Brittney Nelson, a makeup artist entered the Sephora in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday night. Unfortunately, she wasn’t prepared for the horror that was inside.
A warning to makeup lovers: The following photos may turn you off having kids for the rest of your life. But, on the bright side, this could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in childcare!
The makeup artist shared these photos of a ruined makeup display in Sephora on Facebook, as a Public Service Announcement to moms who should leave their kids at home while they are shopping.
$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 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. 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 . Makeup should always make me .
*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. "
Someone also took the pictures and shared them on Twitter. The makeup lovers there were shocked in horror.
Furthermore, many people started blaming the parent of the child for allowing them to make an expensive mess in the first place.
"Parents who not only bring their kids on inappropriate outings but let them run rampant are the worst...look at this, $1300 worth of MUF destroyed by an unattended child a Sephora."
"So many moms lowkey mad at this lady for saying not to bring their kids to makeup stores. I’m not going to say not bring them,BUT I wish a lot of parents would stop letting their kids play in makeup to keep them occupied at the counter."
Meanwhile, other moms have been sharing their own tactics on how they keep their kids from completely destroying other people’s belongings.
"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."
Another one on Facebook said:
“I have taken 6 children shopping by myself on numerous occasions. Never had one even tiny incident...and people bragged on how well behaved they were. Children will try very hard to meet your expectations of them...including behavior in a public place. It is possible to teach this to them at home. Some moms today are so busy on their phones...they don't bother to train their child in the way to behave. It's become a sad time for children today having to compete for their parent's attention vs technology. Best way to get it is to misbehave. Glad mine was raised in a time of lesser devices to demand my attention.”
However, many others called out the makeup artist for “mom shaming” because she dared to tell parents that they shouldn’t bring their kids with them while shopping for makeup.
"This is not okay, as if it isn't hard enough for a mom to be out in public with her young kids 1) the employees didn't SEE who did this 2) that's a good 4ft up unless this 2yo is the size of a 10yo I doubt it was a "young child." #stopmomshaming#ignorant "
Others on Facebook also added to the argument:
“All the mad moms like 'stop mom shaming' sounds like the type of parents to let kids do this shit nothing makes me more angry than a parent who can't watch there child and I see it happen ALL the time. So disrespectful, how will the kid have any respect if this is how they treat things that aren't theirs? Disgraceful. Legit laughable that anyone would try and defend this behaviour. Now the poor business owner has to replace this. I'm sure the mom wasn't offering ”
Finally, some just thought that the child wanted to send out a powerful message into the world.
“I feel the worst for the kid, who probably thought they were just playing with paints. Which makeup technically is. Also, maybe they just wanted to send a message that women are under too much pressure to look a certain way, when we should all let loose and get our hands dirty in some expensive makeup.”