Ewwww! This is the super gross reason why you should NEVER buy counterfeit makeup

Horse urine? NO THANKS

Everyone loves a good beauty bargain, right? Well, how far would you go to get one?

Refinery 29 have put together a short documentary that shows you why it’s never a good idea to buy counterfeit makeup. Sure, buying Kylie Jenner lip kits for £6 and Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palettes for £11 may sound like a dream but it’s actually super dangerous for your skin.

In the documentary, Refinery 29 spoke to Deborah Parker, Deputy SAC, Homeland Security. She said that some of the counterfeit makeup that her team has examined contained lead, arsenic, mercury and even horse urine. Gross.

Refinery 29 also said that the warehouses and factories that companies use to create counterfeit makeup are incredibly unhygienic. It can an result in customers getting acne, serious skin rashes and eye infections.

We’ll definitely be steering clear of counterfeit makeup from now on. Will you? Leave us a comment and let us know below. Once you’re done you should read out tips on how to score free and completely safe makeup.

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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