coming up roses
brighten up this winter with the 10 best blushes.
photographed by aaron richter
It seems like everyone wants to know which beauty products celebrity X would bring on a desert island--and if they're smart, they answer "sunscreen." But if you ask us, it seems better to inquire about which beauty product they'd bring if they were stranded in the winter, because let's be real: frigid weather is way more likely to happen than being stuck on an island somewhere. And the no-brainer response? Blush, of course. The product is a complete shapeshifter--powders, creams, stains, sticks--but no matter what form your blush takes, it's still the ultimate secret weapon to brighten up your complexion immediately. We've rounded up our 10 favorite blushes below, just in time for the holiday season. Because along with the freezing temps, we'll also soon be dealing with holiday parties (read: cocktails, little sleep, and exhaustion), so scroll through the gallery to see our best bets. Molly Ringwald might hold bragging rights to being pretty in pink, but these blushes are a super-close second.