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About CaseyR

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  • About Me
    Not really too much to say really. I guess you could call me genderqueer. While I am genetically male, I often express myself as both genders, and even at times, in between. Regardless how I look though, I always go by Casey :)

    I absolutely love makeup as it allows me to experiment and take my self-expression to a whole new level.

    In the past I've sold wigs, costumes, and theatrical makeup for various occasions, and as of August 2014, I just finished my master's thesis in the field of humanities with an emphasis in music history. Currently, I work as an advertising consultant for a media and publishing company that connects LGBTQ-friendly businesses to clients. I'm also have a queer music, art, and culture blog on theBuzzMag.ca where I review music and interview musicians, filmmakers, and artists from around the world, so feel free to check out my work!

    I also do a lot of volunteer work for human rights causes, notably with the LGBTQA community through PFLAG, where I served for two years one of their boards of directors (PFLAG is a non-profit that provides support to those who may question their sexual or gender identity, and also works to educate communities about items such as gender variance and creativity which is an area I strongly relate to). I'm quite open about my identity, so I encourage people to ask any questions they're curious about. I always prefer that people ask questions rather than assume; I find it breaks down barriers. I'm very outgoing, so please don't be shy! :)

    Music is also a large part of my life. I've organized and promoted various events and concerts, taught guitar, done soundtrack work for documentaries, and have also played with a number of groups over the years. As a genderqueer person fronting a band, I've had the opportunity in recent years to play in a number of interesting music festivals, and have also been featured on various radio and television shows in the Toronto area. I also did a couple amateur drag race competitions in the past as my drag queen alter-ego 'Cassie Blanca.' It was fun, but somewhere out there, there's probably a video or two of me falling off a stage in six-inch heels! hah

    I have a love of all things related to makeup, hair, and nails, and join many of my female friends as a shopping buddy, but most don't share quite the same level of passion for makeup, so I joined this community hoping to make some new friends and learn a thing or two also! I am largely self-taught, and a little late getting on the band wagon, but I hope to learn! Feel free to message me to chat on here anytime, or even add me on MUT or Facebook where I post my lookbook photos and such for everyone on friends list (FB's settings require you to be on my list to see my photos). I'm a very open person about my somewhat 'unusual' ways of expression, and I'm always looking for new friends with an interest in all things makeup and fashion-related :)
  • My Interests
    Songwriting, music composition, music production, music history, cultural studies, philosophy, LGBTQ rights, and of course, makeup, hair, wigs, and nails :)
  • My Occupation
    Graduate Student, Music Instructor and Producer, Event Promoter, Non-Profit Board Director, Advertising Consultant, journalist
  • My Beauty Product Wish List
    Eventually, I'll get around to trying some MAC products :)
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  • Car I Drive
    I walk, everywhere :)
  • My Favorite Movies
    A Clock Work Orange, Short Circuit, Back to the Future, Midnight in Paris, Electric Dreams, Bean, Blade Runner, Love Actually
  • Favorite Music
    Being a music student, my list is almost endless. I'll just say that I love twentieth century classical music, and just about anything from the 80s, The Cure, R.E.M., synthpop (both old and new)
  • Favorite Books
    Blink, Outliers, The Tipping Point, Cognitive Surplus, Stumbling on Happiness, The Blind Watchmaker, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Beethoven: His Spiritual Development, Noise: The Political Economy of Music
  • My Favorite Makeup Brands
    NYX, Shiseido, Revlon, Maybelline, Covergirl, Annabelle, Rimmel, Kryolan
  • One Interesting Fact About Me
    Probably the most notable being the way how I express myself with make up and such. My friends say that some day, I should write a book on all my random experiences
  • My Facebook URL
    https://www.facebook.com/caseyalexanderrobertsonFeel free to add me; once you are on my friends list you will able to see my photos (due to Facebook's privacy settings). Just send me a message and say hi; always up for a chat with MUT people :)
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  1. Cool idea! I've been a bit mia on here and Instagram lately (I really need a better camera lol), but yeah, it'll be cool to connect with others on here. Though I've done drag and theatrical makeup in the past (used to work in a theatrics/costume shop), I'm still very much a newbie with most of the makeup I've been buying lately, so I'm looking forward to following everyone's posts for inspiration! Oh, and I follow back too of course Almost forgot! I'm @caseyarobertson
  2. Picked up this chalkboard nail art kit from the dollar store recently and decided to give it a go finally. While the black coat is actually not a bad looking matte polish in itself, I found the color pens kinda tricky to use. I'll try it again, but it wasn't as easy as I thought on my first attempt. Anyway, I did some random abstract designs with them lol[ attachment=14203:chalk.jpg]
  3. I initially thought the question asked if we spend as much time getting ready as we do going out socializing after. I was going to say I'm pretty sure I did that last week lol. For me, it really varies. I often go out socially when pretty low maintenance, but still like to go full-out with everything (makeup, false lashes, etc) at least once a week if I get a chance. Sometimes, if I'm bored on certain days, I may also go out after trying a new makeup look, though it might just be for a coffee or a drink somewhere after the fact; I guess that's kinda socializing lol For work, I'm often rushed while getting ready, so makeup is usually quite minimal; just the very basics unless it's some time of event where I might get photographed for something lol So for me, I definitely spend much less time on makeup during workdays,
  4. Awesome look! Love the eyes
  5. As someone that has done all sorts of stage looks in the past (performing in drag shows, bands, etc), I have quite a collection of wigs and extensions that I'm always creating new looks with these days, so I was just wondering if anyone else here uses wigs, or add-in extension pieces for any occasions, and if so, which are your favourite brands/types? Though I often buy random wigs off eBay, I have a number of pre-styled (french-braided/updo-styled) ones from makers such as SIS, Freetress, and Outre, which I have really liked. I used to sell wigs back in the day, and met many interesting customers; some using wigs for performances and events, others just for fun. I always had a great time helping people find the right style for whatever the occasion
  6. Great look! Figured I might jump in here as I wear false lashes quite a bit; not only when performing, but also casually, too. One thing that I've found is the glue itself can make quite a bit of difference in the ease of applying them. In some cases, the little packs included with the sets aren't so great. In the past, I often lost a lash after a couple hours with the cheaper glues and almost gave up on using them. I recommend Duo's products; especially their brush-on formula. I prefer the brush-on type as it doesn't drip and get messy like some of the traditional 'squeeze-out' types that would sometimes drip into my eyeliner and botch the look. Mascara can definitely help too if you prefer not to do false lashes. In my case, I have incredibly short, blonde, non-existent lashes lol, so I really love the dramatic change toward more feminine-looking eyes that I get from false lashes. I never do any looks without them these days lol

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