R.I.P. Talia: Fans Fulfill her ‘Bucket List’ Dream
#TaniaOnTheScene- Fans of Talia Joy Castellano, who tragically lost her six year battle with cancer last Tuesday, are campaigning for MAC cosmetics to launch a make-up line in her honor.
Just days before the 13-year-old YouTube beauty sensation passed away her mother posted her ‘bucket list’ of wishes to Facebook. ‘Have my own MAC collection,’ was at number 62. As news of her death broke fellow teenager Lauren Vennes launched a Change.org petition to help her see out the dream and to date the campaign has garnered 1,437 signatures.
'She has gone through so much in her life and the one thing she wanted to accomplish is putting her handprints and footprints in the world,' MissVennes'letter to MAC reads.
'We should make one of Talia's dreams come true whether she is here with us today or not, because she deserves every second of it.'
A Harlem woman claims in a lawsuit that she got herpes at a Rihanna concert in Brooklyn from lipstick the singer endorsed.
Starkeema Greenidge, 28, alleges she contracted the virus when a representative of MAC Cosmetics applied a used tube of RiRi Woo to her smackers.
“I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money,” Greenidge, a waitress, told the Daily News on Wednesday.
She said she slapped MAC with the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court in hopes of forcing the company to be more sanitary in the future. Greenidge also said the company should train its employees to use disposable tubes or swabs to apply the lipstick.
“This is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done,” said Greenidge.
When she went to the May 7 Barclays Center concert, she stopped at a MAC popup shop there and let a rep apply ruby-red lipstick to her upper lip.
The employee instructed her to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around,” according to the suit.
“(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the suit charges.
Starkeema Greenidge’s Manhattan lawsuit claims the MAC pop-up shop outside of Barclays was where she sampled the lipstick that gave her herpes.
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