Rihanna is certainly a trendsetter, but we’re not quite sure she meant for her MAC makeup to start herpes as the new “it” thing for her fans. Unfortunately, an unlucky woman seemed to have picked up the disease from trying out RiRi’s new lipstick.
Starkeema Greenidge attended the singer’s concert in Brooklyn, and decided she may as well look cute while there, right? She visited the MAC pop-up shop to try some of Rihanna’s “Woo” lipstick, but soon after, her bright and colorful smile turned into a a very, very unhappy frown. Greenidge is suing the cosmetics company, claiming to have suffered “mental and emotional distress” from the incident:
I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money.
Greenidge also stated that she hopes her personal story will encourage MAC to train employees to use disposable swabs when testing out makeup on possible customers. WHY WEREN’T THEY DOING THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE? You would think one of the most popular makeup brands in the world would be extremely cautious about situations like this. Well, someone may be getting fired.