Saturday, May 18th, 2013


THE SWATCH GALLERY HAS BEEN UPDATED AND REVAMPED!  Please enjoy!

Advanced Sorting and Refining

You can now sort swatches by a whole host of characteristics! Choose one, five, ten, or however specific you want to go. You can refine any search by:

  • TYPE: Try a search for blush, or refine down to powder blushes–or maybe cream and liquid blushes
  • BRAND: If you only want to see Urban Decay swatches, you can do it!
  • COLOR: Select one or more colors to see together–great for comparing but also putting together color combinations!
  • FINISH: Select one or more of our finishes so if you’ve wanted a matte version of a frost, you can find it!
  • UNDERTONE: Prefer cool undertones? You can make it so only those shades show up.
  • AVAILABILITY: Only want to see permanent shades? No problem! (You’ll also see all shades marked with DC, LE, or P on the upper right-hand corner.)
  • PRICE: Trying to find a red lipstick under $25? We have you covered!

Select your parameters, then click “FILTER” and let us do the magic! :)


Compare

You can compare (or “combine,” if you want to create color combinations or product pairings) up to eight shades together by clicking “compare” underneath each shade you wish to see together. Once you’ve selected all shades you want to see together, go to the top of the page and click “compare.” You can still drag and drop shades to compare as well! What’s great is that it will output a permanent link, so you can save and return to it or share with friends (and you’ll see me including this in new posts going forward, and it will also be become part of the post at a future date!).  See the example below live here.


Lip Products – Not Just on Lips!

You can now compare swatches of lip products on skin or as applied on lips. To see lip products swatched on lips, simply click “See Lip Products Swatched on Lips.”

Add to Vanity/Wishlist Quickly, Quick Reviews

While we intend to roll out ways to add products and shades to your vanity in a faster, more bulk-friendly kind of way, displaying shades in the gallery is an easy way to see everything in one place if you have a lot of MAC lipsticks or Urban Decay eyeshadows! You’ll find our Vanity and Wishlist icons there–and you can continue to love and leave products or quickly review them.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013


You may have noticed The Glossover has an updated look and feel, and it is now integrated with MyTemptalia, which means you can easily add products I’ve just reviewed here on the blog to your vanity and wishlist.  If you’ve already tried the product, you can add your quick review by rating it on a five-star scale and add tags if desired. You must be logged in to take advantage of these features, so be sure to login, and if you aren’t signed-up, you can register here! You’ll also find our love it and leave it buttons as we’ve always had them :)

 


When a post contains multiple shades or palette, there may be individual ratings given (new reviews will have this going forward; older reviews do not, as individual grades were not inputted at the time).  If you want to see all of the individual ratings, make sure to click “Click to Reveal More Glossovers!

Seven years of posts means… older posts will show the palette as a whole, and any product with, say five lipstick shades, isn’t going to be fully functional, because no individual grades were given.  We were able to pull in a lot of old reviews into the updated system, but some old posts will not have this functionality as they do not have the Glossover rating system (this is also true on any type of product, like skincare, that does not currently have a rating system in place).  We are still adding past reviews into the database, so reviews we have not yet added are not able to be added to vanities/wishlists until we have them in the database.


Finally, at the end of each post, you’ll also see a set of  “Related Products” listed.  This will show only on products that are in MyTemptalia now, and we are adding all of the new reviews as they are posted, and we are continuing to add in old reviews and new brands/products going forward (we have 38 brands fully implemented, which span 24,000+ products… any volunteers to help us with adding the rest? LOL!).

Next feature we hope to release is a revamped and updated Swatch Gallery.  We have a whole laundry list of features we’ll be adding, and as we roll them out, I will be sure to update you. Thank you for all of your feedback and patience! :)