Women are warned to be vigilant when buying cheap or fake makeup.
As more and more people turn to makeup and with products getting a little more expensive every day, several semi-permanent and permanent alternatives have been introduced to makeup enthusiasts. “Microblading” or “semi-permanent face makeup” are just a few alternatives that many people use nowadays. But because the demand for these alternatives is on the rise, many fake and cheap products are surfacing—and they can be deadly for some.
Other fake products like clothes are okay when it comes to makeup, perfume, and skincare products, fakes pose a very real danger. One woman’s lips turned swollen and severely infected after applying a tattoo lip makeup, hoping she will have long-lasting pink lips. Many netizens believe that she might have used fake products, or she was simply allergic to the components of the makeup.
The Facebook post’s author claims that the infection was the result of sing fake lipstick; But with the severity of the lip infection, many netizens believe that fake “tattoo” lip colors are responsible for this. The author further warns other women to always make sure their makeup products are legit.
According to an article by mashable, mercury, lead, arsenic, cyanide and even human urine and rat droppings are often found in counterfeit cosmetics. The level of toxins in some of these products have led to severe allergic reactions including skin rashes and burns, disfigurement and long-term health problems such as high blood pressure and infertility.