It is as pretty as I had been led to believe and just as sparkly. It is a khaki grey-green with lots of iridescent shimmer. I find it best applied over an eyeshadow base, the eyeshadow seems to take better to the lid that way and require less layering. I do experience a bit of fallout as I apply (you could get around this by applying eyeshadow before base) but I didn't spot any shimmer migrating during the day.
Wearing this colour makes me feel very cheery. I'm not usually one for sparkly things but I think I particularly like this as it's a slightly grungy colour with sparkle. I agree with The Non-Blonde, that is probably isn't office appropriate. Of course, no one bats an eyelid at sparkles in the playground!
I had wondered how similar Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Epatant might be to Erika F so was keen to do a side by side swatch. In terms of coverage, Erika F is a little more opaque than Epatant. I would say that Erika F is slightly darker and more grey toned than Epatant, which leans a little more yellow.
I have to admit that Erika F is one of those cult favourites that hasn't disappointed. It's always nice to find something that really does live up to your expectations. The only thing I need to do now is find a suitable liner to wear with it. Brown doesn't seem right and I fear that black may be too harsh. What do you/would you wear with it?
Erika F Ombre Absolue Eyeshadow is available from Lancôme and costs £17. When I was checking the price online, I spotted they have an offer on for free shipping at the moment with the code FREESHIP.
Disclosure: PR Sample