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The e.coli threat lurking in a free dab of lipstick

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Women are putting their health at risk by dabbing on lipstick, moisturiser and mascara from cosmetics tester packs at high street beauty counters.

In a recent study, researchers found that every make-up tester pack they analyzed was contaminated by the e.coli bug.

The two-year investigation found the highest levels of bacteria were present on Saturdays, the biggest shopping day of the week.

 
 

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