Supermarket chain Aldi has faced backlash and criticism in England for the sale of dupes to cult makeup products like Pixi’s Glow Tonic, Jo Malone candles or Chanel perfumes, but at much lower prices.
Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who also has her own makeup line, has been one of her toughest critics, and after a legal battle, has managed to win a lawsuit for the sale of unauthorized “replicas” of her products.
Tilbury claimed that the Lacura Broadway Shape and Glow palette offered by Aldi for only 6.99 pounds was a clear imitation of the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette, which retails for 49 pounds and has generated sales of almost 16.17 million dollars in England since its 2013 launch.
A Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Original
An Aldi Add Promoting the Filmstar Dupe
With this in mind, a High Court Judge ruled that the Lacura palette had “substantial” similarities to the Charlotte Tilbury product and its trademarked features, including the starburst effect and the diamond logo on the lid.
The financial details of the case have not been made public, but Aldi has been found guilty of the sale of “unauthorized copies,” something the company has fervently denied when the issue was made public.