Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Swatch Gallery: Recent Updates

The Swatch Gallery now contains all previous lipgloss lip swatches, as well as numerous cheek products (blushes, bronzers, highlighters).  The eyeshadow section is up in part for some brands (but not all products have been included, even if the brand is listed) and is still very much a work-in-progress.

We are in the process of re-swatching the majority of eyeshadows (along with several cheek products) so that they will work with the Swatch Gallery format–which means single swatches of individual products so that they can easily be compared.  We are doing our best to ensure both accurate and consistent lighting, and this is also a major reason why we are determined to re-swatch a great deal of products so that the comparisons will be helpful.  (The quality of photos in early 2010 doesn’t even compare to the ones I take now, boo!)

Remember, you can drag the images around to create your own order, which will allow you to compare swatches side-by-side!

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26 thoughts on “Swatch Gallery: Recent Update

  1. candice

    How do I get to the swatches? Can’t seem to find em.

  2. JayCee

    Gosh Christine!! You guys work so hard & I’m thankful for it. Keep up the great work!!

  3. I’ve been loving the swatch gallery, it is so handy! Thanks for the update *scuttles off to check it out*

  4. shilpa

    hi christine such a great idea that we can drag the images around to create our own order, which will allow us to compare swatches side-by-side!
    that really wonderfulllll……..

  5. anna

    Brilliant! Great work Christine!!!

  6. marg

    this is fantastic, thank you so much!!

  7. fiaspice

    This is really an awsome feature, Christine. Thanks a million for the hard work you (and your boyfriend) put intoo this

  8. AnGeLwInGz

    Thanks Christine (and Shaun)! The Swatch Gallery, like the rest of the site, is so helpful. Keep up the good work!

  9. E

    Thanks so much Christine!

  10. LC

    This is wonderful, and it’s going to be so helpful for shopping! Thank you, Christine. =)

  11. Ciaran

    Thank you Christine for all the work you put in that gallery, its relly a helpfull tool to check and compare all the colors.

  12. I can’t view the page at all!!

  13. xiao

    your swatch gallery is the best thing that happened to beauty blogs

  14. Amanda A

    So I was looking through the swatches on lipsticks. I notice you don’t have many NARS, will you be increasing those swatches? Secondly, in the MAC section you had Do they have good staying power/last long? Thanks!

    • I can only swatch what I own – if I don’t have it, I can’t swatch it, sorry :(

      MAC lipsticks can vary, but I typically get four hours of wear out of them. Matte shades are a little longer, as are darker shades; lustre finishes last 2-3 hours.

      • Amanda A

        No, of course, I understand. I think what I meant was do you plan on picking up more NARS lipsticks? For some reason what I typed didn’t completely make it through. I meant the MAC question in regards to their Sheen Supremes. :) Sorry for the confusion.

  15. Heather

    This is such an awesome feature and a huge undertaking! Your hard work is most definitely appreciated. I was thinking, once you have everything entered (although it seems this will always be a work in progress) it would be really awesome if you could type in 2-5 products to compare, instead of scrolling through and trying to find them. For example if I could type in marine life compared to instant chic and have the gallery pull them up. Just an idea!

  16. Missy

    The Swatch Gallery is the most helpful thing on the blog for those of us who fancy makeup and do not own a large collection. It is perfect to see what colors are worth buying and how they actually look like on skin. Thank you so much for all the hard work you guys put into this website!!

  17. Tiffany

    Great job Christine and Shaun! Your hard work and dedication does not go overlooked. :)

  18. Debra

    Super fantastic! Now we can play “paint” with makeup images.

  19. BeckyBenett

    I had no idea you could drag the images around! That is brilliant Christine! I usually wish my screen was larger so I can see the swatches I want on the same page, but you have completely solved that problem!

    Thank you so much for all the trouble! Us makeup-crazy girls are so grateful!!

  20. Thalie

    Such an amazing job, thank you so much Christine !