The Venezuelan women who have grown up in the capital, Caracas, say the country has had a few moments of femininity before.
“But this is the first time we’re going to be able to buy our products from the market,” said Ana Mireles, an assistant at a beauty salon in the city’s centre.
“There’s nothing wrong with wearing makeup, but we’re here to be independent and beautiful.”
“We have to make a choice, to buy or to stay home and wait for a better product.”
But it’s not just the ladies who are feeling a bit left out.
“I’m so happy to be here,” said Mirels sister, who asked to be identified only by her first name.
“The country is beautiful and beautiful people.”
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