It can be a nightmare when your favourite beauty product gets discontinued out of the blue. Apart from buying up all remaining available stock you can get your hands on, you’re left hunting high and low for a replacement that does the job just as well – a much harder task than it sounds if you’re so used to relying on a particular product for so long.
The best discontinued beauty product dupes
Discontinued: NYX Dark Circle Concealer
The NYX Dark Circle Concealer is still searched for by 1,900 people around the world every month, despite it being discontinued, proving just how missed the cult peach-toned corrector is. If you’re also in that camp, luckily LOOKFANTASTIC has found not one but two products on the market (below) that eliminate dark under eye circles to similar effect.
Discontinued: Becca Under Eye Brightener
Beauty fans everywhere were distraught when the brand Becca closed for good in 2021. The brand’s Under Eye Brightener was a particular fave of beauty buffs, but LF has discovered that Makeup Revolutions’s Eye Bright Under-Eye Corrector is an excellent next-best-thing, with its lightweight formula and light-reflecting pigments that awaken tired-looking eyes.
Discontinued: Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter
Another Becca beauty buy that fans are really missing is the Champagne Pop Highlighter, which gained cult status for its smooth and shimmery formula. If you’ve been hunting for a dupe of the much-loved highlighter, give the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder a try – it gives a golden, pearlescent finish not dissimilar to the discontinued Becca product.
Discontinued: Benefit Zings Eyebrow Kit
One discontinued product by Benefit left a particularly big hole in our beauty regime when the brand decided to cease selling it – and our eyebrows noticed, too. The brand’s Zings Eyebrow Kit featured two pans – one powder and one waxy formula – to achieve the ultimate brow look. It also came with two brushes and tweezers for easy on-the-go brow maintenance. No longer to be found on the shelves, instead LookFantastic suggest opting for the Sleek MakeUP Brow Kit, a small palette that also offers a powder and wax formula and comes complete with the same tools.
Discontinued: Lancôme Juicy Tubes
Everyone remembers Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes, they were the handbag staple of the noughties. Sadly, they’re no longer available to stock up on, but apparently a new launch from NYX called This Is Juice Gloss offers the same dewy, juicy finish and fruity shades, plus there are smoothing oils to nourish and hydrate.