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1.22.2020

Six Duos React to Milk Vegan Moisturizer

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Milk Makeup has dropped their Vegan Milk Moisturizer! With enormous positive feedback, MMU decided to reach back into the community and give six duos a chance to try the new product in front of the camera. Milk.xyz sat down with the pairs to chat about their skincare needs and their relationships with one another. Peep the product here.

RAHQUISE + AHMED

Describe your relationship.

Ahmad: To describe our relationship I would call it Ideal. Not saying we’re both perfect but we’ve built a partnership where I know he has my back and I’ve got his. 

Rahquise: My relationship is simply amazing! 

What do you value about vegan skincare and products? 

Ahmad: That is doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. My skin can be very sensitive so it helps using products that don’t do any damage to my skin.

Rahquise: I value the benefits the products have. They’re filled with natural ingredients that keep your skin nice! 

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Ahmad: If I’m not calling him babe lol I’m calling him Rah.

Rahquise: His nickname is “Madi” short for Ahmad, haha. 

What was your first impression of each other?

Ahmad: On our first date I was oddly shocked by how well we matched up. It honestly felt as if I’ve known him my whole life but haven’t met until that moment.

Rahquise: Our first impression.. definitely realizing how much of the same person we were at the time!

What’s one habit you would like to reset this Spring? 

Ahmad: I have a habit of not sticking to my gym routine. For 2020 I plan on being more consistent.
Rahquise: A habit I would like to reset — I’d like to stop obsessively checking my phone!!

SEAN + MERILYN 

Describe your relationship.

Merilyn: He’s my boyfriend, but also, best friend. He’s one of the only people I can see every single day without getting sick of.

Sean: Store brand Anakin Skywalker & Padmé type of love.

What do you value about vegan skincare and products?

Merilyn: I value long-lasting skin products–moisturizers that may feel light upon the first touch but actually carry substance and nourishment. To be honest, I don’t know too much about vegan skincare vs non-vegan skincare, but the word vegan makes the product feel cleaner. 

Sean: I love how honest and translucent vegan skincare products are. It’s frustrating trying to find products you trust when all the ingredients are random chemicals you can barely pronounce.

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Merilyn: We have a lot of nicknames. Boobs and Beebs is one, I don’t know how it originated. Those two names are also not gender-pointed. We use them interchangeably with each other. 

Sean: I usually call her “Mer Bear” and she refers to me as Lord Vader. 

What was your first impression of each other?

Merilyn: Very, very first in-person impression was that he was so beautiful. I felt super at ease with him already. He was also quite soft-spoken at first, which I am naturally drawn toward. He felt very dependable.

Sean: My first impression of Merilyn was that she was beautiful! Her smile was so enchanting and I’m so lucky to be able to see it every day. Within the first couple of hours of meeting I discovered how easy she was to talk to, and that I could listen to her talk all day because I love the sound her voice. She seemed so cool, hopeful, bright, and she’s obviously destined for greatness. It wasn’t long before I saw her in my visions of the future, she fits right in. 

What’s one habit you would like to reset this Spring?

Merilyn: Procrastination. Everyone says this but no one actually does this. I have a tendency to fall into Wikipedia or Youtube blackholes while I have pressing projects, work and personal, to complete. Would love to gradually unlearn this habit. 

Sean: We use to wake up really early in the morning, go jogging, play some basketball, and then come back home and make smoothies before we had to leave for work. I can’t wait to start doing that again when the sunshine and warmth comes back!

LILIANNA RUGER + ANTHONY

Describe your relationship.

Lilianna: Anthony is my boyfriend and my best friend. We do almost everything together. I’d say our relationship is pretty fun and adventurous, we’re both pretty silly people and love to goof around with each other. 

Anthony: Lili is my girl, we are both Aries so sometimes we butt heads but we also have the most fun together. We open up each other’s minds creatively and have a lot of laughs.

What do you value about vegan skincare and products?

Lilianna: I’ve been vegan for over a year now and make sure that all of the products I use are vegan and cruelty-free. Vegan skincare makes my skin feel amazing and light and moisturizes my face without giving me breakouts.

Anthony: I value the fact that they don’t come from animal products and allow my skin to feel rejuvenated. I like knowing what is in the products that I use and if it’s vegan I know that I’m doing good for the environment and my body.

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Lilianna: Sometimes I call him Tony with an Italian accent but other than that I just call him Anthony.

Anthony: I just call her Lili, yes I know I’m boring. Sometimes I switch it up and call her babygirl but that’s only when she’s really nice to me.

What was your first impression of each other?

Lilianna: My first impression of Anthony was that he was super tall and had the cutest smile. But I also thought that he was going to be a total player, which luckily I was wrong about.

Anthony: My first impression of Lili was surprised because I didn’t think she would respond to me. But after she did, she turned out to be the most amazing person I’d ever met.

What’s one habit you would like to reset this Spring?

Lilianna: I would like to start moisturizing regularly again, lately, I’ve been getting very lazy and my skin has definitely been showing that. The vegan milk moisturizer will definitely help with that, also it smells amazing which is a huge plus!

Anthony: I would like to start reading more, it always helps me open my mind and learn new things. According to Lili, I should also start moisturizing before I get wrinkles, I think we actually both got each other the vegan milk moisturizer for Christmas.

ARIA + ROHIT

Describe your relationship.

Rohit and Aria (in sync): Boyfriend and girlfriend that are so incredibly similar in nature it’s almost scary

What do you value about vegan skincare and products? 

Aria: There is nothing to dislike with vegan skincare! Veganism helps promote sustainability which is what we need in this day and age. Milk Makeup is truly on the forefront of something special

Rohit: What is there to hate about ‘desert milk’? Why not invest in a product that betters yourself and the environment!? It’s a win-win!

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Aria: He calls me Ar.

Rohit: Yeah, she calls me guppy or stupid. Usually the latter!

What was your first impression of each other?

Aria: I thought he was so cool (too cool to be hanging out with me!) He had these amazing and intense stories that mesmerized me.

Rohit: She was someone I deemed way too cool to be hanging out with me and my friends at the time haha!

What’s one habit you would like to reset this Spring?

Aria: I would like to start writing music again! Senior year has made it hard to balance it all, but in the end… music is my passion.

Rohit: Most definitely procrastination.

GABBY + SOMATRIST

Describe your relationship.

Gabby: Trist and I are brother and sister/best friends. We’re not blood-related but he’s still my brother and treats me and my younger brother Eli like his own siblings. he’s also my best friend and the person who I can count on always. We’re both fools together and are either laughing and being silly or having heated debates. 

What do you value about vegan skincare and products?

Gabby: I value the fact that I’m able to use something that benefits me without any harm coming to any animals. 

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Gabby: Yes! I call him Trist for short, or “a butt” but I call both of my brothers that. In Highschool, he gave me the nickname Blueroses after watching a scene from the “glass menagerie”. It’s my favorite nickname. He also calls me a demon from time to time as well. 

What’s one habit you would like to reset this Spring?

Gabby: Lol, My “treat yo self” way of living, I need to make splurging more of a treat rather than an everyday thing. I’d also like to stop talking about what I want to do and just fucking do it!

EVANGELIA ARTEMIS-GOMEZ + KAI

Describe your relationship.

Evangelia: Our relationship is so special, so respectful and so much fucking fun. We’ve been together since we were sophomores in high school and have grown together ever since. We constantly stimulate and support each other mentally and emotionally. We play but we are always full of love for each other, even in the most difficult times. 

What do you value about vegan skincare and products?

Evangelia: I don’t see the point in using products that aren’t as moral, healthy, and beneficial as vegan products when they’re so easily accessible. I love the idea of a natural alternative to animal products! 

Do you have nicknames for each other?

Evangelia: He calls me baby. I call him Kai. 

What was your first impression of each other?

Evangelia: At first I thought he was a fuckboy dumb sexy basketball player who bullied my friends in their middle school years. I only talked to him for the first time in 11th grade geometry when he helped tutor me. The moment I realized I had a crush on him was immediate and it started with my heart dropping into my stomach at the sight of his perfect hands brushing away eraser shavings on my paper. I was only ever attracted to girls before him so it was a big deal to me. 

He says “my first impression of you was that you were powerful. You had a certain vibe to you, I noticed you really listened to people and I respected that. You were warm yet intimidating. I stand by all of my first impressions now.” 

What’s one habit you would like to reset this Spring?

Evangelia: I want to start managing my time and routine better. I need to stop giving into instant gratification and go the healthier route even if it means spending a little more time and money on things that benefit me. 

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