A Child Reportedly Destroyed Over $1,000 Worth of Makeup at Sephora

And now there's a heated debate about shopping with kids.

Hear that? It's the sound of makeup lovers' hearts breaking as they get a look at a photo taken in a Georgia last week. In it, it appears that every single tester of has been smashed to rainbow bits by some heartless heathen.

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But according to the woman who snapped the picture, the culprit was actually a small child who was temporarily left unattended by his or her mother.

"It looked 100 times worse in real life," Brittney Nelson (who doesn't work at Sephora) said in her about the scene, which has since been shared more than 25,000 times. She estimated that the destroyed makeup amounts to about $1,300.

It evoked an emotional response in many a beauty maven.

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

— cαℓum (@vaIcntinc)

But it's something else Nelson said in her post that's getting the most heated response: "Mammas, please shop for your makeup without your tiny humans."

The comment is being interpreted as putting an unrealistic demand on moms.

It's not easy to just leave your kids behind. The note should be to make sure you keep an eye out on your child while you shop

— Shadina Adia 🇬🇩 (@heybuddy1)

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Whoever is mad over a child cracking eyeshadow on a Sephora display either doesn't have kids or thinks they're holier than thou. Get over yourself, it's a tester display. Don't set limitations on women who need to bring their children shopping with them.

— Fran Fine (@VampyCouture)

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Others are saying the mother of the alleged eyeshadow shatterer wasn't doing her job.

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)

If youre going to take a child into a store meant for adults that child should have respect for the things and people around them. This is not a child playing this is a child raised without respect. If your child can’t do that don’t go out with them until then.

— Katina (@DansLesFromages)

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Then there are those who don't believe the claim that it was a small child who caused the damage.

had cameras everywhere! I’m sorry Sephora this just doesn’t pass the sniff test! If U don’t show the footage blocking the child’s face doing this I have serious doubt about how this happened!

— Maggie May (@Gwhizzingbi)

my hot take on the Sephora controversy is that was a very tall child

— rachel syme (@rachsyme)

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But even though Nelson didn't see the child in the act, she's confident that's who's responsible.

"We walked in right as a lady and her kid were hustling out of there," Nelson told . "The glittery footprints helped us decipher it was a tiny human."

And even though her Facebook post rubbed some people the wrong way with the suggestion that moms should leave their kids at home, she also mentioned what she does when she's had to take her own child to Sephora.

"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," she wrote. "It was very helpful, so if you must take your kiddos makeup shopping, I suggest trying it."

Hopefully, the Sephora employees who had to clean up the mess have seen this brilliant hack for turning broken eyeshadow into an awesome manicure.

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