Swatch Gallery: Recent Update

Swatch Gallery: Recent Updates

The Swatch Gallery now contains all previous lipgloss lip swatches, as well as numerous cheek products (blushes, bronzers, highlighters). ย 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. ย 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. ย (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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Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

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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……..

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 ๐Ÿ™

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.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry for the confusion.

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!

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!!

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!!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!