Mixed In. So how did all this gross stuff get into the makeup? Rick Ishitani, an LAPD detective told KABC that it was probably caused by unsanitary working conditions. “Those feces will just basically somehow get mixed into the product they're manufacturing in their garage or in their bathroom--wherever they're manufacturing this stuff.” YIKES.
So Gross. When Kim Kardashian-West heard that some counterfeits of her sister’s line had been confiscated as part of the raid she tweeted out a warning to her followers. “Counterfeit Kylie lip kits seized in LAPD raid test positive for feces. SO GROSS! Never buy counterfeit products!”
Homeland Security. But this wasn’t just a one time only thing. Homeland Security's Deputy Special Agent In Charge Deborah Parker told Refinery29 in 2017, “In 2015 alone, we had about 2,000 seizures of counterfeit cosmetics and beauty products. It cost the industry about $75 million dollars--and that was just one fiscal year.”