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Nikita Dragun accused of copying new beauty product from small company

A small business has accused YouTuber Nikita Dragun of copying his product with his new collaboration with Makartt.

Nikita Dragun, 26, is an influencer best known for her YouTube channel, where she posts makeup and beauty videos to her 3 million subscribers.

In early June, small business Scandal Beauty, which sells press-on nails, uploaded a TikTok in which it compared a set of its nails, with the ‘Scandal Press-Ons’ set which was released as part of Nikita’s collaboration with beauty company Makartt.

“We heard there are some outrageous new nails on the market,” they wrote in the onscreen caption. “Oh, how interesting. In fact, she placed an order with us not too long ago.

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@scandalbeauty We had to bring Us VS Them back for this one lol #pressonnails #usvsthem #nikitadragun #nails #fyp #ICT Tac #small business #compare ♬ Incredible Plan – Kevin MacLeod

They included a screenshot of a purchase from someone calling themselves Nikita Dragun from LA 8 months prior.

Scandal Beauty went on to compare the two sets of nails, showing the difference in the number of nails and sizes provided, nail color, and more. They also attempted to break both nails to test durability, with only the Makartt nail breaking.

“We can’t wait to see her wear them on the red carpet,” they added, referring to Nikita’s collaboration.

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@makartt_official The MOTHA of all collaborations is coming tomorrow to 🐉 Introducing the Makartt x Nikita Dragun Collection 🐉 The mother of draguns herself has teamed up with Makartt to create 12 new snap on nail styles that will transform your nails into a few minutes ! Happens tomorrow, 5/20, 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST on #MakarttxNikitaDragun #nikitadoctoragun #pressons @nikitadstew ♬ original sound – Makartt Official

The video has garnered over 220,000 likes and 1.2 million views since it was posted, and viewers have flooded the video with comments on the video comparing the two sets of nails.

“Yours looks 100% better,” read one comment with 28,000 likes. “Not that Nikita is being dragged,” said another with more than 20,000 likes.

Another user wrote: “Maybe she could have gotten away with it because it’s just plain black French, but the fact that she ordered and named it the same is a dead gift.”

So far, it looks like Nikita and Makartt haven’t responded to Scandal Beauty’s video yet.