Makeup Outlet Stores can be fabulous places to find makeup bargains. Yet cosmetics companies do not seem to do much to advertise or market these sources for discontinued cosmetics and overstock makeup.
Cosmetics Company Outlet or CCO Outlet
This is the outlet store that gets the most people talking. It's more well known than most other brands. CCO Outlet is owned by Estee Lauder and that company owns most of the make up brands that many of us adore when we visit specialty stores like Sephora and Ulta. In fact, Estee Lauder owns MAC Cosmetics in addition to others like Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox, and has owned Stila and some other high end luxury cosmetic brands.
If you're looking for a MAC makeup outlet, CCO is your place. They have a decent selection of discontinued MAC products, and are often a source for limited editions that you may have missed out on the first time around. The Cosmetics Company Store also carries a wide variety of hair and body care products in addition to fragrances and colognes. Estee Lauder also owns Bumble and Bumble, Tommy Hilfiger, and they even own La Mer though I've never seen that at any CCO!
Look to outletbound.com to see if there is a CCO in your region.
Bare Escentuals Makeup Outlet Store
I was recently out at a Premiere Outlet store in Las Vegas, NV. Much to my surprise, I saw a Bare Escentuals Outlet Store! I did not even know such things exhausted. The selection was small and the discounts werent anything to get too excited about. But a bit of research shows that there are 3 more of these makeup outlet stores in the USA. Find more information at outletspotter.com. These seem to be located in Indiana, Texas and Virginia.
Neutrogena Cosmetic Company Outlet
I'm not sure if this exists anymore. I'm told there was one of these near the Los Angeles Airport but when I tried to track it down further, I could not find it. I can not seem to find it using Google either.
Lancome The Company Outlet
Lancome does not get nearly as much press for their outlet store as Estee Lauder does. But if you can find one, Lancome's outlet store promises to have better prices and steeper discounts than The Cosmetics Company Outlet. L'Oreal owners Lancome, and something like 500 more brands, but you will not find drug store brands at the Lancome Outlet. I've seen Kiehl's and some other products that did not capture my attention too carefully. But the outlethas fabulous prices on Lancome.
If you can not find what you're looking for in your own region, there are many online makeup outlet stores that carry Estee Lauder, Lancome Urban Decay, Stila, Smashbox, and many other brands you love.