This submitter is referring to the earlier ViviEnnuiFails post about Vivi Ennui stealing photos from makeup artist and blogger Catherine Gajewsk, aka KatOsu. [Read Here] Vivi Ennui blatantly reposted a KatOsu photo, likely from Beautylish, and told customers via Facebook that the makeup look was a “stunning way to wear Year of the Pig.” The photo only received a few comments, but they were very favorable, and when one reader asked Vivi what other colors were used in the look, her question was ignored.
Where are these examples of other makeup companies using Mon Ennui Cosmetics photos to help market their own products to customers? Nowhere. And even if that were true, how does this excuse Vivi’s use of the photo or her coy attempt at misleading her customers? Anyone else catch that Vivi just then within a few seconds of responding to the comment, allegedly contacted the original customer to inform her who the photo belonged to?
"It’s Facebook. You really do need to calm down."
The submitter, clearly causing a scene, probably should have calmed down, otherwise Vivi might have responded by simply banning her and deleting all the comments but her own in order to show her customers that, once again, she was being maliciously and unfairly attacked while still leaving an air of mystery as to just how brutal the attack was. Thankfully, Vivi has changed a lot since reopening the store and…
This brings us to another one of Vivi’s telltale signs that she’s not being as honest and open as she always boasts: whenever Vivi does not want to answer a question, she will conveniently ignore it. Vivi could not answer then what additional colors were used, but she did not want to dispel the belief customers had that the look featured a Mon Ennui product. In fact, it did not.