They are very similar to the kind of palettes released by mass-market lines such as Maquillage and Coffret D’Or. First of all, the 4-color palettes include a base color, a light color, a darker shading color, and a lining color. Also, easy-to-wear gradation palettes like these are still very popular in Japan.
I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to makeup from Max Factor lately, but these palettes look very pretty, with some gorgeous purples and pinks. Hopefully we’ll see some close-ups of them in Japanese beauty magazines later on.