Dear Beauty Gods

I know they exist because they probably sit in a marble office surrounded by Diptyque candles looking into our heads and just for sadistic fun, discontinue our favourite products. I’m going to try to keep my composure because at the end of the day it’s just makeup, but if anyone can understand the anguish, it’s this community. There are four discontinued products where I’ve taken things very personally. (Not really but you know…)

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A body product I recently came to love is the Sunday Riley Disrobe Body Lotion. You’re probably wondering why on earth would I spend so much money on a body lotion. There’s a good reason! It’s one of the only body lotions with lactic acid! You heard me. I get very dry flaky skin on my upper arms and lower back, the kind that can’t really be scrubbed off without ripping my skin. I had the good sense to buy this and it just works so well. It got rid of the dry bits in a couple of uses and it’s so intensely hydrating even though it’s very light in texture. Even apart from the AHA it’s still a damn good body lotion! I’m not wasteful with it though, I only use it in the areas needed twice a week. That way I can really make it last longer.

I was looking online last week to repurchase and it was sold out everywhere! Finally, I did what a really desperate person does, I actually emailed the company and I got a very pleasant email within 24 hours stating that it was discontinued but that I can try using Good Genes with my regular body lotion for a similar effect. I guess what actually prompted this post was the disappointment. I will probably end using a body lotion-AHA concoction to try and get the same results. Also, if anyone wants to donate/sell their Disrobe to me, I will gladly accept it. :p

I talked about my love for the Mysore Sandalwood scent in my previous post. With the Forest Essentials Bath and Shower Oil in Mysore Sandalwood, I get to radiate sandalwood in all it’s glory. It’s a sweet and creamy scent with no sharpness or powdery drydown. Just how I like it. Naturally, it makes sense to replace this oil with a not quite the same “Sandalwood & Vetiver” version. This time round I was sensible enough to buy a backup which should see me well through 2017. My local Sephora was still carrying the original one, I guess I should be thankful no one else buys this?

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Some purchases are just special because the stars align and you discover a gem in a Japanese beauty mart which also happens to be tax free with additional discounts. It was fate that made me discover Cle de Peau Lip Luminizer in 203, my perfect sheer MLBB shade. I have the full review on my old blog here if interested. This year however, they discontinued this specific shade. I had made grand declarations of repurchasing the refill once I use this up. Sadly, that won’t be happening any more. I now only use is on special occasions so I don’t actually run out of it!

Another product I use sparingly so I don’t run out of it is Nars Blush in Douceur. I am very close to hitting pan but now I use it along to edges to prolong its “pristine” state. To be fair, I knew beforehand that it was being discontinued and had many opportunities to buy this. I didn’t because I know I already own a lot of blushes. Common sense prevailed which I know slightly regret. With Douceur there are plenty of people making noise, so they with hopefully bring it back.

I hope this post isn’t too much of a downer! To be fair, there are plenty of brown-mauve blushes and MLBB sheer lipsticks out there, I probably attach too much sentimental value to these. But do let me know which products that you love have been discontinued! It’ll be interesting to see!

An honorable mention goes to Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Cognac Sable which I don’t own but is also being discontinued. I recently picked up Cocoa Mirage, so there’s no way I’ll be buying this. I always had the intention of picking it up in the distant future though, I guess that won’t be happening anymore. So go get this while you still can if you want to!

Have a pleasant weekend. 🙂