Monday, August 19, 2013


CCO/CCS Haul -- MAC, Bobbi Brown

Hello my dears!!

I've been wanting to go to the CCO for ages but the closest one is an hour and a half away. Yesterday I drove my mom to the airport in Charlotte, and decided that this was finally my opportunity! I can't say it's the best CCO I've ever been to, but I found some great items.

CCO stands for Cosmetic Company Outlet/Store, and in this magical little place you can find overflow cosmetic items from brands owned by Estee Lauder -- which includes MAC, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown! At a 30% discount!!!

Because you can't be sure how long the makeup have been there I like to purchase items that don't go bad... like brushes, eyeshadows, blushes, etc.

Brushes (l-r) MAC 116, 129, 226, 214

All but one of the brushes I purchased are part of the permanent line. I'm not sure why, but I also received an additional 10% off. The 226 was limited edition and is not currently available at counters/stores. I can't believe I found one!!!

I have been wanting all of these brushes for quite some time and I never imagined I would find them all at the CCO! There was a 188 there that I really wish I would have bought... I have to pick mom up on Wednesday, so we'll see what happens! :)

MAC 214 -- $15.75  (Reg $25)
MAC 226 -- $17.77  (Reg $27)
MAC 116 -- $22.85  (Reg $35) 
MAC 129 -- $22.85  (Reg $35)
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Stone -- $13.95  (Reg $21)
TOTAL SPENT (before taxes) -- $91.57
TOTAL SAVED -- $52!!!!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Stone
Sorry about the picture quality... I rely on natural sunlight and there hasn't been any lately!

Done any hauls lately?


  1. OH gosh! You were able to find Mac Brushes at a CCO?! INSANE. I love going into CCO's, you can get the best deals there :D The nearest one for me is 2 hours away though, so not an easy drive to make! Lovely haul dear :D
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

    1. I was shocked that they had so many brushes... I'm actually going back today to get a couple more :)

  2. OH MY GOD! Why can't we have stores like this?! You got some amazing products with such great discounts. I love the look of those brushes xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. I don't understand why they don't have CCO's in the UK... It would make more sense to sell the items in a local CCO than to spend the money shipping it back to the US.

    2. I'm with Gem, I would die if we had these in Dubai or even in the UK! Amazing! x

      Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

    3. Gemma, I have recently found out we have one at a few of the outlet villages in the UK - there is one at Bicester Village :)

      Paula at Beauty Lover

  3. gosh, if only we can have something like this in Paris !!


    1. But you live in Paris, lol... I would take that any day!! :)

  4. The eyeshadow is gorgeous!!
    Gosh I miss the States so much.. the amazing stores, prices and eeeeverything
    I honestly can't wait to go back and go to CCO!!

  5. Oh all the pretty makeup! You have amazing taste and when you recommend a product I trust it above most others! I'd love to see you're makeup collection, I'm sure it's great!
    Nature With Nurture

    1. Wow, what an awesome thing to say! Thanks Jennifer!

      I've thought about doing a collection post, but I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested. I will have to come up with a strategy :)

  6. I looooove MAC brushes :-) I would seriously cry if I lost them, lol.

  7. I wish we had cco's here I would be going brush mad lol!
    Hannah :) x

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