May 11, 2012

Swatch - Lancome Ombre Absolue Erika F

Maybe blogging is just like working out.
You  thought you're taking a couple days off, but it is already 10 something days since your last one. ;o

Finally I am back with a swatch post.
Promise you I will be better than this from now on. ;)

Lancome Ombre Absolue Erika F

I still don't understand why Lancome has not made any effort to make this highly-coveted color available in the US. 
Erika F had been on my wishlist like forever, but it was tentative one probably because I refused to pay the marked-up price.
I was finally able to get my hands on this thanks to a generous blog friend. ;)

I don't wear green eye shadows very well in general, so I was not 100% sure this would work on me.
Still, it is quite debatable whether it is a "green with grey undertone" or a"grey with green undertone".
I am inclined to think it is the latter since this unique color looks quite good on me and I even get compliments when I wear it.

The first two pictures actually don't do justice to this gorgeous color.
It is quite sparkly and the shimmer is not like anything I have encountered before.
Sure, it is silvery medium-sized (not quite glittery) shimmer that look nothing special from the pan.
Once it is on and blended, the shimmer shines through the sheer but clear base color.
What is amazing to me is that it managed to stay in the "shimmery" category without going over to the "metallic" realm.

I swatched this next to the L'Oreal Infallible Golden Sage, which is definitely more green with golden undertone.

I love using Erika F in shimmery smokey eye looks paired with NARS Night Porter (this is a black shade with green shimmer), and I will feature this soon in my post.
It is excellent to use as a single all-over color as well since it blends in nicely without requiring too much effort. 
(It is surprising cause the texture of this eyeshadow is rather hard.)

I've read somewhere this Asia/Europe only (well, boo to you, Lancome) eyeshadow was an "accident from the lab".

If that is true, I think is is very fortunate and beautiful one. 
Wouldn't you agree? ;)

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