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November 23, 2020

9 Discontinued Beauty Products That Will Teleport You Back In Time

by Rose Garnett

Bring. Them. Back.

There are a lot of beauty products out there but not all are created equal. There have been times where we’ve forked out serious cash on the latest-and-greatest foundation, only to find that it pills on our skin. Or we’ve bought a mascara in a rush and discovered that it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

It’s a jungle out there — so when we find something that works, we hold it tight.

That is, until our favourite product is discontinued.

Sometimes, these discontinued products disappear and, thankfully, come back. (We’re talking to you, Lancôme Juicy Tubes and Revlon Skinlights.) But, unfortunately, not all products have been so lucky. Here, we’ve compiled a list of nine amazing (!!) products that were devastatingly discontinued.*

*Let the record show that Gritty Pretty is in support of any and all petitions to bring these bad boys back.

LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER

Not technically discontinued, but a loss nonetheless, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser was iconic for a reason. Now reformulated and not at all the same, the OG formula, that nailed the balance between luminosity and coverage, will remain in our loving memory forever.

STILA ILLUMINATING PRESSED POWDER FOUNDATION

Hitting the shelves in the ’90s, this foundation was a staple for many an early 2000s teen. Infused with mica crystals, the formula was one of the first to give a luminous finish (rather than classic matte).

THE FRANK BODY BODY CREAM

A recent loss on the body care front, the classic Frank Body Body Cream was a king amongst mere mortals. Hydrating, nourishing and cruelty free? A devastating loss. RIP.

URBAN DECAY NAKED SMOKEY EYE PALETTE

Arguably one of the most iconic palettes of all time, Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eye Palette was on everyone’s 2010 Christmas list. Perfect for emulating those iconic Kim Kardashian makeup looks, the loss of this palette was a huge blow.

MISS DIOR CHÉRIE EDP

Likely the first ‘grown up’ fragrance you ever owned, Miss Dior Chérie was perfect for your teenage love affairs. Bonus points were also awarded for the cute as hell bottle that sat perfectly on your vanity.

CLARISONIC

Yep, the iconic cleansing brush is in its final days. Claiming to cleanse your skin six times better than hands alone, we recommend holding onto those brush heads tightly before they disappear completely.

ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR WATER FRESH

You know we love an Estée Lauder foundation at Gritty Pretty so you can imagine how much we loved the lighter, more ‘daytime’ formula that was the Double Wear Water Fresh. This feather light, skin-tone evening foundation was a firm favourite and is dearly missed.

MECCA COSMETICA FOAMING CLEANSER

In our eyes, Mecca Cosmetica can do no wrong, especially when it comes to skincare products. Surprise, surprise, their Foaming Cleanser was no exception. Gone from the shelves but not our hearts, we’re not sure if our skin will ever fully recover.

LA MER REPARATIVE SKIN TINT SPF30

Another lightweight coverage option that was taken from us too soon, the La Mer Reparative Skin Tint was the perfect concoction of luminosity and sun protection. Will our makeup bag ever be the same? We’re still deciding.

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