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We’ve all been there: gleefully using our favorite beauty products until the last drop, then going to buy another only to come to the horrifying realization that said product has been discontinued. If you’re an avid beauty-lover, chances are you’ve experienced this moment. Between limited-edition releases, beloved brands shuttering their doors, or products going viral and simply never returning to retail shelves, sometimes even the best items get discontinued. Plus, finding replacements can feel like a herculean task.
As editors, we’ve been there more times than we can count; because of our roles, we’re acutely aware of when our favorite products are no longer available. Thankfully, it’s also part of our jobs to be up to date with all the latest and greatest that the beauty industry has to offer. Therefore, while the sting of loss may never subside, it can be soothed by discovering comparable — and sometimes even better — products to replace the ones that have left us for good.
From makeup to skin care and even fragrance, our POPSUGAR editors did some of the heavy lifting for you and are sharing the products that they loved but have been discontinued, as well noteworthy replacements that they’ve found over the years. Take a look at some of the (currently available) beauty products that may be worth the space on your vanity ahead.