By Azra Farzana Shuib
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 February 2016: High-end make-up products that are widely advertised on the Internet and easily available in the market have greatly impacted on women’s expenses.
A recent visit to Sephora KLCC revealed that women, regardless of their background, are willing to spend hundreds of Ringgit just to buy make-up products.
One customer, Nurul, 35, commented on her expenses for make-ups, “I would spend an average of RM200 to RM300 for make-up products.”
A customer who refused to reveal her name also admitted that she had once spent more than RM1000 in Sephora, and she is not even a make-up artist, or a person whose career necessitates very attractive looks.
“It’s just a hobby,” she said. “But I did not cry after that, maybe a little sad because my money’s gone, but I am fine. After all, I love make-up.”
“My average spending is RM300, and the highest amount I have spent is RM600 on a single receipt.”
Another customer, Siti Sarah Saiful, 22, who is still a student when asked how much she would spend disclosed, “I only go to Sephora sometimes, but I always go to MAC store,” she said.
Siti Sarah is also a frequent visitor. She would visit make-up stores at least once a month. When asked whether or not she has any regret after spending so much, she answered, “No. On a scale of 1 to 10, my love for make-up products is rated 9.”
However, not all women would indulge in expensive make-up products. Nurul Fariza, 22, said that she would never spend more than RM100 for make-up products.
“I would buy make-up, but RM100 at most. And I would only choose drugstore make-ups instead of high-end products,” she said.***