Style

Say Hello Again To Beauty Loot You Thought Went Buh-Bye

March 28, 2009 by SheFindsErin
shefinds | Style

ShopSmart Magazine, published by Consumer Reports, is keen to the loyalist's beauty dilemma of having their favorite makeup items taken off the shelves. A May feature about finding discontinued makeup, skincare, and fragrances proves to be a handy tool for tracking down hard-to-find goods that have been cruelly bumped from shelves to make room for new stuff. Below are some of their tips:

1. Try (or stalk) the manufacturer first.

Estee Lauder brands, including Clinique and Prescriptives, has a Gone But Not Forgotten program where you can snatch up products discontinued within the past two years. Many manufacturer websites also have last chance alerts so you know when to stock up.

2. Browse retailers that specialize in hard-to-find items.

Makeup.com  and beautyencounter.com all sell cosmetics that have been taken off the market. You'll have to do a little digging to find out which sites carry your preferred brands, but when you do find your must-haves, you'll likely get them at a big-time discount.

SheFinds also hunted down buymebeauty.com and stuff4beauty.com (which stocks discontinued hair products and can even request they track down your product).

3. Replicate the color.

Another option is to have your makeup replicated by a company like makeup artist standby Three Custom Color. They'll duplicate the tone, texture and effects of your favorite color cosmetics and have a catalogue of cosmetic formulas that dates back more than 70 years.

And check out our post on the best sites to buy beauty at a discount

From Our Partners

From Our Partners

Fashion

ASOS Casually Just Dropped A 100-Piece Activewear Line

February 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
*buys everything from the collection*

Celebrity

The Weird Reason Kate Middleton Never Wears Black

February 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is mind-blowing!

Fashion

Wide Leg Jeans Are About To Be Everywhere & We Found The Most Perfect Pairs

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
New trend alert.

Fashion

5 Brands Reveal Their Most Popular Sneakers (AKA The Ones Every Woman Should Own)

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
*buys every pair*

Fashion

Will H&M Have A President's Day Sale This Year? The Answer.

February 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Go start shopping now!

Fashion

Ladies, These Are The Best Blazers For Under $50!

February 16, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
For work or for play

Fashion

You're Going To Want To Buy These Flats The Moment You See Them

February 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're the cutest shoes we've ever seen

Style

These Affordable Black Leggings Make Your Stomach Look Flatter--For Real

February 16, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Every woman needs a pair.

Fashion

These Are The Best Cropped Leggings Ever--& They All Cost Less Than $50!

February 16, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Full-length need not apply

Fashion

How To Buy Those M. Gemi Sacchetto Flats That Have A 1,400-Person Wait List

February 16, 2018 by Samantha Peters
The wait is over.

Fashion

Once And For All, These Are The Best Puffer Jackets Under $50

February 15, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
We're loving these price tags!

Fashion

The Best Stockings Ever Are Bulletproof--We're Not Kidding!

February 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You'll never get a run again.

Style

Psst! Kate Spade Leather Handbags Are Currently Under $100 At This Epic Sale

February 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Don't miss this!

Style

Finally! These Are The Best Cheap Rain Boots That Aren't Completely Hideous

February 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
They look good on everyone.

Fashion

Everyone Is Obsessed With This Cheap Shoe Line At Target--Everything Is Under $25!

February 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Style bloggers LOVE these.

Fashion

Get Excited For Zara's Amazing 2018 President's Day Sale

February 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington

Style

These Affordable Black Leggings Make Your Stomach Look Flatter--For Real

We all love leggings for so many reasons; they're ...

Style

LIVELY And ban.do Joined Forces On An Exclusive Swimwear Collection

Just in time for spring break and summer travel season, ...

Style

Psst! Kate Spade Leather Handbags Are Currently Under $100 At This Epic Sale

If the unrelenting gloominess of winter is making you feel ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS