Just when we thought most of the drama regarding Jeffree Star‘s stolen makeup was behind us, the story continues to unfold. Turns out, some of the stolen goods allegedly made their way to Burlington store shelves, and now the company is apologizing.
ICYMI, over $2.5 million worth of Jeffree’s makeup was stolen from his warehouse by black market retailers on March 15, and ever since, investigators have been working around the clock to find the burglars and locate the missing makeup. Most recently, though, fans on Twitter pointed out that Jeffree’s liquid lipsticks were allegedly being sold at a discounted price at Burlington stores in Washington state. Wait, what?
“A girl in a beauty group I belong to found this @jeffreestar lipstick at Burlington!!! It looks real! Can we expect to see [Jeffree Star products] at discount stores now?!?” a fan tweeted.
That product is expired and sadly stolen. Note the old style shade label on top 🙃 We had those in a destroy pile before they were taken. My lawyer is dealing with it and finding out how and why @burlington would ever allow this. 🤮 https://t.co/au28elLVJ1
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 9, 2019
Interestingly enough, Jeffree then claimed that those lipsticks were actually some of the products that were stolen from his warehouse a month prior.
“The product is expired and sadly stolen,” he responded. “Not the old style shade label on top. We had those in a destroy pile before they were taken. My lawyer is dealing with it and finding out how and why @burlington would ever allow this.”
Fortunately, the discount chain was super apologetic about the whole thing, and they quickly released a statement about the incident on social media.
“We are committed to selling only authentic, authorized, and legally sourced product in our stores,” the statement said. “We appreciate this incident being brought to our attention and we are swiftly investigating the matter. We have discontinued sales of these products and are immediately pulling remaining units from our stores. We are happy to partner with you and the authorities as you continue to look into this situation.”
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 10, 2019
Grateful for their cooperation, Jeffree then thanked the company on Twitter, writing, “Thank you @Burlington for reaching out and quickly addressing the issue. We will handle this behind the scenes and investigate!”
Honestly, after the month the makeup artist has had, we’re glad to see the store is working with him to bring this investigation to a close. We mean, the last thing he needs is illegally sourced (and not to mention expired) makeup showing up on store shelves, right?
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