The Rihanna fan suing MAC cosmetics is named Starkeema Greenidge. She was attending a Rihanna concert at the Barclays Center when she saw a MAC RiRi Woo lipstick shop. A MAC representative told the Rihanna fan to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around.” But what Greenidge did not know was that “[MAC] didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” or so the Rihanna fan’s lawsuit claims.
Greenidge developed herpes on her lips from the incident. “I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money,” Greenidge said. The Rihanna fan is suing because she feels “this is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done.” Starkeema Greenidge is seeking unspecified damages and claiming the herpes has caused her “mental anguish and emotional distress.”
Rihanna has not yet commented on Rihanna fans suing her MAC cosmetics line, but in the past she apparently was deeply involved in decisions:
“I really got to play. There’s so much to choose from, and you can mix different textures with different colors and different greens in different eye shadows. I learned so much about the detail of makeup and what makes things look different. What makes it apply different is really important. Every little detail is important.”