Nikita Dragun is facing criticism after beauty influencers have found what some are describing as “mold” in her new setting spray.
Manny Gutierrez AKA Manny MUA was the first to discover debris in the product while testing new viral makeup on his channel. “There’s like floating particles in my, um, setting spray and it’s really freaking me out,” he says while holding up the Dragun Beauty Forever Fantasy Spray. The beauty guru proceeds to shake the bottle in a failed attempt to mix the product and continues to use the setting spray, which he claims has a very strong perfume.
One week later, Cohl Woolbright of CohlsWorld found similar formula issues with his Dragun Beauty setting spray during an unboxing on his channel. “Do you see that?! What is that?!,” the YouTuber says in shock. After reading the instructions and shaking the bottle, the 21-year-old decides it “looks like mold” and refuses to use the setting spray.
Cohl’s video sent a flood of backlash Nikita’s way and the viral star has now addressed the controversy in a new Instagram story.
The viral star explains that there was a “small batch” of the Dragun Beauty Forever Fantasy Spray sent to her PR list that “malfunctioned and crystalised” in the bottle. She goes on to say that “things happen when you are a vegan and cruelty-free brand” and claims she sent an email to those on the PR list offering to send them a replacement setting spray.
Nikita then appears to shades Cohl, reiterating that the formula issue only affected the PR kits but “anyone will do anything to try to get a view these days, even though they’re still irrelevant.”
She implies that Cohl was not on her PR list despite somehow obtaining the botched batch, writing, “However those individuals NOT even on my PR list who intentionally go out of their way and try to be dramatic and rude to get views…like u couldn’t even see the email cus ur not even on the PR list…that’s not how u gain success boo boo.”
Cohl seemingly responded to Nikita’s shade in his latest tweet saying he is “staying away from people who act like a victim in a problem they created”.
Here’s hoping the consumer batches come vegan, cruelty-free, and floater-free