Local woman says sample lipstick gave her herpes

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by Janet Roach, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 11:27 PM

SUFFOLK -- Suffolk resident, Sandy Sullivan says sample lipstick she tried on at a major retailer gave her Herpes. She visited the store on a crowded Saturday afternoon. When she asked the clerk if the lipstick had been sanitized, she was told 'yes,' but her gut told her it had not. She tried it on anyway.

"Two days later is when I start seeing the breakout," say Sullivan.

Tiny blisters appeared all around her mouth. 

We ask health experts, if a person can get herpes from lipstick. Also, how do retailers sanitize their sample lipstick? 

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