This variation was part of the Carine Roitfeld collection (which I found otherwise uninteresting) and you get 4 eyeshadows, one cremeblend blush underneath the compact with a mirror in the lid.
|Heavily abused desert camoflage face kit|
A palette with a pale neutral and a black is always a winner with me and the two middle colours are both lovely, but I wish one of them had been a matte brown so it could have been used as a brow colour
The cream blush is more of a bronze or contour colour and I use it to contour, it does work better with a brush though like a small stippler or the real techniques contour brush from the core face collection.
I have loved this and used it so much in the last 3 months which is why it's made it's way into my faves of 2012.
These particular palettes were panned a bit by other critics, the eyeshadows are a total pain to swatch and they swatch with poor colour payoff. However with the exception of carbon I don't have any issues using them on my actual eyelid; exhibit A:
|wearing desert camoflage palette the night I got engaged|
Since I got this in October I've used it for my everyday make-up the majority of the time and it's definitely earned it's place in my make-up bag and my favourites for the year.
Did you pick this MAC palette up, did you have a favourite palette last year?