I Hate Goodbyes

There’s one thing that we as beauty addicts and bloggers live in absolute terror of. Let’s not deny it. When we finally discover a Holy Grail product after months (or even years) of searching, the sheer joy is quickly overcome by a crippling fear that the brand who enriched our shallow little lives with aforementioned Holy Grail product could, at any moment, snatch that perfect acquisition away from you by.. god forbid.. DISCONTINUING IT.

How bloody dare they?

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I experienced this with Illamasqua’s powder blush in Rumour. I have been using this to contour practically every frigging day since I discovered it in late 2009. It is the perfect shade for me to create the illusion of some sort of shape in my face – I am exceptionally pale with noticeably pink undertones and I’d found every other contouring product I’d tried to just have too much orange or yellow in it to work for me. I am so very, very in love with this product.

Quite some time ago – months ago now, don’t remember when in particular – I tweeted that I’d hit pan on my Rumour and how DEVASTATED I was by this since I knew it was discontinued. Amazingly, the wonderful Alex, Junior Brand Manager of Illamasqua came through for me. She found a compact of Rumour in the office – probably the last one in existence ever, I like to think – and sent it on to me. In a nutshell, my inevitable heartbreak when I’ve used up that backup has been deferred for another two years.

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You can see that since then, I’ve almost completely used up my original Rumour. Probably enough to warrant chucking it in the bin, right? No. I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it until EVERY LAST BIT of powder has been used. It’s that special to me. On a side note – isn’t it a pain how much more quickly products seem to get used the moment you hit pan on them?

I estimate I’ve probably got about 6 weeks left of my original before I move onto the backup. Time’s a-ticking. *Sigh*.

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So, I know I’m not the only one who turns into a total drama queen when favourite products get discontinued. Tell me about your heartbreaking discontinued product loves!

This post is supposed to be very tongue in cheek.. please don’t take it too seriously. I AM gutted though.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10396769709691027428 FrancesCassandra♥

    Aww I know the feeling of having a favourite product discontinued :( So good that you managed to get your hands on a backup though! :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com (Giveaway now on!)
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13490767215664692862 Jen

    It happened to me with my perfect foundation – it was perfect coverage for me, perfect colour match and never caused a breakout. I bought it up like crazy when it was discontinued but Ive found it separates and now I have 3 bottles of foundation that are useles! Sounds like rumour would have been good for me, too late now :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17336625371343077874 Beauty’s Bad Habit

    Aw, that was nice of them to send another to you! The only thing I loved which was discontinued was a Naked body moisturiser – it had THE MOST AMAZING smell and made your skin silky smooth. Nothing has come close since :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09411910303000401335 Miss LV

    Aw I feel your pain, this happens to me so often xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10378807180715819837 Sofia Gatchalian

    Aw.. I hate it when that happens.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17955944337060351799 The Yummy Mummy


    I know it’s the worst things when you have found your niche and they strip it!!

    Good luck with the continued search for the contour colour right for you!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10639685984279320297 emmabovary

    There is nothing worse than that :( I feel your pain, I do. It was so nice of Alex to send that out to you though!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06190029817277066946 Viktoria

    Oh that’s such a horrible feeling! Always seems to be the best products that go, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17876542185218133920 missy_ellie_uk

    I love Rumour, mine still has quite a lot of life left in it at the moment, but I’ve always got my eye on people’s blog sales in case I spot anyone selling it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00944257991661615437 Liza

    Damn, this looks like a great product!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04578272278347500632 Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover

    I seriously can’t understand why companies discontinue loved products.. it sucks!! Hopefully Illamasqua will come up with something similar to this :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14838804625388861563 gvgirl

    I LOVE rumour too, I was able to find a backup as well but what am I going to do when I run out?!? I have been harassing illamasqua via their online contact form to bring back both rumour and primal. These products are essentials for pale skin and should be permanent. We should make a petition!

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