Jeffree Star had $2.5 million worth of makeup stolen and the story is wild
3 April 2019, 16:15
"This is the biggest theft I have ever experienced in my entire career"
Jeffree Star has posted a new video in which he reveals that he had $2.5 million worth of makeup stolen from one his warehouses - and that he is now working with the FBI to track down people who are selling the stolen items on the black market.
"In today's video there is no humour, no sarcasm, just a story, a confession that I have to tell you" Jeffree begins. He says "the last month of my life has been an insane rollercoaster of emotions" and goes on to say that "the things that I am about to tell you have been my nightmare, that I have been living with for a few weeks now".
He goes on to recount how thieves got into one of his Jeffree Cosmetics warehouses through the roof and stole millions of dollars worth of unreleased new products, including his new Magic Star concealer. Listings soon then started appearing online as people tried to flog the pilfered items.
Fans have been offering Jeffree messages of support:
I’ve been reporting tweets and Instagram posts of the leaked products for about two weeks now. I hope your company is able to recover from the stolen product and leaks. Love you the most 💖— Samira Issa (@salty_sam6045) April 2, 2019
I’m 7 minutes in and I’m heartbroken. Concealer is one of my fav products and I’ve been so looking forward to your reveal since you said you were working on concealer. it’s heartbreaking for me to have to watch it this way. I can’t imagine how you feel. I’m so sorry, Jeffree 😔💔— maddie (@briansmanson) April 2, 2019
Please name your next palette Black Market 😂😂😂— BeardedBeauty (@BeardedBeauty3) April 2, 2019
Jeffree says he is cooperating with law enforcement to catch these thieves and black market sellers, saying: "we’ve tracked down some of the product but there are still so many units floating around there".
Happily, he won't experience any actual monetary loss from the theft because, in his own words" "bitch has full-coverage insurance". he said.
Jeffree still plans to launch his new products before the end of April.