LOTS OF LIPS: Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits are destined for New York. The reality star and budding beauty mogul’s cosmetics brand will soon be planting a pop-up shop in the city. Per usual, Jenner announced the upcoming store on Snapchat, although she didn’t provide too many details. The opening day and exact location were held back to fuel social media buzz later on. The New York outpost follows a short-lived Kylie store in Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Calif., that was stocked with hats, phone cases, T-shirts and more merchandise in addition to makeup. When it premiered on Dec. 9, Jenner’s fans and reporters — the latter camp wasn’t permitted to enter the store — swarmed the shopping center not too far away from the Kardashian-Jenner stomping grounds in Calabasas. Since size matters, the crowds descending on the East Coast retail space, when it makes its debut at a date TBD, are expected to be large as well.
Kylie Cosmetics heads to New York without a potential lawsuit with Vlada Haggerty pending. The makeup artist known for her dripping lip art previously accused the brand of ripping her off. In November, Haggarty was angered by an image used by Kylie Cosmetics that was similar to a work of hers captured by photographer Julia Kuzmenko of a model with glossy, red ombré lips and shiny gold fingertips covering her eyes. At the time, Haggarty acerbically asked Kylie Cosmetics on Instagram, “Haven’t you gotten enough ‘inspiration’ from me already?” Now, Kylie Cosmetics has taken to Instagram to proclaim its admiration for Haggarty in two posts that seemingly indicate legal action has been shelved. One post spotlighted the disputed shot that set the ball rolling on a lawsuit in the first place and another post featured the bold melting mouths that have become Haggarty’s signature. Both included Haggarty’s Instagram handle and encouraged followers to check out her art. Apparently, exposure beats statutory damages in the social-media age.