The concept of buying makeup for cheap, the thought of getting one over on the expensive line that you think is ripping you off with their high prices, or maybe just the idea that you are getting a smoking deal can be all you need to get you clicking the button and buying those bargain priced beauty products.
|image via Lipstains and Lace.com|
I have seen some horrendous skin reactions to cheap, made in China makeup products over the years. Believe me you would never, ever want that to happen to you.
Counterfeit beauty products frequently contain dangerous levels of ingredients such as arsenic, lead, and copper, and even have been found to contain urine and rat droppings. Don't believe me?
Check out this article from Huffington Post Canada:
Counterfeit Makeup: The Dangers Of Buying Knockoff Beauty Products
by Julianna McDermott
|inside a counterfeit perfume factory|
|counterfeit cosmetics seized by PICPU|
To guarantee you don’t end up with counterfeit cosmetics and smearing hazardous chemicals and rat poop on your face, your best bet is to purchase products from reputable stores or from the manufacturer's website.
Not horrified enough yet? Check out this story from the Daily Mail
|One of these mascaras from Benefit is genuine. The other, bought online, is a counterfeit containg dangerous levels of arsenic.|