Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The Makeup Dupe List – Beta

If you’ve checked out The Dupe List in the past few days, you’ll notice it has changed a bit!  We are currently going through beta testing of The Dupe List.  Shaun–the tech guy–is looking for your feedback.  If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the beta release, please e-mail them.

Please note that there are upcoming features/fixes to be implemented, such as improved sorting, pagination, search, and further clean-up of the list itself (e.g. spelling, capitalization, etc.).  We also plan to make brand the first selection, and then the Shade drop-down will list appropriate shades for that brand.

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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15 thoughts on “The Makeup Dupe List – Beta

  1. Andrea

    What a wonderful idea! Hope it’s not too much work!!!

  2. daniel

    I love it 😀 no suggestions though

  3. Linnea

    Claps for Shaun!! I know how hard it can be to bugfix while people are testing!

  4. Ellen

    Love this! Great idea!

  5. Shirrrley

    I tried to use it and I’m pretty unimpressed…

    It should be organized like:
    Choose Brand > update product type list > choose product type > update colours available > choose colour > submit

    Otherwise when you make all the colours correspond with any type of brand or product type, makes a bigger hassle for the user.

  6. Zuza

    There should be an easy way to go back to the selection page, e.g. by clicking the picture of the blushers.
    Now when you find one dupe, you need to re-enter the page.

  7. DCB

    Good idea! This REALLY helps me out since I love both MAC and Urban Decay. I had no idea Stars N’ Rockets and Fishnet were virtually the same shade. Now I know which one to buy! I was curious about Urban Decay’s Ransom to but since it’s basically like Parfait Amour (which I have already) I have no use for Ransom now. :/ Thank you soooo much for this!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Paul

    I really like the idea of the dupe list. Its helpful to be able
    to find products with similar coloring across the different brands.
    Here are the things that would help make the dupe list app better.

    * Names that contain a single quote should not crash due to an
    invalid query. This leads me to believe that your app is
    susceptible to SQL injection attacks

    * Approaching the dupe list for the first time, you may think you
    can set the fields to something specific if you don’t read the
    text. Turns out that doing so results in an error message after
    waiting for the page to refresh.

    * It doesn’t really make sense to look for a “DUPE” across product
    types, however the functionality makes sense if you are looking for
    an eye shadow that is similar to a particular lipstick color.

    * Searching for dupes by brand alone isn’t useful as it returns way
    too many results.

    * I wish I could see all of the shades in color (as true as you can
    get on the web without posting an ICM profile for each shot).

    * Add a search by color, which shows all of the products filtered by
    brand and product type.

    * Include a simple search UI above the results with the current query
    so the user can refine their search

    * Show side by side swatches to show proof of similarity

    * Add links to Temptalia’s reviews for all of the products, what a
    great way to pull people back to the heart of the site.

    * When showing results for a particular product, show the product with
    its color, and link on the top and a scrollable list of all the dupes
    below it.

    * Add jQuery sorting to the columns (glad this is an upcoming feature)

    Here is a cool jQuery object you could use to do a color picker to
    make it easier to pick a shade near what the user is searching for:

    – Paul

    • We don’t have reviews or swatches or side-by-side swatches for all products, so that is not something feasible at this time, just FYI! :)

      If you could, make sure you email this to Shaun, so he can have all the feedback in one spot and can contact you if he has questions!

  9. Paul

    Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/tempt/public_html/wp-content/themes/temptalia2010/dupeList.php on line 49
    Sorted By: Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot!

  10. Ada

    I’m really looking forward to the whole thing being completed! Here’s my little little suggestion:

    Yuu could put in a floating thumbnail/swatch when you hover the mouse over the name.

    Thanks for cool system ^^