Woman files lawsuit claiming Sephora lipstick sample gave her herpes

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 10:16:34-04

A new lawsuit says a woman who tried on lipstick at a Sephora cosmetics store in Hollywood, California got herpes from the sample.

The unidentified woman claims it happened at the store in October 2015, according to a report by TMZ. She ended up with herpes on her lip and says she never had it before the visit to the store.

The documents say the store failed to clearly warn the woman of the risk of getting a disease from using samples of lipstick there.

The lawsuit says the woman is suing over the emotional distress for getting an "incurable lifelong affliction." 

Sephora did not respond to the TMZ article, but a spokesperson for the retailer did respond to Fashionista, saying the health and safety of its customers is a priority. It did not comment on the lawsuit.