If your favorite makeup has been discontinued, don't panic: you may still be able to get your hands on it by contacting the manufacturer directly. Many manufacturers sell discontinued items via phone or the Web.
Call the company's customer service line
Brands such as Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown and Clinique offer a customer service line (800-216-7173) by which customers can order discontinued makeup. For Almay, Revlon or Ultima II, call 888-882-5629.
Visiting the websites of manufacturers Lancome, Nars or Molten Brown can enable you to purchase discontinued items. Alternatively, these items may often be found on a consolidator site such as www.cosmeticsandmore.com.
Buy it second-hand
Visiting e-sellers such as Ebay may offer you another way to purchase the discontinued product.