Last year, makeup mogul and YouTuber Jeffree Star was the victim of a massive robbery, when $2 million worth of Jeffree Star Cosmetics was stolen from the brand's warehouse. Star is no stranger to controversy, but no one wishes for anyone to be impacted by such a colossal crime (Star was safe and not present in the warehouse at the time). Now Star has revealed how his makeup was stolen, and this criminal caper is so dramatic, it sounds like it could be the newest installment in the Ocean's 8 movie series. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney would have a ball with this story!
Seriously, this sounds like something from a Tom Clancy novel.
First, the robbers accessed the roof of the building, and used a saw to cut a "person-sized hole" in order to enter the building. Look at this photo! This is real!
After gaining entry into the warehouse, the robbers ripped the security arms out of the wall and "cut everything," presumably meaning any electronic wiring to the security systems.
Star says that the robbers must have professionals, and judging by their methods, I'm inclined to agree.
Star says that "makeup is like diamonds."
Star's cosmetics are worth a lot of money. His brand made $20.8 million from the sales of the Blood Sugar palette alone. So when he says that "makeup is like diamonds," he's a not exaggerating. "This is a hot commodity," said Star, pointing to eye shadow samples on the table. He even refuses to give Dawson duplicate samples of prototype eye shadows, fearing "leaks and real-life hardcore drama."
Dawson shared the exact moment he found out that Star's warehouse had been robbed.
Seeing a big news story happen in real time is always surreal, and Dawson learning of the robbery is no exception. Dawson is in bed, and was viewing the day's trending topics, when he decided to listen to a voice mail from Star.
"Hey, when it rains, it pours, right?" said Star in his message. "I woke up today and $1 million worth of product was stolen from my warehouse last night. We believe that it was an inside job. And I am in just full panic mode right now."
Star later suggests that criminals had fled to Mexico City with his product, but didn't know for sure. Still, don't get any ideas about cutting holes in Star's roof anytime soon — he said that the place is "like a fortress" now.