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American Dream for Men by American Beauty EDT Spray 3.4 oz
April Violets for Women by Yardley London EDT Spray 4.2 oz
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on 5/30/2010 4:34:00 PM
More reviews by bhindhazeleyez
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I really love this lipstick. I got it with an eyeshadow/blush set that Kohl's sold a few years back when I was working there and I fell in love with this color. It looks really dark and intimidating in the tube, but it is a really gorgeous plummy color. It looks amazing with my skintone-pinky cool toned. It really adds so much to my face. I usually dab a little of a gold shimmery gloss in the middle of my lips to give it an extra pop. LOVE IT!
on 6/9/2006 12:48:00 PM
More reviews by AprilH
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Fans of Estee Lauder lines who have a Kohl's nearby should definitely check out American Beauty and the other new lines at Kohl's. They are obvious knock offs of the existing Estee Lauder lines at lower prices. Grassroots is a lower priced version of Origins (ie if your skin is sensitive to fragrant essential oils, stay away) and Flirt appears to be somewhat of a MAC clone. American Beauty is kind of a cross between the original Estee Lauder line and Clinique. Some products are very similar to EL products, while others are very close to Clinique items. Based on the ads, the line is aimed at the younger consumers more likely to visit Clinique counters, but there are a number of products very reminiscent of the older EL line. Anyway, I would agree that this shade is very similar to Clinique's Surprise lipstick, but not quite as sheer. It is a plummy shade with a gold shimmer to it, but the shimmer is subtle and not overly obnoxious. This is a shade that like Surprise goes on a bit differently than it looks in the tube and would suit a lot of skintones. These lipsticks are extremely emollient, which is nice for dry lips, but that also means they have a tendency to bleed and they have very little staying power. I got this as a GWP, and as nice as the shade is, I probably won't purchase it. I just don't like reapplying my lipstick every 20 minutes or so. The packaging for all of the American Beauty products is a bit bulky and not as contemporary as I'd like. Also not crazy about the fig scent but it's tolerable. This line has some nice items and you can experiment with the testers as long as you like without a sales associate hovering over you.
on 9/20/2005 6:55:00 PM
More reviews by lucky7597
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
After reading the reviews of this I went out and purchased it. What a gorgeous color it is! It is a plummy/gold color with shimmer (not overkill either!). It really wears wonderfully; does not bleed and really lasts! I am thrilled with this color and formula! A definite keeper for $14.00!!!
on 9/2/2005 11:25:00 AM
More reviews by nursedye
Eureka!! I have finally found the perfect lipstick. This Metallic plummy color is so beautiful with my light skin with pink undertones, dark brown eyes and dark blond hair. I was looking for a color and I described what I wanted to the saleslady and she took me to this. I asked for a plummy reddish bronzish brown and when I looked at this in the tube, I thought no way is this what I want. But I gave it a try and this is perfectly what I asked for. And it was at a reasonable pric. It feels terrific on my lips and stays for a long time. I'll be wearing this one frequently.
on 7/11/2005 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by wifeofdr2b
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
WOW! Do not be fooled by the look of this lipstick! I am a PPP, brunette, with green eyes and I'm neutral/cool toned. This lipstick looks SOOO dark when you first look at the tube, I first passed it over when looking at the testers. But when I was looking at the actual color swatches, I thought what pretty color...and went to look at the testers again and thought no way! But I tried a bit on my hand and then appied it to my lips and WOW! Gorgeous! I would describe this as a plummy/red mix with a hint of shimmer. This is very moisturizing and creamy, lasts, and doesn't feather or bleed. I was at Kohl's w/ my mom and when I first saw her after visiting the m/u counter, the first thing she said was, "WOW! What is that lipstick you have on, it looks great!". This is also very pigmented and you can vary the intensity of the color by using a lighter or darker hand when applying. I love this and will def. repurchase when I run out!
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