Is M.A.C., Rihanna, or Customer to Blame for Contracting Herpes From Lipstick Line?


It’s safe to say there is someone out there who isn’t to happy with ‘someone’s lipstick. Starkeema Greenridge has filed a lawsuit against MAC Cosmetics, for allegedly contracting herpes after trying on Rihanna’s RiRi Woo lipstick. So how in the world did THAT happen? During the concert at the Barclay’s Center, Greenridge says a MAC representative applied an unsanitized tube of the lipstick to her lips. Days later her lip was ‘irritated and hugely swollen’ and after going to the doctor she was diagnosed with herpes. According to TMZ, the lawsuit states:

The MAC artist didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons.

Greenridge added:

I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money. This is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done.

She is suing for the company (not Rihanna) for an undisclosed amount of money, lost wages, and mental anguish. She also added that she asked the representative if the lipstick in question was clean and they insisted that it was. Yikes! Rihanna has yet to comment and MAC spokesperson said in an statement:

Consumer safety is a top priority at MAC Cosmetics, and we take these matters very seriously. We are closely reviewing these claims.”

Of course, Twitterverse was on fire from the news:






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RiRi Woo launched in early May and sold out in three hours. The lipstick will relaunch again in June. But who is to blame here? MAC, Starkeema or Rihanna? 

[TMZ, NY Daily News]










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