Makeup can be a girl's best friend, so when cosmetics makers discontinue a line, it can lead to separation anxiety.
However, makeup companies and the Internets can help you hang on longer and slowly transition away from a certain product.
Estée Lauder's Gone But Not Forgotten program allows you to search for up to six discontinued pieces depending upon availability for up to two years by calling (800) 216-7173.
Cosmetics and More partners with manufacturers like Almay and Ultima II to supply stores and websites with discontinued products.
And Three Custom Color Specialists offers to recreate a lost product from a dime-size sample.