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by Abby McIntosh

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Teddy Quinlivan is our kinda girl. She sort of does…whatever the f*ck she wants. Or, at least, that’s the goal. She was unhappy in New York, so she moved. She’ll 100% wear a smoky eye at 10 AM (and then happily wash it all off in front of you). She has no plans on cooking anytime soon. And no, actually, she wouldn’t go back in time and give advice to her 15-year-old-self. She’s a woman who’s come to understand that all she’s gone through, even the worst of it, has brought her to where she is today, to a truer relationship with herself and a fuller understanding of the world. She’s on her way and moving fast, learning as she goes, but she took a minute to sit down with us and talk about the important stuff: eyebrows, Jane Fonda, and lobster ravioli. With sharpness and moxie unmatched, we thought: who better to rep the evolution of a game-changing franchise like KUSH than Teddy?

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Milk Makeup: What’s your relationship with makeup? Is it a daily thing for you?

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Teddy Quinlivan: I love wearing makeup. There are days when I don’t wanna put stuff on my face, but makeup makes me look infinitely better. It’s not that I don’t feel confident without it, it’s just that I know I look better with it. I feel like, you know, why not? Also for me, doing makeup is a very meditative process. I put on YouTube and I’ll watch the news or something while I do it. It’s alone time.

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MMU: How long does it take? Do you have a 5-minute version of your routine and then, like, an hour-long version?

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TQ: Girl, there’s no 5-minute version. For me, I would like to take an hour to do it — that way I feel like you get in everything you want and it looks perfect. An hour is ideal to do, like, a perfect glam. But a fast glam I can do in 15 minutes. But I like to do looks.

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MMU: On a daily basis?

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TQ: Yeah. I’ll do a smoky eye for, like, 10 AM. I’m just that kind of a girl.

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MMU: So what are your essential products that you have to have whether you’re doing a serious look or the fast version?

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TQ: A good concealer, like a contour shade that’s nice and cool. I’ll use it around my face, on my forehead, along my jawline. You can honestly do a full face with just concealer, contour, and highlight. I go through phases where I love my brows with nothing in them and then sometimes I feel like they need a kick, so for me, a good brow pencil [is essential]. And I’m really into brow pens now, like a skinny little tip so you can do smaller strokes. Even on a day where I’m doing a completely fresh face I’ll do a brow because I look too normal without makeup on, too pedestrian. I like looking like my profession. There’s this Joan Crawford quote — actually, maybe it’s not Joan Crawford — but she’s like, “When I leave my house, I leave my house as Joan Crawford the movie star,” you know? I’m not famous or anything, but I do get photographed a lot on the street, and you never know what client you’re going to run into.

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MMU: After you’ve done a lot of shows or shoots, do you go through periods where you’re like, “I just can’t wear makeup right now?”

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TQ: Yes. If I have a big breakout or something…if I start to get pimples in the center of my face, like by my nose and cheeks, that’s when there’s been too much product on my face.

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MMU: What about skincare?

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TQ: I’m a skincare addict. At the end of the day, if you’re going home with a guy or a girl or whatever your preference is, like, even for a one night stand, I will not sleep in my makeup.

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MMU: Even then you’ll take all your makeup off?

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TQ: I’ll take all my makeup off in front of them. But I feel comfortable doing that because my skin is nice. Invest in a bougie moisturizer, invest in a bougie serum. I use a hyaluronic acid serum because hyaluronic acid attracts water. I have kind of dry skin. I use that day and night and it instantly plumps you. So I’ll do an AHA toner and then on top of that I put my serums. I layer serums, so I’ll do, like, two serums and then a rich moisturizer.

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MMU: So you’re not afraid of doing too much?

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TQ: Oh no. I think you should do too much. The only thing I’m not into is eye creams. And so then, on top of that, I’ll put face oil. Face oil should be your last step because it’ll block any penetration of anything that goes above it. Then I feel like I have a nice, greasy barrier to put my makeup on. Your skin, even the oiliest skin type, loves moisture. That’s how you stay right and tight: moisture, moisture, moisture, moisture.

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MMU: How about mascara?

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TQ: I do like mascara.

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MMU: 1 coat? 2 coats? Waterproof? Primer?

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TQ: I’m the waterproof girl today, but I’m not normally a waterproof mascara kind of person just because I plan on not crying wherever I go [laughs]. Waterproof mascara is a special occasion type thing or if I really wanna lock in a curl.

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I like to use a nice thickening [mascara]. I actually really love KUSH Mascara. It does what I need it to do — it lengthens, separates, and gives me good volume. That’s what I like. I don’t need a false lash look, but I want it to look like my lashes on their best day.

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MMU: What about false lashes? Lash extensions?

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TQ: Nope, none of that. For some people I think it makes a lot of sense and it looks really good, but it’s just not my style. I like to look done but not artificial. And it’s also a particular style and aesthetic. Like, when I think of false lashes, I think of a specific person, and that’s just not me.

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MMU: What’s your go-to look for a night out?

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TQ: I like a brown smoky eye with a really nice inner corner highlight. A nice coating of mascara, beautiful skin, contour and blush, highlighted, brows done. I’m an eye girl; I’m not a lip girl.

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MMU: When you get home after a night out, what’s your routine for taking stuff off? Do you really take it all off?

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TQ: Yeah, I take it all off. I have a really nice cleanser that just melts it all away. I take a good moment cleansing my face; I just let it melt off and do its thing. I’ll cleanse once to get the makeup off and then I’ll use the same cleanser again to make sure it’s really off. Maybe if I was only wearing a little bit of makeup I’d just cleanse once, but I wear heavy makeup when I go out.

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MMU: Outside of work, what have you been doing recently that makes you happy?

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TQ: I live in Paris. I’ve lived there since August, but I lived there for three years prior, and then I lived in New York for a few years. New York is just not my city. I just don’t really connect with it quite as much as I want to. I feel like I’m a Parisian girl at heart in so many ways. I like to explore; I like to listen to my music and walk around. There’s so much to see in Paris. There’s so much stuff that inspires me. Whether it’s sitting at a cafe and watching people walk by on the street or going to the disco with my friends and partying all night. I just keep my eyes and ears open. I’m always trying to absorb as much as I can.

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MMU: Do you love your alone time?

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TQ: I honestly need my alone time.

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MMU: Do you think it’s because part of your job is to give so much personality?

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TQ: Yes. I show up to work and it’s Teddy Quinlivan the model that shows up. In my daily life, I wanna look like Teddy Quinlivan the model but be removed from that sphere in a way. In some ways, I’m quite introverted in my free time. Look all you want, but don’t touch. Do not come up to me on the street and talk to me. Just because you follow me on Instagram, doesn’t mean we’re friends.

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MMU: When you have days where you just don’t wanna do anything, what do you do?

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TQ: Oh my gosh, I will just sit in my bed except to just pick up my Uber Eats that I’ve probably ordered three times throughout the course of the day. I’ll just go into the black hole of the internet, or I’ll catch up on something I have to do. Like, tax season is coming up…

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MMU: Do you get sick of traveling?

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TQ: Yes. I travel a lot and it does get really stressful. I hate airports. I hate airplanes. I hate, like, sitting in a seat that’s completely uncomfortable. And I’m not a business-class-only kind of girl. I’ll fly myself economy if I’m paying for the flight. Or a lot of times clients don’t have the budget — or “don’t have the budget” — so a lot of the time you’re not flying comfortably. And I’m a 6-foot-tall woman; I’m a tall girl. It’s a lot of time doing nothing.

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MMU: So do you have a reset period when you get back home?

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TQ: After I travel, ideally I’ll have 48 hours to myself. I need, like, two days to kind of get back into being a human again. But that’s not always the case, either. That’s my preference, but sometimes you just have to jump right back into work.

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MMU: Do you want to keep modeling?

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TQ: [Modeling] was never a passion of mine; it was never something that really excited me. I was excited about fashion and creativity and being able to work with creative people and create beautiful images. I don’t really care about being the subject of an image, but [I care about] playing a role in creating something beautiful and iconic… Or something like this [Milk Makeup KUSH campaign] that’s going to be in Sephora and knowing that so many people are going to see it and be influenced by it, that’s the cool part. But I don’t gag for sitting in hair and makeup for hours.

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MMU: So what’s the most frustrating part about being a model?

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TQ: When the idea isn’t good. When the concept isn’t nice. You know by the second look or the second shot how it’s going to turn out. Especially if you’re not getting paid, you’re just sitting there like, “Well, this is gonna be shitty.” I did a lot of that at the beginning of my career ‘cause you just have to suck it up and do it, but I’m at a point now in my career where I can say yes or no to projects that I’m impassioned or not impassioned by. I just wanna say “no” way more often now.

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MMU: What’s it like to be a spokesperson in addition to modeling?

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TQ: For whatever reason, people wanna listen to pretty people talk about things. I knew it was gonna come with the territory. It’s not like I came out about being transgender publicly on CNN to not talk about it. Having this extra layer to my career adds depth and makes it worth it. Even when I really don’t wanna be at a shoot and don’t wanna take another f*cking photo, I think to myself, a young trans person is going to see this and think, “Maybe I can do that one day,” or feel inspired and less uncomfortable about being who they are. Even though it’s not the kind of work I envisioned myself doing in my life, it’s good because I know that it will leave an impact. Fashion, whether you like it or not, is highly influential on culture. Just by me working and being successful and trying to set an example and lead by example, that’s going to hopefully rub off on people.

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MMU: If you show up to set and they wanna chop your hair off or something, what’s your reaction?

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TQ: People wanna do things to me all the time, and everybody has an opinion and suggestions about how you should live your life and how you should look. I’ve just seen myself so many different ways from modeling for so long and now I know, like, “No.” I don’t wanna be rude and be like, “That’s a shitty idea,” but sometimes it is a shitty idea and you have to be like, “Oh, well what about this?”

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MMU: You tell them to f*ck off in your own way?

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TQ: Yeah, in my own way. I’m not very good at hiding how I feel. My face gives it away and I can’t fake liking something. You can make any hairstyle work with the right makeup, and you can make any makeup work with the right hairstyle, but they have to work in sync with each other. They’re both equally important.

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MMU: What are you listening to right now?

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TQ: I’ve always been really big into deep house and disco and electronic and techno. That’s really what I listen to the most. Right now I’m really into a genre called soul house or gospel house. It’s basically music that takes you to church, you know? You’re like, “Yes gawd! Praise the lord!” Music that uplifts you and makes you feel happy and gives you energy and makes you feel like life is beautiful and fun and dance-y; I like music like that.

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MMU: What do you listen to when you need a somber moment?

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TQ: I download a lot of movie soundtracks. I love to listen to movie soundtracks when I walk around. A great one for anyone in New York — ‘cause I know Milk Makeup is a New York brand — download the Blade Runner soundtrack, the original Vangelis soundtrack. On a rainy, cold-ass day in New York, listen to “Love Theme Song” from Blade Runner and it’ll set the mood. That’s such a good somber one. Don’t depress yourself with Lana Del Rey. Don’t listen to music that’s like, life is so hard, life is so sad, nobody loves me, I’m alone. It just reinforces that negativity. You can listen to a song that reflects your mood without it having this message of, like, “I’m down in the dumps!”

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MMU: What are you watching?

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TQ: Right now I’m really into Grace & Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Jane Fonda is a literal representation of me in 50 years. Or maybe in 40 years. She’s so snatched; I won’t look that good in 50 years. I’ll be dead [laughs]. She’s just such an icon and I’m so inspired by her right now. Like, Jane Fonda — you could have a drink with Jane Fonda. You could have a drink every night with Jane Fonda. I like women who have been places and done things and who live authentically and have opinions and aren’t afraid to share them and aren’t afraid to embrace their sexuality. I didn’t fall in love with Jane Fonda as an actress, I fell in love with her as a person. She’s a real bitch and I love her. So Grace & Frankie, j’adore.

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My favorite movie is Kill Bill. And Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, the American version by David Fincher, I love. And I love Stoker, it’s by a Korean director. It’s kind of about having an attraction to something that you know is wrong. It really explores these feelings of attraction in a way that most movies I think are too scared to touch on. It’s a super-twisted coming-of-age type thing. Handmaiden is another fave.

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MMU: What would say to your 15-year-old self? How would you spend the day with your 15-year-old self?

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TQ: I wouldn’t say anything. I feel like because I had no guidance and no person tapping me on the shoulder saying, “No, do it this way,” I had to figure out things for myself. That’s how I’ve become the person I am today. It’s the butterfly effect. I wouldn’t wanna go back. I wouldn’t wanna spend the day with myself. Like, let my 15-year-old self be miserable and lonely and bullied and all the things I was back then. That’s the shit that makes you humble and makes you appreciative of looking in the mirror and being like, “You know what? I look great today, and I’m gonna go hang out with my cool friends.”

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MMU: Yeah, like, “Despite all the shit I went through, I’m still a decent person.”

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TQ: Exactly. I think you need to go through the bullshit to become the person you are. So I wouldn’t go back in time and hang out with myself or speak to myself.

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MMU: Ok so what’s your favorite meal?

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TQ: Oh my god, I can think of a hundred. I love seafood. I’m a seafood addict. I grew up in Boston. I didn’t live on the coast, but we had fresh seafood all the time. And I’m from an Italian family, so like, pasta. One of my favorite dishes is lobster ravioli.

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MMU: Do you cook?

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TQ: Oh, I can’t cook to save my life. And I don’t necessarily want to, you know what I mean? I would rather break the bank on Uber Eats than cook for myself. The other thing, too, is like you go to the grocery store and spend $200 buying all these nice ingredients. I feel like if I don’t use them all, I wasted all this money.

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MMU: Yeah. Don’t play yourself.

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TQ: Don’t play yourself, girl. Just order your food and shut up. But you know what? I like people that can cook and want to do that. I’m inspired by that but it’s just not me. I would love to date, like, a hottie who can cook.

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MMU: Do you like to be the hostess?

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TQ: In ways, yes. I like to have a good time, but I don’t want people to count on me to facilitate the good time. I’m not the inviter; I’m the invitee. I wait for the invitation and then I’m like, “Ok, let’s do it.” Also, too, I don’t think the quantity of friends matters in terms of hosting. I know a lot of people with that mentality. They wanna be around a million people all the time, and I would rather be around, like, two really cool, down b*tches.

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That’s part of the reason I left New York. I was in this group of kids who didn’t like me but wanted to hang out around me. I ended up being surrounded by people I didn’t like who were really negative. It had a really negative effect on my life. They were all basically drug addicts. Jobless drug addicts, too. Like, “I host parties.” If you’ve been hosting parties and you’re not, like, Lady Fag…like, what’s going on? As much as I love it — I love to have fun and party — it can be a very dark lifestyle. I was hanging out with people who only did that, or that was their recreational activity, like going out and getting f*cked up. Life is about balance. You have to find the balance.

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MMU: Are you going to stay in Paris?

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TQ: No. I love to travel. I love to live in different places. I love new experiences. I don’t like to get too attached to one place. I started going to boarding school when I was 15 or 16 and I started modeling when I was 17. Be adventurous. Life is short. Don’t just stay in one place. You don’t know what you’re missing out on. Take a risk. The world is so beautiful and it’s not going to be here for much longer, so you know what, you wanna see a coral reef? There’s, like, one left. We’re damaging the world in ways we don’t know, so go see it while it’s still here. Sorry, that’s a negative note to end on, but it’s true.

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by Abby McIntosh

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4/20. It’s a pretty good holiday. One of our favorites, if you couldn’t tell. It also happens to be KUSH Mascara’s 1st birthday, and we can think of no better way to celebrate than to add some new members to the KUSH Fam. We’re psyched to introduce you to KUSH Lash Primer, KUSH Waterproof Mascara, and 5 new shades of KUSH Fiber Brow Gel! They’re here to make sure that your lashes and brows are lookin’ their best every single day so you can do what you do best: whatever you want.

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Without further ado… meet the new KUSH Fam:

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KUSH LASH PRIMER

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More is more. That’s why we made KUSH Lash Primer. It delivers a double hit of weightless volume so you can dial your lash situation up to 100 whenever you want. Thickening heart-shaped fibers lock onto lashes in each direction, adding width and length for long-lasting volume that amplifies and improves the performance of your mascara. Hemp-derived cannabis seed oil conditions your lashes and keeps the formula smooth so it seamlessly builds without clumping or flaking. The weightless white formula creates a high volume, feather-light base so KUSH Mascara’s super volumizing formula and pure pigments can do their job and leave your lashes with a beautiful, intense-black finish.

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KUSH WATERPROOF MASCARA

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Sometimes you get caught in the rain. Sometimes you just need to cry for a chill hour or two. KUSH Waterproof Mascara is here for you through it all. It’s got the same good stuff as OG KUSH Mascara: volumizing heart-shaped fibers, conditioning hemp-derived cannabis seed oil, and a tapered Puff Puff Brush to catch every single lash. But this time, we added film formers that guarantee a flake-free, smudge-free, transfer-proof finish that can stand up to rain, tears, sweat, and any other wildcard situations you’re gonna be getting into.

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KUSH FIBER BROW GEL

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In a dream world, we would wake up with perfect, fluffy, defined eyebrows every day. We haven’t figured out how to do that quite yet, but KUSH Fiber Brow Gel is the next best thing. And now, you’ve got 5 more shades to choose from! Tinted heart-shaped fibers adhere to your skin and hair for long-lasting fullness, shape, and definition while the conditioning, hemp-derived cannabis seed oil-infused formula provides thickness that never flakes or feels stiff. The tapered, tree-shaped brush allows you to deposit the gel evenly across your brows so they stay put and you can keep cruisin’.

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by Abby McIntosh 4/20. It’s a pretty good holiday. One of our favorites, if you couldn’t tell. It also happens to be KUSH Mascara’s 1st birthday, and we can think of no better way to celebrate than to add some new members to the KUSH Fam. We’re psyched to introduce you to KUSH Lash Primer, …

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by Abby McIntosh

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When we say take your skin on a trip, we’re not messing around. We want to make sure that Hydro Grip Primer can handle whatever adventures you’re gonna be getting into, whether it’s a running-to-the-train-while-eating-three-bagels kind of adventure or a taking- a-vacation-you-can’t-really-afford kind of adventure. That’s why we took a few members of the Milk Makeup Fam to Joshua Tree to make sure Hydro Grip is up for any challenge, from blissed-out yoga sessions to all-nighter tequila tastings. Check out the good times!

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WELCOME!
\nWelcome to Hydro Grip Primer World! We traveled to Joshua Tree to celebrate the dual ingredient heroes in Hydro Grip Primer — hemp-derived cannabis seed extract and blue agave extract. The desert provided the perfect scene for putting Hydro Grip Primer to the test. Serious wind, unpredictable desert temps, and wide open skies allowed the Milk Makeup Fam to see firsthand how Hydro Grip Primer hydrates and grips makeup all day long.

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DAY TRIPPIN’
\nWe took the whole crew on a day trip to Joshua Tree to learn more about Hydro Grip Primer’s desert-derived hero ingredients and, of course, to bank a few good pics thanks to the perfect natural light. We had to deck out our bus to let everyone know that the Milk Makeup Fam had officially hit the road.

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FAM STYLE
\nBecause food is life, we threw a super fun, family-style dinner so everyone could get to know each other over some amazing food! We bundled up and had a serious feast complete with Hydro Grip-themed centerpieces, twinkle lights, and MMU puffer jackets. Ya know, just the essentials.

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TENTS 4 ALL 
\nThese rad tents, provided by our friends at Under Canvas, provided shelter from the wind and created the perfect scenic backdrop for our Hydro Grip festivities.

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GET YOUR GRIP
\nThe crew rotated between four themed tents to learn more about Hydro Grip Primer’s super fresh ingredients as well as its hydration and makeup-gripping superpowers. We don’t mess around when it comes to snacks, so we also had an Incredible Edibles tent filled with our favorite munchies.

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THE STAR OF THE SHOW
\nAfter being put through rigorous tests (Yoga! Tequila! Eating snacks!) we can say with confidence that Hydro Grip Primer is gonna be your go-to when you need your look to stay put and your skin to stay glowin’. Drink it in and take your skin on a trip.

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by Abby McIntosh When we say take your skin on a trip, we’re not messing around. We want to make sure that Hydro Grip Primer can handle whatever adventures you’re gonna be getting into, whether it’s a running-to-the-train-while-eating-three-bagels kind of adventure or a taking- a-vacation-you-can’t-really-afford kind of adventure. That’s why we took a few members …

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by Abby McIntosh

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Hydro Grip Primer is here and ready to take your skin on a trip, but the final destination — glassy, hydrated skin + all-day makeup hold — is even better with a lil’ pre-trip prep. Wanna know how to get the most out of Hydro Grip Primer for your specific skin type? We’ve got some tips and tricks to share thanks to our Studio Artist, Sara Wren.

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If you’ve got dry skin…

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The trick with dry skin is making sure that you’ve properly exfoliated and maximized your hydration prior to applying makeup. “For the smoothest application on dry skin,” Sara explains, “always start by cleansing and exfoliating.” Exfoliating will help to slough off all of the annoying flakey bits that prevent makeup from going on smoothly. To make sure your skin is adequately moisturized, “you can layer Watermelon Brightening Serum and then a hydrating face cream or oil  on top.” “Give that a few minutes to soak in,” she advises, “then apply Hydro Grip Primer on top.” Building layers of hydration is the name of the game here.

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India wears Hydro Grip Primer and Blur Liquid Matte Foundation. 

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If you’ve got oily skin…

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The key with oily skin? “Don’t be afraid of moisture,” says Sara. “Exfoliating and moisturizing are just as important with oily skin.” As always, begin by cleansing and exfoliating, but feel free to opt for a toner to help with oil control. “I love using Matcha Cleanser to cleanse, and I concentrate it on areas that need some extra exfoliation.” If you choose to go for a toner, try using one that helps curb excess oil production. “I love a good toner for oil control, like Matcha Toner,” Sara shares. “It really helps to balance and detoxify, essentially resetting my skin.” After you’ve given your toner a minute to chill, you can go in with your favorite moisturizer. “To avoid overproduction of oil, I always recommend a mattifying or gel moisturizer before applying Hydro Grip Primer.” Once your moisturizer has absorbed, you can apply Hydro Grip Primer on top and get on with your makeup routine.

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If you want a glassy finish…

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To get maximum dewiness, Sara suggests starting with a face oil and then building coverage in light layers. “I love to use a face oil under Hydro Grip Primer. They work really well together to provide a super glassy finish that still feels lightweight.” To let your glassy skin have its moment, Sara recommends keeping makeup light on top of Hydro Grip Primer. “Start with concealer to spot treat and blend it out well.” If you’re looking for more coverage, look for a “sheer, glowy foundation like Sunshine Skin Tint.”

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Olivia wears Hydro Grip Primer alone. 

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If you want some more Hydro Grip hacks…

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Don’t forget about your best tool — your hands. “Start with less product and apply with your hands,” says Sara. “I think we live in such a brush/tool-heavy makeup culture these days that we forget to use the best tools, our fingers.” To get a super-natural finish, Sara starts with “one pump depending on each person’s needs and then I thin out the formula between my fingertips before lightly patting and blending into the skin.”

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If you wanna know where to start…

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“My current routine is all based around Hydro Grip,” says Sara. “I would say stick to your regular skincare regimen, but let it sink in for a few minutes before applying Hydro Grip Primer.” While that’s sinking in, you can move onto your eyes. “I do my lashes or brows then come back to the skin.” When you’re ready to do your base, Sara recommends using “a wet sponge to apply Sunshine Skin Tint all over the skin.” “You can use the same sponge to blend out Flex Concealer for extra coverage under your eyes or on any blemishes.” To make things super glassy, Sara uses Face Gloss for additional dew. “I use it on the high points of my face for a really wet, dewy natural out-of-the-shower skin.” If you’re using powder, try and keep it on the lighter side so your super-hydrated skin is the star.

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by Abby McIntosh + Emily Gaynor 

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You know that place you journey to in your head when it’s 3 o’clock on a Tuesday? Maybe it’s a hidden beach. Maybe it’s a hiking trail. Maybe it’s the cozy dreamland of your bed. We know how important it is to get away, especially when you can’t actually get away. That’s why we’re happy to introduce Hydro Grip Primer, a dreamy aqua oasis for your skin.  Hemp-derived cannabis seed extract + blue agave extract activate all-day hydration and hold for glassy skin and makeup that stays locked in place. Sound like a nice destination? Read on and take your skin on a trip.

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HIT OF HYDRO

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Hemp-derived cannabis seed extract hydrates to plump and smooth for blissed-out skin. Its antioxidant-rich properties also reduce inflammation and protect against free radicals and environmental stressors.

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GRIP IT

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A shot of blue agave extract forms an invisible layer to grip and lock in makeup all day, smooths skin texture for an even canvas, and seals in moisture.

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DOSE UP

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Aloe water, cherry blossom, hyaluronic acid, and B vitamins boost skin with additional moisture and antioxidant protection for a healthier-looking base and a glassy, post-hot-yoga-class glow.

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UNIVERSAL GOODNESS

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The oil-free, silicone-free, green-tinted formula goes on clear to work across all skin tones and types. Give the formula one minute to fully absorb and activate grip (might we suggest a quick meditation session?) before moving onto the rest of your makeup routine.

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DIRECTIONS

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Pump 1-2 shot(s) of primer on the back of your hand. Blend a thin layer onto clean skin before makeup application. Allow formula one minute to fully absorb to activate grip for all-day hold. Layer foundation and other makeup on top for smoother application that lasts all day, or wear alone for fresh-faced, glassy skin.

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by Abby McIntosh + Emily Gaynor  You know that place you journey to in your head when it’s 3 o’clock on a Tuesday? Maybe it’s a hidden beach. Maybe it’s a hiking trail. Maybe it’s the cozy dreamland of your bed. We know how important it is to get away, especially when you can’t actually get …

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by Ella Cerón

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All images: The Thicc

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Jane Belfry couldn’t find a website that was having the kind of conversation she wanted to be having: about bodies, but neither rooted in pain, nor masking insecurities and soft spots with a fake-it-’til-you-make-it optimism that feels OK on some days, and rings hollow on others. So, she started a website of her own.

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Enter The Thicc, a website, newsletter, Instagram feed, and newly-minted modeling agency where “diversity” and “inclusion” aren’t buzzwords or a monthly initiative; they’re baked into the brand ethos from top to bottom. New editions are published weekly, and they’re filled with jokes, useful tips and recommendations, and images that make you do a double-take. Sometimes they’re the best sort of hanging-out snapshots, the kind of photos you wish your best friend would capture of you on a night out — wild, carefree, and really feeling your highlight. Or maybe the models are clad in lingerie, and hitting all their angles so precisely you can tell that both people in front of and behind the camera appreciate the body they’re working with.

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With over 10 years’ experience in the fashion industry, Jane knows a thing or two about building a business — and the art of celebrating her body is a lifelong lesson. We caught up with her to talk about the work that goes into The Thicc, where she finds her inspiration, and how she’s looking to grow her brand-new agency.

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Milk Makeup: How did you come up with the idea for The Thicc?
\nJane Belfry: I was leaving my job as a personal shopper and stylist and was trying to get back into writing. I was looking for different platforms to contribute to and wasn’t really seeing the kind of content I wanted to see and wasn’t really sure where it would fit in. My kind of content was definitely more body-focused, but not in a reliving trauma kind of way.

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I had talked to some other friends that were writers or different creatives and found that they were kind of similarly looking for a place to publish their writing. I just decided to make my own site; it grew from there and the visuals turned into… a whole ‘nother thing.

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MMU: Talking about bodies often feels like it’s really still rooted in trauma, and unpacking how the world has viewed and treated bodies that deviate from the norm in any way. That’s valid because people haven’t really had the platforms to dismantle that. But what made you want to create space for something else?
\nJB: I honestly just got sick of reading… not that it’s not important, but every time I was reading about bodies I was reading about eating disorder recovery or kind of hatred of your body, or all these things that didn’t feel positive. I don’t think that we want to constantly relive all of that stuff. I wanted a space to talk about more realistic stuff, like what makes you feel good and how to learn how to actually like your body, and that you’re not always going to love it, but to kind of occupy that body neutrality space. I just wanted to have this conversation about what we’re doing to take care of our bodies in a realistic way, whether it relates to mental wellness or food conversations that aren’t rooted in eating disorders. That kind of thing.

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MMU: It often feels like the pendulum swung one way in just a very unhealthy territory, where people were really taught they should hate their bodies. But now a lot of the conversation is about how you always have to love your body no matter what, almost to the point where it’s weaponized. It’s like, OK, I have a generally good sense of myself, but some days I feel kind of meh. Where’s the middle ground?
\nJB: Exactly. I think that’s also how I feel most of the time is, I have a good relationship with my body. I’ve definitely done a lot of work to accept myself, but there are still days where I don’t feel great.

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I think a big part of The Thicc was, I wanted to have people see bodies that looked like theirs in a really fun, kind of glam, celebratory way where it would help them like themselves. Like, oh, this person’s body looks like mine, and they look great. Maybe I can wear this thing and not feel terrible about it. I think the imagery definitely helps that. I get a lot of messages from people saying that just seeing their bodies in different ways represented helps them feel a little better.

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MMU: How did those images start coming about? What made you decide to dive into that medium?
\nJB: When we were working on the initial branding and what the site was going to look like, I just pulled together a bunch of mood boards of images I liked. Some were kind of ‘70s, retro stuff and some stuff was from more current shoots and whatnot. We kind of started with this close up, crop imagery; they were sexy but still very much female-gaze photos. Once we started doing it kind of became this formula of how we shot different people that we were working with and grew from there.

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MMU: Did you expect the reaction that you got when you began posting the photos to the site, and to Instagram?
\nJB: Definitely not. It was overwhelmingly positive. People have been reposting our images a lot and sharing them. I think there was a real need for people to see not overly-retouched images of bodies, but also not … Sometimes in the body positivity realm, some of the photos are unflattering at times, and I think our photos make people feel good and still feel beautiful and sexy and a little … I don’t know. I try to shoot women in the way that I would want people to see my body, unretouched but still flattering.

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MMU: Where do you find inspirations, whether it’s for the newsletter, or the Instagram, or the site? How do you find the inspiration for new newsletters and new images?
\nJB: The newsletters are basically the content that I was hoping to read. I love reading about astrology. I love reading about beauty and fitness and everything from a budget standpoint and a more inclusive standpoint. That’s a space we’ve been trying to occupy. I plan the newsletters maybe a month in advance or plan them around interesting content that people submit. The images are usually really collaborative. When we find somebody that we want to shoot with, we try to source a wardrobe, have them come over, and just kind of go off of their energy and how we’re feeling. It’s all pretty collaborative.

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MMU: How do you find the people that you would want to shoot?
\nJB: We find them mostly through Instagram. We get a ton of messages and DMs. We’re only in New York, so that can be a little limiting. But basically, it’s just myself and Kendra, one of our editors who helps me out with The Thicc. She reaches out to people from her Instagram. We send each other amazing people’s profiles all day and reach out to them too.

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MMU: What catches your eye? What would make somebody stand out to you or Kendra?
\nJB: We try to have people on the Instagram that I haven’t seen before — types of people that I don’t see as often. Just really cool people with cool style. Some people send really funny or really interesting messages that stand out a lot. One model that I’m actually representing with the agency sent a video of her doing amazing choreography to “Daddy’s Home” by Usher. It was this incredible dance video. I was like, “Oh, wow. I love her energy. I need to meet her immediately.” She came in the next day.

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MMU: How did the agency start?
\nJB: It wasn’t always my plan to start an agency. But I started my career at a modeling agency doing development and image consulting for a straight size agency. It’s part of my background and it was always a little bit in the back of my head because I worked with these amazing people that had no representation. I tested out the concept of a casting agency with a project we did with Macy’s, and it went well, so I decided to launch into that with a small group of people.

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MMU: Is there anything you’ve learned as you’ve been going into the agency side of things that you wished you’d known before you launched it?
\nJB: The agency’s only been up for three weeks, so it’s definitely a so far, so good kind of thing. I think starting with a really, really small group of people has been really important, and just listening to the clients’ responses and trying to fill a void of different shapes and sizes that we’re not seeing in the beauty world or in advertising spaces.

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MMU: It definitely seems that beauty took a little longer time to catch up with inclusive casting and imagery than fashion, which always seemed odd because a lipstick doesn’t come in sizing. Do you have any idea as to why that is?
\nJB: I don’t know. It’s really odd; I thought beauty would be first. I don’t know why the status quo has kind of been this very one-note thing. So much of the time beauty ads have so much skin in them, but we’re not used to seeing any type of curvy or fat bodies in that space. But at least we’re catching up now with skin tone ranges. I think people are pushing inclusivity a bit more.

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MMU: [Laughs] Exactly. Where do you think the industry still needs to do better? What are you hoping that it continues to push for?
\nJB: A big part of me starting the agency and the site has been that I kind of noticed that we only see one version of curvy women and one kind of shape of curvy models that are full-figured. It seems that almost all of them are hourglass, with a fuller bust, and this kind of very ideal, over-sexualized body. I really want there to be a push that there’s more than one way to be plus-size, there’s more than one way to be curvy, and have more of a shape diversity happening rather than just size. It’s all well and good to have a size 18 hourglass, 5’11” model in your campaign, but it would be a little more representative of the whole picture if people started diversifying their shape, too.

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I’ve also seen one version of representation. There’s still a lot of colorism going on with plus size casting. You don’t see a lot of Asian curvy women represented and you don’t see … It’s just not quite there yet. You can’t just have, like, Ashley Graham representing everybody, even though she’s gorgeous. It seems like things are leading in the right direction and that people are exploring that a little bit more, but there’s still a long way to go.

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MMU: If teenage you were reading The Thicc, what do you hope she would take away from it?
\nJB: That’s who I’m writing for, teenage me and teenage versions of my friends. I hope that she would take away that there’s not one way to be beautiful, and there’s not one way to be kind of curvy, there’s not one way to be thick. There’s not one kind of box you need to fit into. Do more things for yourself and do more things that make you feel good. Stop trying to please other people. Own your body.

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MMU: Was there an a-ha! moment in your life that crystallized that for you, or was it a gradual learning over time?
\nJB: Definitely still figuring that out. I think over the past few years it’s definitely gotten a lot better. I’ve worked in fashion for almost 10 years, and that definitely was a tough space to be in as a curvier woman. Even though I’m on the small size of that spectrum, it was still not great. I didn’t really feel that there was a place for me. Getting out of that was pretty great for my personal journey in body acceptance and everything. Meeting all of the people that I work with on The Thicc has definitely helped solidify that.

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by Ella Cerón All images: The Thicc Jane Belfry couldn’t find a website that was having the kind of conversation she wanted to be having: about bodies, but neither rooted in pain, nor masking insecurities and soft spots with a fake-it-’til-you-make-it optimism that feels OK on some days, and rings hollow on others. So, she started …

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by Abby McIntosh

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Here’s an important question: Are you making the most out of your mascara? We hope so. But just to be safe, we had our girl MJ (our PR Manager!) put together a few of our favorite KUSH Mascara tips and tricks to help you get as much volume as your heart desires. Hint — Blur + Set Powder makes a lil’ cameo. Watch the pro, gain some knowledge, and try it out for yourself. Fire lashes start here.

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by Abby McIntosh Here’s an important question: Are you making the most out of your mascara? We hope so. But just to be safe, we had our girl MJ (our PR Manager!) put together a few of our favorite KUSH Mascara tips and tricks to help you get as much volume as your heart desires. Hint …

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