Police find animal waste in counterfeit makeup

(CNN) -- Some deals are too good to be true. The Los Angeles Police Department said they confiscated counterfeit makeup that tested positive for high levels of bacteria and animal waste.

Investigators said they seized $700,000 worth of bootleg cosmetics Thursday after a raid on 21 locations in the Los Angeles fashion district of Santee Alley.

"Those feces will just basically somehow get mixed into the product they're manufacturing in their garage or in their bathroom -- wherever they're manufacturing this stuff," detectives told CNN.

Fake versions of prominent makeup brands like Urban Decay, MAC, Kylie Cosmetics, and NARS were included in the bust.

The LAPD said they were tipped off by the actual brand-name companies, which had received complaints of rashes and bumps from customers after using the products. The complainants all said they bought the product from the Los Angeles fashion district.

The packaging looks eerily similar to the real deal, but the decreased prices were suspicious to investigators.

"If you're getting something that's 50% off, 75% off, it tells you that it's bad," authorities said.

CNN reports that authorities arrested the owners at six of the raided locations, and the other operations received cease-and-desist orders.