Jeffree Star loses $2.5 million in makeup after warehouse robbery
His unreleased Magic Star concealer was among the stolen items.April 2, 2019
Makeup mogul Jeffree Star has opened up about his warehouse being burglarized and thieves stealing $2.5 million worth of goods including an unreleased product.
Star revealed in a recent YouTube video that the robbery occurred roughly two weeks ago.
“These people were professional. I believe it was an inside job. I believe it was someone who previously worked there tipped them off,” Star said in the video. “They hit us really hard.”
He said the “team” of people came in through the roof to take all of the items and put them into a truck. The robbery was discovered when an employee came to work the next day and noticed that something was wrong. He added that now the items are being sold on the black market.
“This is the biggest theft I have ever experienced in my entire career. This is the biggest hit as a brand,” he said. “I am still shocked about the entire thing.”
Star also opened up about his upcoming Magic Star concealer line being leaked on the internet after the theft. He says the thieves took an entire haul of the C5 shade out of his 30+ shade options from the warehouse.
“It’s been about two weeks now since the burglary and I have been waiting for this moment,” he said. “They took an entire shade. … They took thousands of these.”
“I am so proud of it. The formula is unreal and I am so excited for you guys to experience it later this month,” he continued.
Star also revealed he’s been working with the FBI and an investigative team to look into the crime.
I never knew I’d be spending my Monday night with the FBI tracking down black market makeup sellers.
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 2, 2019
Luckily, Star said he has insurance so the monetary value will be replaced, but it’s not clear whether or not he will get the products returned to him.
“It’s like devastating that this is even real,” Star said in the video. “I know that I will never be broken into again.”
You can watch Star’s entire video explaining the event below.
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