Just last week I featured two affordable face palettes from Revlon and today I have two SUPER affordable face palettes from Kangol to chat about.
Kangol really upped their game in 2018 when they launched a vast range of makeup. I was always a lover of their bronzer (which I am fairly certain is discontinued) but now they have lipsticks, nail polish, fragrances, eyeshadows and more on offer. To toot my own horn, if you Google Kangol make-up, my review on one of their palettes and their make-up sponges is the highest ranked post.
First up, as always, the price point. At R165 per palette, they are incredibly affordable. This amounts to R27,50 per shade. BUT there is no weight listed on the palettes themselves. So while the individual pods are rather large, I have no idea how deep they go.
Each of the palettes is available in one shade. Thankfully each palette’s six shades are quite broad across the colour spectrum and I have seen beauty lovers with a variety of skin tones review the spectrum of shades with mostly positive feedback. I can use four of the six contour shades pretty nicely, with the other two being much too dark. I do find that two of the shades payoffs are not true to form. Just be sure to swatch them before applying directly to your face.
The highlight shades are a different story and I would say each of these shades would be workable with many different skin tones. Three of these are powders are three and creams. One thing to note is that the highlighter and contour palettes contain the EXACT same ingredients. So essentially the palettes are of an identical formula. I do however love that candelilla wax is used. This is a fab vegan alternative to beeswax.
I would advise anyone with acne prone skin to avoid daily use of the product due to the isopropyl palmitate in the palettes. It is known to be a poreclogging product when used regularly on acne-prone skin. So definitely to be used infrequently in that case! I have dry skin and I did not notice any adverse side effects on my skin.
Would I repurchase these Kangol palettes? I would repurchase the #LitKit but I don’t think I’d spend the money on the #ThrowingShade palette. I may even purchase the highlighter palette for my younger sister and cousin for their upcoming birthdays. At R165 a pop, they are an INCREDIBLY affordable purchase!
Let me know in the comments. Would you buy either of these?