Counterfeit Cosmetics: How Luxury Replicas Can Make Their Way Into Your Makeup Bag

Counterfeit products are all around us. In this day and age all it takes is a simple click of the mouse to come across replicas and knockoffs, but for most luxury shoppers, these “bargains” are easy enough to avoid considering we’re not stalking the local flea market or eBay for a killer deal. Or at least that’s what we thought. Fake bags and accessories are easy to spot and stay away from, even when shopping through more reputable consignment stores—we’re vigilant about these things. But what about counterfeit cosmetics? Do you ever second-guess your Chanel lip gloss or Creed fragrances? Maybe you should—bags are not the only thing being reproduced and sold to unsuspecting buyers.

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies from San Francisco State University. Previously a beauty editor, Marissa now utilizes her love and passion of luxurious fashion everyday as Fashion Editor of JustLuxe. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Marissa has traveled to various cities across the globe, most recently returning from living abroad...(Read More)

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