Let this be a warning to shoppers!
A California woman is suing Sephora after she says she contracted herpes from using one of their lipstick tester samples in 2015, this according to TMZ!
The shopper, who alleges she never had herpes or cold sores before, claims she was diagnosed with the STD after visiting their Hollywood location. She also believes the store should have warned her of the risk of contracting it because if she had known, she never would have used the tester!
The unnamed woman is suing for emotional distress from her “incurable lifelong affliction.”
Sephora hasn’t commented on the lawsuit, although a spokesperson did share a statement with Fashionista:
“While it is our policy not to comment on litigation, the health and safety of our clients is our foremost priority. We take product hygiene very seriously and we are dedicated to following best practices in our stores.”
May this be a reminder to stay away from the communal testers…