The 2011 MAC Holiday Collection includes a number of makeup kits that would be great as gifts. I decided to order one from Ice Parade Collection to swatch that looked like it might also serve a good neutral kit that would be good for traveling. I definitely am not disappointed!
The Fabulously Festive Face Kit in winter cool from the MAC Ice Parade Collection brings together a good basic set of neutral shades that would work well for a large number of people. The kit itself is packaged in an interesting clear case with a large silver pocket. It includes three brushes, a lipstick in the shade Hot Gossip, a lipglass in Emancipation, Blush in Mocha, and four eye shadows: Phloof!, Quarry, Dance in the Dark, and Brun.
2011 MAC Holiday Swatches, Ice Parade
Below are swatches of the Ice Parade cool face kit. The photo is taken indoors with flash. I’ll try to get some sunlight photos at some point down the road too.
I do really like this kit as an easy to carry kit of basic shades. I could wear these in just about any situation and the palette portion of the set is a convenient way to carry both shadow and blush. MAC’s holiday kits are always a great ways to get some good MAC brushes as well. I also personally prefer the shorter handle brushes that they include in the kits. This set would be an excellent gift.