Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last product that you wanted to purchase but couldn’t get because it was already sold out? Did you ever manage to snag it?

Temptalia's AnswerThe last time I remember trying to buy something that ended up being sold out was Marine Life–this was online–so I was there first thing in the morning at my local store.  MAC ended up filling the order two or three weeks later, though.

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167 thoughts on “What was the last product that you wanted to purchase but couldn’t get because it was already sold out?

  1. Dorna

    mac quite cute lipstick…hmph.

    • Maureen

      Yes. I wanted Playtime but couldn’t get it immediately. It sold out online after like 5 minutes. However, the ghetto-trashy mall in the middle of a nearby rural area happened to have a Macy’s (it was a pretty lame Macy’s, but still. Or maybe it was Dillard’s?) Anyway, I popped in there, and was surprised to find that they were also sold out!

  2. The Asian Girl

    Mine was Dior Paradise nail lacquer…I spent $20 over retail on eBay D:

  3. MAC My Paradise =( I didn’t realize it was online early, and all the locations around me sold out :(

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    Candy Yum Yum. Not even my Mac girl could get it for me and that’s a rare thing =(

  5. Sari

    MAC Ever Hip lipstick ! I didn ‘t get it when it was out with the Liberty of London collection & I was so excited when it was repromoted with Fashion Flower but when I got to the MAC store it was already sold out :(

  6. I wanted a backup of Ever Hip because it quickly became my favorite lipstick, but it was gone! I’m betting a lot of people are going to say the Naked palette, which is still widely unavailable even though it has been out for almost a year! That is cray cray.

  7. Ashley

    The Urban Decay Naked Palette! I still don’t have it because shipping to Canada on Sephora is pricey. But they’re opening one at my mall on Friday so I’m hoping to pick one up

    • meme

      Oh you have to get it somehow…it’s an amazing palette! I want to get myself one to stash it’s so great! Have fun with your new Sephora!

    • Rayna

      If you mean Sephora Fairview Park – go tonight. Theyre doing a soft opening 6-9.

    • Michelle

      There are some shoppers drug marts that sell urban decay. That’s where I bought my naked palette.

    • Elaine

      As a Canadian, the only way I got my Naked Palette was on a vacation to Vegas. I went to sephora by the venetian one morning and they had just restocked!

  8. The only thing I can think of is OPI’s glitters from their Alice in Wonderland collection. I did end up getting Absolutely Alice from eBay but Mad As A Hatter is just ridiculously expensive.

    • meme

      I nabbed 2 of the MAAH – but I paid around $20 for each – now I see them for $75 and rarely less…It’s still sooooo popular.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cindy Cindy

      Did you try for the mini’s? I bought the mini set from Ebay.

    • Katie

      I ended up finding a bottle of Mad As a Hatter at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! They had all the colors. =)

  9. Nicole

    Chanel Morning Rose nail polish! It sold out faster than Mimosa where I live. I was really surprised. But there will always be other pink nail polishes to swoon over! I’ll be fine. Haha.

    • Maureen

      Morning Rose is GORGEOUS.

    • meme

      I was crazy nuts to get it…finally bought it on eBay…and now, meah. Maybe I just have not been into ‘that’ part of the pink end of summer yet. We are cold and gray – was raining last week.

  10. Valene

    Sun Blonde from MAC Surf Baby Collection. I ordered it online, but when my order came it had been backorder cancelled.

  11. lena

    Candy Yum Yum!! They have GOT to bring it back or I will die. LOL

  12. When Violetta was released with the Venomous Villains collecion.. Sigh.

    • Lauren

      Violetta is permanent at pro stores. If you don’t live near one, you can order it over the phone. It’s my favorite lipstick in the world!

    • Heather

      You can get Violetta at any pro location! It wont have the LE packaging….. but at least you still get the awsome colour :)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katie Katie

    My Paradise from MAC. I called Nordstrom on the day it was released, only to find out they had released a day early as part of an in house sale. Oh well!

  14. Jade L.

    Urban Decay’s Naked Palette took me ages to get my hands on

  15. Surf the Ocean when it first came out but it’s back in stock now and I scored it the other day with my sized to go order! I was thrilled!

  16. Alexis

    Hmmm Candy Yum Yum probably. But I didn’t have money at the time anyways haha

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    Odalisque from the Peacocky collection…bleh…Such a pretty blue…I hope they make those eyeshadows permanent one day! They’re gorgeous I color and formulation!

  18. Corinne

    MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF35

  19. Virginia

    I have been searching for MAC Surf the Ocean Crushed Metal Pigments. I could not find it anywhere but between calling the stores that are in my area and stalking the website, I managed to get it. Its being delivered tomorrow!!! YAY!

  20. Jackie

    The china glaze holograph collection (the name escapes me) By the time I realized how amazing it was and I had to have it, it was GONE! *insert epic sad face*

    • meme

      I missed ‘em all – both collections…and now I look at some of the ones on the secondary market but cannot decide on even one of them! So probably like you, never will get any…that epic fad collection just was not meant to be in our hands I guess! Hehe!

    • salamander

      OMGs? Yeah, I would seriously like a few of those. Not enough to pay ebay prices, though…

    • i managed to pick up OMG and L8R G8R from a little asian nail place in my city. i guess they have a tendency to stock up on unique colours. they were only $12 as well, which is great considering OPI here in AUS sells for $20!

  21. jenny

    MAC Hibiscus. And before that, the Ripe Peach Ombre blush.

  22. michelle

    mac ever hip. :(

  23. Carrie Ann

    I had a difficult time getting my hands on Surf the Ocean. It sold out right away online, so I ordered it from the Macy’s website, but they sent me Summer Stash instead. Luckily, they had one at my local MAC counter.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alisha alisha in wi

      that happened to me too! Maybe Macy’s stacked the colors in the wrong spot? I hate it when you think you have it covered then something happens.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alicia alicia

      I ordered Summer Stash and got Surf the Ocean – i called and they reordered, and the same thing happened. I think the product numbers are mixed up.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily O.

    Playtime and Playing Koi- I ordered both through Nordstrom and 6 weeks later was told they actually wouldn’t be getting any more. Now that I think about it, I let Nordstrom off the hook way too easily. I mean had Nordstrom not wasted my time I might have found it elsewhere. I wrote MAC a furious emails and made some phone calls and then went “screw it”. Now I have My Paradise cheek powder and Hibiscus l/s and think I will be returning both, somewhat ironic I think.

  25. Charlene

    wet n wild the gilded age summer collection trio.

  26. Puffnstuff

    Rbl plie jane and recycle. Pissed i am indeed…

  27. Maria

    MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Perfect Topping.. :( I even tried it on but the makeup artist convinced me to get Refined instead. Should’ve went with my instinct.

  28. Another one for Urban Decay’s Naked Palette! I’ve checked in Sephoras all over and I always check when I’m in a mall and I’ve never seen it in stock. Sadly, the fact it’s so hard to find makes me want it more :P.

  29. meme

    It was 2 blushes by Tarina Tarantion – Charm & Feather….colors were great together and separate for me and super long lasting!!! I finally got Charm a month ago – but not Feather yet.

  30. Fiona

    MAC I Get No Kick liner, I was overseas when it came out and missed it in both countries :(

  31. Kathy

    Urban Decay’s 15th anniversary eyeliner set. It’s not online anywhere that I looked, except for Amazon and that seller wants $199. I don’t suppose that anyone has any ideas, do you?

  32. Monticka

    MAC Candy yum yum lipstick :(

  33. Jessica

    OPI’s Rumple’s Wiggin.

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mirela Mirela

    The NAKED palette.

  35. playing koi lipstick by mac, i want 6 of these.

  36. Stephanie

    So my friend bought me MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga lipstick for Christmas.. you know, the awesome bubblegum pink one??? Well.. I was a stupid and left it in San Diego. And now.. no more… only the lip gloss version.

  37. Guerlain Gems! I’m still really sad about it right now. >:

  38. Stephanie

    MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick

  39. The Wonder Woman Collection by MAC! I got just 2 pigments! Marine Ultra e Bright Fuchsia! Sooo unfair! Snif, snif~crying~

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily O.

      Not to sound like a skeeze in a trenchcoat with a bunch of watches dangling in the inside but depending on what you want, some things can still be had…

  40. Daria

    All the Mega Metal shadows and lip glosses I liked from MAC Peacocky collection went like hot cakes. Didn’t get anything :-(

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily O.

      Me neither, not a one. Somehow I’m not really hurting over it anymore ;)

    • Sara

      I was at Ulta last week and they had piles and piles of the UD Naked palette…

    • Sara

      That’s surprising. I got 7 of the mega metal eyeshadows with no problem. Of course, I went to the MAC counter the day they came out. I find if you either go online when they are released or to the counter, you can usually get what you want. If you wait more than a day, that’s when you run into problems.

  41. Joy

    Definitely the Naked Palette. I finally got it a few months ago and have not used it for a single look yet lol

  42. Sam

    Dior healthy glow powder in Aurora…got it today after ringing round for ages woop woop!! Before that maring life, it was in stock when I placed my original order but I’m scared of seahorses (stupid I know)so passed on it before realising what a good product it was!!

  43. Charlotte

    Pink Power MSF from Wonder Woman but I’m glad I didn’t get it now as I don’t think I’d really use it that much.

    I also missed out on Stereo Rose but again I’m not that sad about it now.

  44. vivian

    chanel nouvelle vague :(

  45. Sophie

    MAC ever hip – fashion flower only got to Aus this week, apparently online only, and i was waiting for the shipping code but i obviously waited too long! sigh/

  46. Courtney

    Mac surf the ocean pigment stacker, but then went to a store that had a launch party and they had a ton. The last two products were urban decays naked pallette … Still don’t have one :/ and the orangey nail polish from the venomous villains collection I went in the morning they had it but I passed then I decided I had to have it, and went back the same day and Mac was sold out and I called like 4 or 5 counters and stores in my city and they were all sold out

  47. Marianela

    MAC bubbles lipstick :(

  48. Francine

    Candy Yum Yum. I have given up on that one and decided it probably wasn’t meant to be. I live a 5 minute walk from 2 MAC stores (Bay and PRO), and I won’t make that mistake again! Will be waiting at the doors to open for collections that are MUST-HAVES.

  49. Stepha Hernandez

    Candy Yum Yum… :( Very sad!

  50. Natalie

    MAC Marine Life. I’m still mad about it lol

  51. Carrie G

    Mac summer shower! Then i went to a different mac three weeks later and i got the last one!

  52. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Autumn Autumn

    MAC Ripe Peach Ombre blush :(

  53. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    MAC Lazy day lipstick, and Ripe Peach Ombre blush. I’ve given up since then.

  54. Daisy

    MAC Hibiscus lippie…so disappointed!

  55. Mac’s mega metal eyeshadow in paparazz-she… it was the only one i found unique enough to purchase, but i took a while to make up my mind and when i got there… sigh.

  56. Dee

    Candy YumYum. But a MUA was sweet enough to give me her backup :)

  57. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Miranda Miranda

    Mac Pink Power msf from the Wonder Woman Collection. they had it on display and not marked as sold out, although when they went to look for it, it was sold out (hurumph)

  58. Kacee

    MAC my paradise, and some older things like peppermint patti, and ripe peach blush ombré.

  59. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachael Eileen

    MAC Ever Hip lipstick :(

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shelly Michelle

    I ordered Sun Blonde eye shadow online and when my order came it was MIA. By that time it was sold out every where. WAH-waaaah.

  61. M.A.C. Candy Yum Yum…Sold out in Portugal, Spain and Malaysia…and i suppose a lot more places….

  62. Lydia

    I REALLY wanted pharaoh paint pot, even was willing to buy it used (when someone hit pan on it) i actully pulled some strings with a highly reccomended ebayer and turns out she had one!

  63. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of caitlin cait

    I was gunning for the MAC Wonderwoman lipstick Marquise d’ but because the release was during the most hectic month at University I rightfully chose school over makeup. I kinda regret not buying it … I work in a comic shop and thought that the packaging was superb and am kinda bummed lol at least then I was able to use the money not spent to buy Playing Koi from Quite Cute :3

  64. Lulee

    Hmmmm the guerlain G blush. Although I’m not convinced I would have actually bought it but I was sad it was sold out. Sally Hansen hidden treasure is one I really wanted but could never get my hands on along with revlon’s perplex.

  65. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joanne Joanne

    I wanted to get my hands on a back up of Ever Hip. Fell in love with it the first time I wore it.

  66. MAC My Paradise, after a day of contemplating to get it or not, it was sold out!;(

  67. Nadia

    I’ve never missed out on anything I wanted lol. I really haven’t found it hard to get my hands on them. I’m just there first thing in the morning the day a collection launches and I swatch it and buy it (assuming I still like it after swatching). End of story.

    I did miss out on the 226 brush but it’s not because it sold out. It’s because I wasn’t following MAC at all back then and by the time I realized I wanted the brush, it was like a year later!

    If they ever re-launch that brush (what’s taking so long?!), I’ll get it.

  68. Dana

    Mac Later pigment when it was released in the Alice + Olivia collection. I was able to pick it up though when it was re-released. Before that it was Marine Life :P

  69. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cindy Cindy

    Mac Ever Hip lipstick. I went to the mall 2 days after it was released and Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, AND the Mac store were all out of it. I know that Nordstrom does “pre-orders” for makeup which I find ridiculous. When I go to the store, I want to go home with what I purchase. If I want to wait, I’ll buy it online! Either Mac should keep more stock of popular colors or they should have some kind of safeguard against Ebay sellers buying up 40 of them to sell on Ebay at double the price.

  70. Melissa

    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess L/E original fragrance!

  71. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

    I bought one of MAC’s My Paradise blush at the Surf Baby launch party. When I tried to get another a week later, it was gone!

  72. sibel

    I really want to have chanel’s rose platine waterproof eyeliner from summer 2011 collection but it’s already sold out where I live. Can you sugggest me any dupes please?

  73. condesa

    Urban Decay Naked Palette … but I managed to get one after I was put on a waiting list.

  74. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jenna Jenna

    I could not get my hands on playing koi…even though you said it wasnt very good, I wanted it!

    I have seen the Naked palette everywhere recently!! I still haven’t picked it up, would like to get it 20% off somehow…

  75. MAC Odalisque e/s and Temper Tantra lip gloss. It must have been a sign that I didn’t really need another teal shadow. :P

  76. Michelle

    Michael Kors Island Figi Perfume. Never found it.

    I also wanted a Pevonia night cream, but I ended up finding it from a local esthetician. She carries Pevonia and was able to order whatever I wanted, so if you are in the South Florida area and your elusive product is a skin care product, look her up on linked in http://www.linkedin.com/pub/judy-zeman/22/aa5/619.

    As for the perfume, if anyone ever finds it, please let me know where!!!

  77. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of panphila Pan

    Like many other here, I missed out on Candy Yum Yum lipstick! The worse part for me was I could have gotten it, but I backed out last second. Then the next day I decided to go back for it… and of course it was sold out! They even warned me it was going like hot cakes. :P

  78. sarah

    ud naked palette. i went to the ulta in savannah on a mission to finally try it out and buy it, but noo sold out! so i got the feminine palette instead, and omg love <3

  79. Andi

    MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

  80. AMYJO

    WETnWILD 901b, Think Pink and VS Bombshell. I know I am behind but only 1 PX (military store) within a few hours. Germany stinx

  81. Laura

    Mac Hibiscus lipstick from Surf Baby. Seems like it sold out before it went on sale.

  82. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brie Brie

    The MAC Surf Baby pigment stacks, which were sold out at my local MAC store… I ended up snagging the last one they had in Surf the Ocean at Nordstrom but they didn’t have the other one :-( Probably better for my bank account’s health that they didn’t, though!

  83. heidi

    The naked palette. It took me 3 months to get my hands on it!

  84. It has to be Marine Life… I am just late by 10 mins….

  85. Suselew

    Mac Yogamode Beauty Powder from the Raquel Welch Limited Edition. When I went back to get more, it was all gone from store and online stock. Christine, do you know of a dupe for that shade?

  86. Yazmin

    Mac Lavender Whip. Still cant get my hands on it, searched high and low for it!! :(

    • Marissa

      I know how you feel! I finally found one for $28 on eBay a few months ago. It was pretty expensive but I wanted it so badly! D:

  87. brittany

    ripe peach was the big thing i wanted but couldn’t ever get. i freaked out when siahi was sold out online and called a store in california to ship it to me even though i live in missouri. somewhat more reasonable – i have a store a couple hours away ship me pink cult when it was sold out online.

  88. Miss Ruby Rouge

    MAC’s “Bite of An Apple” blush from their Venomous Villians collection….MAC sent me an email notification a week later and it had already been on sale, I was sooo disappointed!! :(

  89. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of T Violet Lee

    Candy Yum Yum and Playtime.

    I gotta say, I’m getting pretty irritated at how hard it can be to get “hot” MAC products that sell out instantly. It almost seems like lately MAC is deliberately underproducing stuff to create a false urgency and buzz. It’s enough to make me stop buying MAC if there’s no way to buy new product without waiting by my computer to buy it untested the hour it’s released.

    • Leslie

      I totally agree, it really seems like a marketing ploy. If I weren’t so addicted to shiny new makeup, then I might have a chance at ditching MAC for a more admirable brand that doesn’t manipulate their customers just to make a buck.

  90. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Christina Christina M.

    MAC’s candy yum yum, I saw it when it came out & didn’t purchase it immediately thinking it wasn’t going to sell out quickly, I was SO wrong!

    UD’s Alice in Wonderland book of shadows & their anniversary 24/7 eyeliner set

  91. ashleigh

    Mine was Marine Life,, and I even had a chance to purchase it. I was at one of the stores close to me, and I saw it so I went over to look at it and one of the MUA’s was like let me put it on you. It looked soo beautiful but my friends were waiting at like the other end of the mall so I left it not realizing that it would sell out so quickly. I was so sad I contacted the other 2 MAC’s in my area, as well as the ones in Florida because I was leaving to go on vacation in a few days. I tried everything to get this product, even ebay :( So if it ever comes out again, and thankfully we have temptalia to let us know, I will be sitting outside of the store the day it comes out to buy it.

  92. Leslie

    Candy Yum Yum here too. I went to the nearest MAC store the day that collection was released and picked up Playtime and Quite Cute, but passed on Candy Yum Yum because I have a couple of bright pink lipsticks already. A few days later I decided I really wanted it and POOF, it was already gone. Dagger.

  93. Janet

    MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick.

  94. Megan

    Candy Yum Yum lipstick from the Quite Cutecollectiin by MAC :[ sadness

  95. ReBecca

    Tarte inner eye brightener

  96. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alisha alisha in wi

    candy yum-yum…..grrrrrrrrrr…still don’t have it

  97. Mo

    MAC’s Candy Yum Yum and Playtime lipsticks from the Quite Cute Collection.

  98. Isa

    MAC Plushglass in Plus Luxe! :(

  99. Elle

    I live in New Orleans and for some reason the OPI Crackle is a rarity all over the city. It took me a couple months and a Trip to Baton Rouge to find a place that had it. Best. Purchase. Ever.

  100. Rebe

    Siahi fluidline from the Mickey Contractor collection. Disappointing, though I’ll survive!