Welcome to the newest Temptalia!

WELCOME TO THE NEWEST VERSION OF TEMPTALIA! We have been working on this continuously for the last six months: an entire recode and redesign of every bit and piece of Temptalia. We hope the changes make the site easier to use, features more accessible and useful, and if we’re really lucky, a little faster, too. 🙂 The new design is responsive, which means that the site will be better displayed for the device you’re using it with, like your phone, tablet, or desktop/laptop computer. We have also made some of our features more robust and have taken a lot of suggestions over the last year into consideration and implemented many of them across the site. If you find any errors or encounter bugs, please report them in the comments section below and let us know what device and/or browser you were using at the time. (Thank you!!)

Known Errors

These are errors/things that need to be added that we’re working on but aren’t instant fixes. We hope to clear these within 1-3 days.  Update on 8/9: most of these will (hopefully!) be fixed Monday and Tuesday of the upcoming week.

  • Sorting/refining functionality minimized on some features (notably, Foundation Matrix) – to be expanded soon
  • Price Slider on Mobile:  to be added soon
  • Advertising Reskin overlaps right sidebar
  • Swatch Gallery:  brand drop menu is missing from refine results – in progress
  • Blog Post: Dupe List should show Brand + Shade name
  • Unrated products sometimes show up as Fs
  • Newsletter preview image not showing up Fixed
  • Add back +Vanity icon to Glossovers
  • Scale thumbnails in Swatch Gallery/Dupe List to force size
  • Adjust sizing on Samsung tablets

We have plenty of things we still need to do: more features to add, like better and more sorting capabilities, enhancing user wish lists and vanities, and things of that nature — so there is more to come! We hope to get on a shorter release cycle with regular updates rather than one giant one soon. Here are some of our favorite improvements that you’ll find this time around:

Blog

  • Dupe Lists: Reviews now showcase the top 15 dupes, ordered by similarity with the % similar displayed within the review.
  • Compare Any Two: pull up any two swatches (that I’ve done) on the fly to make your own comparison from any review
  • Reader Reviews: see a summary of readers’ reviews for a formula (you can also add your own!)
  • Larger standard photo size (760px, previously 550px) going forward

Product Database

Swatch Gallery

The Dupe List

The Foundation Matrix

  • Shareable shade matches: easily save and share top matches by specific shade for referencing later (here are mine for MAC NC25!)
  • Refined algorithms and result ordering
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Wow, might take some getting used to at first but it looks pretty amazing! I’m excited about the “search by formula” feature, I’ll be utilizing that a lot I’m sure! The bigger images are awesome.

It looks beautiful! Congratulations! I truly appreciate all of your hard work, and dedication to excellence. This is why YOU are my favorite beauty blogger! 🙂

Oh my goodness! I visit this site daily! I don’t make any beauty purchases without coming to this site first. Kudos to you and your team for all of your hard work!!

I had to triple check to make sure that I was at the right website but amazing job!! I love how sleek and like you said, faster website!! I’m looking forward to browse and check out some of the new features 😉

And I thought this was my go to site BEFORE!! This is AH. Maze. ING Christine! Looking forward to digging into the new site. Your hard work, talent, attention to detail, this wonderful community you’ve founded are so appreciated! I don’t comment often but visit multiple times a day and am thankful to each and every contributer!

I thought this was ME for a minute and thought I lost my MIND thinking I KNOW I didn’t write that much! Haha!

The re-design looks really nice and clean, Christine! I can’t imagine how much work this has been. Good work to Shaun and co. as well!

One question, I noticed that the Vanity feature is still part of our profiles, but in your reviews I can’t find the button by the grade for each product, where the Wishlist button is; it’s only available when I click on the product name and go to the individual product page. I hope this makes sense.

I love how you’ve added a Printable feature for the Wishlist. Do you plan on adding sorting capability based on the categories listed?

A function I would love to see in the future is if we had the ability to add your looks to a lookbook or inspiration section of our profile. I’ve bookmarking looks in your reviews that I want to remember and attempt, and it would be so handy to have the ability to save them to a section of my profile here on your site.

Again, the site looks great, and I’m sure it was a LOT of time and effort.

Hey Jennifer!

We removed the vanity icon from the Glossovers in reviews, because we noticed that how infrequently it was getting used (we were really trying to streamline the Glossover and remove anything we could), but it is on all of the product ‘badges’ elsewhere on the site (like if you saw the product on the Swatch Gallery). If you used it often, please let us know, and we’ll see about adding it back!

Thank you for the suggestions, too!

This is fantastic! You are really amazing. On top of all the reviews you do you have also been working on this. Can’t wait to figure out how to utilize all the amazing new features.

Well, lucky for me, I have a really great team that does most of the heavy lifting 🙂 I direct and supervise and say “this is what I want” and the magic genies they are, they make it happen!

The site is divided into two columns – the left one has all the content, and the right one has ads and then “recent reviews” as well as “Best of Temptalia” type stuff.

I’m not sure if you’re on a desktop/laptop or mobile, if you’re on mobile, you won’t see a sidebar any more (any smaller screen devices, the sidebar drops to the bottom). If you are on most tablets or a larger device, you should see it on the right-hand side.

We really didn’t think anyone would miss it – there were a total of 171 searches in all of July (contrast with 1.3 million coming from Google directly). Let me what we can do!

Christine, I can’t seem to reply to your reply but I did find it. I can only see it when I’m on the home page, not on actual product pages (or maybe it’s there and I’ve just not seen it yet). Like I say, it will take me some time to get used to the different layout/visuals, and basically everything (believe me, it does get harder when you get older…you CAN teach an old dog new tricks but it sometimes takes a bit longer!).

FOUND IT but on my screen, it’s back at the top, rather than in the footer, but it’s there, pretty much where I’m accustomed to seeing it. THANK YOU (well, really, thank you for EVERYTHING in general….your site is and always has been a treasure and the most worthwhile makeup resource available!)

Hey Mariella,

It’s in both places now – there is an icon in the navigation area, but it just won’t expand (it did in the last design) to avoid issues on mobile/tablet devices – so it will take you to the search page (hopefully that is okay!) – but we also left it in the footer as a double-check.

Thank you!

Okay so I love that when I login it sends me to the page I was on and not to the main page. I always hated that before (although never mentioned it)!

Change is always like “OMG!”, but you’ve been so consistent over the years that I know this layout will be a big improvement just how all the others have been.

Love how the standard image size will be larger too. Love the “replies to my comment” option as well.

So far the only nuisance I’ve noticed is the newsletter pop up when I visit the main page. I love you and your site, I follow on IG, Facebook and Twitter, but I’m just not interested in a mailing list and wish that wouldn’t block the main page when I visit.

Grats on the new image launch! <3

The newsletter pop-up should only show up once every two weeks, I believe! It is set at either 14 or 30 days (I can’t remember this exact moment), though it is cookie based so if you don’t allow cookies you may see it often – it was on the prior layout as well though!

Thank you so much! 🙂

Oh well that’s odd then. Wonder why I’m only noticing it now. It popped up twice when I visited the home page about five minutes ago. Didn’t do it just now though when I came back to check your response.

BTW, will you enable the links for personal blogs? I’ve found a few people via their comments on this site and would love if that was still a feature. Right now our names are linking to our profile on this site.

The newsletter box has popped up three times for me.

Also, the one thing that caught my attention is on the product grading. The +/- sign is really tiny compared to the letter grade. So there’s a giant C and a little tiny barely noticeable (-) sign.

Anyway, very modern! You’re adding some very sophisticated features!

We are looking into the newsletter box! We definitely don’t want it to be annoying (that’s why there’s supposed to be a timer on it so you don’t get it all the time), so we are looking into why it isn’t working as intended.

I will see whether we can increase the size of the +/-!

Yeah that log in thing is huge! Especially since our log ins expire so quickly. Christine, is there any way to change that?

Love the new design!

This looks amazing Christine! I love the redesign!

Just a note that I clicked on the link above for ‘Temptalia Recommended Products” and it took me to a page with various products on it. When I clicked page 2 or 3 (etc) it reloaded the same front page of products. I was on Safari. I’m glad this grouping in the database exists because I love seeing your top recommended products! 🙂

Hey Christine, the new site looks amazing! I do have something to “report” though. I’m not sure if this is how it’s supposed to be but I clicked on both the “Most loved” and “Most wanted” links and then tried to click on any of the products featured there but they are not clickable. Even where it says “Where to buy” is not clickable. I’m using my macbook laptop.

I visit your site multiple times daily, I am very excited to try out the new design. Keep up the amazing work! And thank you for everything you do.

Hey Juana,

I just checked on our Mac Book Pro but I wasn’t able to replicate it. Could you refresh the page and let me know if it still doesn’t work for you? Thank you!

I’m still not able to click on any of the products. I also tried on my iPad and same thing. It’s like trying to click on a still image, not a link. Nothing happens.

I just tried something different. Scrolled down to see if I was able to click on anything at all and turns out after the fifth row I can click on everything. So on the “most wanted products” list the first four rows are not clickable for me.

Wow, congrats on the new site design! It’ll take getting used to but it’s very aesthetically appealing 😀

I’ve also noticed the newsletter/mailing list ‘ad’ show up on every single new page I open–which it never did before. I’m using a PC.
Also, I can’t seem to compare anything in side-by-side, Compare Any Two swatches. It redirects me to an ‘Oops/this page cannot be found’ deal. Just FYI! 😀

We’re disabling the newsletter window until we can figure out why it’s not working right!

Side-by-side should work now!

The new update looks great! I went to look at swatches in the compare any two category (I compared MAC Hollywood Cerise and Urban Decay Bittersweet Lip Liner) and when I made the search it came up with a ‘Page Not Found’ error. I’m using Chrome on Windows 10. Hope it helps 🙂

I love the new site!

I went to go check out the “temptalia recommends” page (awesome addition, I was just recently wondering if you had a page like this!), and when I try to go to the next page it shows the same products over again.

This is on a windows 7 pc in chrome btw. And awesome work on all this!

Hey Pink!

This error should be fixed. Could you try refreshing? On my end, I will also try to clear cache as well!

No problem! Happy to hear you were able to clear it with a refresh. You never know when it comes to technology, lol! There are many “Christine errors” where something ib suted for me but nobody else can replicate, so I have been there!

The new layout is amazing! The only critique I have is that when I refresh the page or back out of a post, I have to start at the top of the page again- not where I left off- so, I constantly have to re-scroll through posts. Not a biggie, but I’d thought I’d put it out there. The only device I’ve used so far is my iPad mini 4th gen (I think- whatever the newest one is).
Thank you for all of your hardwork!

Thanks, Genna! I will pass this on. I (personally) don’t know if/what can be done, but I’ll definitely let them know!

Wow, it is quite extremely sleek 😀 it might take me a while to get used to it, but truly appreciate all the work that must have gone into this, and I am aware of the fact that the functions being improved (even more than already) gives way more new value to the site than just changing the design, because there is just so much to do and so many things to research, that’s great 🙂

I quite have a thing for pictures, but I know that homepages have to be constantly altered to adapt to the change in hardware/software/user behaviour, so I see the reasoning behind the changes. It is nice that the photos are now larger and so there is still a place for all the colour 😉

Especially I like that it is now easier to compare swatches of different products (or the same colour); if I could not get anything next to each other in some way, I would normally open a second window and put them side by side that way. But now it is a lot simpler.

Thank you again for all the hard work, though I think I do miss the older versions of Temptalia, though 🙂 I think I have been reading this page at least since 2010 but probably earlier, I am not sure anymore.

Thank you so much, Lilac! I believe that the bluish-teal layout with a whole lot of cherry blossoms was a big favorite back in the day, and it was a pretty background to start the site off with 🙂

This is amazing Christine! Congratulations on all the great changes. I’m so excited to dive more into your site. I always look at your website on my phone and even just now it’s so much better!

Yayyy! Keep me posted on how it goes on mobile. We were all pretty bad user testers for mobile, since none of us really browse big sites on mobile, lol!

I love the new layout! It is so sleek and professional. It seems so streamlined, and so much easier to navigate than before. Now if only MAC could follow suit!

Congratulations! So far I’m really liking it; it looks very crisp and professional here on the mobile version. I’m excited to play around more and get a feel for the new features. You all have done another great job!

First thing I always do in the morning is to check out Temptalia for product’s newness but today it was down for maintenance. I was suspecting that there would be an update and I was right 😀

Initially the new site (UI only) looks much nicer and clearer than before. It might take a little time to get used to first but I’m excited for you, your team and every makeup afficionado out there.

Haha! Yes, it was a major, MAJOR update. A lot of the improvements aren’t visible, as they were all code-related, but it is, in essence, a rebuild of the entire site from scratch.

I really hope it ends up being better than before! LOL, that is the hope for any new design ;D

Thank you!

Everything looks sooo different! But I am just over the moon seeing this, it looks fantastic! You did an awesome job on this, then again, you always do! I am sure this was quite a ton of hard work to revamp the entire site, just know that we sincerely DO appreciate this, Christine.

I’m having a problem rating my foundation matches. An error message pops up. I’m using Internet explorer on a laptop.

Hey!

Are you logged in? You have to be logged in to vote. We’ll also look into this generally, but let me know about the log in 🙂

I love it! I pretty much only use my phone and its so much easier and faster! Great job Christine, and congrats! Thanks so much for all your hard work, us beauty lovers really appreciate it ❤

Another complete overhaul! Hopefully it plays nicer on mobile than the last version. Your site was crashing my phone previously. Congrats! It takes a lot of work to do something like this.

Wow the site looks awesome on mobile! Probably the best functioning mobile site I’ve used 🙂 Just so you know, there’s a issue in the Chrome browser for my Samsung. When you press to see the top matches after entering your current foundation shade, it instead loops back to the foundation matrix opening page

Hey Sami,

Do you know what foundation or characteristics you selected that looped back for you? Noted this error to have my brother-in-law check on his phone (mine’s iPhone) when he gets on a couple of hours!

Ooooh Christine! Temptalia looks wonderful! I check your site literally every day and was so surprised to see the new upgrades! Once again you are literally the best at this and deserve all the awesomeness coming your way. Congratulations ?

I am loving the new site design! It’s very streamlined and much more user-friendly. This is my favorite blog to research and discover new beauty products because of the quick, detailed reviews and all the swatches (I live for swatches). Keep up the good work, Christine!

The redesign is beautiful! I read your site at least once a day and love to use your reviews to decide what to buy.

One issue I’ve noticed in on the Foundation Matrix. I love that you list by best-ranked matches now, but I miss the option where we could filter a specific brand to see in the results. Has that been disabled? Otherwise, the way the FM pops up now is so much sleeker and easier to read.

Thank you (and your staff) for all the work you do!

Filtering/sorting on the Matrix will be added post-launch! There were a few issues we were having with some of the sorting/filtering (across parts of the site) so we’re still working on getting them all in!

WOW. Didn’t expect this. Well, here’s my first impression (and feedback–since it sounds like you’re looking for it). It looks cleaner. More professional and contemporary. But also more impersonal–this last part I’m not sure I like but if you’re opening temptalia for everyone to interact with, then it makes complete sense. Either way, I’m digging this.

My second impression:

1) While QUICKLY scrolling down and skimming to see what I wanted to read, I found difficulty distinguishing between different posts that were next to each other. I recall this being effortless before the change. Maybe if the title of each post were bold font–then we can tell it’s the start of a new post? Or if there was a unmistakable line above each post title to frame a new post? I dunno–it’s something that I noticed right off the bat–I normally read temptalia right before bed while I’m tired and I was surprised that I had to rely on the huge photo of your product in the review post to know I have reached a new post–and then scroll back up to read the title of what it was. I know I’m being super-nitpicky, but I kept finding myself doing it.

2) Funnily enough, scrolling quickly down to distinguish between comments is much easier. I think it’s bc the commentator’s name is next to a large photo-bullet and bc the commentator’s name is in 2-3 times larger purple font in contrast to the rest of the black text.

Thank you for the feedback, Maggie! I actually have it on our to-do list to pad (add more space) between posts for today so hopefully that will help! We’ll also take a look at the font weight for the post titles.

Lots of work! We REALLY want to get on a regular release cycle where we regularly add improvements/new features but smaller ones – refinements in a way – vs. HERE’S EVERYTHING WE DID IN SIX MONTHS! LOL!

It looks great! If I have one caveat with the new layout, it’s how it squishes all the posts to the left side of the page with the right side being mostly empty, thus making posts a bit harder to read. Perhaps the right column could be expanded with a click of a button or rearranged to the top/bottom of the page instead?

Do you know what device you’re on so I can check window size/responsive qualities? The left content pane is actually wider than it was before, and the right sidebar is about the same as before (maybe a little wider). All of our ad obligations require the ads to be in a right pane, so we definitely can’t move it to top/bottom on most devices unfortunately!

I’m on a laptop with 1280×800 resolution, and it looks perfectly fine when I’m on full screen. However, because I’m on Skype most of the time, I have my browser window resized down so it only takes a bit over half my screen, and that’s where the new layout gets squeezed down (whereas with the old layout I could just scroll sideways).

However! Since I posted the last comment I’ve found that zooming in once (with ctrl & + keys) solves all the problem, so yay! 😀

Another reader mentioned how it looks on a Samsung tablet with the 1/2 and 1/2, so we will go back and look at that window size to see if makes sense to change proportions (the sidebar will be lost… well, moved to the end if we compress it more, I believe).

Thank you! 🙂

Wow the new site looks amazing!! 🙂 You do such a great job, Christine, and all your hard work is so appreciated by me, and everyone. So a massive thankyou !! <3

I seem to be unable to find swatches by brand? I’m coveting a new Nars blush or two and I was hoping I could still pull up a grid of all Nars blushes…

Overall, I do quite like the refresh!! It looks a bit cleaner and on my PC it is loading great! I do like the new swatch gallery “by formula”…looking at all the NARS Audacious lipsticks for example!! Well done!!

I do have one small quibble so far though. When doing side by side comparisons it used to be easier to “switch out” a different shade. There were boxes next to the two pics to immediately type in a different shade for just one of the shades. Now, after I’ve done one comparison instead of being able to type a different shade in on that screen I have to go back up to the Swatches – Side by Side comparison and type in both the new shade I want to compare and the old shade that I wanted to compare against.

For example…let’s say I did one comparison of MUFE M518 vs M536. I used to be able to just use one of the boxes on the side and change M518 to S642. Now I seem to have to hover over the swatches link at the top, select Compare Any Two again, and type in both M536 (the shade I wanted to “keep”) and S642 (the shade I “changed”).

I hope this makes sense.

In other aspects though, first impressions are very good!

Wow – well done! I notice the responsiveness already! The resolution is amazing too; it will make for even better comparisons than before. So excited for you. You’ve made a top-notch site even better! This is why you’re tops on my recommendations for anyone looking at beauty products!

I don’t do well with “new” but it’s only a matter of time til I get used to this. And the new features seem absolutely wonderful (being able to see things like all the “Temptalia Recommends” and “most loved/most wanted”, for example). It’s just going to take me a bit of time to adjust!

Ah, we kept you in mind, Mariella the whole time! We used your amazing written reviews and vanity to help us figure out how to implement certain things (a lot of the vanity stuff is slated for later, but one day it’s coming, LOL).

Thank you!

Christine, is there no longer a “search Temptalia” feature? One where you just type in the name of a product and all the post/threads about that product, going way back, pop up? I used that one a LOT to find older information…. I’m not seeing it but it’s entirely possible my eyes just can’t “find” it on these new pages.

If you want to search the entire blog, it is in the sidebar now! I’ll double check to make sure you can find it on all sidebars (I think we have a few styles, depending on what page you’re on).

First impression: SLEEK!!!!~ I’m looking forward to exploring the new site. The additional features sound perfect as I am stash heavy and always looking at the dupe list (having them visually beside the reviewed product..perfect!) and the swatch gallery (very happy with the upgrade since I often want to compare colours on products irregardless of their respective product types. Both of these new features make me very very happy.

Terrific work Team Temptalia!!!

Thank you, Wendy! 🙂 It means a lot when regular, long-time readers like yourself like new features/new design!

I’m pretty jazzed about being able to view swatches by a specific formula. Though my favorite feature is once I submit all my dupes for a review, I don’t have to re-write them in the review – everything gets pulled automagically and formatted in sentences instead. Time saver for me!

I just have to say that I am in awe of your work ethic and commitment to excellence. You have truly earned every bit of your success.

I’m loving all the new features, especially the one where I can compare any two swatches, I no longer have to keep switching tabs! The site looks great on the desktop but on my Samsung tablet, the sidebar takes up half of the page vertically, I don’t think that’s the look you’re going for.

I cannot imagine the amount of work behind this new look!!! Congrats to the team!
I like how it looks… We’ll see how will I adjust.

Woah, those are some serious changes :-O First impressions are good though. It’s just very different and unexpected I guess 🙂 But I’ll get used to it in no time I’m sure.

The mobile update is really appreciated 🙂 I often check your site during my lunch break on my phone. You’re awesome!

Awesome, Chelan! If there’s a feature you feel like needs to be easier to access from your phone, please let us know!

Love the new layout, Christine! Thanks for all your hard work you put into keeping us updated on everything beauty. Checking Temptalia is always the highlight of my work day 🙂

The site looks great. The only thing I was sad to see go was that you can’t filter by brand in the swatch section. Likewise, when I managed to viewing swatches by brand, you can no longer filer by color.

It’s there — when you have search results, click “REFINE RESULTS” (underneath the navigation) and you can further refine!

Actually, I’m having trouble with this too.

I did a swatch search selecting the color Peach and Eyeshadows. When I had those results I clicked on “refine results” and could not find a way to limit by brand. Only finish (matte, frost, etc.) and price, availability (P/LE/DC), etc.

If it matters, I was using Chrome.

Flippin’ awesome, Christine. I love the new features of being able to look at, for example, all Makeup Forever eyeshadow swatches at once, and ESPECIALLY the one that matches up two different brands (MAC lipsticks vs. Tom Ford lipsticks), that is so choice.

Thank you, Ginny!

I’m pretty excited to easily link to all of ______ swatches without having to refine 5 things now!

Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said you were re-designing this site!! I’m going to have to play with it this weekend, but looks exciting. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!

Congratulation Christine ! It’s really beautiful ! I’m glad for you, this makes the website very trendy and I like the way information appears, it’s very clear !

This is going to be amazing! I am so excited! Christine, thank you for always putting your all into making this site the best it can be!

Wow, Christine. This must have been some hard work. When I think of the kind of blog I’d like to have, yours is the first that comes to mind. I really like your approach and aesthetic. To me, my blog is not a place for me to put my personal life on display 24/7 (not saying negative about those who choose to do so) but a place to share on a topic I enjoy – hopefully in a way that still manages to connect with people. You do this perfectly. 🙂

Christine,
Thank you so much for all the hard work that you do! I am so grateful to have such an informative, amazing blog to read everyday about something I love.

Keep up the wonderful job!

This looks like it took so much work! I have already scrolled through some of the posts. So much quicker and clearer pics. The older site was great and I love your blog Christine -you know that! This is amazing. You have out done yourself girl! 🙂

Christine, the new site looks beautiful, thank you for all your work to keep temptalia running! I’ve seen some comments regarding too many ads, but I use adblocker and don’t see any ads at all. The previous version of this site ran a little slow for me (i’m on a macbook) but this one works great. You set the standard for beauty blogging, I’m so thankful for this site as a reliable resource!

I’m always impressed by how hard you work to keep improving your website, which is an already great resource as it is.
As with every redesign, this will take some getting used to, but I’m sure I’ll love it.

Hi! I love the updates! Thank you for all the time and effort you put in, it’s such an awesome resource!

I’m not sure if I’m missing something or just not doing something right, but if I click on the Write a Review button in the Reader Review section for any product, I get “Oops! That page can’t be found.”

Is there a way/will there be a way to search for looks you’ve done using particular products? For example, I bought Stila Mint Julep the other day because I remember LOVING a look that you did with it in a relatively recent eyeshadow review, and now I can’t find the look, and I can’t remember which product review it was attached to. 🙁 I might also just be really bad a searching.

Wait, I stand corrected! Not two minutes after I posted this, I found the function I was looking for. It’s been a day. Lol.

I don’t have a lot of them saved as looks, unfortunately! They are in posts, usually related to the review (though less so in the case of an eyeliner), but there’s not a method to really save them other than actually bookmarking it in your browser.

What looks I’ve uploaded as looks you’ll find here: http://www.temptalia.com/members/temptalia/looks

Thank you, Christine!

I do have one more question. When I was going to see if you’d replied, I was looking for my activity in the drop-down for my username and didn’t see it. Was this functionality relocated or removed? I find it incredibly helpful to zip right to the post I’d commented on. I’m on mobile (iPhone) if that makes a difference.

I’m not sure, but I’ll check on Monday. You will definitely see recent activity on your full profile page, but I’m not sure we kept the actual activity page or not or if it needed a lot more finesse to be ready to go live.

Great new look, very streamlined. I really like it.
I am getting a formatting bug when I view the pages on Feedly. The ratings by category (pigmentation/texture/application etc) are not formatting correctly.
Can’t wait to try the new features.

Overall, I like the changes and think the Temptalia team did a great job. I notice pages load much faster now (I use a desktop PC). The layout is clean and uncluttered, which I like. I like that the ads are visible, but not intrusive. I personally find the bright white blocks against the light gray to be a bit stark and sterile, and hard on the eyes. I think thin borders around the articles would have been looked better, but that’s just my aesthetic for layouts. I also realize this way might work better for tablets, phones, etc., so I’m not complaining.

The post layouts look great. They’re clean, with borders, the bits of pink, and the wonderful photos to break them up but not overwhelm the reader. I love the bigger pictures. I also like that we can easily search for dupes and side-by-side comparisons from the side bar. The new sort features will be very helpful, I think. I can’t find the search bar, though. I use search fairly often, so I miss it.

Thank you for your feedback, Rachel! It is great to hear that it is loading faster now, too 🙂 Search is in the footer, but we are trying to see if there is any way we can include it somewhere in the top of the site (the problem comes when the site scales down to mobile devices, there is so little room!).

Oooh I like it. I’m especially excited that we can now easily see all the swatches for a particular formula – it was hard or impossible to configure the swatch gallery to do that before, and it’s really useful 🙂

Also, I saw that someone above mentioned that she’d like to stay logged in longer – I definitely second that! I prefer to stay logged in as long as possible unless I deliberately log out (or clear cookies).

We’ve adjusted the login to 7 days if you do not click “remember me” and 30 days if you click “remember me.” Hope that helps!

Where is the search box? I use it weekly to find one thing or another, and I couldn’t do a search tonight for a foundation I wanted to see if you reviewed… Search boxes are usually so easy to find on websites, I’m stumped!

Love the new layout! 😉 However, I’m not sure if it’s just my browser (Safari) or laptop, but as I browsed your “Temptalia Recommended Products”, I noticed on the second page that you had the It Cosmetics No. 302 LBD Foundation Velvet Luxe Brush listed on there with an “F” rating, and when I clicked on it there was no actual review for the actual product…. I’m not sure if it was accidentally placed in there or if I’m just reading everything incorrectly haha. Also, I noticed that when I reached page 5, the pics were not aligned and seemed like there was a glitch, so I refreshed the page to make sure it wasn’t just slow internet speed that wasn’t fully loading the page, put the same issue happened where some of the pics were spread out and there was a huge gap between the rows (if that makes any sense).

Thank you, Laura! The photos should be fixed (that one we knew about… some images were too short, but we are scaling them, so they will be a little distorted but won’t distort the whole layout!).

Noted the IT Cosmetics error – there are no scores for it, but the update is making no score = 0 and generating the F. Working on it 🙂

Thank you for listening to my feedback. You’re the best! ? (and sorry didn’t mean to comment about an issue that was already mentioned. I didn’t see it before haha) regardless, thank you for taking our comments into consideration 🙂

No worries! I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect anyone to read through all comments, all of the post, etc. and remember every bit, lol! 🙂 The site is here for our readers and users, so as much as possible, we try to listen and do what we can to address concerns!

I’ve been a longtime lurker, but had to comment for this- great job on this new design. It is really clean. I agree that the posts seem a little hard to differentiate, but you indicated you all have a fix for that. Your site is definitely my go-to and I love that I find the site useful even though we are not the same complexion. I definitely rely on this site, so great job for continuously improving!

Thank you so much, Adwoa! We have implemented the following for differentiating, but please let me know if you feel it isn’t enough: tripled space between posts, tripled space between post/ad/post, added a light gray liner at the end of each post, and increased font weight by two (which is like bolding).

I think your new updates are fantastic – this must have taken you a long time to work out and do. Congratulations on your new look. I really appreciate all the extra features you have included to make it more user friendly and helpful than ever before.
Thank you once again for all your hard work – I love it all.

Wow! So many amazing changes and upgrades. I was already impressed with your blog and am even more so now. LOVE!! Thank-you for the time you put into everything you do for us. 🙂

GREAT JOB! You definitely accomplished your mission of making the site move faster. And everything looks gorgeous. A few minutes ago, I clicked on the “Temptalia Recommends” button… WOW! My mouth is *still* watering LOL!

Wow, lots of changes! You’ve added some nice features. It’s going to take a while to get used to, but I like it.

Is there still a way to access your original reviews of products? I used that feature (See Full Review) frequently and I’m not seeing it now. I’m also not seeing how to search the entire site for a product/products (no search bar at the top).

Hi Cat,

All of my reviews are here. I’m not sure what you mean by full review – are you looking at a specific product page and then wanting to read the full review? On this page: http://www.temptalia.com/product/mac-cosmetics-electric-cool-eyeshadow/gravitational – there’s a section called “Editor’s Review” with the Glossover and then an excerpt from my original review with a “read full review” button after the first two sentences.

There’s a magnifying icon in the 2nd navigation menu (thinner black bar) as well as the full search box in the footer. We really couldn’t fit an expanded search box in the top when it gets to smaller screens! If referring to the product database search, that’s under “Reviews” (same place as it was before though, so my guess is that wasn’t what you meant!).

Hope that helps!

Okay, I see the search box in the footer now. Out of habit, I wasn’t looking for it there. =)

Have the reviews done by you been added to each product page individually? I see it on the link you gave me and I’ve seen in on other product pages, but not on the page I was on when I asked about it. The page I was on when I was looking for the “Editor’s Review” is: http://www.temptalia.com/product/kat-von-d-eye-contour-palette

One more thing, is there a way to automatically go to the most recent comments? I have to page through all of the comments to read the most recent ones. I also had to page through the comments in order to reply to your response when, in the past, the link in my notification email took me directly to your response.

If your team is coding each page individually… I bow to them! I used to create websites using only code so I know what it’s like. It seems there are always little things you don’t catch no matter how many times you check. They’ve done a fantastic job so far and I’m sure all the little buggy things will be worked out soon enough.

We added a the search icon in the navigation now as well (before it was an icon, but on a click, it would rollout the full search box – now it will take you to the search page). It is still in the footer in its expanded form. These should be visible on all pages throughout the site (nav/footer don’t change). We have a few different sidebars, so hopefully this works out.

So, the likely reason for that not having a review is because you’re technically on the “formula” page. Like Russian Red is a shade of MAC Lipstick, there aren’t always reviews for the full formula, just specific shades, so Eye Contour Palette is the “formula” of the palette, Shade + Light. What we are able to do is pull all the Glossovers for shades within a formula and average them, so that’s what you would see on a “formula” page. It’s probably easier to see when looking at a brand like MAC who has 100-some-odd Eyeshadow Quads, so when you see “Eyeshadow Quad” you’re expecting to select a specific one vs. KVD who only has one (for now!).

http://www.temptalia.com/product/kat-von-d-eye-contour-palette/shade-light

And that has the review! 🙂

I will make a note to look into what the notification email is sending out (that one is a plugin) to see if there’s anything we can do on that.

It was very much a recode – not quite from scratch but nearly – to improve scalability, functionality, queries, as well as to update the design and make it responsive across devices, and then tweak/improve some features. And then dealing with all of our legacy stuff is always fun, lol! Like our awards with special formatting each year are really annoying to update, haha.

LOVE the re-design! So much cleaner and SO MUCH EASIER to utilize. I never utilized much of your site before because I couldn’t figure out how to use it. I’m hoping that I am now going to be able to use it to its full capacity.

Wow Christine! I don’t think the depth, breadth and scope of all your hard work can be truly appreciated until people see your product reviews/comparisons at the touch of a finger. And you keep wanting to improve. You really do spoil us 😉 Keep up the great work!!

Ah, thank you so SO much for the redesign! I am definitely enjoying it because I browse the Internet only on my phone lately, and the new design works so much better with it. I love it, great work! 🙂

Love the layout, Christine!!! And THANK YOU for fixing the login thing I requested before. I logged in and it directed me here in the post and not in the index. No worries. I will let you know when I found bugs. Keep it up! xo

Totally loving the update! It’s so sleek and fast on my phone so I’m curious to see what it’ll be on my laptop. Great work and huge hugs to all the Temptalia team! You guys rock! You’re also the only blog I follow regularly.

WOW..amazing site…thank you Christine for all the hard work you and your team put in to make our beauty life easier for us.Running off now to try all the new tabs and features.

This is my first time in a week dropping by the site (thanks, work) and it looks amazing! I cannot imagine how much time and effort must have gone into this project. Congrats, it looks fantastic. And as always, thank you for your hard work!

We’re happy to take feedback, but it is hard for us to make any improvements without knowing specifically what you’re having trouble with so if you want to expand, we might be able to improve your experience! 🙂