A former Sephora employee claims that they used to “fix” cracked makeup products by patting them down with alcohol and putting them back on the shelf.
@astralmami claims she’s a former Sephora employee. The TikToker has more than 2,326 followers, and her stitch with @princessannafit claiming that her store used to resell makeup products that fell on the floor got over 102,900 views and 5,110 likes since posting on Jan. 13.
“I worked at a makeup store on and off for six years… we’ll call the store ‘Fedora,'” says @astralmami.
Sephora is a French multinational retailer specializing in beauty products that she is likely alluding to, especially given that she posted the TikTok with the tag “#sephora.”
“Whenever we would something fall on the floor or come in broken, we would take a cotton swab with alcohol and pat it down so it could be sold again,” she said.
In a follow-up video posted on Wednesday, she clarified that she worked at two different locations, on and off, from 2015-2021: “I realize not every story is trifling like that. Again, I am sharing my personal experiences… I don’t have a reason to get on this app and lie.”
In another follow-up video, @astralmami claims that pre-pandemic, “Fedora used a spray brush cleaner.”
“But what are those spray brush cleaners actually cleaning?” says @astralmami. “Because when we would wash the brushes, the amount of caked-up makeup that would come out of those brushes…”
The Daily Dot reached out to @astralmami and Sephora via TikTok message and email, respectively, for comment.
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