Bethenny Frankel brands Kylie Cosmetics product a ‘scam’ as she slams company for charging an extra $117 just for packaging: ‘How stupid do we have to be?’
Real Housewife turned consumer advocate Bethenny Frankel has branded Kylie Jenner’s Birthday PR Box a ‘scam’ in her latest rundown of the Kardashian products on Wednesday.
Frankel, 51, reviewed two Kylie Cosmetics products – the Birthday Bundle and the Birthday PR Box, both of which contain the exact same products but are marked at significantly different prices.
While both contain the three-piece Birthday Lip Crayon Set and Lip Gloss Set, the Birthday PR Box costs $117 more than the regular bundle all because of the packaging.
‘How stupid do we have to be’: Bethenny Frankel slammed Kylie Cosmetics’ Birthday Bundle as a ‘scam’ in her latest rundown of the Kardashian products on Wednesday
Bethenny noted that, with a discount applied, the Birthday Bundle costs $58 whereas the PR Box is marked at $175. That means fans are basically paying an extra $117 for the pretty pink packaging.
‘Girl don’t do it, it’s not worth it!’ Bethenny began in her video review. ‘This is Kylie’s Birthday PR Package with the same two products as these. This is $58, this is $175. I’m confused!
‘A girl said it on TikTok, “I was confused. I thought something had to be different.” There is something different, this has a box that you’re gonna throw in the garbage. Unless you have a hamster that you’re gonna put in here.
‘It’s a paper box! Like it’s a paper box. I’m confused. So, I’m gonna keep these which are $58,’ she said of the individual lip gloss bundles. ‘Cause they’re cute and ’cause I bought them. This is going right back and getting return because it’s a scam!’
Major mark-up! Frankel noted the Birthday PR Box cost an extra $117 all on account of the packaging
It’s all the same: Both the PR Box and Birthday Bundle contain the three-piece Birthday Lip Crayon Set and Lip Gloss Set
‘Girl don’t do it, it’s not worth it!’ Bethenny began in her video review. ‘This is Kylie’s birthday PR package with the same two products as these. This is $58, this is $175. I’m confused!’
Unfortunately for Bethenny, she later learned she was unable to return the product.
‘Breaking news, this just in, I just found out that Kylie Beauty does not accept returns, so I am stuck with $117 cardboard box. Maybe I’ll go to the mall and get myself a hamster.’
‘Can someone help me understand, let me just see – I gotta make sure – it’s the same!… But they’re not the same,’ she continuously repeated before saying, ‘But they are the same! Except for the box!
‘That’s a scam! How stupid do we have to be. I just want to know, how stupid do we have to be? Okay, I mean I’m a sucker, I like it, I like the packaging, I like the stuff, but you know, where you lose me is when you scammed me!’
This is certainly not the first time Bethenny has slammed the Kardashians on social media, nor is it the first time she has reviewed their line of products.
In August, Bethenny called Kim Kardashian’s new skincare line, SKKN, ‘impractical at best’ in a brutally honest review of the line.
The 51-year-old assessed two SKKN products, the $55 exfoliator and $75 eye cream, in video posted to her TikTok account on Monday.
While Bethenny ultimately was happy with the ‘quality’ skincare products, she slammed the packaging as ‘impractical at best’, compared it to a Rubik’s Cube, and overall graded them as being ‘likely somewhat overpriced.’
Bad news: Frankel was disappointed to learn about Kylie’s return policy
Bone to pick: This is certainly not the first time Bethenny has slammed the Kardashians on social media, nor is it the first time she has reviewed their line of products
Warning: Frankel kicked off the video telling fans the PR Box was not worth it