Kid destroyed over $1,000 of makeup at Sephora, at it’s causing some major mom-shaming
As any parent will attest to, going out anywhere with your little cherubs in tow is quite the undertaking. Certainly, irrespective of whether you're going through an innocuous stroll through the park, or have bravely decided to attempt a grocery shop (after strategically plying them with their favourite sweet treats), one thing is for sure, it never goes to plan. Yes, either one will throw a tantrum, or the other will decide that they're absolutely starving, and need something stat. But in most instances, moms and dads don't find themselves being held responsible for the destruction of thousands of dollars worth of damaged product.
Well, that is unless you're one unlucky mum, whose child ran rampant in a Sephora in Augusta, Georgia, and destroyed over $1,000 of Make Up Forever display products.
On Saturday, makeup artist Brittney Nelson walked into a Sephora and came face-to-face with her worst nightmare: a customer's young child had destroyed over $1,000 of Make Up Forever display product. Nelson was so incensed by the display that she took to Facebook, in a post that has now gone viral, to urge parents not to bring their little ones along when shopping for beauty bits.
The horrified shopper wrote:
"$1300 of Make Up Forever eye shadow destroyed at Sephora tonight due to a small child. 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 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.
"Anna Heath and I about passed out when we saw this atrocity. Being me, I’ve needed to bring Allie into many makeup stores as she’s grown and had a strict ‘hands in pockets’ rule for her and a strict 10-minute rule for me. It was very helpful so if you must take your kiddos makeup shopping I suggest trying it.
This massive demolished palette makes me [angry]. Makeup should always make me [smile].
"It looked 100X worse in real life and I don’t work for Sephora. I was just walking in as the mom/kid were hustling out of there."
And naturally, the internet had quite the reaction. One Twitter user wrote "we gotta have a talk with who committed this travesty", while others saw fit to express their disgust via dramatic memes and gifs.
And people were certainly quick to denounce the unnamed customer's parenting skills. Certainly, one woman passionately asserted, "I have 3 small kids. Whenever I go anywhere with them, every two minutes (max!!) I’m doing a head count. That woman whose child ruined the Sephora display is careless & self-absorbed. It’s my job to make sure my kids aren’t destroying store property. Period."
Others, however, were more sympathetic. People claimed that the damage couldn't total an eye-watering $1,000, and some even pointed out that the display would be too "high" for a child to reach. "For crying out loud, for one, that will clean right up with some effort. Two, HARDLY a $1000+ loss. Sephora severely overpriced, it's not gutted and the company no doubt has salvage process for damaged merchandise (let alone display items only)," one user wrote.
Well, irrespective of where you fall on this rather explosive debate, one thing is for sure, children sure are hard work, and whilst we can't expect parents to make sure that they're tended to at all times, it must have taken a while to ruin that much product.