Having sensitive skin can be a drag – especially when it comes to finding makeup that won’t have you breaking out in hives. But, that doesn’t mean you have to go makeup free – Italian brand, BioNike offers women with sensitive and allergy-prone complexions a complete range of colour cosmetics at affordable prices. In addition to not being tested on animals or not containing any animal-derived ingredients, the BioNike Defence Colour makeup range is also free from common skin irritants used in most makeup products. This is great news for those who long to find beautiful lipsticks and glosses to create the perfect pout without worrying about causing an allergic reaction. The BioNike Defence Colour cosmetics line features lipsticks and lipglosses in a wide range of colours to finish off the perfect look for any occasion. WomenStuff beauty intern, Galia shares her thoughts on BioNike’s range of Defence lipglosses and lipsticks.

BioNike Defence Colour Lip Velvet Lipstick

I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect everyday lipstick that is pretty and flattering, yet subtle for a while now. So I’m happy the search is over. For a healthy dose of hydration in your lips try the BioNike Defence Colour Lip Velvet Lipstick. This soft, velvety lipstick has been specially formulated for sensitive and intolerant skins (it’s Nickel, chromium, cobalt-Tested, Gluten-free, and Fragrance-free) and is available in 12 vibrant colours. Often I find that lipstick can be quite drying for my lips, so I’m super happy that this product maintains its rich pigment while also avoiding the whole dry, chapped lips ordeals. This is a great product to use to get luscious lips this summer and beyond.

Available at Dis-Chem Pharmacies at R95.

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BioNike Defence Color Crystal Lipgloss

If you’re more of a lipgloss kind of gal then you’ll love the BioNike Defence Color Crystal Lipgloss. This gloss has also been created with sensitive and intolerant skins in mind and offers a creamy, non-sticky formula for ladies who love a rich pigment and plenty of shine. The special ‘Glow Factor’ formula, which includes a blend of Cocoa lipid extract, Moringa oleifera oil, and Vitamin E work together to strengthen and protect skin against free radical damage, oxidative stress, and other environmental damage. The range includes 6 different colours but I absolutely adore the colour Bonbon, a soft, subtle pearlescence pink. The product also has a beautiful vanilla scent and helps to hydrate lips while making them look super fabulous.

Available at Dis-Chem Pharmacies at R95.

Looking for more? The BioNike Defence Colour cosmetics range includes a wide array of products for sensitive skin including eyeshadows, concealers, eyeliners, foundations, and more. You can find the full range at Dis-Chem Pharmacies.

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