Can you handle more Erika F Gushing?
The first thing I went looking for at the Paris Lancome boutique was not the perfumes or the rumored urn of 2000 et une Rose.
I did not look for a restroom either...even though I had to go.
I did not get sidetracked by the beautiful displays or the dashing Lancome men.
My mind was consumed by one product. The product that has not seen the US shores in quite a while. The product that has been spotted in Germany and various European towns.
The product that has some makeupalley members trading their souls to get their hands on it.
Beauty junkies...you know what I am talking about.
I am gushing over Color Focus 133 Erika F formerly known as Extreme Nicole.
This is Lancome's Parrot.
An eyeshadow that has achieved legendary cult status after being discontinued.
Today it lives on as Ombre Absolue in G40 Erika F-133.
It currently comes in a square package and is available all over Europe.
So far the yanks are out of luck.
But I have high hopes it will make it's way back to our shores.
Cult classics are never fully appreciated the first time around. It is only when they are yanked from our hands do we realize just how much we adore them. 2000 et une Rose by Lancome was largely revered after it was pulled from the shelves. On Ebay, a slightly used bottle fetched hundreds of dollars. A Lancome executive confided to us that a magazine ad of the fragrance recently went for thousands at auction. Due to the high demand and shameless begging, 2000 et une Rose returned as Mille & Une Roses.