One Startup CEO Risked Her Wedding Day Makeup Look to Prove a Point
The Brandefy app was only two months old when the founder, Meg Pryde, walked down the aisle on her wedding day. She had closed the company’s first funding round that day, and had just taken the heat of finalizing the investment paperwork. Other heat to take into account? An outdoor wedding in 95 degree June weather.
Not only did the Virginia heat require a high-quality deodorant, Meg needed makeup that could hold up against sweat, tears, and hours on the dance floor. Being the CEO of Brandefy, a company that finds product dupes to save shoppers money, Meg Pryde knows that generics can be just as good as the expensive name brand — and she wanted to prove it.
Sometimes, the same products are hiding behind different labels. It may be the exact same product, or a copycat company that is doing a really great job. Pryde believes no one should pay up for a label, so she used her app to pick makeup dupes. She confidently saved $95. Good thing too, as she married an accountant.
The Bride found that these wedding day makeup dupes did not disappoint (PS Brandefy is NEVER paid to do reviews):
The Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser instead of her smash box go-to: (Brandefy gives this an 80% match) Buy Our Pick
2. The Sephora Collection Beauty Set and Refresh Spray Dupe instead of Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray (Brandefy says they are 86% similar.) Buy Our Pick
3. The L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara instead of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: (Brandefy also says they are 86% similar.) Buy L’Oreal
4. The Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer instead of her go-to, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Brandefy says these are 83% similar, Sephora is slightly thinner) Buy Meg’s Pick
5. Sephora Collection 24 hour Color Contour Eyeliner (in WATERPROOF) instead of Urban Decay Glide On (Brandefy says these are 90% similar)
Brandefy believes if a bride is confident enough to wear “knockoff” makeup on such an important day, users can find inexpensive, quality makeup for any event by searching for dupes of high-end products in the Brandefy app.