Counterfeit Eyeliner found on Amazon.com

in Counterfeit Goods

According to an investigation into counterfeit cosmetics by the Daily Mail, a counterfeit MAC eyeliner bought on Amazon was found to have contained 46 times the acceptable level of copper in the eyeliner. The high level of copper makes the eyeliner unacceptable for use on eyes.

The counterfeit eyeliner was bought for $5.60 (£3.50) online, when the normal retail price for a MAC eyeliner is $22 (£14).

Source:  Charlotte Kemp, “The toxic trade in fake make-up: How counterfeit cosmetics containing dangerous levels of arsenic are being sold online to unsuspecting bargain hunters,” Daily Mail, September 30, 2012.

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