The End of Mourning: How to Get Your Discontinued Lipstick (or Nail Polish) Back!
Food editor Lynn Andriani recently came over to my desk with her favorite lipstick in hand (or at least what was left of it). The label was entirely rubbed off and the bullet worn down to a nub. Desperate for a replacement, she asked if I recognized this not too bright, not too sheer shade of pearly pink. Without any visible clues—aside from the stub of remaining color—I was on the verge of breaking the news that not even a beauty junky like myself could point her down the right aisle at Sephora or the drugstore. That is until I came across Giella
, a company that custom blends everything from lipstick to nail polish to foundation [via Birchbox.com
]. All you have to do is mail in your discontinued or mystery makeup and they'll send back an exact match. (It's essentially the cosmetic version of cloning). No more cursing those limited edition shades. No more pleading with the salesperson at the makeup counter. No more disappointment. Now, if only replacing all beloved things in life was this easy.Read More5 products beauty editors wear down to a nubThis month's best beauty buys
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