At the beginning of 2019, e.l.f. Cosmetics incurred $1 million in fines after unknowingly selling beauty products made with illegal North Korean materials to US consumers. Although the cosmetics company wasn’t directly conducting business with North Korea, the origin of their product materials fell under the radar. Due to an inadequate or nonexistent system for auditing their materials’ country of origin, e.l.f. Cosmetics suffered the consequences on 156 shipments of eyelash products.