NARS Bumpy Ride Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Bumpy Ride

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a light golden sheen. It’s a very springy shade, and it’s a less shimmery version of their well-known Orgasm. My guess is this will work well for lighter skin tones and medium complexions who want a hint of color, as it is visible but a more subtle blush on my light-medium skin tone.

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was a touch dusty but seemed to sit well on the skin. The finish became more satiny as I blended and buffed the color on my cheeks. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

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NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Coloured Raine Champagne Life Eyeshadow
  • Coloured Raine Side of Olives Eyesahdow
  • Coloured Raine Unexpected Eyeshadow
  • Coloured Raine Forbidden Eyeshadow
  • Coloured Raine Golden Olive Eyeshadow
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • Smashbox Baller Always On Gel Liner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Honeycomb Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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I know you usually have on products that you’re testing out, but in this look they just seem to go together really well. This peachy blush is great with that green eyeshadow and nude lip. You look great!

Me thinks I shall stick with Nars more pigmented shades! Like those within Unfiltered I. Or Orgasm, or my teeny pan of Goulue (one of my BEST blushes ever!).

Oh, I think this has my name on it. Usually Nars is too dark and pigmented for me and I can’t seem to apply it lightly….but this looks like maybe just maybe.

I’ll definitely pick this one up! It’s like they fixed all the things I don’t like about Orgasm and re-released it! Plus I don’t have anything like it in my stash.

I can’t decide if I want this. I’m a total sucker for pinky coral blushes. But I already own Luminous Flush. Christine, what do you think? I trust your advice. Should I get this or Love Hangover? Or neither since I own the Hourglass dupe?

It’s so pretty!! Does this one have any nasty parabens in it like Nars adds to some of their blushes?? Maybe you can list or show a pic of the ingredients? Thank you!!!

I really love this color. But I already purchased the unfiltered 2 palette. Do you think its still justifiable to get this or are there any similar shades within the unfiltered 2 ?

I have just bought this today! When I looked on the nars website I didn’t even half consider getting it but to see it in person it is so beautiful! Love the shimmer and it’s perfect for my pale skin! xx

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