How to Find Discontinued Makeup

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

If the makeup brand you've been using for years has suddenly stopped making your favorite makeup, don't despair. There are ways to find discontinued makeup and cosmetics so you can stock up.

Contact the makeup manufacturer. When companies discontinue a brand or line, they often have resources on where the product may still be available. Another benefit to contacting your makeup manufacturer is if enough people express discontent over losing their favorite cosmetics, the company may be inclined to start making it again.

Check the auctions. Online auction houses such as eBay are great places to find discontinued makeup. Many auction wholesalers stock up on discontinued brands at deep discounts, passing the savings on to you.

Find your discontinued makeup at discounts stores. Discount stores often sell the surplus and discontinued cosmetics that manufacturers are getting rid of. Don't just target general merchandise discount stores. Discount clothing stores often have cosmetics as well.

Try The website has not only beauty and cosmetic advice and reviews; it also has a discontinued makeup section.

Look at Direct Cosmetics for your discontinued makeup brand. Direct Cosmetics sells makeup and perfume at discounted prices and you may find your favorite makeup brand there as well.

Consider a swap. Makeup Alley is a website has a swap section where users swap or exchange makeup. Many discontinued makeup brands can be found here.


  • Be sure to check or enquire about expiration dates on discontinued makeup.

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