Finding a Holy Grail beauty product that works exactly how you want it to and makes you look great is no small task; so naturally, when the coveted product gets discontinued, it is always a heart-wrenching experience for the makeup junkie. Read below for the top five discontinued beauty products that we still can’t live without.
Giorgio Armani Designer Shaping Cream Foundation
When the creamy, light-to-medium coverage foundation was discontinued, olive-skinned women everywhere breathed a collective sigh of exasperation—among them, Kim Kardashian West who made sure to let the designer know her grief via Twitter. In their brief exchange, the person handling the Armani Twitter account swiftly replied, “Let us know which one you need, and we’ll send it to you.” For those of you who do not have the same clout as Kim K, you will be pleased to know that the brand did release “Crema Nuda” (US $200; AED/SAR 735), an alternative to the cult-favorite.
Clinique Acne Solutions Body Treatment Spray
The discontinuation of this oil-free spray was a hard pill to swallow for those who are acne prone. There are many creams and lotions marketed towards facial acne, however body acne, which usually sprouts on the back and chest, has fewer anti-acne solutions to choose from. The reasons why the spray was discontinued are unknown, and there have been no replacements as of yet; however, Murad Clarifying Body Spray (US $40; AED/SAR 147) is a great alternative for those who are ready to move on.
M.A.C Cosmetics x Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick
In 2010, M.A.C Cosmetics collaborated with Nicki Minaj to create a near-perfect pink shade that served as the end-all, be-all to the perfect pink lip. The limited edition product sold out in a flash, and while many alternatives exist, none are quite the same. The good news is that those who are still pining for the pink lippie can head over to EBay where unopened tubes are up for grabs for a whopping US $145; AED/SAR 533.
Maybelline Lash Stylist Mascara
Phased out in 2009, devotees are still mourning this mascara’s discontinuation. Loved for its comb-like applicator and clump-free finish, fans over at the beauty social networking site MakeupAlley would take to the comment section to mourn the product four years after its disappearance.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea-Salt Spray
If you’re a 90’s kid, then you most likely recall the sea-salt spray responsible for our soft, shiny, tousled, waves with a sweet tang of coconut. You probably also recall the devastating day that it was pulled from the shelves, prompting angry fans to send a petition to John Frieda to bring it back. Ten years later, John Frieda finally heard the prayers and relaunched the entire Beach Blonde Collection in 2014. However, the cult-favorite Sea-Salt Spray was reformulated, repackaged, and got a name change .