This week's Lipstick League subject connects nicely to my post about faking a good night's sleep with skincare when you're in your late 40s – it's all about intense hydration and binding it to the skin to create a rested glow. The question: how do you change your skincare ritual for winter? Do you go for a whole new routine? Do you change all your products? Just your face cream? Or do you slide new things in here and there?
I used to add a hydrating serum (that step quickly became a staple in all seasons) and switch to a more emollient moisturizer (i.e. one that says "dry skin" on the label). But last year – or was it the year before? – I fell hard for the Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate ($30 at sephora.ca and $24 at sephora.com). Thicker than water but not quite a serum, the fluid slipped easily into my regimen between toner and hydrating serum, and boosted my hydration level beautifully. I switched my lighter moisturizer as well, from lotion to the Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched ($52 at sephora.ca and $45 at sephora.com).
This year I'll likely continue with Ibuki Softening Concentrate (or something similar that delivers instant results too), and, as usual, I'll use a more intense face cream. But I'll also occasionally switch from my usual micellar cleanser to a balm or oil formula, and stock up on my new mask favourite, the Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask ($8 at sephora.ca and $6 at sephora.com), for at least once weekly use.
If you deal with winter weather, what will you do with your skincare?
lipstick league links of the week
Phyrra shares the Best Ways to Transition from Autumn to Winter!
Prime Beauty has traveling to Paris on her bucket list, but until then she will be satisfied with the Wander Beauty 4-pc. Paris Collection!
Beautygeeks World Psoriasis Day was on October 29th and I learned stuff. Something related to psoriasis – it’s called psoriatic arthritis – delivers a double-whammy of potential misery: it affects skin and it affects joints, too. But it’s not a life sentence!
Beauty Junkies Unite Love shopping for beauty products? You’re going to love it even more if you win 1 of the 2 CVS/pharmacy $50 gift cards Amber is giving away. Imagine what you’d treat yourself to!
Blushing Noir If you’ve never splurged on Chanel nail polish NOW is the time! Check out the latest Chanel Le Vernis and shop quickly – they’re limited edition!
Clumps of Mascara The cooler weather means it’s time to boost up the skincare routine. Brittany's adding this baby to her winter regimen list.
EauMG Smell absolutely yummy this autumn with these scented bath and body products.
Gouldylox Reviews This is Kelly's favorite makeup line right now and no one else is talking about it. How is that even possible?
My Beauty Bunny Fun, flirty and affordable? Like its eponymous makeup look, the Jordana Cosmetics Cat Eye Liner is sure to be a classic. See why you need this drugstore fave!
My Newest Addiction Laura invites you to take a dip in her review of the Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad. You don't want to miss it.
Nouveau Cheap The biggest news to hit the US-world of drugstore beauty (and drugstores in general) occurred this week. Click here for a summary of what we know so far.
Olive & Ivy Are you as excited about the BECCA Champagne Glow palette as Chelsea is? Luckily, you’re not too late to enter to WIN one here!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra Rebecca from RebeccaShoresMUA has a lot of great makeup tutorials for us hooded eye gals! Check out her latest Warm Eyeshadow Tutorial!
And back to you again: do you change your skincare ritual for winter? If yes, how? xoxo