Los Angeles Beauty Makeup Artist | California Desert Shoot

Los Angeles Beauty Makeup Artist | California Desert Shoot

In a collaborative effort, me as a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist and wardrobe stylist, Tiger House Films production company worked with super-talented fashion photographer Matt Pluz and model Ashley Shoemaker for a high fashion photo shoot in the California desert.

Matt Pluz is an internationally published fashion photographer based in Miami Beach, his work has been showcased in hundreds of publications such as ELLE Spain, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Maxim,  L’Officiel Lithuania, and many more.

Ashley Shoemaker is an international model who is represented by several agencies including Elite, Muse, Freedom LA and Select Paris. Her great energy and seasoned ability to move for the camera really created a professional outcome for this photo shoot. Our digital agency in Los Angeles hopes to work with her again in the future!

Our location for this shoot was the classic California desert where so many iconic movies and shows have been shot over decades of Hollywood history.

I worked not only as a makeup artist on this shoot but I was the Los Angeles wardrobe stylist as well on this project, I borrowed the looks from L.E.R.
L.E.R. Public Relations is a full-service agency that offers public relations, branding and event production services for luxury brands within the fashion, travel, beauty / wellness, and lifestyle industries.

It was a pleasure to work with Matt Pluz and Tiger House Films on this project and hope to work with them again on another production as a beauty makeup artist in Los Angeles.

More photos from this fashion photo shoot can be viewed on my Los Angeles beauty makeup artist’s Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B99epcxBXbL/

My current portfolio of projects can be viewed on my Los Angeles beauty makeup artist page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Production Support: Tiger House Films
Photographer: Matt Pluz
Wardrobe / HMU: Luca Buzas
Model: Ashely Shoemaker

Showroom: L.E.R. Public Relations


Influencer Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Madame Gandhi Music Video Shoot

Influencer Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Madame Gandhi Music Video Shoot

As an influencer makeup artist in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of working with Madame Gandhi on her “See Me Thru” music video shoot in Los Angeles, California at Optimist Studios. I was the key hair and makeup artist on this project.

Kiran Gandhi, also known by her stage name Madame Gandhi, is an American electronic music producer, drummer, artist and activist. Gandhi’s music career includes being a touring drummer for artists M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, and Kehlani. Her music and activism focuses on female empowerment and fourth-wave feminism. Madame Gandhi is an electronic music artist and activist based in Los Angeles. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon, Madame Gandhi now writes music that elevates and celebrates the female voice.
Read more about our collaboration on Billboard:

Our director was Ania Catherine, she is an artist and director based in Los Angeles. Taking form in films, choreography, performances, poetry, installations, photography, and combinations thereof, her work has been shown at the British Film Institute, Art Basel Hong Kong and many more.

It was a pleasure to work with Madame Gandhi on this project and hope to work with her again on another production as an influencer makeup artist in Los Angeles.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my influencer makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

You can watch the video here: “See Me Thru”

CREDITS:

“See Me Thru” by @madamegandhi

Directed by @dejhati @aniacatherine

Producer: @eshiaanne @moonstruckfilms

Executive Producer: @meeragandhigbf

Director of Photography: @taraviolet

Featuring @madamegandhi with @dejhati @aniacatherine

Location: @optimiststudios

Environmental Designers: @dejhati @aniacatherine

Production Designer: @kendrabell

Hair and Makeup: @lucabuzas

Wardrobe Stylist: @chanelverdult 


Los Angeles Men’s Groomer | DATCH Print and Video Campaign

Los Angeles Men’s Groomer | DATCH Print and Video Campaign

As a Los Angeles men’s groomer I had the pleasure of working with DATCH on their 2020SS print and video campaign shoot in Los Angeles, California. @hueman.it was contacted by DATCH to hire as a creative agency in Los Angeles to produce its 2020SS campaign.

DATCH creates sportswear collection for contemporary men. Streetwear is a style of casual clothing that became global in the 1990s. It grew from California surf skate culture and New York hip hop fashion to encompass elements of sportswear, punk and Japanese street fashion.

About the creative agency, @hueman.it helped the company to re-position DATCH brand on the streetwear market with the #urbanstories SS20 campaign. That is one of the reasons why the agency decided to shoot in Los Angeles, California. They curate brand strategy, creative direction, and content production.

We worked on this shoot for 2 days in Los Angeles, CA. On the first day of this shoot, we captured campaign images and on the second day, we focused on both the photo + video aspect of the commercial shoot. Our team was small yet very professional, the director and fashion photographer flew from Italy, Milan.

Our models are represented by @wilhelminamodels. Wilhelmina Models is one of the largest and most successful modeling agencies in the world, founded by Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper. Wilhelmina Models represents men, women, children, professional athletes, and celebrities. The agency has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, and affiliate offices in North America and throughout the world.

As a Los Angeles men’s groomer, I hope to work with this international team in the near future as it was an awesome experience!

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my Los Angeles men’s groomer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: DATCH

Agency: @hueman.it
Producer: @le.sage
Photographer: @eugeniodorio
Styling: @iamalessandrabloom
Grooming, hair-makeup: @lucabuzas
Model: @gabriel_jayne @yattydaddy @josiahsylstra
Agency: @wilhelminamodels
Location: Venice Beach, CA

 


Miami Makeup Artist | Lotus Cars Commercial

Miami Makeup Artist | Lotus Cars Commercial

As a Miami makeup artist, I got hired by VistaAerials to work on a Lotus Cars commercial shoot. VistaAerials was contacted by Lotus Cars to hire as a commercial production company in Miami to produce their commercial in Miami, Florida.

I worked with 2 amazing models from Next Management. I created for them camera-ready hair-makeup looks, kept them fresh and ready to go at all times during our shooting days.

About Lotus Cars: Lotus Cars Limited is a British automotive company that manufactures sports cars and racing cars with headquarters in Hethel, England. Lotus cars include the Esprit, Elan, Europa, Elise, Exige, Evora, and Evija sports cars and it had motor racing success with Team Lotus in Formula One.

VistaAerials flew me from Los Angeles and hired me as a Miami makeup artist. VistaAerials is a boutique company with an Empire State of mind. Over 10 years of experience and counting VistaAerials has worked on feature films and commercial work. With vast experience and knowledge, their company has what it takes for any project.

Our photographer, Tarek Reed is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Boston and Miami. We have collaborated with Tarek before on many other successful fashion shoots in the past.

It was a pleasure to work with Lotus Cars and Vista Aerials on this project and hope to work with them again on another production as a key makeup artist.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my Miami makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Lotus Cars

Director: Josh Sikkema
Production Company: Vista Aerilas | @michaeljfilms @boujee_boat_dad
Photographer: Tarek Reed | Assistant: @piero_photo
Wardrobe Stylist / Hair – Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas
Models: @marcoliver80 @carolinne.r @nextmodelsmiami

Location: Miami, Florida


Hair and Makeup Artist | Pelle Moda Campaign

Hair and Makeup Artist | Pelle Moda Campaign

As a Los Angeles hair and makeup artist, I got hired by fashion brand Pelle Moda, they were looking for a hair & makeup artist for their L.A. fashion shoot. It was my second time working with Pelle Moda’s team.

About Pelle Moda: Pelle Moda footwear is designed in the mecca for trending new fashions and strives to answer the needs of the contemporary and stylish woman. Pelle Moda shoes are the perfect choice for day or night, depending on the look you’re going for. Flourishing for over a decade, their styles are found in specialty boutiques and exclusive retailers around the globe. Crafted to adorn the foot in the most flattering ways, our shoes make an entrance and leave a lasting impression.

Our beautiful model was Kristen Jadlow, she is a freelance model and worked with us for 1 day in Downtown Los Angeles in a photo studio. Our first look was wavy hair. If the word “effortless” was to manifest itself as a hairstyle, it would be wavy hair. The texture—a happy medium between voluminous curls and straight hair. For this hair, I wanted to bring out Kristen’s eyes so I added a liner and created cat-eye makeup. For the second look, I put her hair up in a ponytail and changed her lip color.

Our photographer for this campaign, Stephanie, is a wedding, couple’s and fashion photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. She has been a professional photographer for 2 years now. Wedding and couple’s photography are her bread and butter. There is nothing she loves more than finding an amazing outdoor location to frolic and capture the unique love of a couple, or spend the most important day of their life with them and all their loved ones.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my hair and makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Photographer: Stephanie Klotz

Client: Pelle Moda
Hair & Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas

 


Los Angeles Celebrity Makeup Artist | Boob Tape Lifestyle Shoot

Los Angeles Celebrity Makeup Artist | Boob Tape Lifestyle Shoot

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist, I got hired by lifestyle brand Boob Tape. This company was looking for a hair & makeup artist for their Los Angeles fashion shoot. The tapes are made for everyone so during our shoot we wanted to capture the models in real life. My hair and makeup had to match to specific real-life looks accordingly, I created natural smokey and cat-eye looks.

It is waterproof, sweatproof, hypoallergenic, supportive bra available in A-E cup sizes. Perfect for wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and bathing suits.

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, I worked with 5 models/influencers. The brand wanted to keep their hair & makeup looks very natural since their customer’s main focus should be on their products. We shot for 1 day around Venice Beach, CA and had a beautiful house location and several other coffee, ice cream shops to shoot in. We captured both photo and video content on this day.
Our photographer was Dalure, he is based in Los Angeles. Dalure’s creative interest first began when he turned his memories into tangible moments. Dalure and his wife frequently work together on different advertising and editorial jobs. His unique take on lifestyle, fashion, and portraiture derive from his years of experience in the fashion industry.
We had a very busy day because each model had multiple wardrobe changes as well as multipe hair/makeup looks. The company produced these images and videos for their social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and for their website.
As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist, I work with a lot of influencers. These influencers are advertising brand products on their social media platforms and can engage a lot of customers.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client: Boob Tape
Hair & Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Freelance Makeup Artist | WikiHow Interview

Los Angeles Freelance Makeup Artist | WikiHow Interview

As a Los Angeles freelance makeup artist, I collaborated with WikiHow’s team. They were looking for a notable expert to add to their Makeup articles by answering reader questions, giving advice, and telling personal stories.

Reading people’s advice has always helped me to learn so I like to share the tricks and tips that I’ve learned over the years. By teaching, you can customize your learning environment also – with online learning, whether you’re at home, on the road or at a friend’s house, you can create your own perfect space to look up the answer to your questions.

Online learning offers better opportunities to concentrate. – you can choose any place that helps you learn the material to gain a greater understanding of the overall body of knowledge you need. Thanks to WikiHow I learned so much from their articles and I can look up my answers anywhere/anytime.

WikiHow is a worldwide collaboration of thousands of people focused on one goal: teaching anyone in the world how to do anything. Everything you read on wikiHow was written by someone who wanted to help someone else. WikiHow is the world’s leading how-to website.

As a Los Angeles freelance makeup artist I’ve benefitted greatly from being able to look up how to’s on the internet. If I have a client that wants something specific I can freshen up my skills by watching a tutorial or reading an article before I go on set.

A couple of my articles as a Co-Author:

https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Makeup

https://www.wikihow.com/Look-Naturally-Beautiful

https://www.wikihow.com/Cover-Skin-Flaws-With-Makeup

https://www.wikihow.com/Apply-Dark-Eye-Makeup

https://www.wikihow.com/Give-Your-Face-a-Creamy-Glow-%28Makeup%29

https://www.wikihow.com/Apply-Simple-Every-Day-Makeup

https://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Lipstick-off-your-Teeth

https://www.wikihow.com/Apply-Long-Lasting-Makeup-for-the-Summer

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles freelance makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client: WikiHow
Interview by: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | The Walt Disney Branded Video

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | The Walt Disney Branded Video

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, The Walt Disney Company hired me for their Disney Art 4 Ways: Maleficent branded video shoot in their studio. We shot this branded video for 2 days.

I was hired to do camera-ready makeup for 4 people. Camera-ready makeup isn’t about heavy coverage or overly bright colors. It’s about understanding how and what the camera is going to see.

Things you must need to create a camera-ready makeup and as a Los Angeles makeup artist I use all the time:

  • Contour: When taking a photo/video the camera makes you look flat with no dimension, so contour your face to create shadows, making you three-dimensial to the camera
  • Avoid Shimmer: A little shimmery highlight on the cheekbone is OK, but try and avoid shimmery eyeshadows as flash photography reflects light back, causing the skin to look washed out. Matte colors work perfectly if you are going to be in front of the camera.
  • Pack on the Translucent Powder: Before adding blush or bronzer, pack on the translucent powder and use shine-free foundation. For the same reason you want to avoid shimmery eyeshadows, you want to use translucent powder to tone down the natural shine of your skin. Toning down the shine is why celebrities are constantly being touched up when on camera.
  • Use Primer: Prime you face and eyes before applying makeup
  • Apply Mascara: Mascara will really make your eyes stand out, and your overall look will be perfection.

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California. I had a great time working with The Walt Disney Company team as a Los Angeles makeup artist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client: The Walt Disney Company
Hair & Makeup: Luca Buzas


Beauty Makeup Artist | Fashion shoot with Taylor Piper

Beauty Makeup Artist | Fashion shoot with Taylor Piper

As a beauty makeup artist, I collaborated with Matt Pluz, a Miami based fashion photographer to work on a fashion shoot with him and model, Taylor Piper. We shot these images for 1 day at Matt’s Miami studio. We came up with the concept together and organized the shoot in about 2 weeks.

Matt Pluz is an internationally published fashion photographer based in Miami Beach, whose work has been showcased in hundreds of publications such as ELLE Spain, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, The New York Post, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, Ocean Drive, GQ, Esquire and many more. Matt was recently named one of Peerspace.com’s Top 10 Miami Photographers.

Our model, Taylor is currently signed with Margaux The Agency in Los Angeles and with Wilhelmina in Miami. Wilhelmina International Inc., formerly Wilhelmina Models, is a full-service modeling and talent agency headquartered in New York City, United States. The company also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and London.

Beauty photography can be one of the most challenging photography styles to get right. Whether you’re creating editorial content for magazines or capturing a particular makeup product for an advertisement, beauty photography requires very close collaboration among the photographer, model, makeup artist and stylist. I loved working with Matt and Taylor, it was a very successful collaboration and the images are outstanding! As a beauty makeup artist, I had to keep eye on the details because every small slip will look huge on the final images. Matt retouched the images and took care of the color grading as well.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my beauty makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Photographer: Matt Pluz
Model: Taylor Piper
Wardrobe Stylist / Hair & Makeup: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | International Sunglasses Campaign

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | International Sunglasses Campaign

As a Los Angeles makeup artist I got hired by Tiger House Films commercial production company to work on an international sunglasses photo + video campaign. We worked on this shoot during 2 days around Venice beach in Los Angeles, CA.

An international sunglasses brand reached out to Tiger House Films in Los Angeles from Sweden to create a commercial for their new line of bone-conduction bluetooth audio eyewear. Their goal was to create lots of excitement around the new product with a Venice Beach-themed commercial with a colorful Instagram aesthetic.

Tiger House Films advertising agency in Los Angeles hired instagram models and skaters to act and model in this high energy production centered around the Venice Beach culture. Shot in conjunction with brand testimonials on the Venice boardwalk and a campaign style photoshoot, THF commercial production included skating, basketball, a pool party and focused vfx on the groundbreaking technology of the product.

The sunglasses brand is a new brand utilizing bone conduction audio technology to listen to your favorite music and take phone calls via Siri via wireless bluetooth. With bone conduction headphones perceptions of the outside world are not blocked. Bone conduction allows the wearer to hear with open ears to the surroundings. Sound is transmitted through the skull into inner ear rather than through the air, therefore the need for traditional earbuds had been eradicated. With this new technology, my job as an Los Angeles makeup artist was to focus on keeping the models vibe cool.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Companies: Tiger House Films (USA)
Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
DP: Jason Kent Carpenter
Creative Coordinator/ HMUA: Luca Buzas