We had the good fortune of connecting with Farah Carpel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Farah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think of risk as tapping into the “unknown.” I think about how my makeup business came alive. It was by me taking the risk by putting myself out there and seeing where it will go. I didn’t even know I had this gift in me, until I was being approached by different women complimenting my makeup. Then the approaches became different to “can you do my makeup?” I started taking lessons from YouTube and working on my family, friends and coworkers. Little by little I noticed I was getting better and I started building up my confidence. I took a risk and created an instagram page which is @farahsmakeuptouch to showcase my work as well as extending my services to the public. Ever since then it’s been flourishing, I am hoping in the near future I will be able to start my own makeup line. I thank God for revealing this gift to me at the time he did. Many of us God has given us a gift that is already in our hands. But it’s in his perfect timing it will be revealed to you. When it does get revealed it’s up to you if you will take the risk to see where it will take you. I used to hold back and ask God “why should I do this there are so many makeup artists out there no on will come to me,” and he answered me “that I have made you uniquely, the same way we all have a different fingerprint to prove that its you, the same way it is with our gifts.” I was completely blown away because that is true you may have the same gift as another but no one can do it exactly like you! I encourage anyone out there that has a gift to take the risk once you discover your gift it’s for a reason that is bigger than you!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Makeup artist here in South Florida. What I am mostly proud of is that not only am I able to put on makeup for different women but I get to spend time speaking to them and encouraging them in whatever season they are at in their life. When women come to get their makeup done or any other personal services, that is their time to be pampered. I believe in talking with them, letting them vent or I would share my testimony of what God has done in my life. I build a relationship with them so it’s not only that I am known to them as a “Makeup Artist” but someone who is kind, relatable and willing to go out of their way to please them within their session. Sometimes it’s not easy because there are women who are very “picky” and would tell you details for details on what they want and don’t want, I just give them kindness and I thank God for my patience, I realize when you are in the business of serving others you got to have patience and kindness. What I want people to know is this talent was given to me out of nowhere and I had no clue I had this in me. I always liked putting on my makeup but it was very simple. This all happens because of God and his perfect timing. This is my ministry of letting women know they are beautiful with and without makeup. Also encouraging them on whatever goodness that God has placed in their lives that they do not yet see. This is beyond me, this is for his glory I am just a vessel he is using.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend were to visit me for a week I would start off taking her to church on Sunday. People always travel to getaway and have a good time but they forget about their spiritual well being. you can’t really enjoy your vacation if you are spiritually not doing well. After church I love to go to this place called “The Tea Room at Cauley Square,”I would take them there. Then on Monday, I will take them to the beach. Since Monday the beach is not that busy since people are working, then to have dinner at my favorite Mediterranean spot called “Kalamata.”On Tuesday we would go to “First Watch ” for breakfast since it’s delicious as well as affordable. From there we would go to the Frost Museum and into the night go to Bayside marketplace to end the night. Wednesday I will take them to the Miami Zoo and then we will end the night at “Black point ocean grill” to listen to live music. On Thursday I would take them a little further out to Aventura Mall. I love that mall for shopping and great places to eat and drink. On Friday we would hang out at Coconut Grove, possibly go to “Montys” and walk around the grove for desert. It always has a nice scenery. Then Saturday to “Schenbly Winery” to end the ternary with a little wine tasting tour and plus they have live music sometimes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The first credit goes to God for placing this gift in me and the holy bible teaching me who I am and everything that is given to me its for his glory, I give thanks to my family, friends and coworkers who were my first “trial” and encouraging me during the time I was learning on perfecting my gift. I could not have done it without you all ( Myrlande Carpel, Fabiola Carpel, Roseline Armstrong, Yvette Joseph, Michelle Armstrong, Maria Cuffee, Lakeisha Frith, Alexia Frith, Jane’a Willis, Shawn Mattis, Marilus Tavares).