A Child Destroyed $1,000 Worth Of Sephora Makeup And The Internet Isn't Happy

by Cassandra Stone
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Naturally this sparked a Mommy-shaming debate

There isn’t a parent alive who hasn’t become distracted by one thing or another, and left their child to their own devices for two minutes too long. Oh, the havoc that can be wreaked in a short amount of time by a small child, right? Well someone’s small child reportedly made a huge eyesore out of an eyeshadow display at Sephora recently.

If you’re someone who values the quality and sanctity of a decent Sephora palette, you may want to shield your eyes from the photos snapped by makeup artist Brittney Nelson.

“$1300 of Make Up Forever eye shadow destroyed at Sephora tonight due to a small child,” Nelson wrote on her Facebook page. “I’m sure he/she thought they were like finger paints and had no idea how naughty they were being. Tons of destroyed product and pissed Sephora cast members are a not a happy place to be. Mammas, please shop for your makeup without your tiny humans. It’s not fun for you…or them…or the expensive product.”

Nelson, a fellow mom, says while she’s had to bring child to many makeup stores given her profession, she uses a strict “hands-in-pockets” rule and tries to keep her shopping to under 10 minutes.

“It looked 100 times worse in real life and I don’t work for Sephora,” Nelson writes. “I was just walking in as the mom/kid were hustling out of there.”

This Sephora Scandal story was also shared on Twitter, and the reactions were on point.

Some people were genuinely shook to their core over the damage.

Some people were a little more pragmatic.

Before we hop on the Keep Children Safely Contained At Home Forever bandwagon, let’s not forget what adults are capable of doing in stores.

Ah yes, the “keep your kids contained” argument as if every mom on earth wouldn’t sacrifice an appendage to ensure her children were consistently well-behaved angels in public.

LOL. Sephora is a glorious, beauty-filled haven of ecstasy for many women. But let’s not pretend these samples aren’t riddled with bacteria and touched by the filthy, food-courty hands of thousands of humans, please and thanks.

One mom saw the initial Facebook post Nelson shared and wasn’t having ANY of it.

You won’t hear me argue against the importance in teaching kids to keep their hands to themselves in situations like this, no matter how old they are. But kids are kids and those lessons often go in one ear and out the other. I know I can simply duck into the kitchen to make sure the bargain mac and cheese isn’t boiling over and courtesy of my toddler, my entire living room can look like The Upside Down in that brief amount of time.

Regardless of how we all may feel about this particular incident — and where to place the blame — it’s a pretty solid reminder that leaving small children unattended in stores like this is a.) not a great idea overall; and b.) will ensure your child’s handiwork goes viral on Twitter.

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