When buying beauty products, of course all of us want to know how to spot and avoid fake makeup. Counterfeit makeup products tend to make their way into stores a lot – even some places where you don’t expect them to be. In most cases, these fake products can contain pretty harmful and cheap chemicals which can be damaging. Hence, we suggest you take a good look at products when purchasing.
(there are huge dangers attached to fake, counterfeit beauty and makeup products)
(bogus cosmetics production line in China- where most copies are usually made)
Packaging and related elements are all made pretty close, but hey, that’s pretty much how counterfeit and fake beauty products function and get sold. So, they’re quite difficult to tell apart, however, if you look more closely you can almost always point out the differences. This is why we’re giving you a list of how to spot and avoid fake makeup.
1. MUCH CHEAPER THAN ORIGINAL PRICES
Ladies, a sale is one thing but copies tend to sell for a wayyyy less amount of money. They’re always the first and easiest factor that point to counterfeit/fake products. So, if you feel a product is priced unusually cheap, just go check the original price. ONLY then buy the product- that is if you’re convinced it’s closer to the original price.
2. WRONG SPELLINGS, DIFFERENT BOX COLORS AND FONTS
Another red flag that can make you aware of the differences between a genuine product and a fake one is this point! Mostly the fake packaging consists of misspelled words, shady printing, even the box material can feel like a knockoff. Moreover, fonts may differ, colors on the boxes can vary in different places and also text may be missing in some places on the fakes. Always keep a picture of the genuine product in your phone to refer to it.
Even if you’re ordering online, try to see the reviews and the pictures posted on their profiles. That can speak a lot about the kind of store it is and the kind of products it sells. As unappealing as some expensive products seem, these buyers actually go through a lot of hard work to bring in the product from other countries… so if you want a genuine one, might as well pay a few more to get a genuine than buying a knockoff. Even in markets, go to reputable stores… never LIBERTY, never small cosmetic shops that sell cheap branded products. Those aren’t good signs. And puhleaase avoid wholesalers!
4. CALL THE MAKEUP COMPANY DIRECTLY
If you’re still not sure about a product- even if you buy from a store online, try to get a picture of the bar code on it and also of the packaging. Ask the online store person you need it because you’re unsure and want to avoid fake makeup. If they refuse, move on girl. You can also ask for a receipt from online sellers. So after getting the bar code, you can call or email the concerned company and check with them if the product is real. That’ll save you from a lot of hassle, honestly.
Also, most brands publish and promote the differences between genuine and fake makeup products, once they find out about knockoffs being sold. Hence, it’s always better to take time and research about a particular product. Don’t rush it unless you know it’s a trusted and reputable seller!
So this is it! Of course we can’t point out each and every product and its counterfeits because millions exist in the market, however, you can minimize the risks involved by following these simple steps!
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