Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What is a Cosmetic Company Outlet? + Mini Haul


Hi peeps! I am back with a little something something from the CCO! So what exactly is a CCO you ask? A CCO is short for Cosmetic Company Outlet and it is owned by Estee Lauder. Estee Lauder in turn owns brands like Smashbox, Clinique, MAC, Estee Lauder cosmetics and Bobbi Brown to name just a few brands. So basically a CCO sells these brands by Estee Lauder at a reduced price! Yes, it's wonderful!

Now CCO's usually sell items that are no longer available or that were limited edition, holiday, exclusive collections etc. This is where the products that were not sold in stores or online end up and in turn are being sold in these outlets stores for a reduced price. So I am ALWAYS seeing new stuff from the previous time I go to the CCO. I never see the same stuff on the shelves. This time I saw stuff from last years holiday collection (which I will be talking about below) as well as MAC's Rihannas, Brooke Shields, The Simpsons and the Malificent collection to name just a few collections. I also see items from their permanent line which is always nice if you can find a certain shade you want. I would just say be aware of how old the product is. I usually gravitate towards the powders instead of the lipgloss or lipsticks just because the shelf life of a liquid product is not as long as that of a powder. You can find anything from perfumes, eyelashes, brushes, hair care, skincare, lipsticks, palettes, sets, etc. That being said, you can not and will not find any shade you want. If you do.. you are very lucky lol. The colors and products themselves that are available is totally random.

But CCO's are great. Their discounted price for everything in the store is 20% which is a great deal for stuff that is rarely marked down. Cosmetic Company Outlets can be found in outlet malls or inside of Off Saks 5th Ave. Stores but their location may vary.

Limited Edition MAC Objects of Affection Holiday 2014 Pigment Gold + Beige Pigments
Lithe, English Gilt, Pretty it Up, Gold, Deep Brown
Limited Edition MAC Objects of Affection Holiday 2014 Pigment Gold + Beige Pigments
  • Original Price: $35, CCO Price: $28

Limited Edition MAC Objects of Affection Holiday 2014 Pink + Rose Pigments
Whisper Pink, Tan, Rose, Reigning Riches, Heritage Rouge




Limited Editon MAC Objects of Affection Holiday 2014 Pink + Rose Pigments

  • Original Price: $35, CCO Price:$28


Permanent MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Industrial
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Industrial
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Industrial

  • Original Price: $16.50, CCO Price: $11.75
So as you can see...those kits are from a year ago. They are completely brand new but they were simply never sold in stores/online. I highly recommend you find a CCO and see what you can find:) I know I was able to get MAC's Mineralize SkinFinish in Soft and Gentle in it's old packaging right after MAC's new Mineralize SkinFinish packaging launched. 

Have you guys ever visited a CCO? What's some stuff you've picked up? Thanks for stopping by:)

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