Like it or not, Kylie Jenner knows how to get people talking — and not just talking, but speculating. She has turned marketing into a subcategory of the dark arts and for that we respect her. And she has just pulled what is perhaps her most mysterious and buzz-generating brand move yet.
As of Tuesday, May 4, everything was conspicuously deleted from the Kylie Cosmetics Instagram grid. Everything but one new image of Jenner herself — a Polaroid-style picture of the beauty mogul standing against a pink wall and wearing metallic pink leggings with a matching bra. Her hair is pitch-black with blunt, asymmetrical bangs. The caption says: “Something is coming.” That is perhaps one of the most fear-instilling statements in horror movies, but in the beauty world it incites enthusiastic curiosity.
Meanwhile, over on the Kylie Cosmetics website everything is gone except for a landing page that echoes the Instagram post. A big pink block promises “SOMETHING. IS. COMING.” The opportunity to find out what that is via email is offered with a sign-up field.