Friday, June 5th, 2009

Temptalia Top Secret Project: The Temptalia Gallery (Beta) Launches

For the past several weeks, we have been working nonstop on creating, developing, and tweaking a project very near and dear to our hearts — a high quality gallery for beauty product photos and swatches. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I’ve been hinting at a top secret project, and this is it!

Today, we are launching the Gallery into beta, so we have an opportunity to address bug fixes and the like, and we are not finished adding to content or implementing some more advanced features — but there are over 1,000 products/looks/swatches currently available for your perusal!

Visit the Gallery!

Just a Few Neat Features Live Today…

  • Browse through Temptalia’s Looks from 2008-2009
  • Browse through Temptalia’s Lip Combinations from 2008-2009
  • Browse through hundreds MAC Product Photos by Type
  • Add your own product reviews/thoughts

Preview of (Some of) What’s to Come

  • Non-MAC brands’ product photos/swatches from the blog
  • More MAC swatches from past collections
  • Submit Your Product Photos/Swatches
  • Popular Tags List in Sidebar of Each Category
  • Additional tags in place

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

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112 thoughts on “Announcement: The Temptalia Gallery

  1. Wow, super cool addition to your awesome site! Congrats on all your hard work :)

  2. Ahhh exciting!!! 😀 I love it!

  3. Stefani


  4. JO

    sounds very cool

  5. Wow! You rock the awesomeness!

  6. =O!

    Holy crow, Christine! This is sooo awsome! Great job on it!

  7. LoveCelebGossip

    Love it! Great job!!!

  8. B.

    Just when you thought Temptalia couldn’t get any better…BAM!! she kicks it up a notch :)
    Thank you for the awesome cohesiveness that is your site !

  9. Nicole15

    Yay! Now i’ll be perusing more than i already do! :)

  10. Nicole15

    Wait – i gotta know, is it odd to see your own lips & eyes in multiple format? Lol :)

    • LOL!

      To be honest, not so much. I’ve grown quite immune to seeing my eyes/lips/face on the screen. Especially when I’m cropping photos and see my lips the size of a skyscraper, LOL. Attack of the giant lips!

  11. Ariana

    OMG Christine, that is freakin awesome!

    I’ve been developing a website for work, and I know how much time and effort something like that takes. And it came out amazing! Can’t wait to make use of it! Congrats!

  12. bam432

    Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Work! I can’t imagine how long this took you to put together but it’s wonderful! Thank you so much Christine-you must be SO proud of yourself!!!!

  13. Summer

    looking to photos as we speak

  14. Roxanne

    A waste of time? I most definitely think not! This is really useful, Christine! (and kinda funny too, seeing your eye staring at me like a teal dream twenty times)

    Congrats on your new baby!

  15. DanielleO

    Wow. This is sooo cool! Thanks Christine!

  16. you are just amazing.

  17. This is AMAZING…superb!!! congrats and congrats again for hard work…:)

  18. Kirstin


  19. Faheema

    Wow Christine that is such an amazing idea!
    You work so hard on this website and it is well appreciated :)

  20. Stephanie D

    Great idea! Very organized.

  21. How Fab! Congratulations!

  22. J’adore for having the gallery at long last! 😀 This is a much better way of viewing MAC swatches, than the MAC site itself. I could definitely see the real colors. :) xx

  23. ainstein

    awesome job christine!

  24. msifp

    Absolutely amazing!! An incredible idea – and what a work of art!!

  25. Rae

    Ahhh!! Amazing =D I adore you!

  26. Macaddict


  27. liz

    holy moly christine!

    i love this idea and it makes it easier to see much better swatches/product photos than on the company’s websites. fantastic. thanks!

  28. Liliana

    Thank you sooooo much for this!!!!

  29. Alannah

    Yaaaaay! That’s awesome!

  30. Mara

    It sounds super-great… Unfortunately, I’m a little reluctant due to the lack of response I’ve had from, overall. I’ve been trying to register for the forums for a couple of weeks, and sent 4 emails, so far. Christine, I think you are extremely talented and smart, but I am so disappointed regarding the complete absence of customer service. :( I really hope this can be remedied. Congrats on your newly launched gallery.

    • Mara,

      I have not received any of your emails. I’m not sure why, but I haven’t gotten any emails about forum registrations.

    • I think I know what your issue is, and we are looking into it. It looks like something went a bit wonky when the site moved to the new server in April.

      You can email me at christine[at], though, to let me know what your issue was!

  31. SAhhWeet! Supa Dupa job chica!

  32. Mikki

    This sounds so amazing. I hope everything goes well and that you don’t have too many bugs etc!

    Now I’m going to visit the gallery! Hooray

  33. Kristen

    I just took a look at this and it’s great! It’s so great that you’ve given an up close look at the actual MAC shadows (as the MAC website doesn’t seem to translate shadow colours just right) and I love that I can click on a colour look and pull up all the looks you’ve done. Super job!

  34. SarahT

    I am super excited for this, what an awesome idea! Thank you for all your hard work – you’ve made this site my all-time favorite, it is such an amazing resource I hardly go elsewhere for makeup info 😉

  35. Nicky

    This is so impressive, Christine!

  36. Jody

    Omg Christine! I freakin love you! You are the Bomb!! :)

  37. claudia

    Hi Christine,
    It’s absolutely great. You have no idea how helpful your swatches are – specially when there’s no mac shop around the corner. Awesome work !
    thank you so much !!!

  38. Aubree

    I love it!

    But you accidently put the Hello Kitty Glitter Eye Liners under Lips. =\

    Other than that, I love it, Christine! n_n

  39. Luv J

    Wow Christine I applaud you for this! Now if only the MAC website (or any other website for that matter) will use this concept! This is so consumer-friendly! Great job!!! 😀

  40. sej

    This is fantastic! Thanks for all your hard work to put this together!

  41. Catherine

    I am going to spend SO much time browsing through that! Awesome work =)

  42. Rose

    So useful, thank you so much for putting this up!

  43. Christine, I don’t think you could be more awesome if you tried :)

  44. What a great gallery! Now it’s super easy to look through all of your looks and such!


  45. Nicole15

    The more I browse this gallery, the more I know it will be my go-to spot to find out what MAC colors really look like. The swatches & product photo close-ups are ten times more helpful than anything I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much for this Christine! This is going to be something that will be used widespread for sure. The girls at my MAC counter already give your website out to customers, now they really are going to have your back. Amazing accomplishment!

    • Aww! Thank you SO much, Nicole. I can’t believe your girls at the MAC counter give out this website! That’s such an honor and a total surprise. Really made our day :)

  46. You’ve been busy! It looks amazing!

  47. Vness_12

    You go Christine!! Great idea and it looks very good…like you put a LOT of work into it. And for us readers :)

  48. raquel

    WOW! Christine, the gallery looks simply TO DIE FOR! SERIOUSLY! Great pictures, amaaaaazing quality!

  49. Michelle

    This is amazing! What a talent — thanks for sharing it with all of us! I love that it is so easy to browse all of your looks.

  50. Jollene


  51. Rani

    Congrats Christine..It’s amazing!! One stop Makeup stop!

  52. JillyB

    This is wonderful Christine, what a lot of hard work. Thank you so much!

  53. Anitacska

    Well done, great work! :)

  54. BaDKiTTy

    thats so cool!!!

  55. I love the Gallery! It’s so easy to navigate and it’s truly a great source of inspiration!
    It’s certainly going to be my number 1 stop when I’ve run dry!

  56. Sash

    Oh, I see you’re expanding!! Hard work does pay off in the end, huh? Great idea and congrats!