Ulta Might Be Reselling Used, Dirty Makeup, According To This Former Employee

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I’m not gonna lie — Ulta is one of my favorite places in the world by far. It offers a wide array of cheap makeup that a poor fashionista like me doesn’t feel that bad about splurging on, which gives me the tools to play around with my look without feeling guilty about it. Let’s just say I might spend too much time there.

But unfortunately, Ulta just might have a dirty secret — quite literally.

Twitter user , a former employee from one of the stores, tweeted a thread that doesn’t exactly put the company in a good light. In fact, it might make you rethink going there altogether.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931106697752576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbabe.net%2F2018%2F01%2F10%2Fulta-resells-dirty-used-makeup-returns-according-to-a-former-employee-27599

Apparently Ulta resells old, used makeup.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931112007741440

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931115346456576

She goes on to show the difference between a brand new product vs. a new one, just in case you want to inspect your own purchases.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931125282705411

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931144610066433

Apparently, at the store she worked at, it was a pretty common practice.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931144610066433

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931149626408961

Though it seems like Ulta’s corporate offices might not be 100% onboard with the practice.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931150830292992

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931152226930689

Apparently, it’s not just her store that does this — multiple people came forward to tell her that the stores they worked also resold used makeup, often without proper sanitization.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931171885699072

It’s honestly something we should all be aware of when buying makeup.

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931176138706945

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931179506753537

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950931185928232962

https://twitter.com/fatinamxo/status/950934693503012864

People online are coming forward to say that some of the products they bought from Ulta, online or in store, were obviously already used when they got them.

https://twitter.com/sarbeef_/status/950995014703833088

sdf

Apparently it’s not all Ultas that practice this, but still — how do you know which ones do and which ones don’t?

https://twitter.com/alllyysssaw/status/950991890467323905

As  mentioned, this isn’t just about getting ripped off — it’s a health risk. You don’t know what you could catch from using someone else’s makeup — infections, viruses, you name it. You literally have no idea what you’re getting into when you start using a stranger’s makeup.

The fact of the matter is this: enough people made the claim to make me think that it’s probably not an uncommon thing that Ulta does. So if you’re thinking about buying makeup, maybe skip Ulta for a while until they get this whole thing sorted out. If this gets enough exposure, they’ll probably be forced to. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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