Examples of discontinued Estee Lauder products include its Maximum Coverage Foundation and its Signature Satin Creme Blush line. The company has discontinued multiple color shades of its signature lipstick, including pink kiss and lustrous pink.
When Estee Lauder discontinues a product, it has retailers send back all the inventory they have left of the product, including samples. Estee Lauder offers a Gone But Not Forgotten program designed to search for products that it discontinued within the last 24 months. Customers contact the program over the phone to initiate a product search. If the product is found, the customer can purchase up to six pieces, if available. The program is available for all Estee Lauder companies, and the contact phone number is available on ELCompanies.com, as of 2015.