Do You Know Where That Lipstick Has Been?
A waitress has claimed that she contracted herpes from a MAC lipstick endorsed by Rihanna at one of the singer’s concerts. Starkeema Greenidge, 28, developed mouth sores after a MAC Cosmetics representative applied the ‘RiRi Woo’ lipstick on her at a pop-up counter as she attended a show in Brooklyn, New York.
According to Greenidge, when she asked if the lipstick tester was clean, the woman replied, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” The representative then applied the red lipstick to Greenidge’s upper lip and instructed her to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around.”
Two days later, Greenidge developed a cold sore on her lip and her doctor diagnosed it as herpes.