Somehow I became unsubbed to this thread--- the heck!!
I bought four boys on black friday. I got to swatch "most" in person. I didn't buy any that I couldn't swatch, unfortunately. The SA said she only got 3 in of: drake, egon, daniel, and 3 others that I can't remember so she didn't make testers of them. She goes, "oh, but I can show you lip swatches!" and I'm like "really?" and she....... pulls up temptalia's round up of the boys..... and I start cracking up, and say, "too bad they're not really that accurate." I think she kinda got offended at that, but oh well. I wasn't about to be sold at the counter by a SA showing me blogger photos of shades.
I don't know how I felt about her refusing to make testers. I appreciate that she's saving product for customers, but this might lead someone to buy a shade they don't know they'll like-- then return it, and now that limited (for now) product is going in the trash.
I ended up with: Malik, Joaquin, Daniel, and Jay. Jay is beautiful, but a tad sheer. I can't wait to pair it with a vampy liner. I wanted to swatch some of the more "different" shades like egon and vladimir, but she didn't have testers. So I didn't walk away with them.