10:17AM PDT: Sources close to Leslie tell TMZ ... Leslie handed the lipstick in question to a blond salesperson and has "no idea what happened to it after that." Leslie also claims she went back to the store the next day to buy more stuff and no one said a word.
So much for Sarah Jessica Parker's makeup artist mistakenly taking sunglasses out of a store in Norway without paying ... we found out, on the same trip a tube of lipstick mysteriously disappeared from ANOTHER store after the makeup lady had it in her hot little hands.
As we reported Wednesday ... Leslie Lopez -- SJP's trusted makeup artist since 2005 -- was detained at the Oslo airport after allegedly stealing a pair of sunglasses. She paid a $1400 fine and was allowed to go on her merry way.
You'll recall ... Sarah's people tried to throw the Nobel Institute under the bus, claiming at first the culprit was employed by the organization -- making it seem like she had no connection to Sarah.
As for the lipstick incident ... there's surveillance video showing Lopez picking up the item and then walking out of frame. The store manager tells us ... after Lopez left the store they realized the lipstick was MIA. The store filed a police report.
Kjendis.no ... the website that first broke the lipstick story ... obtained the surveillance video.
A source close to Lopez tells TMZ ... she did indeed pick up the lipstick but handed it off to someone in her entourage. The source then groused, "There's far greater mysteries to solve than a blurred video over a tube of lipstick that accidentally disappeared.
Wonder what else was missing in Norway?