Millie Bobby Brown has apologised for pretending to apply her new skincare products in a beauty routine video.
The Stranger Things star recently shared a video of herself on Instagram showing off her new teen skincare line, Florence by Mills, but the footage stirred up controversy immediately, as it appeared she wasn’t using any of the formulas.
Followers noticed that her make-up stayed perfect throughout the clip despite her telling viewers, “So I’m just applying now,” while rubbing her face and, “O.K. so I just wiped that off.”
Now, the 15-year-old has issued a statement on the invisible beauty routine, explaining she is a novice who didn’t intend to send such a mixed message.
“I’m still learning the best way to share my routines as I get to know this space better – I’m not an expert,” Millie posted to her Instagram account on Thursday. “I thought doing a quick video replicating my personal process for that night was O.K. 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!”
It’s not the first time Millie has had to defend herself over her new skincare and beauty range, as she recently had to explain why she had included an eye cream – aimed at teenagers – in the Florence by Mills line.
Criticism over her Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads and the Look Alive Eye Balm prompted the actress to speak up to reveal that she had personally insisted that the products, traditionally designed for older women, were created for her debut collection.
“Eye balm has been kind of objectified for older people to take away the wrinkles,” she told Allure. “For me, I wanted to do a youthful one to brighten up your face and use it to take away dark circles if you’re studying late at night or you’ve got to go to school early in the morning.”
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