Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome On Faulty Foundation Claims

Makeup companies tout lofty, unrealistic claims all the time. These include, but are not limited to … uh, well, almost everything they say? Working with beauty products all the time (and, let’s be honest, in my spare time, too) means that I don’t expect much from promises of “all-day wear” and a “flawless complexion.” There are some truly great products out there, but there are precious few that actually fulfill all, or any, of what they allege to do. So, with that said, I would like to personally address the woman who is suing Lancome over false advertising claims related to “24-hour” foundation. Rorie Weisberg, an Orthodox Jew from upstate New York, says the French makeup giant was lying when they said that their Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation provides, yes, a full 24 hours of “lasting perfection.”

The issue at the center of this lawsuit is religiously-based: Weisberg’s Jewish law prevents her from applying makeup from sundown on Friday until nighttime on Saturday. Which is, you know, the Sabbath. Weisberg’s real concern is that her son is having his bar mitzvah in June, so she was hoping to find a long-lasting foundation that she could wear through the weekend. It seems like Weisberg tried out the Teint Idole and was disappointed to find that it faded significantly overnight. I have little to no faith in cosmetics companies and their advertising, but for the love of God, you could slap tempera paint on your mug and it would probably rub off on your pillow. There is no foundation on Yeshua’s green earth that can withstand the test of all the tossing and turning, especially the night before your son’s bar mitzvah. Maybe she’s just looking for a sneaky way to fund the event? I mean, those parties are expensive. I’m Jewish, trust me on this one. [NY Post]

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