Saturday, January 16, 2010

My First Experience at CCO (Deer Park, NY)
Things I got from CCO in Deer Park, NY

Pros: Got a lot of Limited Edition MAC stuff for cheap, Took about 30 mins to get there, Nice empty mall to shop at, beautiful environment

Cons: The rule of # of items to buy at CCO, the unhelpful people working at the store

I've been waiting for the Friends & Family MAC Sale to come , so I have been reading forums on and it seems that MAC won't be having a sale around this time. I also started reading about The Cosmetics Company Store or CCO. If you don't know what CCO is it's an outlet shop that features Estee Lauder-owned brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, FLIRT! and more. At CCO they have products that include overstock, discontinued colors, and limited-edition products. The thing that that makes this great is that now people can buy products they missed out on. But what really grabbed my attention was that these products were 30-40% off their original price! And after I read the forums on Specktra I was really tempted to go there. And so I did on Tuesday, January 12 and here's what I got!
Things I got from CCO in Deer Park, NY, again w/out boxes

So the prices for each items are:
Eyeshadow: $10.25
Lipstick: $10.00
Lipglass: $10.00
Blush: $12.25
Mineralize Blush: $15.75
Eyeliner: $10.25
Lashes: $9.25

They sucky part about this was that there was is a rule for CCO's that you can only buy three of each item. I think I read this on a forum but I thought they meant that you could only buy no more than three of certain product (For example: X-Rocks, X-Rocks, X-Rocks), but it really meant that I can only buy ONLY three blushes, three lipsticks, three of everything which is the most dumbest thing I've heard. I was able to get four eyeshadows beucase my sister was with me. But this rule really turned me off. And the worst part about this was that the lady working at the store made it so complicated for us saying that we even have to use a different type of payment just to get the extra eyeshadow! How wierd is that! Anyways, so let me give a detailed review of the things I bought.
NOTE: All the things were brand new in boxes, I used some of them as you can see in the pix :)

Strayin' (Frost)LE: From the MAC Hello Kitty Collection. I didn;t relize this was a frost but the color looks so beautiful on my tanned lips. I think its the perfect everyday fuchsia.
Sunsonic (Frost) LE: From the Neo Sci-Fi Collection. It was my first frost lipstick and I didn't relize how hard it feels on lips. The color looks very silvery on my lips but a bit tanner on my hands. I think it a better Bubbles for more tanner people.
Electro (Lustre) LE: From the Neo Sci-Fi Collection. It's Bright orange very similar looking to Morange but seems a bit creamier to me.
Bitter (Velvet) : Vivid green with shimmer. A bit hard to make the color come onto my eyes and hands.
Cool Heat (Frost) LE: Teal with dimensional pearl. Blends very nicely.
Poison Pen (Matte²) LE: Mid-tone purple with grey. This was my first time trying this finish! All I can say is that I LOVE IT. It's soo pigmented and easy to apply.
Femme Fi (Frost) LE: Soft golden yellow. From the Neo Sci-Fi Collection. Perfect color for highlighting.
X-Rocks LE: Neo Sci-Fi Sheertone shimmer blush. Shimmery dirty mauve, smooth applies nicely, very creamy.
Intenso LE: Mineralize Blush Duo. Top blush is a marble gold & pink, bottom blush is rose with gold glitters.
Joyous LE: Dark Peach with gold pearl. LOVE IT!
So There Jade (Powerpoint): Light green jade, looks for bluish to me. Soo beautiful & unique I fell in love with it! Also it doesn't smudge! Still Available!
Lash #34: Dramatically long. Wispy. Features a long, winged-corner edge. Still Available!
Soft & Slow (Tinted) LE: Rose with gold pearl

Thanks for reading. :)


  1. yes and it is. the neo sci-fi collection is really nice and looks great on any skintone! im an NC35-40 and it looks amazing!

  2. OMG! I love CCO Haulin! I wish I still lived in the US!

  3. Whoa! I didn't know the CCOs had rules like that! There is one a couple hours away from where we live and I really want to go...

    Great haul!


  4. It's soo fun and i bought all this stuff for less than $200.. it's soo fun experimenting there and getting limited edition stuff! :)