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How to tell if the makeup you purchase is real or fake

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 01:16:42-04

Is your makeup real or fake? There are some signs to look for before application.

ABC15 spoke with Brittanie Masters, an East Valley mom who's making extra cash by selling makeup online. Masters said she started several months ago and she's made up to $450 in one day by auctioning foundation in a Facebook group.

Masters explains her tricks to spotting real versus fake makeup in the video above.

Masters said the best way to check for fake products is to compare with something you purchased from a respected retailer. She recommends looking at the label for misspellings, double-checking product size, and using your nose. Sometimes fake makeup smells like chemicals or cleaning products.