Woman horrified after buying eyelashes from Shein
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It's no secret that things can and do go wrong when it comes to online shopping, as this woman who bought Shein eyelashes hilariously learned.
She took to social media to share the unbelievable difference between what she ordered and what arrived, writing: "This is ur sign to never buy lashes off of Shein."
While the woman had intended to buy a pair of thick, long lashes from the budget retailer, what she got couldn't have been further from what she wanted.
Instead, she was left looking like something from A Bug's Life with the hilariously uneven lashes.
The original comparison was then reposed by a TikTok user, who filmed themselves struggling to contain their laughter.
They wrote: "I think I'd cry…"
Reacting to the video, one TikTok user suggested: "Cut them."
"I've actually got some DAMN GOOD lashes from shein before but I know it's always a 50/50 shot that I get garbage [sic]," added a second.
A third advised: "I've gotten lush ones from there many times. Alwaysss read reviews."
However, not everyone was so critical of the Shein eyelashes and a fourth TikTok user added: "i always get mine off there i love em [sic]."
This comes after the brand found itself in hot water when a Canadian consumer watchdog found elevated levels of lead and other harmful chemicals in its products, Snopes reports.
Miriam Diamond, an environmental chemist and professor at the University of Toronto, told CBC: "People should be shocked. This is hazardous waste."
While Shein offers a wide variety of products at affordable prices, Diamond said they come with a high environmental cost that isn't worth it.
She said: "I'm alarmed because we're buying what looks cute and fashionable on this incredibly short fashion cycle.
"What we're doing today is to look [for] very short-lived enjoyment out of some articles of clothing that cost so much in terms of our future health and environmental health. That cost is not worth it."
Diamond also explained that the elevated levels of lead in Shein products not only put the consumer at risk, but the company's employees too.
"If the final product isn't safe for me, it's definitely not safe for the workers that are handling these chemicals to make it," said Diamond.
According to the NHS, some of the potential effects of lead poisoning include abdominal pain, weight and appetite loss, fatigue and irritability as well as vomiting.
Tyla has reached out to Shein for comment.