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A Woman Says She Got Herpes from a Lipstick Sample at a Rihanna Concert


A 28-year-old woman says she got HERPES at a RIHANNA concert.  And no, it wasn't from engaging in risky behavior with tainted strangers.  It was from a LIPSTICK SAMPLE.  Starkeema Greenidge says that MAC Cosmetics was letting people sample their makeup at Rihanna's May 7th gig at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.  So she decided to try one of Rihanna's own lipsticks, Ri Ri Woo.

She says the cosmetics rep assured her that the lipstick was clean, but he LIED.  Two days later, she says,  "My upper lip was swollen with blisters."  She says she lost a lot of money because she couldn't work for two weeks.

So of course, she's suing MAC.  There's no word how much she's asking for.  The lawsuit says, "(MAC) didn't use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons."

It also says the company should have, "known it was exposing patrons to possible spread of disease."  (Here's a random picture of Rihanna giving herself herpes.)  (New York Daily News)