Rihanna's MAC lipstick allegedly gave a concert attendee herpes
When Starkeema Greenidge went to a Rihanna concert at Barclays Center earlier in May, all she wanted was to wear a nice shade of lipstick from a MAC popup shop to help her have a good time. What she got instead was herpes.
The 28-year-old claims she had to take two weeks off of work to deal with the cold sores that appeared, and is now suing MAC Cosmetics for lost wages and reparations for emotional distress. Her suit claims that MAC's makeup artist "didn't use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons," The New York Daily News reports. The lipstick in question? Rihanna's "Riri Woo" color.
MAC Cosmetics confirms that the company is looking into the suit. "Consumer safety is a top priority at MAC Cosmetics, and we take these matters very seriously. We are closely reviewing these claims," MAC tells The Daily Beast in a statement.