The best part about shopping for makeup is the fact that you can enter the store with a clean face and leave looking like a Kardashian. Taking advantage of quality makeup samples and of makeup experts who compliment your skin is 80 percent of the reasons why we even go to places like Sephora and NYX. If these perks didn’t exist, people would just shop online and save themselves the trip through a crowded store.
According to Jezebel, a woman from California is suing Sephora over emotional distress. She reports that one of the stores’ lipstick samples gave her herpes, and that no one from the store warned her that this was a possibility. Sadly, herpes is a very common infection that stays in your body for life. This virus is mostly transmitted from skin to skin contact, since it needs a host to survive.
Even though it’s rare, it is possible to contract the virus through a lipstick sample. The Huffington Post spoke with Dr. Janelleen Smith who claimed that, as a rule of thumb, you shouldn’t share lipstick, clothes or anything with someone you’re not already kissing.
Even though it’s hard to contract Herpes via lipstick 1 out of 6 americans have the virus in their bodies, no matter if they have cold sores or not. Statistically speaking, you probably already have herpes, or have kissed someone with herpes, or are best friends with someone with herpes and have borrowed some of their lipstick. So use those makeup samples away, you’re only delaying the inevitable.