I was so excited these were back in stock, but when they arrived and I looked through the little cellophane window, my first thought was, oh no. The size and shape were the same (maybe fluffier?), but the amazing blend of light and dark lashes that I loved before was gone: the lashes were a true black. Sadness. I set them in the drawer and figured I'd deal with it all in the morning. I don't do "everyday" lashes, but I wanted to know how an all black Troi would work. The band was a bit different -- more invisible -- but application was easy and I remembered why I loved Troi to begin with. They looked amazing; I blended in with my lashes, no need for mascara. I just touched up the corners with eyeliner to hide the tiniest bit of the band and wore them all day with no issues. So, yes, different, but still absolutely lovely!