Create Your Own Color Story | A New Feature

Color Story

What is a Color Story? You can create and share your own color combinations as a Color Story, which can represent a makeup look, whether it includes products for a full look or focuses on just an eyeshadow combination you want to share. You can also create and share your own dream palettes, like your perfect travel palette or play around with organizing shades that you own into a cohesive palette.

If you’re a reader who has enjoyed the color combinations I share for various eyeshadow palettes (tagged as makeup look inspiration), this feature is a play on those.  You’ll also find all of those color combinations available as Color Stories, so you can love them, save them for later, or get save a collage of the combo on the fly.

Create a Color Story

Color Story

First, we invite you to create your own color story! It’s a two-step process.  The first step is adding the products to your color story, and then you can choose whether to display the images across two, three, or four columns.  From there, you can drag and rearrange the products as you like.  The second step is where you categorize the type of story (is it an eyeshadow look or a custom palette?), give it a title, and tell us more about the color story (like your inspiration).

Enjoy a Color Story

Color Story

Each Color Story can viewed as group of product photos (default view) or as swatches (just click “Swatches” button!), which may look familiar as it’s the same setup we have for the sneak peek swatches I post.  You can LOVE a Color Story, which is kind of a thumbs up to the creator that you enjoyed it, and you can always find it under the Loves in your user profile.  You can SAVE a Color Story, which is a good way to bookmark it for later–like a look you want to try or perhaps a palette you want to recreate.

Color Story
A collage of the products or swatches shown in the story pops up for easy saving!

You can click the GET SHAREABLE IMAGE button, which will generate a collage of the images based on the view you have selected (either products or swatches).

Browse Color Stories

Color Story

You’ll find that your user profile now includes a section for Color Stories.  Here, you’ll find all of the Color Stories you’ve created and shared.

Color Story

You can also click the “SAVED” button to view all of the Color Stories you’ve saved!

Color Story

You can browse through all Color Stories but can also refine by product used (look up a specific product, and it will list any results for that product), product type, color, undertone, finish, brand, and category (type of Color Story).

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What an amazing idea. Can’t wait to play with this feature. It’s going to help me organize and use my 500+ shadows from various palettes. But also declutter palettes and shadows that don’t make it into any color stories. This is brilliant. Thank you, Christine!!

Christine, is there a way to find out which shadows in my vanity DONT have dupes? I just added more palettes and it’s easier to figure out a declutter if I know the unique shades. Thank you!

What a great idea! I’ve been trying to find a way to keep track of looks I’ve done that came out really nicely and here it is! You’ve just made Temptalia even MORE fun!

If my old noggin can navigate this very useful/helpful feature, I’m going to be one happy camper! This will certainly help me keep track of successful color pairings I’ve used and can then share. Also, I’ll be able to see shared Color Stories from other readers, too. It’s a great means with which to inspire one another!

That’s a really cool feature!
Is there any way to view the colours as swatches before submitting the colour story?

This is a really cool feature. I love looking at color themes for interior decorating and website design… and now I get makeup too! I’m not the best at creating my own, but I am so looking forward to getting inspiration from others. I’ll have to try to remember any looks I create that really make me happy so I can add my own color story and hopefully be able to recreate the look in the future.

For someone like me, who is frequently so overwhelmed with my “collection” of makeup that I resort to the same looks over and over and who can’t remember the look I did 3 days ago and want to repeat, this will be a major boon. Thank you so much, Christine, for adding yet another wonderful resource to this site.

This is such an amazing tool! I definitely need to shop my stash way more, but it can be hard when a) I am in a rut or b) I just feel overwhelmed by options. I definitely think I will be making good use of this, and it is such an excellent way to use the massive database that you’ve amassed, Christine.

Wow Christine!!! This is totally awesome. I can hardly wait to play around with it. I know merchants are advertising Christmas in July, but I didn’t expect to receive such a wonderful gift. Thank you.

Thank you so much! This is brilliant!!! I’m excited to play with this new feature. Is this specifically for sharing with the community? Or is there an option to create a personal Color Story to keep just in my vanity? Like someone else mentioned, I’m not sure that my creations would be inspirational.

There’s no way to make your story “private” so that they will be available for the community to see, but there’s nothing wrong with just creating something for YOU and if it helps someone else, the better, but it is designed to help readers play with products however that may mean to you!

Amazing… I do not have to be afraid to forget colours I combined together if I just put them in here right away. I’ve been making two so far and I wondered if it’s possible to make changes after you submitted a color story. For example I’d like to change the order in which the shadows appear.
Very nice to get inspiration from other people this way!

Amazing, I will check it out now! This is such a great feature… To remember looks you have done, to get inspiration from others, to give people credit for their nice colour stories, love it.

This is such a cool and innovative feature! Thanks a lot!
An additional function I would love to see in the future (maybe as a third step) would be the possibility for the “author” to add a picture of the look or the palette created with the color story.

Hi Celine!

So we actually have a separate area for submitting looks – the idea of Color Story is for those who aren’t comfortable sharing photos of their looks 🙂

I’ve been playing with this new feature for a solid hour and – it’s absolutely amazing! I found it hugely inspiring and already came up with a bunch of new colour combinations to try from my eyeshadow collection.
Thank you Christine!!

I love this! I have so many palettes now I am starting to forget what I have and this will be a great tool in helping to remember and use them in the best ways possible, plus get inspo from others!

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