Cosmetics maker

Revlon

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said net sales in the fourth quarter were $334.2 million, a decrease of $39.1 million, or 10.5%, from the prior year. Foreign currency fluctuations negatively impacted net sales by $23.3 million.

Excluding foreign currency fluctuations, increased net sales of Revlon brand color cosmetics were offset by decreased net sales for Almay and decreased net sales for beauty care brands.

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In international operations, net sales were $134.6 million, a decrease of $22.9 million, or 14.5%, entirely due to unfavorable foreign currency fluctuations. Excluding the unfavorable impact of foreign currency fluctuations, net sales increased by 0.2% as a result of higher net sales for Revlon and Almay color cosmetics, mostly offset by declines in hair care and fragrance products.

For the full year, Revlon's net sales were $1.35 billion, a decrease of $20.3 million, or 1.5%, from 2007. Foreign currency fluctuations hurt sales by $8.3 million. Excluding foreign currency fluctuations, net sales of Revlon brand color cosmetics increased 9%.

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