Bethenny Frankel is never afraid to take a shot.
The former “Real Housewives of New York” star, 52, is famous for criticizing beauty brands and influencers she feels are — to quote her saying — “not at the level” of perfection she expects.
And in a new interview with New Beauty, the B discussed the celebrity brands she does and doesn’t enjoy.
“There’s so much garbage out there — especially when it comes to beauty,” she said. “I just want to find what works, get out the door and get on with life.”
Of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs empires, Frankel said, “There’s just so much to all these lines that there are going to be some good things and some not good things. There’s so much product that you’re going to be able to find positives and negatives.”
She says rivals Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez are both “doing a great job” with their Rhode and Rare Beauty lines, respectively, while Ariana Grande’s R.E.M Beauty “doesn’t have a lot of hype, but the product is good.”
Then B took a jab at her longtime foe: Kim Kardashian. “Look at Kim Kardashian’s Skkn. That popped for like a moment because it was a big announcement and that’s exciting, but it’s not sustaining. You have to be able to sustain in this industry,” she said.
This is hardly the first time Bethenny has spoken out against the Kardashians, and Kim specifically. She has called the 42-year-old makeup mogul “superficial” and accused her of promoting unrealistic beauty standards on social media.
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Plus, when Kim released her pricey Skkn skincare line, Frankel was among the loudest of critics, calling it “impractical at best” and “somewhat overpriced,” going viral for her honest review.
She did previously praise Skims socks — but later recanted her approval after learning Kanye West is a part owner, amid the rapper’s series of anti-Semitic tirades.