My experience with Napa outlets has always been positive, especially the CCO there. It has NEVER been disappointingl They usually have a great selection of MAC products, and you can always find something in there from the EL companies' products.
You can also call, I think the SA's there are nice and helpful.
Came in this past weekend. Additions included A Tartan Tale Collection (Holiday 2010); items included all mineralize kits, a few e/s sets, all lip sets, 1 brush set (I can't recall which one). A couple of the l/g and pigment mini-sets in the tin casing. Also, a few single items like e/s (w/ plaid imprint). And the "Kids Helping Kids" bear and mini version bear (keychain).
Lipsticks and pigments are slowly decressing (there was less than 10 for both), but e/s are still thriving (20, give or take). A couple new Mac bags (the some-what soft bags from Fabulous Felines). And, everything else is still the same from that past few months, err!
Also, the set-up of items are a little different now. E/s, pigments, Baroque Boudoir and Monogram collections are now on the right side of the registers (in glass case). E/s sets and holiday l/g & pigment sets (the ones in tin or cardboard boxs) are now on the left side of the registers (glass case).
Yes!, I was there yesterday -Nov 5 - and got there in late evening, about 7:40pm. Again, never a disappointment, especially the MAC selection.
I am not kidding when I say they had about 6 palette sets - Tone Gray, In the Gallery, the greenish one from that collection, plus two of the Tartan Tale palettes. And they had probably 50, yes, 50 single pot shadows from various collections, including lots of the Mega Metals, and a few from Villains. The sales ladies said they had just gotten in a shipment. They had about 6 of the lip products from Mega metals (the lippies in the slim softer tubes that are like liquid lipsticks), some Dazzleglasses, a few glosses, and maybe 10 lippies max. They also had 2 lipgloss kits withe the 5 minis, also the holiday kits with the shadow, face thing, lip product and something else.
the Bobbi Brown selection was pretty big, tons of lip glosses and some palettes, but I'm not a fan of BB, so I didn't dawdle there.
A decent supply of Estee and Clinique, and a few Prescriptives items as well.
Decided to make a spontaneous trip to the CCO today and saw one mineralized blush with the heart in the middle from Quite Cute, refined golden and and solar riche bronzers and both studio careblend pressed powders from Surf Baby, her own devices from Venomous Villains, one or two MSFs from Semi-Precious, lots of foundations and a few concealers, lots of eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes from several collections, lipsticks in mlle, fleshpot, gaga 2, violetta, growing trend, mocha, soft sable, whirls and twirls, and eloquent air, and many others that I don't remember, lipglasses in strange potion, both gagas, cyndi, and many more that I don't remember, lots of kissable lipcolours from Peacocky, and lots of polishes. Well worth the trip I must say
I just went, and I think they had one of the BEST and extensive collections of MAC that I have ever seen!!
They had tons of stuff, probably 8 different shadow quads, and about 20-30 eye shadow singles from various collections. They also had the 3 sets of this past holiday shadows and gloss sets.
And they had lots of regular lipsticks and glosses, including dazzleglasses, etc., some current. (Can you tell I'm a lip junkie?)
They also had a great selection of EL lip products and Clinique, as well as Bobbi Brown and some other brands. I wish I had spent alot more time in there, but I think the SA's were getting tired of me - lol!
If you get a chance, it's worth the drive, and you can make a nice day of it in Wine Country!
This is really a fantastic CCO. The SA's there now aren't as friendly as the ones in the past, but you can deal with it. The lsat time I was there was last September or October, so I was WAY overdue!
Just visited. They had a lot of good stuff, worth the hour drive for me. Here's what I remember: MAC: 3 different hey sailor bronzers- sundipped, nude on board, I forget the last The hey sailor multi-colored highlight/blush powder Bunch of hey sailor lip balms, lip pencils, lipglasses Holiday 2012 brush sets and color sets (The colorful bristles and matching leopard print bags) Misc lip bags that contain lip liner, lipstick, lipgloss (the nords exclusive from anniversary one set had lickable, the other was a nude-pink) Misc skincare- 3 different variations of charged water, bb, prep and prime serum, lightful serum and moisturizer, wipes, mineralize lotion, eye and lip makeup remover About 15-20 lipsticks. Lots of sheen supremes, mattenes, prolongwears. Snob and razzledazzler!!! Lots of glosses. Prolongwear, kissable lip colors, cremesheen glasses, lipglasses (they had cult of cherry from last years release!!!) Good amount of lip and eye pencils. Some lip liners were redd, entertain me, cherry, stone, have to have it. Good amount of fluidlines- siahi, dark diversion, wholesome, midnight snack, little black bow, macro violet, dipdown 10 blushes or so-including legendary from Marilyn, breath of plum, coygirl, immortal flower About 30-40 regular shadows (hard to name since they are in A glass display case. Recognized some that were in LE packaging from glamour daze And hey sailor.) i bought sparkle, Neely, sparkle from the bloggers collection too. About 15-20 mineralized shadows-including some of the super glittery ones like Cinderfella and young punk Bunch of those shadow duo palettes 4-5 quads including 2 from shop cook Few palettes from prev holidays, carine roitfeld, etc 2 holiday pigment sets About 10 pigments/glitters Thats all i can really recall. My best find today was a bobbi brown BBU palette!!!!!!!
Ok, I was so excited that I didn't remember to take any pictures!
A decent range of pigments(hey, sailor! old gold, magenta madness, pink, archie's girls lucky in love, circa plum, starless nights, and more that I can't remember)
LOTS of lipsticks, liners and glosses! I only picked up vegas volt, wish I had grabbed two! but they had viva glam nicki 2, saint germain, viva glam nicki 1 gloss, and dang it I can't remember any others .
Decent blushes, noticeably, Taupe Shape and lots of pinks and purples!
Pro longwear paint pots- indianwood, let's skate, bare study, rubenesque? +more
Fluidline- little black bow, blitz n glitz, and 3+ more colors
limited brow products, but lots of liners, in different colors. I didn't pick up any of these, but I kind of wish I had!
Limited edition - hey sailor pigments, polish, gloss, highlighter. Archie's girls- pigment, liner, veronica's blush, possibly a pencil? Street art eyeshadow. mac monogram SE brush, 2011 Ice Parade holiday collection- two brush sets, and a couple of palettes. Fabulousness- palettes and glosses and pigments(oh, my!)
prep+prime- noticeably, translucent loose setting powder, possibly other moisturizers. Lots of strobe and charged water products (I don't use these products so I didn't take much notice, sorry ladies) And of course, WIPES!
LOTS OF OTHER STUFF, OF COURSE! Estee Lauder had a great selection as well as Bobbi Brown.
Had a great trip, if only the employee wasn't so rude and annoyed by my presence? Despite that, I'll definitely be coming back soon
EDIT: I forgot! SOOOOO many eyeshadows! Like, tons!! including a couple of extra dimension and lots of duos and mineralize duos+quads. And a decent brush selection as well
I just made a pilgrimage there yesterday, and despite the traffic, it was well worth it, as usual. Where do I start? I decent number of Mac lipsticks and sheen supremes, and about 4 mineralized lippies - including Elegant Accent. About 10 lipglasses and cremesheens. Tons of Mac shadows in the case, and a good amount of eye palettes including the travel ones with the 2 layers. Alot of paint pots , at least 15. A!ot of Mac blushes, including 3 from Temperature Rising. A good amount of EL lippies and blushes, Bobbi had about 6 lippies total including 3 creamy matte ones in the stores. Lots of shadows and palettes too. A lot of Clinique including about 6 chubby lip balms, only about 5 lippies. A lot of Smashbox,including most of the current lippies that you see in Sephora and Ulta and a lot of their regular line. Whew! I can go on and on, but go and see what I mean. Again, it had the best selection of Mac than any CCO I've ever been to.. And the SA's there were great! I saw an SA there formerly from the SF store that closed last year. They are all wonderful there, IMO. GO! You won't be disappointed!
UPDATE on NAPA CCO - earthquake damage.
I called the store yesterday Aug. 27, and they are still closed due to the damage from the big quake on Sunday morning at 3am. The floor has big cracks and they were not cleared to be open to the public. The manager told me that a few other stores were also still closed but most are open.
She said that most likely by Monday, Sep. 1, they should be open.
I would call first if you are making a long drive there, like I would be doing. I'm about 1.5 hours away driving.
Just returned from Napa CCO; last time was the 7 months ago post. Another wonderful experience, well worth the drive. There were tons of single eyeshadows and palettes, a good selection of lippies and glosses,Dazzleglasses and the big lip crayons (glossy ones). Also lots of Mac blushes, probably 10 or so. There were also a lot of Bobbi glosses including some high shimmer ones. I got Bellini Hugh shimmer, a Mac plush glass in Best something, an Estee kit in Caramel Nude that had a full size lippie, small lip pencil, a gloss in a small compact, and a cute bag to hold all of these. It was an excellent value for $18.50! Such a good deal that my sister also bought a set. I also got some Origins lotion. That store never fails to impress me. And I am also happy to report that the store is in wonderful condition once again, since the earthquake in late August. Not to mention, the ladies that work there are great! I would go there every month if I could...
I stopped by the other day. The things that popped out at me were Siren Song from Alluring Acquatics, Exquisite Ego and Until Dawn, Blankety, Fleshpot, At Dusk, Crew highlighter, and a HUGE color range of Face & Body and paint pots. They also have one of the Rihanna lippies but I'm not positive on which. This location has WAY more MAC than the one in Vacaville!
I was just there NY Eve, and luckily they had a great selection of everything again. We got there early, and the whole mall was pretty empty. I was thrilled, less crowds!
They had a nice selection of Mac items from eye shadows and palettes to face products (a lot of cheek products) and lip products. I can't remember all of the names but probably 20 lipsticks, glosses and creamsheen glosses. I bought Spark Of Romance lippie,VG2 gloss, a greenish glittery Dazzleglass, an EL mascara and gloss set, and my sister got Mac Show Orchid lippie, an EL shadow, and "the EL box" which had a lot of products for a set price. Some great items, some ok, but most were useful or could be given as gifts.
so all in all a great selection of items, also tons of Bobbi, EL, Clinique, BUmble, etc.