Woman Sues MAC, Claims Rihanna’s Lipstick Gave Her Herpes


When Starkeema Greenidge attended Rihanna’s show at Barclays Center, she probably just wanted to have a night out doing all the things one does at a RiRi show: Dancing, singing along to “Diamonds,” and getting herpes.

The 28-year-old Harlem resident sampled Rihanna‘s newly released lipstick, RiRi Woo, at a MAC popup shop. The New York Daily News reports that the suit claims “(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons.” Eeewww. Two days later she developed a cold sore, which her dermatologist diagnosed as herpes.

Starkeema, a waitress, wasn’t able to work for two weeks, costing her a lot of money. Inconvenient is the word, especially with a New York City rent to pay.

She sued MAC, hoping that this incident will cause them to be more sanitary from here on out, using disposable tubes or swabs (as one really ought to do when trying on makeup in public). The law suit states that MAC “should have known . . . it was unsanitary and exposing patrons to possible spread of disease.”

Will this effect the sale of RiRi Woo? Probably not. Just as long as everyone keeps their RiRi red to themselves. After Rihanna’s Twitter attack from poor old Amanda Bynes and this tiff with Topshop, it seems trouble is just looking to find RiRi.

[NY Daily News]

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