I visited the Kylie Cosmetics pop-up on opening day and everything was wonderfully laid out — so I had to take another trip to see what's *really* going on a few weeks later.
The top image is of the pop-up shop on opening day — which was an entire section of the store dedicated to Kylie Cosmetics, complete with signs and a vast amount of products.
The bottom is what the "pop-up shop" is today — a single stand.
Kylie Cosmetics is technically supposed to leave Topshop on Wednesday, December 20 — but it looks like the "pop-up up" shop part of the experience ended a while ago, at least in the New York location.
Sorry if you missed out on the original Kylie room!
As for the product display, I did find some unacceptable messiness going on.
Only one lip kit color was left: Grape Soda ($27, Kylie Cosmetics). There were 18 of them and every one had makeup stains on the front, back, or both.
Not OK. The Grape Soda tester looked fine though.
The Kyliner tester was a whole other (cakey) story.
I *did* ask a Topshop employee if the all Kylie Cosmetics products were still being sold full price, and she confirmed they are.
When I informed her about how dirty the product packaging was, she suggested I ask the manager — who makes the ultimate decision.
Basically, if you don't say anything, Topshop is totally willing to sell you a dirty Kylie Cosmetics lip kit at full price. How luxury.
Honestly, this doesn't seem like Kylie Jenner's fault. I'm looking at you, Topshop — and, of course, at the makeup-stained hands of customers.
Though Kylie Jenner's name is certainly on these pop-ups, Topshop is likely responsible for the daily upkeep of the products being sold, not her. And customers should DEFINITELY not mess up so much stock — especially when it's all limited edition.
These Kylie Cosmetics pop-ups had the potential to be a really fun experience for fans of the usually online-only brand. It's a shame it seems to have turned out this way — with destroyed products, demolished packaging, and unfortunate conditions.