It's a sad, sad day when your favourite makeup is discontinued. I saw a grown woman cry the day Prescriptives announced they were packing up and leaving the UK, and I still miss little gems from the Prada collections. So it's no wonder some of these hard-done-by consumers choose to petition a hasty return to their cosmetic bags.
This autumn we see the return of Chanel's Le Vernis in Pirate - back by popular demand thanks to Chanel's Makeup Creative Director, Peter Philips, who was probably sick of women begging for old samples. Leighton Denny has revived an old favourite polish too - Supermodel was part of a limited edition set originally, but became his no.1 bestseller. It made a come-back this summer to strut over your nails once more.
Also responding to disgruntled shoppers is MAC. This season they're bringing back three eyeshadows - Palace Pedigreed, All Races, Tendersmoke - and the 226 blending brush. Further along the makeup counter rungs, Clinique have brought out an entire colour collection inspired by their iconic Black Honey Almost Lipstick. This one item was so popular, you can now match up your eyes and cheeks.
Finally, Boots have brought back a whole brand after it abdicated its UK stockists three years ago. Stila have returned, bringing their iconic Lip Glazes back to our shores. They've added some new products in that time of course, so we also welcome in the newbies, including One Step Correct and Forever Your Curl Mascara. Let's hope they stick around.
Text: Grace Timothy