Cure Your Winter Blahs With These Brightening Blushes

So, it's just about February. Raise your hand if you were so over this whole "winter" thing, like, months ago. Sadly, spring is not quite on the horizon, so what's a girl to do? Find solace in bright, bold, delightfully in-your-face blushes, which are the fastest way to take your face from same-old to standout.
We know that everyone on the planet has a major affinity for a certain subtle peachy number (it's okay, we have and love that one, too), but this time of year, subtle doesn't quite do it for us. We want red, we want coral, we want fuchsia — the brighter, the better (just add it a little bit at a time, and you won't have to worry about pigment overload). With blush this pretty, we know you'll make it to April in one piece. Promise.
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Three is better than one: Mix the rose, coral and peach shades in this palette for the perfect Valentine's-ready glow.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, $29, available at Sephora.
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We love this gold-flecked mauve — perfectly sheer yet blendable.

Mineral Fusion Blush in Airy, $21.45, available at
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The ultimate punched-up peach, this two-in-one shade is perfect for brightening fair skin tones.

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush, $11.95, available February 2013 at drugstores.
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The built-in grinder in this ingenious pick means that you're getting freshly milled, perfectly sheer pigment every time. We love Blissful, a deep wine shade.

Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Blissful, $24, available at
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A super-bold, dare-we-say-summery coral, this powder has the longwearing power of a liquid stain (but doesn't require major artist skills).

LORAC Pro Powder Cheek Stain, $20, available at Sephora.
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This super-smooth mineral formula brightens your face while nourishing your skin — win-win!

24.7 Minerals Anti-Aging Mineral Blush, $16.79, available at
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The newest offering from Tarte, this dusty, plummy rose is the perfect flush for a winter date.

Tarte Cheek Stain in Awakening, $30, available at Tarte Cosmetics.
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Sometimes, you just need pink. And when you do, reach for this crazy-lovely, super-bright shade. (Really, you'll thank us.)

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush, $12.99, available at Walgreens.