I don't walk inside Sephora, mostly because the prices of everything in there scares me. I still, unfortunately, go by childhood logic where I think that the bigger something is, the more it should cost. So when I see someone walking out of Sephora with a tiny bag in their hands and a receipt for $80, I get a teensy bit of anxiety.
So I make sure if I ever am dragged into one of those stores, I walk on tiptoes, such is my respect for the cosmetics in Sephora and their prices.
Which is why this story of a child who was left unattended in the "try-out" section of the popular makeup franchise gives me palpitations.
And it looks like I'm not the only one.
I just saw a post of the tester shadows at Sephora being destroyed by some kid while the mom shops and I’m so TRIGGERED— ryen (@heartkilllcr) November 15, 2017
Beauty industry employees weighed in on the type of monstrous parent that would allow their child to do such a thing.
And parents even commented saying that other folks need to step up and make sure their children aren't being destructive little tyrants.
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.— Belinda (@belindalaurie) November 15, 2017
It eventually sparked a conversation about teaching children basic manners, and whether or not it was such a big deal in the first place that the kid destroyed the makeup.
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).— Lisa Gaffney (@LisaG_NY) November 16, 2017
For the most part, though, people were angry.
What do you think? Are makeup lovers over exaggerating? Or does this kid need to learn a valuable lesson in not destroying things that don't belong to them?