Which Limited Edition Makeup or Beauty Products Would You Like to See Made Permanent?

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I live for new seasonal makeup and beauty launches, and finding a new color or product to obsess over thrills me from the top of my Lloyd Christmas bangs to the bottom of my flat arches. :)

But there are downsides to obsessively stalking new releases, in particular limited edition ones, and one of them has to do with time. Once limited edition products end their time in the sun, very often, like star-crossed lovers, never the twain shall meet again.

On rare occasions, however, the pigment-loving powers-that-be grant a product cosmetic clemency, either choosing to release it again in a future collection, or by giving it a permanent seat at the counter. More often than not, though, when it comes to the limited edition products we love love, we’re forced to stockpile, Hoarders-style, combing The Cosmetics Company Stores and eBay.

Le sigh…

Wouldn’t it just be easier if every brand made their bestsellers permanent?

MAC Feline Eye Khol

Take MAC Feline Eye Kohl, which I spent about 20 minutes frantically looking for this morning. It’s one of the smoothest, darkest, most pigmented black pencil liners I’ve ever worn, and one of my favorite liners of all time. Unfortunately, it’s also limited edition.

I would cut a b*tch if MAC made it permanent, fo’ real!

It pops up every so often in MAC collections, and when it does I try to pick up a spare or two (or three).

And while the beauty gods are at it, perhaps they could also do something about Chanel Jade Nail Polish…like make it permanent. :)

Every time I gaze at that gorgeous bottle of creamy green perfection, I kick myself for not buying a backup. On our last day together, I intend to pour a 40 on the sidewalk and shed a few tears.

Which limited edition makeup or beauty products would you like to see added to a line’s permanent collection?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Jessica says:

    I wish MAC would make “Go For It” cremesheen lipstick permanent. i only bought one, but it is the most fabulous purple for my medium dark skin. I love that color. But at least Prolongwear lipcreme in “Goes and Goes” is kinda similar. It’s just just that “Go For It” is sparkly and semi-opaque.

  2. NeutraKris says:

    I haven’t dabbled much in LE Collections, but I am nearing the end of my precious “Quiet, Please” lipstick from MAC’s Cham Pale Collection. It’s my go-to color for everything! I keep it in my purse for when I need to re-apply, but neglected to bring that day’s shade. It literally pairs with ANY eye look and/or outfit. I’m hoping there’s a permanent shade that’s close, so when I run out I can repurchase.
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  3. Vijaya says:

    I’d like that new 211 brush to be permanent. It’s enriched my life!
    Vijaya recently posted … I’m Getting Sunburned

  4. without a doubt, i’d say MAC MSF in Stereo Rose. it was love at first sight and love at first swatch, but i was (as always) late to the game and by the time i figured i should pick one up, they were gone :(.
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … Diorskin Nude Glow Bronzer in Sunset – Not Just Pretty In The Pan!

  5. Gina says:

    Moleskin eyeshadow from the MAC Me Over collection! It’s the closest dupe I’ve been able to find for UD’s Naked since they started discontinuing their matte line. I only bought one, since I haven’t even hit pan on Naked in my palette yet (and I am NOT shelling out $48 for a brand new palette for one shade!)

    But I feel like Feline might as well just be made permanent, too! They repromote it constantly, and who doesn’t love a super-dark black liner? I don’t see how they can lose!

  6. Monica says:

    I would make Chanel’s Oasis Quad permenant. I love it… and I hoard it! Lol!

  7. Aleksis says:

    Both MAC products of course: Innocence, beware! cremesheen lipstick is the best nude I’ve ever tried…and ‘hipness’ blush!
    Aleksis recently posted … Gorgeous Zimmermann Bikini For Sale

  8. Ariel says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my MAC Gold-Go-Lightly from the Surf Baby collection. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I hit the pan. It’s so perfect.

    • Aida says:

      Me too! I love it and only got one. I did not buy the coral paint pot last year in Pret-a-papier (still kicking myself for that). I should have bought more eyeshadows from Pret-a-papier and Warm & Cozy collections, loved them all and waited too long.
      I wish UD makes Perversion permanent, it is amazing, I like it more than Feline
      MAC´s gem of roses and hibiscus would be nice as permanent lipsticks

  9. Lauren says:

    It’s possibly one of the biggest gripes I have with MAC since they release so many LE products throughout the year. I’d love to see them make the starflash eyeshadow (Smoke and Diamonds!) a permanent addition to the collection, and pretty much any product that they find sells really well. It seems like they would benefit more by having these really popular items made permanent, instead of just having the same core collection with very few new additions.

    • Jessica says:

      Agreed. They never have anything new. I would have hoped that all he new Paint Pots would be made permanent since they have, like, none. They add to the foundations, which would be dumb not to, when them make new colors or formulas. They are making new Prolongwear items permanent. But why not Paint Pots? It’s silly.

  10. vonnie says:

    the whole china glaze kaleidescope holographic line! really, any holographic polishes should be easily available, i’d rejoice
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  11. Aleeya says:

    I would love to see Mac Ever Hip, Jealousy Wakes, Evolution Revolution, and the 226 brush become permanent. I know I can buy back ups but the thought of me eventually running out of those products is kinda scary.

  12. Nina says:

    i have a ready list for you, mostly from MAC (bec theyre notorious for what i cal LLEs – limited limited editions!)

    eyeshadows – french grey, style snob, innuendo and smoke and diamonds

    lipglass – evolution revolution and glamour for all

    blush – ever hip

    eyepencil – feline and teddy

    brush – 226!!!!

  13. MODowd says:

    While a lot of this is true, and how I do so hate growing to love a LE product with no real way to repurchase, I also love that LE shades mean that not many other people will be walking around wearing the exact same shade of lipstick/ lipglass/ etc. I actually walked in needing a new lipstick in Impassioned, only to meet my MAC saleswoman is wearing the exact same shade. It might just be the fact that I love being different, but that sort of bums me out.

  14. Inga says:

    Tender Baby Tendertone!!

  15. Tiffany says:

    Where do I begin? I also would like to see Feline eye pencil made permanent. EvRev Lip glass and I would be soo happy if NARS made Strawberry Fields lip gloss permanent. I totally missed out on that one…

  16. Erin says:

    MAC needs to make Lollipop Lovin’. It’s definitely a fave!
    Erin recently posted … I see orange people…

  17. stephanie says:

    urban decay perversion pencil liner from the anniversary palette

    • Ariana says:

      I second that! It’s my favorite black pencil liner. I get sad every time I sharpen it because I’m so much closer to the end.

  18. SDpfeiffy says:

    I’m desperately seeking MAC Peaceful beauty powder. I’ve long since hit pan and am literally scraping the sides :( Repromote already!

  19. Jen says:

    Lollipop Loving and Hibiscus

  20. Karen says:

    All I want is my perfect pink MAC 3N lipstick!!!! Please MAC please!

  21. Ashley says:

    I never got to try MAC’s Ripe Peach, Marine Life, and My Paradise so I’d like to see them re-promoted or made permanent cause peach shades are totally my thing now!
    Ashley recently posted … Canmake Cream Cheek

  22. Chris25 says:

    MAC Stereo Rose, Ever Hip lipstick, Feline pencil, and Siahi fluidline. I mean, really, MAC, you’d make so much more money!

  23. Vonvon says:

    MAC Mega Metal eyeshadows!
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  24. Katherine says:

    MAC Viva Glam Cyndi! I stupidly waiting too long to get this, and now have spent way too much trying to find a perfect dupe. Boo.

  25. becca says:

    My favorite pencil liners of all time, MAC Pearlglides.

  26. Raquel says:

    The concealer pencil from the champale collection (I think it’s called nc15/nw20) although makeup forever has one so there’s a bright side :)

  27. amanda says:

    after getting the mac 226 and playing around with it today, i definitely think it needs to be made permanent! such a perfect crease brush and definitely a brush missing from the permanent collection!

  28. bubbles says:

    MAC Blush in Pink Cult – I hesitated in buying it at that time :( :( :(

    • Sophie says:

      I have Pink Cult and LOVE IT. I only bought one, and I don’t know what I’ll do when I run out. It’s just perfect for me!

  29. shiny says:

    Frankly? Ev Rev! Best. Lipglass. Ever. Easy peasy, goes with *everything*, looks great but doesn’t compete with anything, quietly makes a statement. Beautiful. I’m trying to buy 4 more – 1 for me, 3 for my 3 fav ladies: mom + 2 mentors!

  30. voodoogirl says:

    i am so in love with MAC’s My Paradise because its the one that really looks good on my skin.

    i’ve been dying to try Evolution Revolution but they didn’t release that collection in my country so i want that as part of the permanent line so they’re forced to bring it over :)

  31. Sam says:

    I don’t know if this counts as I don’t think it’s a limited edition – but I think I would die if Nars Carthage went away.

  32. Michelle says:

    Mac Ever Hip and Mac Hippness…I hope!!!!

  33. Megan says:

    Ji Baek from RBL is one of my cosmetic heroes, because not only does she do the Bring it Back vote where LE polishes get to come back, she’s bringing back her entire Tudors collection–which was wildly popular, but a lot of new fans missed out on.

    I would love to see UD’s 24/7 Liner in Asphyxia crack their permanent lineup. It’s from the 15th Anniversary collection, which I have, but I’m scared of the day I sharpen that liner for the last time. It’s the perfect pinky-purply color, without being overpowering.

    I’m surprised no one’s mentioned Essie’s Starry Starry Night…or Chanel’s Ciel de Nuit.

    I have a feeling I’ll be crying when I finish up my tubes of Caqui, from the MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions collection. I bought backup, but even backups don’t last forever.

  34. Marlo says:

    The lipglasses from MAC’s Barbie (Malibu Barbie), Fafi (Cult Fave), & Hello Kitty (Nice Kitty) lines! Can you tell I like pink? ;*

  35. footnotegirl says:

    Guerlain Loose Khol eyeliner in the Kaki, Pourpre, and Secret Glow colors. I love my Noir, Brune, and Oriental Metal, this is really the best inner liner product out there and I want these colors SO BAD.

  36. KaylaK says:

    I would love for Tendertones to come back!!! Especially Take a Hint that was THE best, I loved wearing it all the time, now I’m down to one jar : /

  37. Leila says:

    MAC seems to be the worst culprit here, so I’ll start with them.

    Just A Pinch gel blush from a Rose Romance Collection, cream colour base in Movie Star Red (seeing a theme here?) and the coloured paint pots. Why oh why did they discontinue them? What were they thinking?! When I discovered them, Artefact had only been discontinued for a few months, I was so close… :’( the last one from MAC, Feline Eye Kohl. They repromote it so many times and they know it’s popular, so why not just make it permanent?

    Essie’s Starry Starry Night and the mother of all night sky polishes, Chanel’s Ciel de Nuit. Both outstanding, sell-out shades that have legendary status. They’re almost mythical, no-one’s sure if they’re real or not ;)

    Sometimes you have to wonder what the business guys are on when they decide to discontinue sure fire sell-outs like these; surely this is bad business practice?

    Chanel Rouge Allure in Byzantin should be permanent.

    Finally, if anyone could mention a dupe for OPI Smitten With Mittens, it would be much appreciated. Love the colour and red and gold shimmer in it and I absolutely can’t find an original.

    • Lena says:

      i have starry starry night. hmm it is unique but not by much. not so long ago allacqueredup.com found a dupe, you should check her blog.

      and ditto on smitten with mittens *hug my bottle tight*
      haven’t been able to find any dupe, though if there is one, i suspect zoya will have one since the gold shimmer thing is right up their alley.

  38. Elle says:

    Ditto on MAC”s colored paint pots and the 226 brush. Also, I wish the Peacocky eyeshadows were made permanent and expanded. I bought every last one of those suckers and I don’t regret it. And I also fell in love with the Hibiscus lipstick from the Surf, Baby collection. Ooooh and the eyeshadows and slimshines from Cool Heat that came out a few years ago.

    …alright, stopping now :)

  39. Jen says:

    MAC’s Modelette eye shadow. It’s been released a couple of times, last time late 2009 in the Warm & Cozy collection, but this brown neutral is absolutely perfect for my NC20 skin.

  40. Stacey says:

    MAC Thrills lipstick. I love it. I know it was a repromote with Mac to the Beach so I hope they bring it back again. I should have bought 4.

  41. Christine says:

    226 please! And after picking up Oh Oh Oh today I’m seriously considering a backup or two, something I never, ever do.

  42. Joyce says:

    I would love if Dior Aurora Bronzer, Mac Warming Trend eyeshadow were made permanent.

    I love the packaging of Dior Aurora and the color complements my skintone very well.

    Warming Trend is a lovely shade for a neutral look. I haven’t found a dupe for it yet.
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  43. Ava says:

    What a great question! Two Chanel polishes: Jade 407 and Khaki Vert, and the Chanel Topkapi quad from the Byzance collection. I never got Jade and won’t pay $300 on Evil Bay; I have Khaki Vert and bought a back up, but I’m including it on general principal; I also have Topkapi quad – I know I ‘m going ot hit pan and I don’t have a back up. Do you know of a dupe of the pewter/silver color in the Topkapi quad?
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  44. Heidi says:

    MAC Pearlglide pencils and Megametal shadows.

  45. Karo says:

    Chanel Jade 407…. I want it so so so so so so much!
    My lovely friend Mila collets Chanel nail polishes!
    And I want help her and I must find Jade 407!!!
    I was in Polen in Warsaw and I can´t find Jade too.
    And it will be so wonderful,when Chanel made Jade permanent!
    xoxo
    Karo recently posted … CHANEL Lips Of The Day

  46. Naj says:

    I want the Mac Bloggers’ Obsessions collection to be permanent and available worldwide so then I can buy them! There’s good reviews for it all around.

  47. Danica says:

    I really like Mac’s Hello Kitty collection and the Beach one (same collection as the green-packaged Mac eyeshadows in the picture above). I think they should be brought back

  48. Nia says:

    MAC 226 brush!

  49. mill says:

    maybe not permanent, but i wish they’d bring back ‘perfect topping’ MSF! from sugarsweet….i swatched it, thought it was gorgeous, went around the mall, came back and it was SOLD OUT!

  50. Lilit says:

    I’m gonna go with everyone else and choose MAC items too! MAC Everhip and Stereo Rose so that would stop those unscrupulous ebayers for charging $$$$ for them.
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  51. CynthiaCCC says:

    Chanel Riva and Jade for sure. MAC Viva Glam V. I noticed that they discontinued VG VI SE, so now I’m afraid my go-to shade will disappear too at some point. Must buy back-ups. And MAC Gem of Roses, which I loved in the previews but somehow immediately sold out online as soon as it was released! Argh! I was so ready to get it. Maybe they’ll re-promote? Grrrrr…..

  52. Yianna says:

    MAC Marine life and Bite of an apple blush, Ever Hip, Heartless and Toxic Tale lipstick, Time&Space eyeshadow.

  53. NeenaJ says:

    All of the Chanel waterproof Stylo Yeux pencils. But, specifically, Vert Bronze and Rose Platine. They are just too pretty and don’t deserve to fall by the wayside.

  54. Maja says:

    The thing is I barely buy from LE collections unless I see something I really, really like. It’s hard to purchase something you love so much and have it go away – hence the reason for this post – but it’s also hard to not buy it at all haha! Nonetheless, we’re left to suffer lol! Here’s my list:

    Chanel Nail Polishes in Morning Rose (one of my favorite pink nail polishes ever) and the currently-for-sale Graphite (Best gunmetal silver metallic polish ever. Period.)

    MAC 226 Brush, and I believe the MAC 165(?) – an awesome highlighter brush I’m waiting for them to repromote

    NARS Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo – what were they thinking getting rid of that one?!

    And I’ve never tried these but would like to see them permanent so I could lol!: MAC Ever Hip Lipstick, MAC Stereo Rose (to see if it’s actually worth the hype!), and MAC Smoke and Diamonds Eyeshadow (looks like the perfect gunmetal-grey color, better than the glitter-fallout-prone UD Gunmetal)

    Also not sure if Essie has made Topless and Barefoot permanent, but if not, add it to the list lol!

    Phew! Longer than I thought my list would be!

  55. Jill says:

    MAC Foolishly Fab plushglass. I think it’s an unsung hero! It’s just different enough to make a statement, yet also really wearable. I have two backup tubes.

  56. Heather says:

    I would love it if the True Blood pallet were made permanent (though I understand why it’s not). I can only afford the one now and don’t know what I’m going to do when I run out!

  57. Amanda C says:

    TOXIC TALE LIPSTICK, STEREO ROSE, FELINE EYE KOHL .

  58. Misato-san says:

    MAC’s feline, MAC’s mineralize blush in Sakura, MAC’s lipstick in Heartless…
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  59. Silke says:

    I wish I had an ombre blush from MAC, the ripe peach one. Hmm.. :-(

  60. Jamie says:

    mac’s starflash collection. the eyeshadows and liners from that collection are amazing. i wish they were permanent.

  61. helen says:

    Karen– Feline is being repromoted with Cindy Sherman next month!!!!!! We can all stock up!! I wish Chanel would bring their Joues Contrast in Narcisse back to the US!! Also MAC’s Smoke & Diamonds and Henna eye shadows!!

  62. Lidia says:

    I would love if X-rocks blush would make it back in circulation along with

  63. Glosslizard says:

    I’m praying to the makeup gods that MAC’s Blackfire glimmerglass and Chanel Waterlily glossimers will be repromoted someday! Also, Armani beauty has an eye pencil that has appeared in two collections so far and gotten serious raves. Unfortunately, it sells out so fast I haven’t even gotten to try it yet!

  64. Pamela M says:

    Mac should make stero rose skinfinish perm and the volcanic ash skincare line perm also. The whole starflash collection should come back for good, as well as the tendertone balms. Come on Mac make it happen!!!

  65. Brian AKA Roulette says:

    I didn’t get to pick up ANY of the Mega-Metal shadows…just happened to come at a time when I was beeeeee-roke. I believe Veluxe Pearls are the best selling finishes, and the Starflash and Mega Metals were so popular, I would think that they would do more of these heavily pigmented shimmer shadows…Im wondering if thats what the new Prolong shadows will be like?

    Also, our area MAC trainer said they ARE making Feline permanent, but she couldn’t remember when.

    I also wish they would re-release the Greasepaints….I use them ALL the time.

  66. Valerie Brower says:

    I would love bite of an apple to be made permanent and I would love a repromote of UD’s BOS1 and Alice in Wonderland palette. I would actually give my right arm for AIW :). I bought two extra theBalms Muppet palettes in hope of doing a swap with someone for it.

    • Kate says:

      So….I happen to have an AIS palette I was going to give away that’s been swatched once. Are you on MUA?

      • Valerie Brower says:

        Hey! Yes I am on there but I haven’t done any swaps on there before so I’m not sure how it works. I basically just read the reviews on there. My profile name on there is lionNlamb274. I muppets palettes ship out on monday. I also have a facebook page Kent N Valerie Brower if you want to reach me through there too.

  67. Diana says:

    Mac Ever Hip lipstick, Hipness blush, and the entire “Smoke Signals collection” (I’m taking it way back!) I think that was hands-down one of the best promotions they ever had. Everything was so usable and wearer friendly.

  68. Staci says:

    *MAC Tendertones
    *The Lipgelees that tasted like chocolate and smelled really yummy.
    *Refined Deeper Bronzer-my Holy Grail and I just hit pan on the last one I had :(

  69. mandy says:

    MAC Pearlglide pencils, Starflash and Megametal shadows. MAC Ripe Peach blush. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi
    NARS Rajasthan duo
    UD Perversion pencil eyeliner

  70. Carrie Ann says:

    I wish MAC would make Mega Metal Shadows, Slimshines and Lipgelees permanent. I also wish they would bring back a lot of their ltd. ed. MSFs.

  71. Lors says:

    MAC Mehr lipstick from Mickey Contractor. It was sold out before I had a chance to get it :(

  72. Dani says:

    I LOVE Mac Feline, I’m running low on mine eek! I also love the Fun & Games blush from the Hello Kitty line. It gives my fair skin a really nice glow. I bought 4 of them when the line was out and I’m halfway through them! My mom loves the Mac Cranberry Lip Pencil that was discontinued. We have tried to find it everywhere!

  73. Lindsay says:

    MAC Smoke and Diamonds eyeshadow.

  74. Zoe says:

    Revlon matte Strawberry Suede, thank goodness I managed to stockpile a couple tubes. When they run out I shall mourn.

  75. Melody says:

    I really wish MAC Lightscapade were perm. Really most of their MSFs and beauty powders.

  76. singrsling says:

    How about MAC’s Moth Brown andMagnetic Fields?
    And I have MAC Feline and have touched it once – just dont’ see the allure of that pencil. I like Raven and Mystery and Black Lie pencils -those rock!

  77. Maggie says:

    Macs candy yum yum..hope they repromote it!

  78. aradhana says:

    actually, i’m not that bothered about particular shades being made permanent or not…as long as they are repromoted from time to time!

    as for particular product lines, that’s a different story! i wish mac would make more paints, rather than paint pots….i found them easier to deal with, and they stayed put better on my eyelids….i also really liked these gel blushes they made a long time ago , in tubes similar to the concealers and lipmixes…i hope they release those again!!!!!

  79. Iliana says:

    MAC Jazzed, Big Bow, Candy Yum Yum, Toxic Tale, Strange Potion lg/ls; Ripe Peach, Mighty Aphrodite, Marine Life, Bite of an Apple, Pet Me, blushes; NARS Etrusque e/s and the entire Cult of Cherry and Pret A Papier collections!

  80. })i({ Mariposa Maquillage says:

    I have UD Perversion but I’ve ever tried Feline…LOVE THIS!! “I would cut a b*tch if MAC made it permanent, fo’ real!” I can’t wait till MAC Cindy Sherman so I can try to get it!!

  81. Helena says:

    I don’t know if it was LE or just discontinued, but I am having a very hard time finding the Chanel Vega eyeshadow again … loved that eyeshadow, probably one of the only ones that I ever finished…

  82. Barbara says:

    Having another MAC Smoke and Diamonds ES would be nice, but the ultimate product return for me would be MAC Naked Honey fragrance!!

  83. Valerie Brower says:

    Also revlon’s strawberry electric nail polish. Been looking for it everywhere and I’m guessing it’s been discontinued.

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