I know...after all this time. I have made peace with the fact that my favourite dupe of this product, Vandol, has been discontinued years ago...and I just couldn't bring myself to buy the 8 Hour Cream. You see, Vandol was , in my opinion, exactly the same... it smelled the same, tasted the same ( I sometimes do taste beauty products...), and it worked just as brilliantly, but at a fraction of the cost. And at the time, it was the nineties, many makeup artists were boycotting brands like Elizabeth Arden for testing on animals. It was a little unfair, in my opinion. There were not very many brands who were animal-friendly at the time, and I did feel just a tad bullied into walking away from a product and brand that was in the same boat as so many others at the time. Unlike a multitude of new brands out there, Elizabeth Arden have been open and honest about their position. So much has changed over the years. We now even have VEGAN brands. But ultimately we buy what works...because our jobs depend on it.
And there's so much more choice!!! Eight Hour Cream...is not necessarily just a cream anymore:
The classic tube is still a favourite among models. It is by far the most versatile form of this product, because I can use it on lips, hands, eyes, cheeks, elbows, and any spot of skin that needs hydration and shine. A tube application is always preferable for makeup artists, because we pop a bit on our steel palettes and reduce the risk of product contamination tremendously. That way, you never need to touch the tube, and your product stays as bacteria-free as it possibly can. Very important to pro makeup artists.