Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson teamed up to create a makeup collection, dubbed the Conspiracy Collection, which dropped on Friday, Nov. 1, and, minutes later, crashed the Jeffree Star Cosmetics website. Fans, followers, and critics alike then took to Twitter to express their frustration, because what else do you do when you can't buy something you really freaking want? As expected, the tweets about Jeffree Star's website crashing that resulted from the ordeal will take you on a whole ass journey.
The Conspiracy Collection, which dropped at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 1 exclusively on Star's site and Morphe's website, was teased for weeks leading up to its release via several documentary-style videos on Dawson's YouTube Channel. The line features a range of eyeshadow palettes, lippies, accessories, makeup bags, and even clothes that range from $18 to $210. Out of the entire collection, the star is undoubtedly the Conspiracy Palette, retailing for $52 and featuring 18 pans of neutrals, pastels, and neons.
Clearly, the line looked good enough to draw in the masses. Upon the long-awaited launch of the collection, Star's website was simply not able to handle the hype the collection created, and the Morphe website subsequently sold out of a majority of the collection in mere minutes. Cue the internet in sheer rage and panic:
If you ask me, it was a pretty bold move for the pair to launch a collection dubbed the "Conspiracy Collection" on the first full day of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio — a time known for technology malfunctions.
While, as of this writing, the Jeffree Star Cosmetics website seems to be working, the only item remaining is the Mini Controversy Palette, a small nine-pan palette offering almost all different shades than the Conspiracy palette. Every product in the line is also still sold out on the Morphe website. If it's of any consolation, the line is also available in Morphe stores, so you may be able to try your luck there.
From tears of excitement from those that secured the (beauty) bag to tears of sorrow from those who didn't, fans definitely had and will continue to have a lot of feelings about Star and Dawson's internet-breaking drop.