PORTFOLIO

For my updated portfolio bridal & freelance work please visit my facebook fan page. 


Film/TV/Print Ads & Video work.
Nike Canada - NHL Athlete shoot & video (Makeup & Hair)
Cineflix - Photoshoot for TV show "Eat Yourself Sexy" (Makeup)
Danone Yogurt - Video shoot for UK corporate training starring Gillian McKeith (Makeup & Hair)
Lusso Magazine - Editorial print ad with actor Byron Lawson (Makeup)
Vasanti Cosmetics - Freelance artist, Trade shows (Makeup)
Cargo Cosmetics - La Lingerie Francaise fashion show  (Makeup)
W Network - TV episode for show "Property Brothers" starring Drew & Jonathan Scott (Makeup & Hair)
Entertainment Television - Tourism Toronto TV shoot

Below are a few samples of my bridal & freelance work.
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I am also a contributing beauty writer over at MTV Fora where you will find all my industry tips and tricks!

TESTIMONIALS from Clients

What my clients & industry co-workers are saying.....

"Amazing job today Farah!! I'm so happy with what you did for me!! And so was Grandma!! Thank you so much!! :)" 
- Melissa R (Client)

“I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Farah in both a personal and professional capacity. Farah's strength comes from being able to turn her clients vision into reality, in a flawless manner. She stands apart from others as she is personable and easy going. Highly recommended!”
- Noorin H (Client)

“Farah has a great combination of expertise in makeup art, the ability to connect with her clients, and understanding of what brings out their best features. Farah is very creative, possesses a professional attitude and works well with her clients.”
- Nikki E (Client)

“I have worked with Farah on numerous photography projects. She has always deliverers consistent results and I know I can always rely on her talent and creativity.” 
- Nawaz Pirani (Photographer)

“I was pleasantly surprised when Farah presented me with the opportunity to work with (and learn from) her at a recent Fashion Show in which she was the key makeup artist! From the moment I met her, Farah was welcoming, friendly, and pleasant - all important qualities of a makeup artist! She was quick and efficient, yet flawless in her makeup application...I learned a lot by simply observing her technique and listening to her interaction with the models. Farah is an expert in the field - anyone interested makeup, whether you are an artist, or are just learning how to use it, should check out her blog...and anyone in need of an application would be lucky to book her! This is one awesome artist! ”
-Anjali Handa (MUA)

"Farah has been a dedicated make-up artist and blogger for CARGO Cosmetics throughout the past year. In my time of knowing her, I have seen her strengths as an artist bloom, her professional application expertise with the beauty industry grow and her ability to connect with other artists and bloggers and create a buzz in the Greater Toronto Area become stronger. Her passion is evident in her work and in our daily conversations and it is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation. I would suggest Farah for any one I know, whether it be for her artistry, her writing or her friendship."
- Megan Pais (Cargo Cosmetics Rep & Client)

"I had the pleasure of having Farah as my MUA for all my wedding ceremonies. She was very thorough, patient and new exactly what I was looking for. 
Farah is up to date with the makeup industry as she was able to provide me with several different makeup looks, which complimented my features and what I was looking for. 
I was so impressed with Farah's superior service quality that I recommended her to a few of my friends who then booked her as well for their functions. 
If ever in the future I am in need of a MUA, I will be connecting with Farah again!" 
- Alishan L (Client)

My make up application done by Farah was amazing!
I also told her that I dont usually wear too much eye shadow but that I did want a smokey eye.
Before farah started she asked me if I had any allergies to any make up, which was good bc i am allergic to petrolatum which is used in many lipglosses, that I really appreciated!
She proceeded to start the make up application and explained to me which products she was using and what its purpose was.
I felt very comfortable while she was applying my makeup, she spoke to me though out the application and got to know me, she then decided that my smokey eye will look better if she stayed away from too dark and went for the purples, I trusted her opinion, and she was right!
In the end my make up was amazing!I had a great night out and got a lot of compliments on my eyes! :) 
- Lauren A (Client)

Faces by Farah is a makeup application artist like no other.  I am an Asian woman with eyes that are not quite "Asian" or Caucasian.  They are extremely difficult to create a crease and application must be exact in order to get the look that will blow people away.  I'm always nervous when I get my make up done because I am often disappointed and have to reapply the makeup to correct it, but with Farah I found she made it exact the first time.  I was so happy with the make up she did for me on my brothers wedding that I still can't stop singing her praises.  She is also amazing with hair too.  An Asian woman with curls for a wedding is so risky because the curls always flatten by the beginning of the first course.  But I had my curls all evening and just as I liked them.  Thanks Farah for always making me look and feel beautiful!!! xoxoxo
- Grace B (Client)

I am proud to say that I was one of Farah's instructors at The School of Make-up Art. Every step of the process, Farah displayed the talent and determination. We have worked together many times and Farah, you are succeeding at what you set out to. You go girl!! 
- Carley Simandl  (Former Makeup Teacher)

It was a pleasure to have Farah do the makeup for both my sister and myself for my engagement party. The beauty about working with Farah is that she listens, discusses and responds to individual needs before she acts! It was such a relief to be able to work with someone who was so professional, friendly, reliable and talented. I would love to have her do my makeup again!
- Romaana S (Client)

Farah Balolia was the makeup artist for my wedding and she was fantastic! Not only was she professional and punctual, she was also fun! She has a great understanding of people’s faces as well as what suits them. Farah keeps up with the latest and greatest trends and techniques but she always looks at the person to see what is suited to her to bring out her natural beauty.  I would definitely recommend Farah to others because of her professionalism and inspirational ideas she brings to the table.  Thanks for being apart of my big day! 
- Zaimin S (Client)

Farah has worked on several projects for us throughout the past year and has proven herself to be highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative. She has managed each task with a great level of efficeincy and effectiveness. We look forward to our continued working relationship.
- Monal Patel (co-owner of Vasanti Cosmetics) 

Spending an hour with Farah getting make up done is like spending a day at the spa.  She immediately puts you at ease, not only because of her professionalism, but because her own make up looks so good, you know you're in good hands.  Farah came to my rescue and fixed a make up job that another make up artist did the day of my friends wedding, and after that, I knew Farah would be my 'go to make up artist'.  She did my make up for one of my Fitness Model competitions, and I loved the way she made me look-- I was actually sad to take it off at night!  It was dramatic, yet natural, and although I needed a lot because I would be under bright lights, the makeup itself felt light.  I had another competition out of the city, and had someone else do my make up, and though she did a good job, it wasn't Farah.  Farah would tell me what colors she would use, and would let me look at myself often to make sure I liked it. This artist did not.  And my makeup was so thick and heavy, that by the end of the night, I looked like a haggard old woman trying to look young.  Farah is a fantastic make up artist, and if I could take her with me for every competition, I absolutely would.  
Stephania C (Client) 

Hey Farah!!! Just wanted to say you did such a fabulous job on Taz and all of us bridesmaids this past weekend. I absolutely loved my make up and it lasted alllll day long :)
- Priya S (Client)

Hi Farah: I just wanted to THANK YOU so much for doing my makeup on my wedding day! I never thought I could look so Beautiful! You are simply amazing. Big hugs for doing such an incredible job!!!
- Chrissy L (Client)

Hi Farah! I wanted to write you a quick note to thank you soooooooo much for doing such a great job on my wedding day!! You and your assistant were so great!  The wedding was perfect and all of the girls looked amazing thanks to you!!!  
- Andrea M (Client)

Hello Farah. I wanted to say great job with all our make up on Saturday for Charlene's wedding. We looked fab thanks to you ladies!
-Rosemary C (Client)

Farah thank you! You did an awesome job on the shoot! Thank you so much - you were awesome and so kind!
- Billy A (Photographer)

Farah, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
-Marie N (Talent - NatandMarie.com)

Thanks Farah!! we definitely want to work with you again on another shoot, no doubt!
- Nat A (Talent - NatandMarie.com)

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