Saturday, 16 March 2013

How to spot Bobbi Brown Fakes!

Today we received Bobbi Brown products from a new supplier to put up in store. Unfortunately the unwrapping of the new items turned out to be such a disappointment!  

The 'goods' were all fakes...and really bad ones at that! It's so depressing to know that people can and are getting away with selling cheap & harmful knock-offs to the public. 

I am coming across more and more counterfeit cosmetics these days and these scammers are getting better at copying the real deals.   I have come across women who say they are not really that bothered if their make up is real or not because as long as they have a bag full of the high end brands they are happy without realising how harmful they can be.  

Some aren't even aware that a counterfeit market even exists. This can be anyone, from your mother to the young girls  who absolutely must have all the MAC they can fit in their bathroom cabinets no matter what! (Girlies, I completely understand the desperation!)

So be aware - counterfeit DOES exist and these cosmetics may not have been made in a sterile environment. They can therefore contain carcinogenic ingredients that are banned from use in cosmetics which can cause allergies and potential long-term harm.

Just to reassure all, we have returned the 'goods' to the supplier and have ended all dealings with them.

Not all is lost though.. I have taken the opportunity to share the images with you to help you see the difference between the real deals and the counterfeits!

We received 3 different types of items:

  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Eyebrow Pencil
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
  • Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

Here is the Gel Liner. Things to note on this are the following:

-The name is completely wrong ('Fluidline' is a MAC product name not Bobbi's)
-The quality of the box is very poor
-No detail sticker underneath the gel liner (picture shows '01')
-Poor quality container
-Bar code is not a sticker (it is printed on box)
-Poor quality foam under the lid

Simple difference:

Here is what the real Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner looks like (spot the difference!):

Next we have the Foundation stick. Things to note are:
- Poor Quality box
-Silver Tube
-Poor Quality Print
-Sticker on the bottom of product
-Product name completely wrong

 Here is what the real Bobbi Brown Foundation stick looks like (spot the difference!):

Last but not least, the Bobbi Brown Creamy Eyebrow Pencil.  In all honesty, this one was a little more tricky but the biggest obvious difference is the colour at the end of the pencil, there is none on the fake!

So.. we live and learn! I hope this has been helpful! ♥