Makeup Monday: Spotlight on Beauty Guru, Cassandra Bankson!


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  • Have You Already Attended Prom?

Actually- I never attended my prom!! I had a difficult time in school due to my skin, so before Prom I switched schools to study one-on-one, and graduated early. Although I didnt go, I LOVE dressing up, and going to “Prom-Like” events (being a model allows me the awesome opportunity to go to many of these!) and I think that’s why I enjoy posting prom videos & tutorials so much!

  • What Are You Working on These Days?

Currently we have some exciting projects underway. I’m always working on creating and posting my next video to be helpful, fun and informative, and as a Model I’m preparing for Fashion Week later this year!

  • What is your favorite part about being a Youtube Beauty Guru?

My favorite part about being a guru is that I feel like I dont work! If I worked at a coffee shop, or behind a desk, I would still spend my free time creating Youtube Videos, Modeling & Creating. These are things I would strive to do regardless of time or compensation- I feel so overwhelmingly blessed that I am able to peruse these passions full-time. Because I am so passionate about what I do, I feel like I don’t work- and I feel like my “fans” and “co-workers” are really just my best friends! The people I get the honor to work with and communicate with are friends to me- we always have a great time together, support each other, and follow our dreams. It is such a blessing to be surrounded by such amazing people, and the relationships I have with them, along with being able to do what I love, are certainly the best parts about what I do

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  • What do you see as the best beauty trends for this spring?

There are many exciting trends this spring, but some of my personal favorites are the smokey eye/nude lip/straight hair look! It’s very “New York Chic” to me- and I feel it looks downtown-edgy and effortlessly classy! Also, having a smokey look with a natural lip brings out the color of your eyes so well! Pulling back your hair also shows off your facial structure. I also love the natural nail trends- glossy or matte I think they make hands look so elegant!

  • What would your advice be for the Class of 2013?

My personal advice is to be yourself, and learn who YOU are! With social cliques, school and family pressure, the media, and even “whats in” it can be hard to know who you are, and what you really believe in, vs what society tells you you should be. Have a “out of the box” hobby such as a fun collection, or an unusual talent? Share it with others! Know what YOU like vs what is in, and what your passions and hobbies are. As fun as it is to fit in and be “on trend” be sure you know what you like and don’t, what you think is right and wrong, and really take time to understand and get to know and love yourself 🙂

  • Tell us about some of your favorite hobbies, pastimes, or any organizations you’re involved with.

As far as organizations go, I’m passionate about many different causes and try to do my best from donating my old clothes, to helping build homes for kids in need overseas. I’m proud to be an Ambassador for BullyBust, an organization that was formed by the NSCC to put an end to bulling in schools- and across other age ranges. Bullying happens to kids and teens, but it is also a problem for adults. It can take many forms from physical and emotional teasing on campus, to gossip, and discrimination in the workplace. I also love Fashion For A Cause- A charity by Truman Medical Center that aims to better the community and the rest of the world by creating and supporting fashion, while raising almost $1,000,000 for quality & compassionate women’s healthcare.

As far as hobbies go I have way too many! Hiking, anything to do with cats, learning-(anything, I love to learn!), (attempting To) dance ballet, I love helping others through church/charity- (I’m trying hard to gain direction on creating my own), modeling (yes, its technically work but I find it to be so creative and I meet the most amazing people! I’m blessed to say its something I would do even if I wasn’t paid!) Travel & learning about new places, fashion and personal style, flowers, different cultures, and to be brutally honest, I love creating YouTube videos! (nerd here).

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To keep up with what Cassandra is doing check out her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and of course her Youtube!

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