Jameela Jamil Slams Kim Kardashian’s New Body Makeup Line

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Kim Kardashian may be a multitalented businesswoman – but it’s likely that the first thing that comes to mind when you think of her is how she looks. The Kardashian phenomenon has created a whole new level of impossible beauty standards – in fact, it’s almost as if these women aren’t actually real. And if you want to achieve Kardashian levels of flawlessness, you can bet that they’ll provide a product to help you on your way.

But it’s Kim’s latest launch that has ignited some online controversy recently. Her cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, has just come out with a range of makeup for the body – as if we didn’t have enough to worry about with our faces… And Jameela Jamil, well known online Kardashian troll, had an outstanding response.

And, although she’s often criticized for being a “girl with no talent,” Kim has managed to build an incredible empire across a range of spheres.

The Kardashians have been accused of prioritizing money over basically any other concern – which could lead to some potentially problematic business decisions.

KKW Beauty launched in June 2017 and started with a set of contour and highlight pens. Since then, the line has expanded and has gone from success to success.

And one of her biggest critics is British model and The Good Place actress, Jameela Jamil.

She’s also an online campaigner for body positivity and spends much of her time cultivating a range of social media platforms dedicated to her cause.

She regularly tweets and posts on Instagram in firm opposition to the Kardashians, whom she sees as symptomatic of society’s problems at large.

The Kardashians tend to use their large social media followings to promote a variety of dubiously healthy products, including laxative teas and appetite suppressant lollipops.

KKW Body is a set of beauty products designed to enhance the body – because why stop at applying makeup to the face?

Kim’s Body Makeup is a tinted cream designed to be applied across the body, to help conceal flaws and smooth out the skin’s overall appearance.

But the KKW Body Makeup is quite controversial. Many have taken to social media to ask if it’s really necessary for us to be applying a full layer of makeup to our entire bodies.

She took issue with the idea that we now need to be self-conscious about our body skin, alongside that on our faces.

And she encourages others to do the same, writing, “Seeing more and more companies sell *always marketing just at women* make up that is for your body, to cover all your “flaws.” This is a nightmare for your clothes, furniture, bedsheets, bank account, especially if you are tall or curvy, as you need so much extra, it’s time consuming to put on and take off. It clogs pores, can make some skin conditions worse and is based on a Photoshop ideal of a woman. Which is a problematic downhill spiral.”

Jamil went on, ” Yes I understand we should all be allowed to do whatever makes us feel good, but can we not also question why fully disguising our entire natural selves makes us feel better? Why do we feel bad about ourselves? Who did that? who profits off it? do boys have to live up to the same standards? Are they shamed *as* easily and frequently as us femmes? Isn’t there something a BIT off about making people’s happiness and confidence lie in doll-like perfection? ??‍♀️ I’m finding it all deeeeeply suspicious myself…”

Winnie Harlow, who rose to fame on America’s Next Top Model, managed to turn her vitiligo, which many would see as an imperfection, into her USP.

For one thing, the body foundation is just one product in a range of body makeup items that Kim has launched – and it’s all perhaps getting a little blown out of proportion.

Body foundation isn’t a brand new concept invented by Kim Kardashian. In fact, it’s been around for a long time and is particularly useful on film sets and in bridal makeup.

While Jamil does usually make some pretty fair points when critiquing celebrity influencers, this issue seems less clear. And some are concerned that it shows Jamil dictating what women do with their bodies, which puts her in pretty dangerous feminism-territory.

Jamil seems to be putting the onus on young women to shake off societal expectations and buck beauty trends – which is rather a large responsibility to put on them.

It seems that, in the eyes of Jamil, the Kardashians basically can’t do anything right. Her persistent trolling of the family is starting to denigrate her arguments and it honestly looks something like a personal vendetta at this point.

Perhaps there’s nothing philosophically problematic about body makeup – but it’s surely a little too time-consuming. If it’s a choice between sleep or a full body foundation routine, we know which we’d choose.