James Charles has yet again landed himself in hot water. The Youtube influencer recently released another collaboration with Morphe but some customers feel it is a huge ripoff.
The James Charles x Morphe eyeshadow palette received mixed criticism from consumers. People seemed to love the pigmented bright colors that came along with it but lamented that it had no mirror.
Charles teased that he was cooking up something special for his supporters but fans were shocked at what they think is a blatant money grab.
A year since his first Morphe product launched, the 20-year-old introduced another palette. The difference is that it’s significantly smaller, $14 cheaper, and there is a mirror this time.
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MORPHE X JAMES CHARLES MINI COLLECTION 🌈 Launching October 17th I am so excited to finally show you guys our mini palette and eye brush set. It’s the same iconic, pigmented 39 shades, but we listened to the feedback from you sisters last year and made the palette half the size, added a mirror for glamming on the go, and our mini will retail for only $23 when you use code “JAMES” 💸 Our eye brush set contains 13 of my favorite eye brushes to create any look on the go for only $53 with code “JAMES” 💸 This collection isn’t some “crazy new launch that you guys HAVE to go buy” — it’s for my fans and fellow artists who have supported me. 💞🌈
Youtube and makeup enthusiasts took to Twitter to roast the guru.
‘i rlly waited all day just for james charles to upload a video saying he’s putting out the same d*** palette as the first, but smaller. i—,’ wrote one social media user.
Another one said: ‘so james charles collaborated with morphe again and the new pallete is basically his old one in /slightly/ changed shades… ~ creativity ~’
There was one fan who seemingly wishes she waited for the new version: ‘I can’t believe I paid like $40 for the James Charles palette only for him to get canceled a few months later. Now a year later he comes out with the EXACT SAME palette but SMALLER, with a MIRROR, and ONLY for $26.’
James responded to the critics with a funny tweet.
‘really excited to announce that next week i’ll be launching a medium size james charles x morphe palette perfect for in between time when you’re not traveling but also not at home!! it’ll be sooooo good i’ve been working on it for the last 29 months so hope u enjoy.’
Do you think James is in the wrong?