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Website Leak & Sweatshop Scandal: Is Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit Empire Unraveling?

Kylie Jenner’s lip kits have been a hot ticket item. Every time the teen releases the original or newer shades, they sell out. Just because Kylie’s lip kits have been extremely popular doesn’t mean they’re safe from controversy.

If you recently purchased a Kylie Lip Kit, your personal information could have leaked on the internet. Kylie Jenner’s lip kits have sold out immediately every time, leaving many upset that they can’t get their hands on them. Meanwhile, other customers have remarked that they still haven’t received the highly coveted matte lipsticks and liners they ordered. As if there weren’t enough issues with the orders, customers reportedly have more reason to be upset.

TMZ reported that during another restock, customers noticed that the site would take them to another customer’s account. When they would log into the kyliecosmetics.com website to their own accounts to make a purchase, the site would take them to someone else’s account. The site would expose sensitive information such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and payment information.

The celebrity gossip blog claims that Kylie’s team was not aware of the leak until customers took note of it. Kylie took to Twitter to apologize after her website exposed personal information.

“I’m going to change our holding page (‘the line’ which keeps my site from crashing because of the mass amounts of people). And find an alternative that still keeps my site up and running. I don’t like it either. But I love you guys and my passion for my business is very serious,” the 18-year-old wrote.

Kylie Jenner’s lip kit factory has also been under fire for having sweatshop-like working conditions. Reports surfaced that the starlet’s lip kits are made in poor working conditions. Even the employees said that the makeup “makes them sick.”

According to Seventeen, one employee claimed that the work environment was “unclean” and “minimum wage was about all you can get.”

Another employee wrote that making the lip kits actually made her sick. “Early morning shifts long hours…was only provided with lab coat, hair net and safety glasses. No benefits…I love that I could see how make up was made from start to finished but the down fall is that the make up particles made me cough and sick.”

RadarOnline has reported that employees from Spatz Laboratories in Oxnard, California, are alleging that work environment is not safe. They have taken to career site Indeed.com to share their negative experiences.

A rep for Spatz Laboratories has since released a statement to deny the claims.

“Spatz Laboratories has over 60 years of experience in manufacturing and has always maintained the highest level of standards according to United States labor laws.”

“Spatz Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to ensuring compliance of all federal and state laws as they apply to the fair treatment and the safe work environment of its team members. This includes but is not limited to all Wage and Hour, Fair Labor Standards, Worker’s Compensation and OSHA regulations. We take pride in the fact that as a company we have had significant success in developing team members and provide them with long term careers if they choose.”

Gossip Cop has also debunked the report while disregarding the employees’ remarks. They claim that the story is not true. Although most of the negative reviews on Indeed.com are recent, Radar Online used a 2006 FDA inspection report. The company was cited for having equipment that was “not of appropriate design,” but the problem was resolved immediately. That still doesn’t make up for the fact that the factory isn’t a pleasant place to work in.

Even with all of the controversy surrounding Kylie’s lip kits, it’s safe to say that the teen’s makeup empire won’t slow down anytime soon. She just graced the May 2016 issue of AdWeek where she addresses those hard-to-get lip kits and online bullying.

[Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Marie Claire]

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