Every beauty product and service dedicated to helping us look—and smell—the way we want is available on the market. And our definition of beauty is malleable and ever changing—providing never ending opportunities for the industry to innovate. Beauty products like makeup are high in demand today, making many people take advantage of it. Fake beauty products are everywhere, and we should be vigilant when choosing and buying these products.
The world today is full of fake goods. As a matter of fact, you can get counterfeit handbags, watches and electronics that look identical to the real goods. However, we can never be sure about the quality and effectiveness of these products. And when it comes to makeup, perfume and skincare products, fakes pose a very real danger.
According to a post 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.
This netizen had to learn the hard way after purchasing cheap eye liners. Zaira Soriano tried out a cheap eye liner and put it into use immediately. However, just a few hours after applying the said makeup, she began to feel itching and a burning sensation on her eyelids. That was when she realized something was wrong, prompting her to immediately remove the makeup.
She noticed that the skin on her eyelids were raised, reddened, and swollen. Apparently, the fake product had a dangerous allergic effect on her eye. Her eyelids became inflamed, painful, and itchy at the same time.
She shared her experience on social media to raise awareness against the usage of fake and cheap makeup.