What can you say about Singapore authentic makeup? I have been seeing a lot of Singapore authentic products and they are almost always half the price from malls.
Hi there Lynn,
First off, please please DO NOT patronize ‘Singapore Authentic’ products. These days you can see them everywhere online: bags, perfumes, even cosmetics. And it gets confusing as these Singapore authentic may be deceiving as they look so much like the real thing.
But please keep in mind that there is no such thing as ‘Singapore authentic’ or ‘Hong Kong authentic’ or any other country saying they have the exclusive authenticity of a specific brand therefore they can sell it cheaper to the market. Having previously worked at P&G, I know that companies would delegate a specific country to manufacture a certain product line. For example, P&G Prestige in New Castle, England produces P&G’s line of signature perfumes all over the world (e.g. Escada, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, etc.). Therefore, as employees, we can get the products for a very low price when bought at the plant in UK. But even those are very controlled–meaning, each employee has a limited number of purchases allowed. This ensures that no one can sell off the specific product at a price that can imbalance the retail market.
I know it may be tempting to buy these ‘Singapore authentic’ goods as they are–like you say–almost always a fraction of what you have to spend when you’d purchase them from the mall. But if you look closer, I’m sure you’ll notice inaccuracies in their logo printing or even the quality of these Singapore authentic cosmetics.
When you think about it, rather than buy these ‘Singapore authentic’ products from shady online stores. Why not buy your cosmetics from trusted online stores like makeuphub, Digital Traincase, and Kering Keri Store? These are trusted online sellers that sell authentic cosmetics–and yes, they sell it lower than mall prices.
I hope this sheds some light to your concern. If there’s anything else, do email me at couchwasabi[at]ovi[dot]com.
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