7 Clever Tips To Spot Fake Designer Makeup
It’s no secret that high-end cosmetic brands are often counterfeited. But buying fake copies of popular items can not only make you feel tricked and upset, it can also pose a very real danger to your health
1. Buy cosmetics from authorized retailers only
Although this advice may seem obvious, it’s actually worth considering. It may surprise you, but even large stores can sell knock-offs. To avoid unpleasant surprises, don’t hesitate to visit the manufacturer’s website to check the list of retailers where you can purchase authentic products.
We all know that designer beauty products are quite expensive. Fortunately, sometimes official retailers do sell their cosmetics at reduced prices. However, extremely high discounts may be signs that the makeup items are fakes. Authentic beauty products can’t be sold at a discount of, say, 80%. Unfortunately, a high price is also not always a guarantee of high quality. Before you make a purchase, ask an assistant to show you a quality certificate. If they refuse to do this, simply don’t buy this product.
2. Pay attention to the packaging
Some knock-offs are so bad that no one would mistake them for the real deal. But there are also lots of highly sophisticated counterfeits out there that are much more difficult to spot. One way to ensure you are getting the real thing is to visit the manufacturer’s website and see if the product you’re looking at is exactly the same as the picture online.
Even the smallest mismatch like the font, the color or size of the packaging, or even the weight of the product is a sign of a counterfeit. Of course, weighing the product in the shop is not a good idea, but you can spot a fake even by just holding it in your hand. If the item feels light as a feather, then you can be sure you’re holding a replica in your hands.