6.01.2010

CCO Finds.

I paid my first visit to a CCO today with low expectations as I've heard that they can often be a hit or miss. For those who aren't familiar, CCO stands for Cosmetic Company Outlet and they sell Estee Lauder brand products such as Bobbi Brown, MAC, Clinique, Origins, Prescriptives, and Estee Lauder (obviously!) at discounted prices. I was hoping to be able to find a few MSFs since I know that they are sometimes available in CCOs and have recently fallen in love with my Soft & Gentle MSF. Here is what I found:


MAC 5 Frisky Business Bright Mini Lipglass/Lustreglass
MAC MSF in Perfect Topping and Cheeky Bronze
MAC Mineralize Blushes in Fad-dabulous and Daft Pink

Perfect Topping (pale pearly pink) and Cheeky Bronze (pinky bronze)

Daft Pink (plummy pink) and Fad-dabulous (rosy golden pink)



Fad-dabulous blush, Daft Pink blush, Cheeky Bronze MSF, Perfect Topping MSF



Clockwise from left: Totally It lipglass, Wonderstruck lustreglass, 
Beaute lipglass, Silly Girl lipglass, Pinkarat lustreglass

All in all I was quite impressed with the selection of products at my CCO and very satisfied with my purchases. The MSFs were $19, Mineralize Blushes were $14.75, and Lipglass/Lustreglass set was $20.75. I rarely ever use up an entire tube of lipglass so the set of minis was the perfect way for me to try several different shades at a very affordable price.

What are your thoughts on CCOs? Are they generally a hit or miss?

23 comments:

  1. Great CCO Haul. I agree it can be a hit or miss when you visit. I think it can be a hit if you come just when they get new stock in but usually they don't really know when they will get a new shipment in.

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  2. WOW great HAUL!!! thats a huge one. I love going to CCO. Hope you could follow my blog hun. Im following you now as well. Great blog.

    kim

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  3. I love CCOs! I found my Perfect Topping MSF there and fell in love with it. Such a pretty mix of colors. :)

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  4. I love going to CCOs. That's where I actually get my full size MAC brushes. They ALWAYS have MSFs over here. My first was Refined. I think you would like that if you like Soft & Gentle =).

    I also ran out of my Smoke & Diamonds e/s from the Starflash collection & they had it at a CCO I went to.

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  5. Aww i am super jealous!! I dont think there are ANY CCO's in canada but i am dying to purchase some MSF!! :(

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  6. I really wanted the "totally it" lipglass from that set at my CCO but didn't want any of the others in the set, so left it in the shop thinking I could buy the lipglass from MAC. Then when I got home I discovered they don't sell it anymore and when I went back it was gone! :-( love what you've bought!

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  7. Wowee I am beyond jealous at all your lovely loot!

    Those bronzers look B-E-A_Utiful xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. I love Perfect Topping - though I dropped mine and it shattered :( xx

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  9. Wow, you were so lucky! I've never been to a CCO - I don't even have a MAC counter where I live! The closest is a seven hour drive. Enjoy your new goodies!

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  10. Great finds! The next MAC collection in July will have some MSFs repromoted and I will for sure be purchasing them!!

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  11. Nice haul! I generally love CCO but they can be hit or misses depending on when they get their shipments.

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  12. I wish there was a CCO near me! Great haul, all of those things look gorgeous. x

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  13. i stopped at a CCO spring break at the beach, everything was so cheap. I saw smaller containers too, so I didn't think it was real. I came home, did research, and was disappointed I didn't pick anything up.

    I'm going back next week, hoping for some new eyeshadows!

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  14. I wish there was a COO here! Lovely Haul! The rest of us are jealous (in a good way)!

    http://www.alluringbathandbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  15. I wish I lived near a CCO! Some lovely purchases there. I have that lipgloss set too and have only just started using it! Swatches are a great help =) xx

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  16. i need to stop by my CCO more often, they always have great products. perfect topping looks really nice

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  17. We don't have CCOs in Australia :( well actually that's not true - there's like one in Melbourne or something, but it's private and you have to be invited by an Estee Lauder employee :|

    The MSFs all look gorgeous! :D especially Perfect Topping

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  18. I usually find cco's hit or miss but dannnggg you made out like a bandit! Great haul!

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  19. I've been wanting a Daft Pink backup ever since I got mine. It's my go to blush. It never goes wrong! You're so lucky. I hope you like it as much as I do. And I'm surprised that you can find perfect topping, what a lucky buy.

    I gotta check out the CCO this Summer.

    Thanks for sharing! Great haul!

    x
    Rica

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