Makeup that sold out in 2019 and where to buy their dupes: Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Pat McGrath, etc

Makeup that sold out in 2019 and where to buy their dupes: Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Pat McGrath, etc

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @kyliecosmetics

The best-laid plans of mice and (wo)men often go awry. Well, such is the case for most of us beauty buffs whenever a cult label drops a hotly anticipated release, that is. Prepared as we might be, snagging up a sought-after palette or stellar lipstick steal poses more of a challenge than one might think. More often than not, we end up faced with a screen shoutinf "sold out" accompanied by a crushing sense of defeat as we fill out our details for the waitlist. If it's a feeling experienced all too much this year, we sympathise — and are here to help by gathering the best dupes of this year's sold out makeup releases. They'll tide you through until the next restock... if even that. Happy shopping.

Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette

We can't say we're astounded that this is the eyeshadow palette that broke records. Anticipation was already at an all-time high with the release of the multi-part docu-series documenting Star and Dawson's collaboration, which further escalated upon the release of the full range. One million palettes sold in just 30 minutes; the line-up of lip products and accessories followed soon after. Restocks still aren't available even though it's been a whole month since its launch. We day get on the waitlist, then scoop up Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette meantime. Similar shades aside, it also boasts a bold, pigment-packed formulation to rival Jeffree's.

Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette

The beauty community was all abuzz when images of Huda's celestial-themed palette first dropped. Not only for the the stunning packaging, mind, but also because the pastel and metallic line-up were entirely out of left field compared to the brand's usual style of neutral offerings. Still, it was a risk that paid off: the palette has sold out since its release in November. For something similar at a more wallet-friendly price, try the Revolution Pro Regeneration Palette Trend in Mischief Maker. The silky-soft formulations are a dream to blend and should ease the heartbreak until your package from Huda arrives.

Kylie Cosmetics Kybrow Kit

Lo' and behold, Kylie's best-selling product this year is — surprisingly — a brow product rather than her usual lippies. Fans were all over its budge-proof, buttery-soft formula alongside its comprehensive range which includes a pencil, pomade, gel, and brush within the set. And while you'll be hard-pressed to find a dupe or set which includes three distinct variations such as Kylie's, the beauty sphere finds that the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade delivers the most similar results.

Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Ritualistic Rose

Is it too soon to declare it the year of the eyeshadow palettes? Pat McGrath released three new eyeshadow quads around October, two of which promptly sold out and haven't been available ever since. The Ritualistic Rose palette in particular, has been lauded by YouTubers and influencers who are scrambling to find a perfect dupe. As of now, no single palette matches up — though we've identified four solo shadows from other brands that mimic its warm plum and bronze pans pretty well. Spy them in the gallery, below.