Beauty 911: How to Locate Your Favorite Discontinued Makeup Products

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You know how people say you never really appreciate things until they're gone? Well, if you stroll up to the cosmetics counter, request another tube of your signature lipstick, and receive word that your shade has been discontinued, then you'll know exactly how that phrase feels. Discontinuations are a sad tale, especially when it comes to the beauty products that have become your signature—that particular shade of lipstick, your fail-safe foundation, or the cleanser your skin has come to crave. It happens all the time, and it could happen to you. If you do find out your longtime cosmetic confidant has been discontinued, don't sit back and take it. Be proactive! We've highlighted three strategies to find your favorite discontinued makeup products and restock your beauty arsenal. Keep reading to find out how to track down your long-lost beauty product BFF.

This story was originally published on July 7, 2014, and has been updated.