Sephora customer claims child caused $1300 in damage

Fellow makeup lovers, this makeup mess is enough to leave you shook.

This past weekend, a customer snapped a photo of a situation at her local Sephora store, reporting quite the mess caused by a "naughty" child.

According to Facebook user Brittany Nelson, who runs the page Extraordinary Life Makeup Artistry, a small child caused over $1300 in damages on a Makeup Forever display, destroying tons of "expensive" products like it was finger paint. 

Nelson shared a picture of the damage to Facebook, where it's since gone viral. 

Although she didn't witness the happening herself, she saw the mom and child exiting the store as she was walking in. "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," Nelson wrote in the post. 

However, Nelson and her friend were able to find the culprit quite easily. She said to Insider, "We walked in right as a lady and her kid were hustling out of there. The glittery footprints helped us decipher it was a tiny human."

In the post, Nelson calls for parents to shop for makeup alone, without their "tiny humans." If need be, she says, implement a "hands in pocket rule" to prevent such damage.

However, she was quick to praise the workers at Sephora for their swift response, claiming that "In no time flat they calmed down their panic-mode faces, brought out a cart, whisked away that display, cleaned up the remainder and the floor." 

Many were quick to side with Nelson, asserting the child should have been watched more closely. 

"To everyone minimizing this: it doesn’t matter whether the makeup is $3 or $2000, the damn kids destroyed someone else’s property. It is unacceptable! That’s the problem with today’s kids. No discipline or structure. I’m a teacher and I see kids get away with so many things because parents make excuses for them. The kids need to have consequences. PERIOD," one commenter shared. 

Shared another, "I have 5 children. There is not a chance in hell that would have happened by one of my children! They knew how to behave when in public! That mother should be absolutely shamed of herself!".

However, many also criticized Nelson's response claiming many parents aren't able to afford the help Nelson claims they should be able to get. Wrote one, "Ummm as a mom of 2 with ZERO help or babysitter ever.. I don't appreciate this post. Though I do teach my kids to behave & respect other people's things."

"Yes, this is absolutely horrible and that parent is an idiot for not watching their child, but for you to tell people they shouldn't shop for makeup with their children, is ABSURD and disrespectful. Some parents don't have the luxury of going places without their children. Extraordinary Life Makeup Artistry, you should be ashamed for making that statement," wrote another. 

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ROSEBUD SALVE

There’s a reason every girl in college had this stuff—it works. And at such a low price, you can get one for your purse, desk and bedside table.

Rosebud Salve ($6)

CLINIQUE PEP-START

While this is meant for on-the-go touch-ups, there’s no reason you shouldn’t use it every morning to give your humidity-threatened skin a head start. Simply twist the bottle to release an exfoliated wipe that will keep any oily skin at bay.

Clinique ($5)

FIRST AID CLEANSER

For only ten bucks, you can get a head-to-toe cleanser and bar that are gentle enough for sensitive skin but tough enough to wipe away dirt and grease.

First Aid Beauty ($10)

SEPHORA COLLECTION SLEEPING MASKS

These adorably colorful pods are an overnight mask and night cream in one convenient package. Plus, reviewers insist that one pod holds enough formula to last at least two to three days. So you’ll get extra bang for your (super cheap) buck.

Sephora Collection ($4)

CHARCOAL SWABS

Due to their textured head—as opposed to their cotton counterparts—these guys pick up the tiniest particles instead of just smearing them around.

Sephora ($3)

DR. JART+ SHEET MASK

If you try only one sheet mask, make it this one. No matter your skin type or concern, it will leave your complexion dewy and bright for hours afterward.

Dr. Jart+ ($8)

SEPHORA COLLECTION FOOT MASK

If calluses and dry, cracked heels have got you down, throw these inexpensive masks into your cart.

Sephora Collection ($5)

DEEP CONDITIONING MASK

For any chlorine- or saltwater-damaged hair, this creamy hydrating mask will give your lackluster locks a boost in as little as five minutes.

Briogeo ($9)

MAKE UP FOR EVER PRO FINISH SPONGE REFILL

Technically a hack brought to you by Sephora shopaholics, this refill sponge pack will professionally layer on any cream, liquid or powder foundation. Some reviewers even declare this sponge is better than their Beautyblender. (Gasp!)

Make Up For Ever ($5)

LIP GLOSS

Shiny pouts are officially back in style. Scoop up one in every color without feeling guilty.

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BLOTTING PAPERS

The beauty of these blotting linens is that they flawlessly absorb excess oil and prevent breakouts, all without disrupting your makeup.

Boscia ($10)

CLEANSING & EXFOLIATING WIPES

Not your average packaged wipes. These babies come dual-sided: One for gently taking off makeup and the other for exfoliating and giving your skin a deeper clean.

Sephora Collection ($8)

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