Has your favorite beauty item ever been discontinued?

GuerlainGuerlainSomething really sad happened to me yesterday. I went to Sephora to pick up my favorite lipstick, and discovered that my favorite shade has discontinued! I couldn't tell if I was more angry or sad. That was MY color! The BEST color! How dare they?! And what will I do without it?

I was riding strong on Team Lipgloss for years, until one day about five or six years ago when a bag from Guerlain was delivered to my office at the now-defunct ELLEgirl magazine. I was unpacking products in the beauty closet and fell head-over-heels in love with Guerlain's Kiss Kiss lipstick. As if the golden ice cube-shaped tube wasn't stellar enough, the formula was smooth, light, and smelled softly of flowers. When applied, it wasn't the overly thick like other lipsticks I had tried. It went on like silk, and made my lips look juicy. It lasted hours. And took me over a year to go through one tube.

I dabbled with several of the shades, but the Violet Shine was my favorite. As you can see, it's not so much violet as a gorgeous berry shade with a hint of shimmer. And now it's gone.

Not even my beauty connections can help me in this situation--I contacted Guerlain who said the shade was part of a limited collection, and there are none left. So I directed my web browser over to eBay. I know about the horrors of wearing used makeup, but if the makeup is sealed it would be OK to use, right? But not even the international sellers had Violet Shine for sale. After searching the internet some more I finally found it available on Amazon through a seller called Beauty Encounter. I've just ordered one tube, and if it's satisfactory I'm going to buy an extra. By them time I use those up hopefully some new shade will be invented that I love as much.

Has your favorite beauty product ever been discontinued? Were you able to find it, or did you find a suitable replacement?