It was a rough morning for me, folks. I went to order one of my beauty staples off of Sephora’s website only to find out it was discontinued. Blow to my heart to the tenth degree. Sephora’s ‘Blush Me’ in Apricot (pictured above) was the perfect shade to make even the whitest girl like me look bronzed and sunkissed.
I refused to accept the inevitable.
Many cosmetics companies, including Estée Lauder and MAC, have programs such as ‘Gone But Not Forgotten‘ in which you call the company and they can try to locate the product for you. Rather than coming directly from the warehouse, companies call their stores to see if anyone still has the product in their stocks. While there will be a charge for shipping, finding a product you are worried about never using again is worth it. There are also sites like Makeup Deal Of The Day which sell discontinued products at cheaper prices.
After doing more research, I was disappointed to find Sephora did not have a program similar to this, or was found on any discount website. As a store that prides itself in marketing its own Sephora Collection, one would believe they would try to create the same benefits as many of the other major brands the store carries.
What’s worse is that while going through Sephora’s website, I can’t even find a product similar in their new line. Usually when a brand discontinues a product it is because the product was not selling, or they have come up with a better alternative. Whenever I went to buy my blush, it always seemed to be selling due to the lack of product in the section. Now, it looks like I’m out of luck.
I’m considering writing to Sephora to let them know of my distaste, but I’m not sure what good it will do. Now I’ll have to ration the final crumbs of my blush until I find an alternative…sigh.
Lovelies, how do you react when your favorite beauty products are discontinued? Have you ever written to a company before?