Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vincent Longo Diaspora from Sephora

Mama's coming

As if discontinuing Sephora eyeliner #209 was not enough, last week I walked into a Sephora in Soho to replace my Vincent Longo Gel Lipstain in Liquid Kiss which I have been wearing for 5 years now. The display was not in the usual place which did not immediately alarm me, since they're always switching things around at Sephora in order to confuse customers. I asked one of the sales associates in insane drag makeup where the Vincent Longo display was now located and she said "we no longer carry that line." I see.

Putting aside the fact that Vincent Longo along with Nars, Clinique, Lorac and Stila were the ORIGINAL brands carried by Sephora and that it is an unimaginable betrayal to just kick out the brands that made them great, was Sephora ever planning on alerting their customers about this? What did they expect, that I would just somehow consult my runes or divine from the atmosphere that Sephora was no longer carrying Vincent Longo and that I should immediately proceed to the nearest store and buy up the remaining stock of Liquid Kiss or did they expect me togo about my business regularly using Liquid Kiss and then when my supply ran out I was just supposed to go to the store only to discover that the linchpin of my makeup routine had been exiled and then replace it with some piece of shit gloss from Cargo or Kat von D and act casual? Any fool knows that if you build an entire makup routine around an enviable berry-kissed lip, you can't just replace one lip product with another and have the entire makeup look ideal. While I have been waiting for Gel Lipstain in Liquid Kiss to arrive from the shady Vincent Longo website, I was actually forced to purchase some "chocolate berry" lip plumper gloss from Clinique as a feeble substitue and a recent decline in my being hit on attests to the inadequacy of this product.

At first I thought it was just bad luck that my Stridex Foaming Face Wash was discontinued,but with the discontinuation of Sephora #209 eyeliner, the closing of the Missha stores (where another key lip gloss originates) and now the diaspora of Vincent Longo from Sephora, it has become perfectly clear that someone is trying to destroy me. I have an idea of who it is and let me just say that this person will be very, very sorry.

6 comments:

Lynn said...

I feel your pain. But good news is that Space NK now carries Vincent Longo. There is a branch on Greene between Prince and Spring as well as a new Space NK boutique within SoHo Bloomingdales. They both only have core lines, but I think your lipgloss would be in that category. Barneys on Madison also has VL. And, sometime,s the Missha things can be found on eBay. Happy Hunting.

Melissa said...

I used to have the same addiction to this product which I have replaced with sephora's lush flush, works well, is cheaper, and the main ingredient is grape skin extract - so less chemicals!

GAP said...

They discontinued the Vincent Longo line back in December and had 30% off everything in order to get rid of it. Sorry they don't alert costumers, they really should advertise it, esp because of the discounts.

The only frog with his own blog said...

I'd still hit on you. but im a frog.

Princess Katie & Racer Steve said...

Devastated about Vincent Longo himself changing the formula of his best-selling concealer, too! How bizarre? I ordered two (I used to buy them at Sephora - like you) and had to send them back. Why reformulate your best seller? Ugh!

Bev said...

Thanks for sharing your frustration... I have 9 1/2 drops of VL Liquid Kiss left. Must find a supply... soon! YIKES!!