Millie Bobby Brown apologises after faking skincare routine: 'I'm not an expert'

Actress was still wearing makeup in video showing her nighttime skincare routine 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Friday 13 September 2019 16:15 BST
Comments
Fans accuse Millie Bobby Brown of not using any products in skincare tutorial video

Support truly
independent journalism

Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth.

Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts.

Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Editor

Millie Bobby Brown has apologised to fans for pretending to use her range of skincare products in a tutorial video.

The 15-year-old actress was accused of faking her nighttime skincare routine after posting a video in which she didn’t actually use the products from her Florence by Mills line or remove her makeup.

In response to the criticism, the Stranger Things actress explained that she is “still learning” and that she appreciated the “feedback”.

In a note shared to Instagram, Brown wrote: “I’m still learning the best way to share my routines as I get to know this space better - I’m not an expert.

“I thought doing a quick video replicating my personal process for that night was okay, but that’s not what was conveyed. I understand, I appreciate all of your feedback on this journey, please keep sharing your thoughts and I will too!”

Brown concluded the note, which has since been liked more than 498,000 times, by expressing her love for her fans.

In the video, which was removed from Instagram but is still up on YouTube, Brown attempted to show her fans how she uses the face mist, scrub, face wash, moisturiser and lip oil from her new skincare line.

Despite rubbing her face as if she were applying the products, at the end of the video Brown’s makeup remained intact, and looked nearly indistinguishable from the beginning.

The teenager’s skincare line, which is vegan and targeted towards other teens, launched earlier this month.

At the time, Brown told WWD that she felt inspired to make a skincare line because of her experience wearing makeup for various roles during her childhood.

Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events

“I’ve been in a makeup chair since I was 10, 11 years old, and I have really been introduced to all types of products,” she said. “I’ve had special effects on my face, blood, all different types of foundation…I wanted to come into the space because there was a gap in the market for young people.”

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in