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The change from Fall to Subzero is skin's grumpiest time of the year – the moisture's suddenly been sucked right out of the air. Time to talk face-care heroes.
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Got snow? Expecting it soon? Either way, if Frozen is one of your seasons, your skin's likely been vacillating between cranky and downright peeved. So the Lipstick League wants to know: what's been helping your skin most as it deals with the changing weather?

In my kvetchy complexion's case, it's all of the things. I'm not certain what's been annoying my skin in the last few weeks (well, other than the overzealous use of a glycolic peel that one time), but it's been so cantankerous that it's taking a small village to keep it calm. (Click here for transition bodycare tips.)

Vichy Mineral 89 ($39.95 CAD at and $29.50 USD at is a staple – as if I'd give that up when moisture is key. Consonant HydrExtreme Extreme Hydration Booster ($149 at and becomes more important as the temperature drops. The natural polysaccharides-and-organic-vegetable-glycerin formula is an humectant; it attracts moisture from the environment and binds it to the epidermis. (Click here for transition-weather face cleansers.)

And here's an interesting thing: these days – perhaps it's the 49-years-old-business – my skin has decided it now needs a little oil with its moisture every once in a while. So I use fragrance-free Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($34.98 CAD at and $28.99 USD at for a couple of days, then switch things up with an application of Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($75 CAD and $60 USD at mixed with a couple of drops of Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula facial oil ($90 CAD and $72 USD at Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($65 CAD and $52 USD at sephora.comserves as an extra serum if my skin's feeling parched. 

By the way, all three of the above-mentioned Drunk Elephant items come in a gift set called Let's Dew It ($98 CAD and $78 USD at, which has a total value of $140 CAD and $113 USD.

Come January I'll probably change some things again, in part because I've got other stuff lined up to test.

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now.

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now

EauMG  If London were a perfume, what would it smell like? Well, Gallivant thinks London smells like leather and roses.

My Beauty Bunny has found some REALLY amazing new indie brands; check out her treasure hunt!

Phyrra  Are you sick of extreme contouring? Get a laugh out of my Makeup Trends That Need to Die video!

Prime Beauty  Cargo Cosmetics seems to get overlooked. Cindy thinks their Emerald City Holiday Collection is fabulous – it's inspired by Seattle, one of her favourite cities. Enter to win a Blockbuster Eyeshadow Palette! You’re welcome.

Realizing Beauty  Christa has been playing with the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Holiday Collection and she just can’t seem to put it down. Metallic shine, glitter, and the perfect mix of wearable neutrals with bold and bright shades makes this collection a holiday look go to.

we heart this  Do you have a fragrance lover on your gift list? Check out this guide to fabulous smelling gift ideas that are NOT perfume. Featuring Commodity, Aveda and Artnaturals…

Beautygeeks is all about this awesome nail-nerd holiday DIY that really isn’t just for the holidays if you think about it, right?

Blushing Noir  Looking for an easy palette that’s inexpensive, high-quality and perfect for day, date and evening looks? Get you some HUDA BEAUTY Warm Brown Obsessions.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

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So, does your skin have a transition-weather hero right now? Or is it behaving like mine, demanding attention from a variety of stuff?

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