Messy, illegal things are happening in the beauty community once again. Another day, another stolen makeup case, it seems. Yes, it involves Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Yes, again. And yes, the authorities may be getting involved. AGAIN.
This time, the stolen makeup issue went down on the Poshmark resale website and the story is so messy and complicated that at this point, shouldn't we all just decide to swear off resold makeup? It seems no matter how Jeffree Star has tried to take the reins of his concealer and setting powder release, something new happens to mess with the plans.
OK, shall we dive?
There are also several more issues with Jeffree Star's concealers being available for resale on Poshmark.
While it's not illegal to sell your makeup on Poshmark, it's problematic for a bunch of reasons. These products are scheduled for an April 19 launch so the Jeffree Star Cosmetics brand has not even had a chance to sell its own products yet. Additionally, Poshmark does not regulate the cleanliness or storage requirements for resold makeup on its site. It's also an illegal sale since Trendmood alleged that this makeup was actually stolen from her.
Let's also note that it goes against moral code in the beauty community to sell PR packages. They are meant to be free gifts from brands to influencers or journalists in hopes that they would try the product and share information about it with their readers and/or followers. To sell a gift you've been given (especially when you haven't even promoted the product yet, as expected) is tacky.
Although Trendmood called out people for stealing makeup and the identities of beauty influencers, people are still confused about whether or not the Bethany Mota account is real.
A popular beauty drama blogger, Ashlye Kyle, posted and later deleted this tweet alleging that Jeffree Star confirmed that the PR package once available on Poshmark was meant for Trendmood but stolen by influencer Bethany Mota.
“Update: @JeffreeStar has confirmed that was @Trendmood PR package and it was stolen by @BetahnyMota," Kyle wrote. "Wow. You’re a thief and liar. Disgusting. I won’t go into details… yet. But ewww. F****** hate a thief.”
Exactly how this PR kit that was meant for one influencer ended up in the hands of another influencer is still a mystery.
PR boxes are typically sent to an influencer's home or a PO box that they own. How would another influencer intercept that? And WHY would they intercept that? It's actually a federal crime to open up another person's mail. To steal their items on top of that is another crime. You can get actual factual jail time and be charged a hefty fine.
Let's hope that Poshmark, Jeffree Star, and Trendmood can get this all squared away.
At this point, things have gotten unbelievably ridiculous. People are getting way too creative with how they illegally obtain Jeffree Star Cosmetics products. It's also...um... not that serious? His makeup drops three days from this post's publication date. He's also the giveaway king. You could also just save up and buy the new makeup the legit way, like back in the good old days.