Here’s a life lesson: if you see a table of high-end makeup on the street corner that’s remarkably cheap, there might be poop in it.
An LAPD task force seized over $700,000 worth of makeup on Thursday. The items tested positive for ingredients you *definitely* do not want on your face … like bacteria and human waste.
The cosmetics included products from coveted brands like Kylie Cosmetics, Kat Von D, Urban Decay, TooFaced and MAC.
Los Angeles Police Captain Marc Reina shared a tweet from the raid of 21 locations in the Fashion District, including photos of some of the cosmetics. Most of them appear, at first glance, to be dead ringers for the real products.
Busted! Major Task Force hits 21 locations in the @LAFashionDist and nets $700,000 in Counterfeit cosmetics found to contain bacteria and human waste. The best price is not always the best deal! #ProtectingOurCommunity pic.twitter.com/gliJ8L2F9F
— Captain Marc Reina (@LAPDMarcReina) April 13, 2018
If you look at your makeup bag and suddenly think it looks like sh💩t, don’t worry. If you bought your Lip Kit from Kylie’s website and not a folding table by a hotdog stand for $3, you’re probably fine.
As the captain writes, “The best price is not always the best deal!”