recession?? beauty no problem.

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SINGAPORE, Feb 17 - Despite the threat of job losses and the country's deepest economic recession, seven in 10 Singaporeans will continue to spend on beauty products and services, a small industry survey showed.

One in every two polled said they spent at least S$50 a month on beauty products and a third said they would be cutting back on other lifestyle choices, not beauty, according to a survey by the organiser of the BeautyAsia 2009 exhibition.

"I don't think any of us has ever really appreciated how important looking good is to Singaporeans," show organiser Gillian Loh said in a statement.

"For the majority, it is a 'must-have' rather than a luxury."

Shopping is considered a pastime for many people in this small city-state of 4.6 million and cosmetics counters at department stores on central Orchard Road are often crowded.

The poll fits in with what economists often call the "lipstick factor", referring to the historic rise in sales of beauty products as consumers spend on small luxuries to offset their overall belt-tightening.

Despite the government's dire warning the economy could shrink by five percent this year, around 36 percent of respondents said they would keep their current standard of living, according to the poll of just under 100 people aged over 18, which was conducted in January.

Even those who said they would review their beauty spending would just switch to house brands over designer levels, it said.


5 beauty quotes to read.

here are some quotes to read.

Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see. ~George W. Russell

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. ~Author Unknown

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~Kahlil Gibran

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful. ~Ninon de L'Enclos

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.