I have been falling behind on blog posts the last few days, apologies. I’m back in gear now. Back to my two/three posts daily.
I have a little CCO haul to share. For those of you who don’t know what a CCO is, it’s the Cosmetic Compant Outlet (Yes there is one in Ireland!At Junction 1). Like any outlet the items from past seasons at reduced prices. Charan, a fellow blogger (a true bargain hunter, check out her blog), was in the CCO a few weeks ago and rang me to see if I anted anything. She is a gem. Here is what she picked me up:
Girl Friendly Paint Pot (£9.25): A gorgeous muted matte pink. It is so beautiful and the perfect base. I love.
Delft Paint Pot (£9.25): I saw this last year in a Makeup Geek tutorial and fell in love but never got around to picking it up. I have’t tried this yet. I will give it a whirl later and post some pictures.
Here are some swatches of Girl Friendly and Delft…
Poisen Pen Eyeshadow LE (£7.50): It’s very hard to find pretty matte shades. This is one of them. It’s a soft grey/purple. Looking forward to giving this one a try.
and a swatch…
Intriguing Scarlet – Warm Eyes Palette (£21): I like warm shades of eyeshadows. This is a bargain considering you get 6 eyeshadows and one costs €15 in MAC in BT’s. (swatches at end of post)
and some swatches…
I love some of these shades but the medium brown (4th from left) is my favourite colour but unfortunately it’s a bit hard to work with. The greeny gold (3rd from left) is very pretty and works very well with the dark greeny black shade (1st). I’d happily bring this on holiday and leave the rest of my shadows at home. And its deliciously gaudy case…
Benefit Powderflage (£13.50): I’m intrigued by this one. It’s a powder concealer designed to set the under eye concealer or to be used alone if you need light coverage. I usually hate the look of powder under my eye but I’m assuming that this product won’t look cakey. I will keep you posted.
I am very curious about this one!
CCO’s are great for MAC fans who are hunting limited edition items that are no longer on sale. I couldn’t believe there was one in Ireland. I have been to a few in the US before but never realised there was one so close to home. Ok so it’s a bit of a drive, it’s past Belfast, but it makes me happy to know it’s there. Haha.
Have you tried any of these? What’s your thoughts on paint pots? Do you think CCO’s are worth a visit?
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