The Best Nars Foundation Dupes in the UK (Including Sheer Glow!) 

Nars is an iconic, high-end makeup brand within the beauty community known for its stunning foundations. It’s even said by many beauty influencers that once you try a Nars foundation, you’ll never go back to any other brand. 

There are plenty of incredible dupes for the Nars foundations on the market. Keep reading this blog post to find out what they are!

Nars Foundation Dupes Available in the UK

With so many different foundation finishes, suitable for all skin tones it’s easy to see why Nars are a cult brand. However, not everyone can afford their higher price point.

And if you do purchase a Nars foundation, you may not want to wear it everyday for fear of using it up too soon and having to repurchase it. That’s where these product dupes come in. 

Dupes for Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Nars Sheer Glow foundation is a medium, buildable foundation that gives a slight luminosity to the skin. Below are 2 dupes that work just as well.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation With SPF15

The Ordinary Serum Foundation with SPF 15

The Ordinary is known for its iconic skincare line, making high-end ingredients available to everyone. And their makeup line is no different! The Ordinary’s Serum Foundation is a lightweight foundation that gives a healthy glow to the skin. 

The foundation offers a light to medium coverage that is buildable if needed. It has a serum-like feel, feeling more like skincare than makeup. It gives a long-lasting coverage that won’t collect in fine lines or wrinkles due to The Ordinary’s proprietary spreadability system.

The foundation itself comes in 21 different shades, divided into 3 sections, 1 for fair skin, 2 for medium and then 3 for deeper skin tones. Each section is then classified by a second number ranging from 1-3 to indicate the depth within the range.

Finally, the letter at the end is for the undertone within the foundation. P for pink, R for red, Y for yellow and N for neutral. 

Some of the shades within the range have another letter, as they contain shimmery pigments to brighten the skin, S for Silver and G for Gold. These shimmery pigments add a luminous glow to the skin once applied, much like that of the Sheer Glow foundation. 

The Ordinary Serum foundation is also both vegan and cruelty-free, unlike Nars. This may be a great dupe if you’re looking for a similar product to Nars, but prefer it to be vegan.

NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Foundation

NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Foundation

NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Foundation is a medium coverage, buildable foundation. It promises to look like it has just been applied for up to 12 hours and gives a gorgeous, luminous finish to the skin. 

Similar to the Nars Sheer Glow, this foundation feels almost like a BB cream on the skin rather than a foundation. It looks dewy on the skin, without looking greasy or cakey, even if you apply multiple layers! 

Available in over 35 shades, with multiple undertones you’re bound to find your perfect match in this foundation. With its vegan formula, Born to Glow blends seamlessly creating a ‘your skin but better’ appearance. It won’t settle into fine lines, or dry patches as it’s suitable for all skin types!

Dupes for Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation

Radiant longwear is a medium to full coverage foundation that’s said to last all night long, without any touch ups required. It won’t crease or transfer, which is what makes it such an iconic product. 

Take a look at the dupes for Radiant Longwear below!

Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation

Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation

This Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Foundation went viral on Tik Tok for being an incredible dupe for Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation.

The breathable foundation offers medium coverage, that’s buildable to full coverage if that’s what you prefer. Once the foundation is set, it has a soft-focus demi-matte finish that leaves your skin looking radiant, almost as if you’ve got a filter on (hence the name)! 

It’s most suited for normal to oily skin types, but with the right, hydrating skin prep it’ll suit drier skin types too. The foundation contains skincare ingredients including Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 that helps to maintain your skin barrier and improve hydration. 

IRL Filter is available in 30 shades, with multiple undertones to suit all skin complexions. The foundation won’t settle into any fine lines or wrinkles and is said to last an amazing 16 hours on the skin, without any top ups. 

Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

Maybelline’s foundations have been popular in the beauty community for years, and this foundation is no different. Praised as a dupe for Nars Radiant Longwear, Maybelline Superstay 24Hr Full Coverage Foundation gives a smooth, radiant base. The saturated colour pigments allow for an even tone without any visible imperfections. 

Despite being full coverage, the foundation feels breathable, lightweight on the skin and doesn’t settle into any lines. The formula blends seamlessly in the skin, giving that perfect skin we’re all after. With around 20 shades available, the foundation is also oil-free, water, sweat and transfer resistant. It’s also said to last for an incredible 24 hours! 

Dupe for Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser With SPF30

I personally feel that tinted moisturisers are a godsend in the warmer months. Even though foundations that are lightweight don’t feel too heavy on the skin, with the sunscreen and heat the summer brings, I much prefer a tinted moisturiser. 

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser is known for its ‘your skin but better’ look, creating an even base that looks glowy and healthy. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune on the original, there are dupes for this too! 

e.l.f BB Cream With SPF20 in a glass bottle

e.l.f BB Cream With SPF20

Despite having a lower SPF than the Nars tinted moisturiser, everything about this BB cream is practically the same as the Nars (including the packaging). e.l.f are known for duping high-end makeup brands for a budget-friendly price and this product is no different. 

The e.l.f BB cream gives a light, weightless coverage that blends into your skin without looking like makeup. It contains skincare ingredients, including Vitamin E, jojoba oil, cucumber and aloe to soothe the skin and keep redness at bay. 

Unlike the Nars Tinted Moisturiser, this product is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. A great alternative if that’s what you need in your makeup, but want the same high-quality performance! 

After reading this article, I hope that you’ve found your new favourite foundation! A lower price point no longer means lower performance in the beauty world, and the dupes above prove exactly that. Now go and put on your new foundation dupe and head out there!


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