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Panic! At the Sephora

By Amalah

Hey Amy,
I have noticed from past columns that you recommend the Sue Devitt foundation. I cannot seem to find this anywhere- apparently it’s been discontinued? Do you have a new foundation recommendation?
Also- do you have any recommendations on how not to get that crease-y look under the eyes? I look fine when I initially apply make up (and I try to go easy on what I apply around the eyes), but a couple of hours later I can see my my fine lines in all their glory. Do I just need a better eye cream?
Thanks much!

So I’ve gotten a decent handful of panicked emails re: the Sue Devitt line possibly being discontinued, which it HAS NOT. No. Sephora, for whatever reason, no longer carries any Sue Devitt products, either in the store or online. And yes, if you ask a salesperson about it you may get told (incorrectly) that the line has been discontinued. Because I asked, and then I died, and then I went to Ulta and found it there.
Both Ulta stores in my area carry the Sue Devitt line, and it’s also available through their website. Same stuff, same price, just a different retailer.
According to the Sue Devitt website, in the US, the line is also available at, Barney’s (in stores and online) and “select Facelogic Spas.” Okay then! In the UK, it’s at Harvey Nichols and QVC UK. And in Canada, you can find it at Quorra Apothecary and those Facelogic Spas again.
So! Lesson! Just because a line vanishes off the shelves at Sephora, it does NOT mean it’s been discontinued. (They’re also no longer carrying Vincent Longo and selling off their inventory at INCREDIBLE SAVINGS, if you are lucky enough to use any of the few color shades that are left. $23 lipsticks for $5! $52 foundations for $13! Eeeeee!) The sales staff may not actually know whether the line has gone under or if it’s just the end of a distribution deal, so hold onto your towel and DON’T PANIC. Your most-favorite product ever may still be out there, somewhere.
As for the second part of your question — I still like Philosophy’s eye creams (Hope in a Tube and Eye Believe) for treating and minimizing fine lines. If your lines continue to show through your makeup, it’s probably time to step it up to a good under-eye concealer. I use this one by Almay — I don’t think it’s honestly powerful enough for anyone who suffers from deep, dark under-eye circles, but it does keep the skin around my eyes from getting too dry (dryness will only accentuate your fine lines, too) and matches my skin well enough that I can use it on days when I skip my foundation all together.


Published February 23, 2009. Last updated February 23, 2009.
About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch


Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

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Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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