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Allison Avatar

Nars One Night Stand from the Guy Bourdin collection. I had my eyes on that palette and soooo regret not buying it. Also, OPI Catch Me in Your Net. Tons of dupes for it but that name just calls to me.

E Avatar

I am not familiar with the Sigma Palette, but for the last year I have used only the Naturally Pretty Palette Vol. 1 by IT Cosmetics. 14 mattes and a larger pearl shadow. IT also does 3 shadows together. Check out Pretty in Nudes. I find these to be amazing shadows found @ Ulta, but the best deals are ususally on QVC. Both retailers are sale-ing right now.
My eyes are sensitive/allergy prone and I find these to be the best, especially with a shadow primer. Gorgeous pales that still define.

Vanessa Schiff Avatar

Chanel Jade is my biggest lemming too! Why didn’t I buy it? I now buy every LE Chanel nail polish. The ebay Jade’s are over $200 (and usually up to $400) and sometimes from suspicious places.

Eliz Avatar

Harmonie du Soir is my favorite eyeshadow product of all time. If you ever see it on ebay for less than an arm and a leg, it’s totally worth it. I wish I had also snagged Topkapi, which is similar.

Christina Avatar

Caron perfume from the large decanters at their flagship shop in Paris; at the time I didn’t understand how special this moment was…I could weep!

Nikky Avatar

The Jasmine Storylook palette and compact mirror from the Sephora/Disney Jasmine collection. The mirror always seemed to be sold out and at the time I couldn’t afford the palette.

Alla Avatar

Most of the Rihanna lipsticks (except for Riri Woo, that really is too close to Ruby Woo). I just didn’t get in on the hype and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of the online waiting room (I still can’t really figure out why Mac had one). Those lipsticks look so gorgeous on almost everyone I’ve seen wearing them, and I love the retro matte formula…I don’t know what I was thinking!

Sorja Avatar

Sort-of same for me… I had it, and the one time I decide to bring it with me anywhere (my family was in town and we were going out, so I wanted to look nice and wear one of my nicer lippies I save for special occasions/don’t wear a lot), it got stolen when my car was broken into, along with the rest of my makeup I had with me, my backpack, laptop, etc.

So I regret not buying a backup! … Or just taking it with me in the first place. 🙁

Kristie Avatar

I always regret not buying the limited edition palettes and makeup sets that come out near Christmas. When I finally decide to buy them, they’re all out and overpriced on eBay!

Tatyana Avatar

The Nars Danmari Palette

The Urban Decay Vice 1

The Armani Eyes to Kill #27

MAC’s Hautecore and Lorde Lipstick

I’m sure there’s lots more 😛 but those are the one’s I can thing of off the top of my head.

Ade Avatar

Poudre Signé de Chanel & Guerlain Wulong!

I thought, “Nah, I don’t need another shimmery powder/highlighter”. Girl, that’s not “JUST” another shimmery powder/highlighter! *slaps myself*
Why is it still so hard for me to move on? 🙁

zainab Avatar

Exclusive Event from the MAC Divine Night collection. I’m also rueful that I didn’t get a backup for Illamasqua Facade. I’ll have to see if an indie brand does muddy greyish taupe for lips.

tzwiggy Avatar

The old MAC Lightscapade (before they turned it into Beigescapade)!

MAC Ripe Peach blush.

Dior Waterlily nail polish.

I also really regret not getting a backup of GA Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Rose Popillia. It’s such a unique color and a great way to make everyday looks a bit more exciting without being too much.

Kiss & Make-up Avatar

Oh, good question… There are probably some LE’s that I regret not buying but nothing specific comes to mind at the moment, really. So I guess I’ll never be THAT gutted about not buying a certain product 😉

Tasha Avatar

Urban Decay Vice 2 palette and TooFaced All My Favorite Things palette smh. BIG regrets think about how I blew buying these all the time ugh. Can’t get them now cause they were le.

Vero Avatar

As of last night, because it went out of stock, OCC’s Lip Tar and nail polish duo in Black Dahlia. It was on sale for 18$ online at Sephora. I hesitated and missed out. Sigh.

Gina Avatar

That I wish I did, and still can if I go back to the store? Meteorites Voyage, Hourglass Mood Light, the larger size of Hourglass primer, Maskcara IIID Foundation (though from reviews I may have dodged a bullet there)

That I can’t buy anymore? Illamasqua foundation and Raindrops polish (I guess i can, if I ship from overseas, but with foundation color and all I doubt I will), Mac Riri Woo, and I regret not stocking up on B&BW Moonlight Path something like 15 years ago when it was the original scent. I’ve never in my life gotten so many compliments on anything as I did when I was wearing that perfume or lotion. I had random men stop me and ask what it was when I was out doing stuff.

Heather Avatar

I regret not buying the Sephora Cinderella mirrored compact. I didn’t get into to makeup until after it was already HTF, but it’s just the prettiest little mirror!

Natalie Avatar

Laura Mercier Artist Palette comes to mind…but I didn’t even know/was interested in it until AFTER it was sold out! I hope they bring it back this year!

Eliz Avatar

Both of mine are eyeshadow products, which I rarely purchase, but these two are definitely “the ones that got away.”

Tom Ford In the Pink Ombre Eye Color Trio
Chanel Topkapi Byzance Quad

Brenda Avatar

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi and Apres Chic lipsticks and Silver Birch mineralize e/s and Benefit Georgia peach. Not too many items I still think about but those I can’t seem to quell the lemmings for.

Therese Avatar

I regret not getting the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette. I just pray to the makeup gods someday it becomes part of the permanent line

Nikki J. Avatar

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick. I bought the lipglass and it is the PERFECT red for my complexion. I have other red lipsticks and yet, I reach for my RiRi Woo Lipglass when I want sexy red lips. I didn’t buy the lipstick because it was matte in texture and I have crazy dry lips, but I feel it would compliment the lipglass so well. Definitely sorry I skipped four opportunities to purchase it.

Nicole Avatar

Makeup by Charlotte Tilburry and Nars. Both not available in Germany. I can order it online, but like to see it in person to avoid bad buys.

issy Avatar

-The original meteorite powder by Guerlain.
-Illamasqua’s Easter Egg collection polishes ( speckled etc)
-More of the Sally Hansen Pacific Blue polish

Amy Hoeh Avatar

I wish I would have seen that. I literally just sold 7 bottles on eBay. I had too many backups and am over blue nail polish.
My regret is MAC Eclair Paint Pot. It was such an extraordinary color, but missed out on it because of sheer stupidity. Haha.
I have the UD Vice 2 and never even reach for it?
I missed out on the Tarte Be Mattenificent. OMG. I want that so badly…still!! I keep hoping someone says “here ya go, Amy”. Then I wake up. 🙂

Amy Hoeh Avatar

*bottles of the Sally Hanson (Original) Pacific Blue – before they changed the color and kept the same name. That’s still odd to me.

Oh! And MAC Heaux lipstick. It’s gorgeous. From the looks of this list, I’m glad that I’m not the only makeup addict. I feel right at home. 🙂

Helene Avatar

Actually nothing comes to mind. I’m sure if I got to see photos I’d regrett a lot of non purchases, As it is I keep looking forward to the next wonderous release 🙂

Sarah Avatar

I wish I had gotten MAC’s Petal Power & Azalea in the Afternoon blushes from their Fantasy of Flowers collection and Urban Decay’s Vice 2 palette 🙁

Cat Avatar

The biggest regret I have right now was not purchasing two of the Nars Sex Fantasy blushes while they were available! When I first looked at it, I really wasn’t all that impressed with it and didn’t think I would love it so much. However, nothing else I’ve tried brightens up my face as much as that blush! I restrain myself from using it every time I do my makeup so it will last longer. When I do use it, I kick myself all over again!! =)

Queentutt Avatar

That would be (HANDS DOWN)!! the Guerlain Turandot eyeshadow palette. I loved every color in it and when I saw your wedding photos featuring it, I was literally sick to my stomach that I hadn’t purchased it before it sold out.

Veronica Avatar

The only palette I kick myself occasionally for not picking up was UD Vice #1. It’s not a huge regret, though, since they wound up releasing my favorite shade from the palette in a single (Laced).

Giorgio Armani #406 was also a sad miss. Apparently, it really was LE, so I missed out on it when I tried to pick it up after the holiday season. (I’ve yet to see it pop up on Ebay, either!) Chanel discontinued Rouge Noir and Bon Bon literally weeks before I went in to buy them, so I was pretty mad about that, haha. Rouge Noir pops up occasionally on Ebay, but I’ve yet to talk myself into spending double the cost of the original to get it. (If anybody has any dupe recommendations, I am all ears! I love those intense vampy shades. I’ve seen similar ones but none with the exact balance of brown and burgundy.)

Samantha Avatar

When I was younger, I wore an Irish perfume called Emerald that I could only find at a little independent Celtic store. I did not repurchase because I used it so sparingly, and then it went away forever! I have looked for it for years, but cannot find it anywhere. It makes me sad because I am extremely picky with perfumes and that was my favorite one. If I could redo things, I would have bought several!

Anne Avatar

Guerlain Liu Rouge automatique! I’ve or ages and now that I’ve learned that it has been discontinued along most Rouge automatique shades, I can’t find it anywhere. 🙁 I might still find it somewhere, but I’m going to be crushed if I don’t!
Also: Chanel Delight.

Veronica Avatar

Anne, when I searched Guerlain Liu, I found it to be a spot on dupe for Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Grenadine, which is why I skipped it. You might want to give it a look. (I’m an NW10/15 for reference.)

doroffee Avatar

Quite a few.
-the dark blue-ish shimmery nail polish from this year’s MAC summer collection
-Essence’s gel tints – I could get two when they were discontinued, but I could not get the other two…
-I think it was two years ago… there was a gorgeous burgundy blush in a Sleek winter collection

Elyse Avatar

I wish I had bought the Estée Lauder gelee blush in tease. It looks so amazing and whenever I see people using it I’m so jealous 🙂 haha, such a shame it was limited edition.

Kat Avatar

Psh! Plenty. I’m super paranoid about buyer’s remorse, so I end up with passer-up’s remorse as a result. It’s terrible. One I definitely will always weep for is the Vice 1 palette.

Aline Avatar

Clarins Unicorn Pee, but I’ve seen videos from people who purchased it and the polish looks nothing like what it did when it was new. It wasn’t meant to last, I guess.

Also, the original Stereo Rose. The one they have now looks nothing like the original.

Jenni Avatar

definitely the Alice in Wonderland Palette from Urban Decay. It was in my hands and I thought nah, I’ll wait and get it next time. I had no idea it would be one of those things that would sell out and never be seen from again! So much regret since I really did want that particular one more than any other palette!!

Also regret at the time being tunnel visioned into hunting for Mac Blitz and Glitz fluidline (which became permanent) and totally overlooking queen’s sin lipstick!! I am waiting on the repromote for that lipstick! It was definitely a Red that got away!

Also I had the most perfect red lipgloss from Victoria’s secret Aura Science. It was the red one and I only bought one when it was on clearance. It was so beautiful I always got compliments on it. My sister borrowed it and someone STOLE it from her car! I regret not buying more backups because it was THE perfect red gloss! I still hunt red lipglosses to fill the void and still have not found anything close!

Missing out on all the riri lipsticks from Mac. I’m usually on top of it but I just missed the ball on these ones.

Leticia Avatar

Guerlain Crazy 68 Meteorites Compact – I saw it once and thought “I’ll come back later”……well, there were none left later 🙁 ! I truly regret this because it was totally my fault! I also wish I had got Chanel Taboo nail polish!

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