Woman sues Sephora, claims lipstick sample gave her herpes

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 11: An air traveller leaves an empty Sephora cosmetics store in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport August 11, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Businesses at airports are bracing for a financial hit after the Transportation Security Administration imposed a ban on all liquids and gels aboard flights as part of the Department of Homeland Security raising the terrorism threat alert to highest level of "red" on August 10, for commercial flights from Britain to the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (KRON)–A woman claims to have contracted herpes from a lipstick sample she used at a Sephora location in Los Angeles.

The woman is suing the company for $25,000 after she used a “common use” sampler to apply lipstick in Oct. of 2015.

She was diagnosed with oral herpes shortly after that and claims she never had herpes or cold sores prior to visiting the Sephora store.

The woman said the makeup company doesn’t have “adequate practices in place to avoid herpes exposure.”

Sephora denies the allegation.

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