10 Things We Do Every Damn Time We Go To Sephora (Illustrated by GIFs)

Last weekend I popped into Sephora to restock my basic brown eyeliner and stumbled out hours later, hundreds of dollars poorer, with an armful of fuchsia lip gloss and a gnarly perfume hangover. The worst part? This happens every single freakin’ time I go to Sephora. I really should know better by now, but after polling the rest of the Frisky staffers, I’ve realized that Sephora psychosis is a universal experience. We all must accept that there are certain things that will happen every time you visit this Mecca of Makeup, no matter what your intentions or how much you try to resist. They are as follows…

1. Cover the back of your hand with a rainbow of makeup samples and then rub your skin raw trying to get them off:

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2. Douse yourself with perfume testers until you start feeling woozy:

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3. Get in an awkward confrontation with the group of teenage girls who are hogging the mirror:

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4. Try to teach yourself contouring, fail miserably:

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5. Buy a tube of lipstick, swearing it is not the same color you always buy. Get home and discover it is actually the EXACT same lipstick you bought at Sephora three months ago:

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6. Convince yourself that spending $70 on a one-ounce jar of moisturizer is totally reasonable:

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7. Test out every sea salt hair spray in the store, until your hair is crunchy and defeated as opposed to bouncy and beachy:

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8. Summon every ounce of will power you have to avoid buying any of the cute mini size things by the cash register, but end up buying like 10 of them anyway:

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9. Finally get to the register and almost faint when you hear the total:

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10. Leave the store and wonder why everyone’s looking at you weird:

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