Kim Kardashian recently teamed up with little sis Kylie Jenner to do a Kylie Cosmetics collaboration, and as soon as we saw the perfectly pink-and-peach nude lip kit, it brought to mind one very obvious question: Why didn鈥檛 Kardashian have her own makeup brand? Of course, she鈥檚 since聽announced her own line, and the first drop will be a Cr猫me Contour and Highlight Kit (naturally). KKW Beauty is already projected to make almost $15 million within minutes. But it鈥檚 also already getting backlash 鈥 and it hasn鈥檛 even been released yet.

The controversy started when Kardashian released promo pics for the first drop. In the (seemingly heavily edited) image, Kardashian sports a fully contoured look and what she told the New York Times was a dark tan that had people in her mentions and comments accusing her of blackface.

鈥淚 would obviously never want to offend anyone,鈥 Kardashian told the NYT of the reaction. 鈥淚 used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off.鈥

She added: 鈥淥f course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it.鈥 (Her current Twitter and Instagram avatars, while taken from the same photo, do appear to have a lighter contrast.)

But that鈥檚 not all 鈥 Kardashian gave fans a sneak preview via Snapchat of how they can expect their kits to look when they come in the mail, and some are saying that the packaging looks cheap, uninspiring, and unoriginal.

When Kardashian announced KKW Beauty at the Forbes Women鈥檚 Summit, she made a point of noting that she was involved in every aspect of the line, including the packaging, so it stands that it would be held to higher scrutiny.

Kylie Cosmetics has also seen its share of complaints: Delivery and product complaints caused the Better Business Bureau to give it a failing grade, and she鈥檚 been accused of repackaging old stock and selling it as new.

Of course, it鈥檚 very likely that the KKW Beauty drop will be massively successful regardless, especially with the upcoming powder contour and anti-aging concealers Kardashian teased in her NYT interview.

What do you think of the criticisms against Kim鈥檚 beauty line so far? Let us know @BritandCo!

(Featured photo via Dia Dipasupil/Getty)