From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel’s Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews

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From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel's Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews
From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel's Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews
From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel's Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews
From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel's Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews
From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel's Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews
From Shady to Real: Bethenny Frankel's Most Candid Celeb Beauty Brand Reviews

Bethenny Frankel‘s got a lot to say. The Real Housewives of New York City alum has made quite the name for herself on TikTok — thanks to her honest, and sometimes shady, celebrity beauty brand reviews.

The Skinnygirl mogul has shared her thoughts on every buzzy skincare line from Hollywood’s biggest names, including Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande and more. The businesswoman has also ripped into products from heavy hitters like Dior and even Trader Joe’s.

In August 2022, Frankel hopped on the platform to explain why she offers feedback to her followers. She explained that she started because she didn’t know how to do her own makeup and “just wanted to learn about beauty products.”

“I ended up diving in waist deep … What’s worth it? What’s not? What’s all packaging? What’s all Celebrity hype? What’s all TikTok hype?” the New York native continued. “I just got in and started weeding through. I am an equal opportunity criticizer and praiser. Some celebrities have magnificent brands … others are there for the cash. This is just my perspective as a woman who just wanted to figure out how to do my own makeup in a pinch for a photo shoot.”

Frankel added: “I’ve had the best time. I have learned a lot. I’m now militant. In the beginning, good enough was good enough. Now, only the best for you and me.”

In addition to candid beauty reviews, Frankel fills her account with advice for young women, stressing the importance of body positivity.

The Business is Personal author posted a lengthy message via Instagram in August 2022, stressing the harmful influence Photoshopped images can have on a person’s mental. She posted two bikini photos — one edited and the other left untouched.

“This is NOT what I look like … and you know that bc I’m not vain and show you the real me,” Frankel began in the caption. “But if I posted a version of this every day you might start to believe that it might be. This is just how distorted this has all gotten …”

She continued: “Filtering is lying. It is deceptive. It makes women feel badly about themselves. It makes young girls insecure and obsessed with an unattainable perfection. It makes middle aged women and mothers feel insecure about themselves. This creates a false ideal for men. It’s the opposite of inspirational.”

Keep scrolling to read Bethenny Frankel’s most honest celebrity beauty reviews:

Kim Kardashian
The TV personality tested out the Selfish author’s new brand, Skkn by Kim, which Kardashian launched in June 2022.
In a video shared in August 2022, Frankel started out with the label’s exfoliator and eye cream — products Frankel said she knows “well.” Frankel slammed the eye cream as “impractical” due to its round shape. “It’s bulbous. I don’t understand it because it doesn’t stack. I don’t live in a circular house. I don’t have a medicine cabinet. That’s impractical at best.”
Frankel was equally unimpressed with the exfoliator’s exterior. “This is crazy,” she said while examining the packaging. “How are you going to travel with this? If you don’t have a private plane … you have to be a billionaire to use this product. It’s just not practical.”
Despite not liking the casing, the chef was pleased with the line overall. She applauded the exfoliator’s “white granules” and the eye cream’s “melted butter consistency.”
“This is good skincare,” she said. “This is quality. I just think it’s impractical in its packaging. It’s a good quality product that’s likely overpriced, but most beauty is overpriced.”
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Ariana Grande
Frankel admitted to being “shocked” by the singer’s brand, r.e.m. Beauty, which the hitmaker dropped in November 2021.
“The packaging is stunning,” Frankel said in an August 2022 TikTok video. “It feels really expensive. It makes you excited to use it. That’s amazing. For it to be very decorative and functional.”
She went on to test out the line’s Lunar Magic Blurring Primer, which retails for $30. “Very nice,” Frankel said while rubbing it into her skin. “It’s effectively like a gel, so it’s gonna be a little hydrating. It’s also blurring. It is actually a blurring primer.”
Next, Frankel tried the Sweetener Concealer. “It’s wonderful,” Frankel said. “This is me buying Ariana Grande’s makeup line online and not being disappointed … being thrilled.”
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Kylie Jenner
Frankel started her review of Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics by saying, “Girl don’t do it. It’s not worth it.”
“This is Kylie Cosmetics Birthday PR Box,” Frankel said, expressing confusion over the $175 price tag. She then discovered that the same products in the package were “the same two products” found in the Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Bundle, which retails for $58. “I’m confused. The [$175] one has a box that you’re going to throw away. This is going right back and being returned because it’s a scam.”
Frankel shared that she wanted to keep the less expensive option, however, she was stuck with both as Kylie Cosmetics products cannot be returned.
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Rihanna
“In my opinion, everybody woke up when Rihanna got f–k you rich from Fenty,” Frankel began via TikTok in August 2022. “She went all the way and now they’re all running trying to make that cash whether it’s Kylie or J. Lo or Alicia Keys or Kim Kardashian.”
Speaking about the line, the A Place of Yes author said: “I like [it]. … I like that she has innovative packaging … these are, like,​​ interesting shapes, and they are signature to her. So, that’s amazing because they are identifiable … and can still stack sideways.”
Frankel then shared her opinion on Fenty’s Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, which is a highlighter. “It’s nice,” she said as she ran her hands over the palette. “It’s creamy. It’s got a pretty color. I get excited by it. Respect. Not bad.”
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Selena Gomez
“Her products are good,” Frankel said of Gomez’s Rare Beauty. Testing out the Always An Optimist Primer, she said “It’s very smooth.”
“It’s hydrating, it’s nice,” she continued. The Bravolebrity also raved over the Always an Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist, which retails for $24. “It’s got a good quality clean feel. The actual mist is solid.”
Frankel then called Positive Light Liquid Luminizer “epic.”
“They glide onto the face. They become one with the skin,” she explained.
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