Over the past month or so, I noticed that the Salma Hayek Nuance line of products seemed to be growing scarce. Items weren’t being restocked as frequently, and the skincare and makeup displays contained a fraction of the items that had previously been on the shelves. Then, Nuance products began showing up deeply-discounted in CVS’ own ads.
I reached out to CVS a few weeks ago to see if the Nuance line, which is a personal favorite of mine, was being discontinued. Sadly, CVS has confirmed today that this is the case:
CVS Pharmacy and Salma Hayek introduced the exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek product line in 2011. Over the past six years, we’ve enjoyed a positive collaboration with Salma and we continue to admire her passion and dedication. We review customer demand for our product lines on a regular basis to ensure that we have the most up to date beauty offerings and the latest in beauty trend items, and that means from time to time, we must discontinue products to make room for new products and brands.
CVS Pharmacy is committed to continuing to grow our beauty portfolio by bringing new, exclusive and on-trend collections for our customers.
On a personal level, I’m very disappointed, because I had discovered quite a few items I really liked in this line — namely the AM/PM Super Cream and eye creams and the gel eyeliner pencils. While I was waiting for CVS to confirm news about the Nuance line, I’ve been visiting every CVS I pass by to stock up on some of my favorites.
I also noticed that at least one of my Nuance favorites appears to have popped up under another CVS house brand name — MUA. As I mentioned, the Nuance Gel Eyeliner pencils were one of my favorite Nuance makeup items — they glide on friction and smudge-free, and they create a perfect line.
The original Nuance gel eyeliners were made in Germany, and the other day, I noticed that the MUA gel eyeliner pencils are nearly identical in style and are also made in Germany, so I picked one up. These MUA gel eyeliner pencils perform just like the Nuance ones I love. We’ll have to keep watching to see if any other former-Nuance items pop up under CVS’ own cosmetic lines.
At the time of this writing, CVS.com has a few Nuance items left in stock if any of the items you like are still available to order online. I was able to do one last stock-up on some favorites of mine via the website.