Temptalia Swatch Gallery - Beta Release

Temptalia Swatch Gallery – Beta Release

Late last night, we officially launched a beta of our swatch gallery!  The idea around the gallery is inspired by something I’ve personally longed for:  a way to easily find dupes for you!  Some kind of archive or catalog that I can easily reference and look through for comparable colors when new releases come out.

With that in mind, the gallery actually allows you to drag and move the photos around, so you can make your own side-by-side comparisons.  If you’re interested in more photos of the product or want to see the review, simply click on the image and you’ll be taken to the original post the image appeared in.

Right now, we only have swatches for comparison of nail polishes, but we will steadily be adding additional product categories, such as lips, eyes, and cheeks.  There are still a couple of features and things to add, too.  I hope this will help you as much as I know it will help me!



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Vivian Avatar

Very cool!

I have no idea how to add pictures to the search I made (randomly picked “Chanel” and “pink”), but the search itself worked really well.

Ash Avatar

This is so great! You do amazing work on this site and I’m sure programming and making this gallery must have taken so. many. hours. Thank you for the work you do 🙂

Mallory Avatar

Christine, this is awesome!!! This is such an amazing idea… It will definitely hlp when trying to choose the perfect color! Just another great reason to visit Temptalia. 🙂

Saira Avatar

Looks like a fantastic resource, Christine! Great work. I love how you are able to drag and move the photos around to make side-by-side comparisons – very useful.

kim Avatar

very nice functionality, christine. well done and a great way to see all of your swatches in one place. looking forward to the eyeshadow gallery!

Elaine Avatar

I am new here and I totally agree that this is a brilliant idea! I’ve always hoped that there’ll be a place with a collection of lipstick swatches!! I’m really looking forward to it ^_^

Ashley Sarah Avatar

This is such a great idea and perfect for nail swatches! I love it; it’s amazing! I am only assuming your man coded this since he’s done thing in the past but whoever did it did a great job! Amazing idea Christine and I’m glad to see them coming to life and working so well! I’d love to see more categories like lipgloss and what not in the future!

Rebecca Avatar

I love this idea! And it’s really nice to have the click and drag feature. Tell Shaun he did a great job. 🙂
Just out of curiosity, is “finish” going to be a future sorter? I’ve been really into duochrome everything and would love to be able to sort like that.

Dianna Avatar

Christine – thanks so much!! That’s a brilliant idea – a collage with the color theme for nails, such a quick reference!

Mine are China Glaze Peace on Earth and Zoya Gemma! TDF!!

snm Avatar

perfect idea! I am looking forward to seeing the other categories.I love “swatch only” blog posts-without reviews or such-and since this is the one place which has the truly greatest pictures,featuring a swatch gallery is a great thing(among many others:))

Ally_D Avatar

Thank you Temptalia team for this functionality – it really sets you apart and is a credit to all the hours you devote to the site

Niki Avatar

This is the greatest idea EVER. Just last week I was trying toggle multiple windows to compare your swatches, because your lighting is always consistent and you swatch everything. Now I can compare colors side by side, without windows everywhere.

Thank You!!!

NatalieK Avatar

Wow, Christine….you always go above and beyond! This sounds amazing! This is the sort of thing I’ve always kind of wanted for beauty blogs but had never really thought about until now. Your dupe list is already mad helpful even if I have to open several tabs, but now that everything will be consolidated is fantastic. I can see this feature being the single most useful thing on your website aside from swatches/reviews. Bravo!

meme Avatar

I am sooooo excited! This is great! I tested it using Firefox, worked well in search & moving around just my pick of nail polish – reds. Now a link to the page is needed at the top of your pages with the rest of the links. Meanwhile I will put it to my bookmarks so I can find it again. I will use this a ton. Thanks so much!

San Avatar

PHENOMENAL !!!!:) Now we can compare colors visually instead of imagining it from your descriptions…very good idea.Thank you so much Christine and everyone else who worked for it.Hope lipsticks are up next.:)

Michelle Avatar

Wow, Christine! This is great! Just yesterday morning I was searching, pulling up images of different shades of polish, and resizing everything to see them side by side. This is so much easier and better. Thanks for all your hard work. You’re the best!

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