Monday, June 13, 2011

The Cosmetic Company Store eyeshadow haul

As we journey up north for our anniversary dinner at Miyake in Maine, we passed by the factory outlet. One of the must go to place is the Cosmetics Company Store, and I ended up scoring a few eye shadow quads. The past season (or even current!) limited edition eyeshadow palettes caught my attention immediately!

I got 2 Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palettes for myself and 2 MAC's for my other friends overseas :)

If you follow my blog earlier, I actually got this exact same Sparkle Glamour Quad for Momo-chan. (Actually I found 2 of the 3 items I ordered for her from 20% off F&F event and the price at the outlet was further 10% lower. However, there were full sized GWP that came with my online order so actually I didn't pay that much more... haha saying this to make myself feel better for overpaying!)

I have been contemplating if I should get this BB Quad for myself but since I see for $28 (originally $40 on Bobbi Brown's website) and it's limited edition, I MUST GET IT!

And an added bonus, "Handmade individually in Italy." Wow, an handmade eyeshadow? That's luxurious, and they are from Italy! I like how they said, "Please handle with care" haha!

Also at 30% off retail, the other Bobbi Brown eyeshadow quad I got is the Sultry Eye Palette, which is also a limited edition (I am such a sucker for limited edition!) and last month they were still available online but now it's all sold out There were 2 other similar eye palette available (Smoldering Eye Palette and Smokey Eye Palette I believe) but I think this one I picked up is more versatile and flattering for my eyes. I think I have been making up long enough to know what colors work best for me!

I will be reviewing the above 2 Bobbi Brown palettes individually in another blog posts.

And I also got 2 MAC eyeshadow palettes in plum and purple hues, but they will be sent overseas for my friends.

This is the 2010 Tartan Tale Holiday collection. I believe this palette was named "6 Beauties Play It Cool Eye Kit." I tested it out with the testers and they are not shimmery and they will be perfect for the office.

I found a swatch online from Kalasugar to show you girls the color:

Courtesy of

And this I believe is the limited edition from the year before, by the name of "Sorceress eye palette"

I found swatches from older blog posts from loveblendnbeauty:

Top Row: White Rabbit - Hold my Gaze - Edge of Dark
Bottom Row: Magnetized - Hypnotizing - Altered State

That's pretty massive haul for me, to haul 4 high end eyeshadow palettes at the same time!


Jie Jie said...

The colours are just too pretty to resist:) Guess what, I have 3 weddings to attend this July so those e/s are just in time:)

Re: factory outlet - are they selling mostly US brands? Its a treasure place for me:)

Cutie Fishball said...

3 weddings? I think it's time to use some of the more glittery e/s from your stash! Or layer them!

I think they sell mostly US brands. But once in a while you can find Shu Uemura, since they are owned by L'oreal group. Other brands you will find are Clinique, Lancome, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Prescriptive, Origins, and some fragrances... ocassionally Kiehl's...

typically you can find a lot of past season limited edition or some not too popular colors/brush sets in these places, at about 30% off

The best deal I got was the large size Shu Uemura cleansing oil, for a whopping $14 + tax... originally over $65.... haha!

I can so tell you will shop till you drop in these places!

Cutie Fishball said...

I hope you find the plum colors usable to your taste! I sampled it at the tester and I thought they will be nice to add to your collection.

So when I see limited edition release here, I usually wait 2-3 months and they will show up in the outlet, then I will grab them!

MisoJenny said...


Cutie Fishball said...

Jenny, I think the outlets around u or Fuz has more selection than ours.... but the bobbi brown quad, though it has not much pigments, it's really sparkly, I think if you see it in real person you will like it too!