The discontinued beauty product. Everyone has one. You find a product you love, you bond with it, form a relationship and then… it disappears. Discontinued. Finished. End of story. Cue beauty-induced meltdown: How could they do this to me? Did they not realize how long it took me to find a mascara that didn’t give me raccoon eyes?
Sounds familiar? Has this ever happened to you? What do you do when one of your favorite products suddenly disappears from the shelves? This is my personal Holy Grail – the products I miss and seek years after they have slipped into history. If any of these brands are reading this, can you please bring them back into production? Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty please?
Now tell me your story… sadness loves company, after all. And who knows, someone out there might just listen to your prayers like MAC did last year!
The perfect perfect perfect blend of gloss and lipstick – buttery, lightweight and long staying. And I’ve yet to see a chocolate brown that’s as swoon-worthy as #234. I still have a minuscule amount of this shade left and am guarding it with my life.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eye Liner in Rose Platine
A pretty, almost-invisible platinum-pink hue that has just the right touch of shimmer… perfect for creating that no-makeup-on-eyes look while still adding definition. It’s my go-to eye pencil for daytime and when I am rocking bright lips at night. Dreading to think what happens when this one runs out.
Chanel Beauté Initiale Energizing Multi-Protection Fluid
The original multi-tasker, way before BB creams took over the world. Firstly, this moisturizer addressed the much-ignored ‘early signs of ageing’ requirements, protecting late 20- and early-30-something skin from free radicals and everyday sun damage. Plus, it energised the skin, giving a radiance boost that you would normally get by mixing an illuminating fluid with your moisturiser. Thirdly, mattifying powders kept skin looking nicely cool and fresh throughout the day. Finally, it was light and absorbed very easily. Tears were shed when Beauté Initiale vanished from the shelves.
Clarins Eau Dynamisante Satin Finish Body Oil
This dry oil was splashed on post-shower and left skin feeling super-soft and really silky, with a subtle sheen and no greasy residue. As an added bonus, it smelled amazing – all citrusy and flowery – and made my legs glow.
L’Occitane Rose Bon Bon Lip Balm
It smelled like crushed rose petals, tasted like candied rose and left lips looking like you had rubbed fresh pink roses across them. Soft and shiny, sans any glitter or shimmer, this lip-balm-meets-gloss came in a gorgeous old fashioned glass pot that was a pretty collectable all on it’s own.
What is it for you? Do you have a much loved beauty product that has been discontinued?