What's New in the Brandefy App? Recently Added

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Have you checked out the Brandefy app recently? We’re adding 20 product reviews a week to help you save some serious cash. Simply open the app, select “Recently Added” on the home screen, and scroll through to see what’s new. We’re adding more every day ;)

Living Proof Restore and Repair Leave-In Conditioner vs. The Good Stuff Complete Repair Balm

While these aren't perfect dupes for one another, our beauty tester did like The Good Stuff leave-in conditioner. She thought it had a similar texture and worked similarly to the Living Proof conditioner. Living Proof has a very faint coconut smell, while the Good Stuff had a faint floral smell. Both are appealing. For the cost savings, we recommend making the switch! Buy our pick

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Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum vs. Versed Nix It Complexion Solution

Versed is Cruelty-Free, while (according to Cruelty-Free Kitty) Caudalie is not. They said it couldn't be done - a Caudalie Vinopure dupe... we suggest you give Target's new Versed Nix It Complexion Solution a try. Like Caudalie, it is an oil-based serum with Salicylic Acid as it's acne fighting ingredient. Both smell herbal and have very similar consistencies. Our tester has tried dozens of spot treatments in her life and has fallen in love with Versed (as well as Caudalie). Versed is more than $25 less than Caudalie. Buy our pick

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Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray vs. Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

*According to Ethical Elephant, both of these brands are Cruelty-Free.* Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: Huda is $32 for 100ml & Morphe is $16 for 82ml. Morphe is one of my personal favorites. I use this pretty much every day, multiple times a day. I love the aerosol fine mist. I love that it doesn't have much of a smell. It leaves your skin feeling moisturized as well as makes your makeup last about a 10 hour work day. I am combo dry - with my t zone getting a little oily by the end of the day. Morphe may not be the best setting spray to use if you are overly oily but for me, it works really well. I wish more setting sprays had the same spray that Morphe does. It's continuous making it give a much more even spray. It leaves me with a semi-matte radiant finish. Morphe doesn't have any bad ingredients except for a mild fragrance. A lot of the ingredients are really good for dry skin. When looking at Huda you think it has a similar bottle as Morphe but it's actually very different. Huda is not continuous or aerosol spray despite it looking like it may be. It's a pump spray and the mist is fine but not ultra fine like Morphe. The smell is extreme. I wasn't a fan of it at all. This actually feels like your spraying your face with hair spray. It does what it says, it does make your makeup last ALL day with very little oiliness creeping through by the end of it. & you are very matte. This setting spray was made with drag queens in mind so this is an intense setting spray that isn't necessary for everyday use. I will be saving this for special occasions when I really need my makeup to last all day, no matter what. Huda has some very troubling ingredients. The first ingredient is Alcohol Denat & the 4th ingredient is Isopropyl Alcohol. Both are extremely bad for your skin especially if you're already dry & sensitive. About 11 fragrant ingredients in Huda, 8 of which are considered 'Allergen' ingredients. If you're looking for a cheap setting spray definitely give Morphe a try. I don't use anything else but that especially with the amazing spray power it has! If you're looking for something for special occasions - Huda may be worth it to you to purchase to just have on hand. However, be aware of the risks of the ingredients & make sure you hold your breath before spraying!! In the end, there are many other setting sprays that will keep your makeup in place, not have harmful ingredients, AND are cheaper. Buy our pick

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Natasha Denona Gold Palette vs Alter Ego Goddess Palette

*Both Natasha Denona and Alter Ego are certified Cruelty-Free* Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: Natasha Denona's Gold Palette is $129 while Alter Ego's Goddess palette is $16. Both have 15 shades. Both palettes have a magnetic closure & have mirrors. Goddess is slightly smaller in size as well as pan size. Natasha's palette is definitely more luxe with its gold metallic cover & gold stitching. Inside it comes with a clear overlay that is stuck into the palette however you can remove it if you'd like. I really like that because it shows the shade names. In the Goddess palette, the names are below each shade. Looking at both products in their pans you cannot tell a difference. Swatching and using the shades you still cannot tell. There are a few shimmer shades that have a little bit of a different finish but the colors are extremely alike. Both products are very buttery & pigmented in the formula - very little fall out for both brands. They blend extremely easily and last all day. You do not need any glitter glue with any of the shimmer shades. They apply with your finger perfectly. Wearing both brands on each eye, I couldn't tell which was which and neither could a lot of my friends. Goddess is a perfect dupe for Natasha Denona's Gold palette. Formula wise it's a bit different but still very easy to work with. Color wise it's extremely similar. If you're wanting to save some major money - definitely go buy this! I was not disappointed. Buy our pick

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Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadow in Rose Gold vs. Milani Metallic Lights Liquid Eyeshadow

*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty, both of these brands are cruelty-free* Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: Stila is $24 for 4.5 ml & Milani is $10.99 for 5 ml. Both products have similar flat doe foot applicators. Both products go on the eye well, dry down quickly & last all day without any creasing. I didn't need any type of glitter glue before application. Both products blend out beautifully on the eye and are very pigmented formulas. Stila has a little bit more chunky glitter compared to Milani but regardless Milani definitely holds it's own compared to Stila. If you're a big fan of Stila definitely try Milani's liquid eyeshadows. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Buy our pick

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation vs. Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty, Maybelline is NOT cruelty-free while Too Faced is certified cruelty-free* Makeup Maven, Kimberly, says: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation actually live up to their names quite well! Too Faced had a more natural finish and had less coverage - while Maybelline's finish was natural, but its coverage was to the max! I preferred Maybelline's foundation because of the full coverage (I have a lot of acne scarring to cover up). However, Too Faced's foundation was easily buildable to reach the coverage I preferred. Both foundations lasted equally throughout the day. Either one of these foundations was worth their value, but if you are looking to save some mullah, go with Maybelline on this one! Buy our pick

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Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick vs. Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick

*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty neither Maybelline nor Bobbi Brown is cruelty-free* Makeup Maven, Sarah, says: Maybelline blows Bobbi Brown out of the water on this one! The Maybelline feels more hydrating and silkier without sacrificing coverage. It has an inner 'powder core' that's supposed to absorb oil. I'm not very oily but it does even things out. Glides on so nicely. I like how Bobbi Brown is a little creamier and blendable. But having very dry skin, it cakes on even the tiniest dry spots! I feel like I would have to exfoliate within an inch of my life to get the BB to lay right. The Maybelline is much more forgiving. As the evenings went by they felt the same as far as staying power. At nearly 1/6th the price, I don't mind being a drug store girl. Buy our pick

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MAC Lipstick Cream in Rebel vs. Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick

*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty, Milani is Cruelty-Free while MAC is not* Makeup Maven, Kristin, says: Rebel is a cult favorite color from MAC and this Milani lipstick is a spot on color dupe for it. The differences are in the finish - the MAC lipstick is a cream, so it gives a smoother application and a satin look on the lips. The Milani lipstick is a flat matte finish, so it is drier to apply and to wear, although incredibly lightweight. Both products held up in terms of wear time, through eating and drinking all day. Go with the drugstore option here! Buy our pick

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BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation vs. Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Perfection Foundation

*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty, Becca is cruelty-free while Sephora Collection is not*Makeup Maven, Kristin, says: These foundations are both thicker, medium coverage formulas that only require a small amount for a good layer of product all over the face. I don't think, however, that the Sephora foundation can hold up to the Becca formula in terms of wear time and overall appearance on the skin. The Becca foundation also provided higher coverage, and yet somehow a more dewy, luminous finish although it does take some work to blend into the skin (I would recommend a brush instead of a sponge). The Sephora foundation is decent (especially if you can find the right primer to pair with it) but it isn't a great dupe for this Becca formulation. Buy our pick

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