Meet Today's Artist "Mashk Inc." - Zepure Jerahian
(Interview by Lucy Simonyan)
What is the inspiration behind your art? "My kids inspired me to create this line." They made me think that I could make a difference and do something wonderful... they made Mommy get back to her creative self and put my passion and energy I had into positive endeavors and then I put it to work. Every time you create something with so much passion and you put so much love and effort and energy into it - that in itself is unique - then you put it out there, you are going to find the right audience and the right audience will find you.
Zepure faces her fear head-on When starting out, it was a big challenge for her to be in front of cameras, speak in public, stage fright - all of it. She was able to navigate and continuously work on her fear and has come a long way to overcoming these hurdles that she works on every single day.
As an individual and as a human being, we each have to recognize and acknowledge our strengths and our weaknesses. If my weaknesses are getting in the way of my passions then, I need to work on it and I need to fix it - it is a very positive thing.
What is the best advice you have ever received? The most valuable piece of advice she got from the owner of Guilt, Alexis Maybank (Zepure's Husband even surprised her with a "date" with Alexis!) Alexis told her, "You can't be the one who is the creator and the one hiring and the one working, you need a team to help you. Most people start off that way and try to do everything on their own, and then they burn out. They don't ask for help and that's when it doesn't work out." No matter how small you are - we all need help. Make sure you have your team, even 3-4 people helping you out.
How do you define success? Success is different for everyone, it is very very personal. I do it because it makes me happy and I do want to make a difference.
Zepure's Favorite Quote "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." - Thomas Edison
Where should people start within the Mashk Inc. product line? My products are simple, natural, as pure as possible, and easy to use, and they don't break the bank. As women know, we know how expensive it can get. Because Mashk Inc. products are not complicated, I suggest starting with our the Mashk Inc. 3 in 1 Squares (scrub, cleanse and mask at once) and then apply the Anti-Aging & Deeply Hydrating Facial Serum (which is very hydrating and designed for any skin type).
We designed our products to do three things. 1) Save time as your time is valuable! 2) Save money and 3) To have great skin!