Fake cosmetics guides? (Dior, Chanel, YSL, L'Oreal, Maybelline)
Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:08 AM
Problem is, since it IS Asia, fakes should be everywhere. I can't make it to an authorized selling location like a branded store or kiosk, so I want to brush up on how to spot fakes. I already know how to spot fake MAC and some fake Chanel, but I have not been able to find a place to research fake YSL and Dior.
Does anyone have links to guides or any pointers?
(Also, I believe "advice" such as, "if the deal sounds good to be true, then it probably is" doesn't really help, so please refrain from posting if that's all you have to offer. Sorry if that sounded really arrogant, but it's in the same vein as the people on tech support forums who always tell others to reinstall windows when they want to accomplish something simple.)
Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:17 AM
for example if you wanted a touche eclat concealer, find one over in your country at the YSL counter and make a note of EVERY feature on that thing, inc the box it comes in.
getting to know what the actual product looks like would really be the only sure fire way i can think of to spotting fakes.
some common fake mistakes though
-logos that read right to left downwards or are mirrored.. this is easy to do with the YSL logo as all the letters are jumbly looking in the original logo anyway- or they may just say YSL and not yves saint laurent...
-incorrect measurements or sizes on the boxes, i.e. should read 20ml for a touche eclat but actually says 10ml
-wrong colours- memorise the shades of the products you're interested in. eg there isn't a touche eclat in "caramel"
-always check the box- the box may appear genuine (and it might be) but whats inside it probably isn't.
as for dior.. i found this guide for you
eBay.co.uk Guides - How to spot Fake Dior Lipstick
Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:54 PM
Aprill, I searched eBay for hours trying to find said guides, but their search function is pretty lame IMO and I couldn't find anything except for fake handbag, fragrance, and jewelry guides outside of CHANEL (found a really good guide but I still need guides for the other ones).
I saw a "YSL" lipstick that was in a metal case, but it was round instead of a rectangular prism, it didn't say YvesSaintLaurent on it anywhere, and the sticker on the end was messily applied. It was also without a box, so I skipped it and a similar Shisedo 92 that I wish had been real, but it looked fake considering the shape of the tube and that it was also boxless. The place I was at, however, had some convincing Clinique lipcolor which I bought and compared to my stepmom's Clinique lipcolor of the same type and it checked out. She tried it and said it was real...so I guess this place has a mix of real and fake. They also have authentic MAC that was bought from a mall in India (something super mall or other)...
Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:05 AM
Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:40 AM
|Originally Posted by Love Souljah|
|Well, thing is, I'm already here (in Bangladesh right now)|
Unfortunately, I don't know where to find any complete sets of images, and the internet here is too slow for me to manually find them on MUA ):
Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:09 AM
Posted 04 July 2009 - 09:32 AM
I have a few chanel things but I'm not sure if I could tell a fake form a real. Most of my other things are MAC or lancome though so I'm not much help
Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:30 PM
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