Feces found in $700,000 worth of fake cosmetics

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LOS ANGELES (WTHR) — The Los Angeles Police Department seized $700,000 worth of counterfeit makeup.

The cosmetics were collected from 21 locations in the Los Angeles area, according to ABC13.

LAPD Police Captain Marc Reina added that the confiscated cosmetics were found to contain bacteria and human feces.


The knock-off makeup mimicked brands such as Urban Decay, NARS, MAC, Kylie Cosmetics and others.

Detective Rick Ishitani told ABC13 that the makeup came back with "high level of bacterias and animal feces."

The detective said one way to know whether a product is legitimate, even if the packaging looks similar, is cost. Items that are highly discounted likely means the makeup is not authentic.