San Jose woman busted after allegedly importing $50,000 in fake cosmetics

Friday, November 4, 2016
This undated image shows fake cosmetics.
This undated image shows fake cosmetics.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- U.S. customs officials say a San Jose woman attempted to sell more than $50,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics imported from Asia.

They include lipstick products like Kylie Jenner's famed Lip Kits, Kat Von D branded contouring palettes and Too Faced cosmetics eye shadow palettes. Her haul also included hair styling products, eye shadow, eye liner as well as electronic curlers and straighteners.

Most of the products can fetch high prices in Sephora makeup stores.

Jenner has tweeted to her fans in the past, calling out the fake products:

Investigators say such counterfeit beauty products can contain hazardous substances like cyanide, lead, rat droppings and mercury. These products usually appear on sites like Ebay and are advertised as cheaper alternatives to the often pricey designer cosmetic items