Almost-Discontinued Products

Girls, it just occurred to me you may not know of one of my fave ways to score beauty deals: the almost-discontinued section of my fave beauty brands’ websites.

Sometimes it can be an emoshe journey. You think, I loved these items. But not enough to sustain their existence in the world where we live as people. But alas, all is not lost. You can still snap up these gems before they go the way of Arrested Development (RIP, AD. Sorry I didn’t get the memo to watch you until you were already off the air).

Yes, it’s bittersweet, as you may fall in love with a product only to be left in the dust when you use up your tube of it. I must turn to the selected works of Debbie Gibson (Foolish Beat, in particular), to fully convey the feeling that is loving a discontinued (or almost discontinued) beauty item.

But now is a new time

There is a new place

Where dreams just can’t come true.

It started the day when I left you

I could never love again the way that I loved you
I could never cry again like I did when I left you

And when we said goodbye,

Oh the look in your eyes

Just left me beside myself without your heart (without your heart)
I could never love again now that we’re apart

When I was sorry

It was too late to turn around (turn around)

And tell you so.

There was no reason

There was no reason

Just a foolish beat of my heart.

Does anyone say it better than Debbie? That song was my FIRST FAVORITE SONG. It topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1988, and yet, when I bring it up, no one but me seems to remember it. Tell me in the comments if you know it, ‘kay? Sometimes I feel like I live in an alternate universe and that it’s like, 1987 where I am. But it’s 2009 where everyone else is. Weird. Anywho!

Here are some examples of my favorite almost-discontinued product depots:
Clinique’s Last Chance Items (Get the Acne Solutions Concealing Stick before it’s GONE!)
Benefit Buh-buys (Check the kohl pencil in stainless!)
tarte memory lane (The French Tickler Brush, pictured above, will beautify your boudoir in a hot second)
MAC’s Going, Going Gone products (I’m into the Sugarsweet shadesticks)
Estee Lauder Discontinued Products (EL Advanced Night Repair actually makes an awesome eye cream)
Lancome Discontinued Items (Come here for deals on tons of Lancome’s epic mascaras, including Amplicils)
eBay (When all else fails)

What are your favorite places to stock up on discounted discontinueds? Tell me in the comments!

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5 Comments Almost-Discontinued Products

  1. Jessica Allison

    Wow- I can’t believe EL updated Advanced Night Repair- it’s one of those products that you don’t realize how good it is until you stop using it. It’s super protective and loaded with Hyaluronic Acid so it’s super light but packed w/ moisture. It’s awesome at soothing and helping to heal sunburn!

    And, BTW, if it makes you feel any better, they are currently filming an Arrested Development movie, so all is not lost.

  2. Anonymous

    Never fear for Clinique’s Acne concealer, it’s being repackaged to be in a liquid form now for the same price! So you’ll get alil more than what you did get from the sticks, and there will be the 3 color shades from before plus a green ‘correcting’ one too, should be out in like July or August.


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