “And the insanity continues…. @graftobianmakeup what can we do about it? This is your loose metallic powder in Copper mixed with the clear gloss!”
“Crediting artists is essential, but this goes beyond that,” Haggerty said.
“It’s theft; this is our livelihood… I see these things happen too many times to artists. We are all trying to make it, and this business is extremely competitive.
“I would ask anyone at this level use the proper channels to obtain images.”
Yes, the images do resemble each other, but there’s a teensy weensy problem.
There’s a whole thing that ideas are not legally protected, Kylie’s may be similar but they aren’t exactly the same.