A woman in Hollywood, California, is suing the cosmetics store Sephora after she said she contracted oral herpes from a lipstick tester tube, according to TMZ.
The woman said she used one of the sample tubes on display at a Hollywood store in October 2015 and was diagnosed with the herpes virus shortly after.
Claiming that she never had herpes or cold sores prior to the incident, the woman is suing the chain for the emotional distress over the "incurable lifelong affliction.”Also read : Lipstick Color That You Choose Defines What Kind Of Woman You Are
The woman claims other lipstick companies have proven methods of avoiding herpes exposure -- like individual samples or assistance from trained professionals -- but Sephora cared too much about making a quick buck to bother.
Once infected, a person has the virus for the rest of their life, which can lead to painful outbreaks of sores and blisters.