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


Beauty Makeup Artist | Collaboration with Live Art Love

Beauty Makeup Artist | Collaboration with Live Art Love

As a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist I often collaborate with other creatives. Live Art Love hired me for their beauty shoot in August 2019. I love to work with companies who have great taste in their work and eye for beauty. We worked on this photo shoot during 1 day in a studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Live Art Love is a creative company. They operate all over the globe. With Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York as their main cities. Live Art Love centers around finding the heart of the story. Specializing in storytelling with video production and photography. With an in-house team of photographers, editors, graphic designers, directors and writers. Working together to capture emotions, tone, and branding of a product, start up or a fashion line.

Let me tell you a little bit about the shoot. We worked with 2 agency models from Los Angeles, our art direction was straight forward as we all wanted to capture the models natural beauty. As a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist I really enjoyed our collaboration because this shoot gave me the freedom of creating beauty makeup looks. I prepped both of the models skin with Touch In Sol primer, Paris-Berlin foundation and setting spray.

For one of the model I did a glossy cat eye makeup and straightened her hair, for the other model I created a smokey eye makeup and curly hair with my Amika curling wand kit. I kept their lips natural and applied a light tone Anastasia Beverly Hills lipstick and added Revlon lip-gloss at the end.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles 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/


Los Angeles Beauty Influencer | TYME Iron Pro Collaboration

Los Angeles Beauty Influencer | TYME Iron Pro Collaboration

As a Los Angeles beauty influencer I often collaborate with different brands. TYME sent to me a package including their Iron Pro, Upstaged Thermal Protectant and their Tymeless Protect & Shine. As a beauty influencer in Los Angeles, I mostly work on TV commercials, branded videos, and campaigns so I always need to have my kit professionally put together for my clients. TYME products really help me to stay professional and ready for any situation.

I love my TYME iron, you can create any hairstyle you like with it!  You should expect your TYME Iron curls to last for days. Below are a couple of tips to help get more life out of your style:

  • Make sure you are curling at a slow speed, with loose tension. If you gliding too quickly down the hair strand your hair won’t properly heat, which can cause your curls to fall.
  • Evaluate your foundational products.
  • Check your temperature setting. If your hair is thick or naturally curly you may need to go up a heat setting to set in your curls.

TYME designs products that give every individual the confidence to recognize their own unique beauty. They are a small company, and a family, who are committed to making life easier with superior products, next level customer service and education.

Being a Los Angeles influencer means having a social media base with a significant and engaged following. Because of my professional background in Hollywood,  endorsing specific makeup and beauty brands through shareable, digital content allows brands to get their products to the right people.

I really enjoyed collaborating with the TYME. I get excited about working with new beauty products and about what I can achieve with their products from project to project.

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

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


Professional Makeup Artist | Pelle Moda SS19 Advertising Campaign

Professional Makeup Artist | Pelle Moda SS19 Advertising Campaign

As a professional makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Pelle Moda fashion brand team on their SS19 advertising campaign. I was the lead makeup artist on this project.

Our shoot took place in a beautiful house in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer, Sergio Necoechea, to capture the model in her best looks. In total we shoot 11 pairs of shoes during this photo session. On this particular campaign shoot, we were going for a natural beauty look. I used NARS Cosmetics newest eyeshadows and lipsticks.

About Pelle Moda: As a women’s contemporary brand known for the marriage of exotic materials with intricate ornaments and sensual color, Pelle Moda shoes exude excellence and hand-crafted attention. Every season, they offer a number of styles for fashionably aware women with individual femininity and impeccable taste. Designs are brought to life through wonderful sketches, material exploration, and global trend awareness. 
Sophisticated luxury is achieved through precise details and striking combinations. 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 independent retailers around the world. Crafted to decorate the foot in the most flattering ways, our shoes make an appearance and leave a lasting impression.

I had an wonderful time working with Pelle Moda’s team as a professional makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my professional makeup artist in Los Angeles 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: Pelle Moda

Photographer: Sergio Necoechea

Model: Alexandra Bella

Hair & Makeup Artist : Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Lifestyle shoot in DTLA

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Lifestyle shoot in DTLA

Being a Los Angeles makeup artist I would like to share with you a couple of tricks and basic fixes which will help to deal with shiny or uneven skin tone, tired eyes, and unpronounced features in general. In real life, there’s nothing targeting and bouncing light off of your face, washing out your features. The human eye sees differently than the lens of a camera, which is why you look very different in the mirror versus in a picture.

Let’s start with the basics:

Mattifying, full-coverage base makeup will help your skin to look soft and even, plus it will combat shininess. Using a makeup brush will help to blend the product into a natural-looking finish.

Next up – Foundation: With a foundation brush, blend foundation evenly all over clean, moisturized skin.

Don’t forget the concealer: Apply your foundation first and then conceal the problem areas that still stand out. Use a minimal amount of concealer and blend well.

Last but not least – Translucent Powder: Lightly sweep powder over the center of the forehead, the center of the nose, and chin. Apply it as a final step, so you can tell where you need it, it will remove shine. A glow-y complexion looks great in person, but on camera, it can reflect like an oil slick. The trick is to leave the dewiness on your cheeks, but keep the middle of your face matte.

Check out my next blog articles for other on camera makeup tricks like creating natural eyebrows, eyeshadow,  eyelashes, lipstick and applying bronzer, blush, and highlighter for contouring.

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/


Editorial makeup artist | Our fashion shoot in Shanghai

Editorial makeup artist | Our fashion shoot in Shanghai

As an editorial makeup artist, I was recently able to work with Viktor Chan photographer, founder of Rimagine and Rui Cheng, Shanghai-based fashion stylist. I worked with them for the first time in 2017, and I hope to work on more fashion shoots with them. This project was shot on location around The Bund in Shanghai, China. It took us one day to finish the shoot and I really loved the results.

A little bit about Viktor Chan photographer, Rimagine is an internationally-owned and managed creative production studio, helping clients bring their brands to life. We offer end-to-end creative design and production management services, including commercial studio and location photography and videography, 3D rendering, retouching, artist and talent booking, set building, prop hunting, model castings and more.

Visionaire is founded by Rui Cheng. Creative & passionate, Rui Cheng is an international stylist & mind shaker based in Shanghai whose personality is simply one of a kind. With almost 2 decades of experience working in New York’s fashion world, Rui brings an effortless, edgy vibe into her highly differentiated repertoire. Rui brought 5 amazing looks to our shoot and we selected the best ones on the day of the ones we shot.

I want to share some of the practices related to being an editorial makeup artist. Some of these practices have really helped me to become excellent at my job. I created a red smokey eye and natural lips for our model, Julianna Mucsi, Hungarian model, founder of I-Agency.

  • Patience
  • Tact
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Do whatever it takes
  • Be creative

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my editorial 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/


Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Vogue Italia Napapijri Publication

Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Vogue Italia Napapijri Publication

I got hired into this commercial production as a Los Angeles fashion stylist and creative coordinator. Tiger House Films, a boutique production company in Los Angeles, the ultimate goal is to create the best project possible with creative, interesting people. For this reason, it was a dream for THF commercial production team to be working with Zelda Andreoli of Brand Consulting Agency Zelda ZeldaGolab Agency and commercial director Ced Stefan Pakusevskij of FullScream.

The Napapijri SS19 Fashion Commercial stills and video campaign that THF produced with this international crew has been featured in an article in Vogue Italia. It is always a goal for any commercial and fashion production company to be involved in projects that are well received by the international fashion community and being featured in an iconic publication such as Vogue, puts the cherry on top of what was an incredible collaboration with out production partners on this campaign.

As a Los Angeles fashion stylist and creative coordinator I was responsible of all the looks were lined up and organized for the stills and video shoot. This fashion commercial campaign is for the launch of Napapijri’s SS19 Collection, which envisions “an unlimited future where different ethnic and diverse inspirations come together to form a collage of aesthetic influences: from Moroccan tapestries to workers’ uniforms, all the way to 1980s’ preppy Miami”.

Here is a link to the Vogue Italia Article on our Future Positive Campaign: https://www.vogue.it/moda/article/napapijri-presenta-la-nuova-campagna-future-positive

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 creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

The full fashion commercial can be viewed: HERE

Client: Napapijri

Agency: Golab Agency

Production Company: FullScream / Tiger House Films / Zelda Zelda

Creative Coordinator | Fashion Stylist Assistant : Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Creative Coordinator | Napapijri Fashion Commercial

Los Angeles Creative Coordinator | Napapijri Fashion Commercial

I got hired by THF as a Los Angeles creative coordinator to work on this commercial. Tiger House Films was approached by Zelda Andreoli of Brand Consulting Agency Zelda Zelda to work with Golab Agency and creative director Ced stefan pakusevskij of FullScream to be the on the ground production company for the new Napapijri SS19 Fashion Commercial stills and video campaign.

The new campaign for Napapijri produced by Tiger House Films fashion commercial production company in Los Angeles entitled “Future-Positive”, is the new Spring/Summer 2019 campaign by Napapijri. The Italian, Milan based brand has an inclusive approach in this campaign, expressed through the casting of globally diverse and emotionally expressive models. The story artfully mixes friendship, adventure, and romance following the cast as they initiate a new member to the Napapijri Tribe.

Tiger House Films fashion commercial production spanned 2 days with locations all over Los Angeles from the LA River to The Hollywood Hills to Malibu. With a cast of young models from several agencies, the logistical challenges were often present but handled by the on the ground team of producers and stellar crew. Eli Arenson was our DP and he chose to use Panavision as our camera vendor for the project. We were also supported by our aerial collaborators Drone Dudes as we captured some incredible shots from both the air and on the ground.

As a Los Angeles creative coordinator I was responsible of the wardrobe styling, hair / makeup looks and generally the film creative appearance during this fashion commercial production. This fashion commercial campaign will be a part of the launch of Napapijri’s SS19 Collection, which envisions an unlimited future where different ethnic and diverse inspirations come together to form a collage of aesthetic influences: from Moroccan tapestries to workers’ uniforms, all the way to 1980s’ preppy Miami.

We hope to work with this international team in the near future as it was a stellar experience the first time around!

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 creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

The full fashion commercial can be viewed: HERE

On Vogue Italia: HERE

Client: Napapijri

Agency: Golab Agency

Production Company: FullScream / Tiger House Films / Zelda Zelda

Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist | How to become one?

Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist | How to become one?

All Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist began careers the same way, but stand out by working with well-known clientele due to the level of work and detail the artist puts forth. Hustle every day.

First of all go to a makeup school and try to learn as much as you can before practicing on others. The principal thing that any celebrity makeup artist needs is the right training and education.

Build your book and assist smaller artists before going on to assist some of the greats in the industry. This experience led to high-profile campaigns, and larger opportunities which would eventually result in a decade-long collaboration. Keeping a portfolio of your successes will allow you to showcase your skills the way you want them showcased – with professional photos that use proper lighting techniques. Also take snapshots of your work so that you have a working diary of your career.

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists and hairstylist, it’s also essential to build great relationships with both clients and brands — you never know where your next campaign could come from or how you’ll connect with your next big client. Great relationships can also lead to your very own collaboration with the brands directly. For example, I often collaborate with Anastasia Beverly Hills because I love their products and they have such a great team behind the brand.

Being a celebrity makeup artist often means being in high demand, so you can expect your schedule to be packed and traveling to become a way of life. Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists work exclusively with movie stars, political figures, artists and others in the public eye.

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/


Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

As a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films production company team on their Birdies slippers campaign video. I was the lead beauty makeup artist, creative coordinator and wardrobe stylist on this project. We were shooting for 2 days in Los Angeles.

I want to share some of the key practices related to being a beauty makeup artist. Some of these practices have really helped me to become excellent at my job.

  1. Wash your face, tone the skin and apply moisturizer
  2. Apply primer, you can also mix it with your foundation
  3. Conceal dark circles and blemishes
  4. Apply foundation evenly matching to your skin tone
  5. Contour and highlight your face
  6. Choose your eyeshadow palette
  7. Line and define the eyes, use liquid or pencil eyeliner
  8. Use a natural lipstick

The third of our three fashion commercial productions with high end San Francisco based company Birdies Slippers, this “every day girl” themed video was shot in Los Angeles with the Tiger House Films commercial production team. Known for being Meghan Markle’s favorite slippers brand, this spot was released 2019.

I had a great time working with Birdies and Tiger House Films commercial production company as a Los Angeles beauty 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 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/

Client: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist / HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor