Recently Lancome has veered away from the 10ml bottles and have reissued everything to the 6ml bottles for $15. Which means we are now paying $2.50per ml instead of $2.00. Is that a big deal? Ummmm, yes. The 10ml (.33oz) was small enough for $20. But 6ml (.2oz) is infinitesimal for $15. And I’m adamantly against companies repackaging the same product so that you get less product for more money.
I purchased Lancome Noir before I realized that this was a permenant size change that Lancome was making. Now that I’m aware, I will not be buying any more of these itty bitty bottles.
I’m not quite sure I understand Lancome’s demographic. With other lines, there seems to be a clearer focus on what clientelle is being targetted. But Lancome has a reputation for being a cosmetics line that is favored by a more “mature” audience, something that seems to be validated by spokeswomen in thier 40′s (like Julia Roberts – who is still knock down gorgeous). However, in the last year they have been coming out with eye shadow color pallettes that seem to be targtting the 20′s crowd. It seems a bit incongruous.
But let’s get back to the polish. Lancome Noir is a gorgeous color. It’s a black base with the most notable shimmer being gold, but there is less visible multicolor shimmer making it more complex than at first glance. I’ve actually worn this a few times to work. I always get compliments. I just wish I could have gotten this in the old bottle for the old price.