Fakes of That Viral Rainbow Highlighter Are Being Sold Online
If you’re one of the thousands who tried to buy a rainbow Prism highlighter from indie brand Bitter Lace Beauty in April, you might not have gotten your hands on one yet. The small company wasn’t expecting such a massive request for the product, so it was backordered for a few months. In fact, the company isn’t taking preorders anymore, and instead lets fans know when it’s restocking the highlighters via social media. This has worked out fine for most people who scoop one up when they find out it’s available. But some don’t want to wait, and they’re heading to discount and resale sites to get what they think is a good deal. The problem is, some of these products are actually fake, says Bitter Lace Beauty founder Jenna Georgescu, and she’s speaking out against the phony highlighters.
In an Instagram post, Georgescu is calling out companies who have apparently created replicas of her Prism highlighter, pretending they’re from Bitter Lace Beauty. It’s important to note that these aren’t dupes: She says they’re pretending to offer the real thing, noting that the fake highlighter looks brighter and the packaging looks off.
Georgescu also points out that she can’t control what ingredients go into making these fake Prisms. Just like in the case of those phony Jeffree Star lipsticks, be cautious of exposing yourself to the possibility of buying a counterfeit product, as some could include harmful ingredients such as arsenic and lead. The only way you’ll know whether you’re buying a real Prism highlighter is to get it right from the source. Beware of sellers who hawk hundreds of highlighters on sites including eBay, AliExpress, and DHGate. When it comes to something that goes on your face, it’s just not worth the risk.
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