Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016

Today I am sharing a review of an exciting new addition to the Revlon family… The Limited Edition Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

Each duo includes a Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Foundation for contouring, and a Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick for highlighting. I have already sung my praises for the creamy, smooth, blendable, SPF 20 foundation sticks, so I won’t go into too much detail. The highlighter is just as lightweight, creamy and smooth and applies without dragging or pulling at the skin.

There are 6 perfectly matched duo shades, from Fair to Deep. The three lightest shades: Fair, Light and Light/Medium have the same shade of highlighter in Pink Light. The three darker shades: Medium, Medium/Deep and Deep have the same highlighter shade in Gold Light.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

 I was sent the shade *Light/Medium which contains Pink Light (200) as the highlighter, and Medium Beige (160) as the contour. My Revlon Insta-Fix Foundation shade is Natural Beige (150) and I prefer to use Golden Beige (170) as a contour. Medium Beige blends a bit too seamlessly into my skin.

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Here are the swatches of Pink Light and Medium Beige. How ethereal is that glow below?

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

As I mentioned above, the contour shade included is a Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Foundation, which is good in a way: If you are not much of a contour person, you can grab yourself a lighter duo and use it as a foundation and highlighter instead. In my case I now have two Medium Beige Foundation sticks 🙂

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

As you can see above the contour sticks and foundation are exactly the same product. Below are swatches of the foundation stick as part of the duo, and the foundation stick sold alone, as you can see they are exactly the same. So when you are picking your duo, make sure you get the correct shade of foundation stick whether you plan on using it as a contour or foundation.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review and Swatches

I loved the highlighter so much I needed to try one of the darker duos with the other highlighter, so I bought Deep, which has Gold Light (210) as the highlighter and Rich Ginger (180) as the contour. This is the darkest duo available.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

Here you can see the difference between Gold Light (left) and Pink Light (right).

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

Below are swatches of Pink Light, Rich Ginger and Gold Light.

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

I wish the highlighters were sold seperately since I already had the foundation sticks! But I am really glad I picked up the darker duo, because Gold Light is definitely my favourite of the two highlighters.

These retail for R350 and can already be found in store. R350 may seem a bit on the pricey side, but considering the Photoready Insta-Fix Foundation is R279 on it’s own, you are getting the highlighter for only R70. Which is a win in my books!

Need to know what goes where?

Contour: Apply to hollows of cheeks, sides of the nose, below the jaw line, and sides of forehead to add depth and definition. Basically the areas where you would like to add some shade and depth.
Highlight: Apply to cheekbones, center line of forehead, down the bridge of the nose, and on cupid’s bow for illuminated skin. Basically where light naturally hits the face, and the areas you would like to enhance.

The most important step when contouring and highlighting is to blend blend blend!

Will you be picking one up?

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11 thoughts on “Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Contour & Highlight Duo Review

  1. FAITH LUCY MARK says:

    Hi There Need urgent assistance.
    I use a caramel shard powder & foundation – I am looking to countour to match my make up. I am also looking for a nice red lipstick like Love is on thats long lasting and does not stick on the cup. Pls can you assist.

    1. admin says:

      Hi, I would recommend looking at NYX, they have a good range of foundations and powders.


  2. erashnee budhoo says:

    Hi pls assist , I use medium beige as a foundation , airbrush photo ready and photo ready powder teh compact , pls assist waht colours do i have to use to hightlight and contour on the duo

    1. admin says:

      Hi, you should use one or two shades lighter for a highlighter, and one or two darker for a contour. Alternatively you can just use a cool toned bronzer and a highlighter.

  3. Lucinda Singh says:

    I love these! This stick type makes me feel abit more brave to try contour and highlighting lol… it seems to blend well into the skin from your swatches. Would love to try them, lets see how the budget goes 😉

    1. admin says:

      It is really stunning, that’s why I bought myself another shade. ? well if you need a foundation and highlighter it works out pretty well.

  4. R Fourie says:

    Gold Light is a winner for sure 🙂

    1. admin says:

      It is so pretty! I wish they sold them separately

  5. Sophia says:

    These look so amazing. Just a pity its a bit pricey.

    1. admin says:

      But totally worth it. Especially if you go for a foundation and highlighter. It’s not often that I would buy another shade of a press sample.

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