YUCK! Jaclyn Hill and James Charles’ Morphe Palettes Are Made of Crushed Beetles
There’s another drama in the makeup community, this time over whether Jaclyn Hill’s makeup is vegan or not. The beauty guru has collaborated on eye shadow palettes with Morphe, and a recent ingredient change angered some fans.
This is only one in a number of issues that have plagued Jaclyn Hill. Not only did she have to give refunds for her lipstick line, but her new palette with Morphe was also scrutinized.
Jaclyn Hill’s Morphe Palette Is No Longer Vegan
Jaclyn Hill’s first eye shadow palette with Morphe used to be listed on the company’s website as vegan. However, a recent formula change included the non-vegan ingredient carmine, which is derived from insects.
Morphe didn’t make an announcement about this change, although they changed the ingredients on their website. The company responded to concerned fans by sharing that they would “work to increase transparency” in the future. They also emphasized that Jaclyn wasn’t aware of the specific ingredient change, only that the formula of the eye shadows was being improved.
Jaclyn herself echoed this statement on her own social media, writing that she was “not made aware of ingredient changes.” She apologized to vegans who can no longer use her palette, saying she understands their “frustration.”
However, some fans are wondering why Jaclyn didn’t seek out more information on the formula changes. Fellow influencer Jen Luv wrote, “This was your baby! This was your beloved formula! I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t ask questions.”
James Charles And Morphe Have Vegans Angered
This isn’t the first time Morphe has come under fire for misleading customers about a collaboration with a beauty guru. A similar controversy occurred around James Charles’ palette with the brand.
Last year, customers received conflicting messages from Morphe about whether James’ palette was vegan. As summed up by blogger Melanie Roth, one message shared the ingredients and claimed they were vegan, while a fan pointed out that some of them could be derived from animals.
Another message shared that the palette included the ingredient carmine, although that wasn’t listed on the website. As of this writing, the James Charles palette is still included in Morphe’s vegan section.
What do you think about Jaclyn and James’ drama? Do they have a responsibility to their vegan fans to be more transparent about their products’ ingredients? Let us know in the comments.