Freelance Makeup Artist | Cole Haan 2019 SS Fashion Video

Freelance Makeup Artist | Cole Haan 2019 SS Fashion Video

As a freelance makeup artist , I’ve had the opportunity to work with Cole Haan on their 2019 SS fashion video. I was the lead makeup artist and wardrobe stylist on this shoot. This fashion commercial campaign was shot in a two bedroom retro house in Hollywood Hills. This unique house was the perfect back drop to our high end fashion campaign for Cole Haan’s new collection.

Our director Magellan Rubin focused on high-end fashion / commercial style coverage of the models while making sure to cover the shoes as a main focal point.

About the director: Magellan Rubin is a director based in Los Angeles, California. He spent the first few years of his career as a cinematographer in Colorado, cutting his teeth on documentaries and later on commercial projects. Eventually, he got into directing and quickly began to make a name for himself by working on commercials for leading brands and music videos for emerging artists. As a director, Magellan strives to create content that drives culture and challenges the limits of storytelling. His current portfolio includes content ranging from narrative films to commercials to music videos.

Cole Haan is a global men’s and women’s footwear and accessories brand that was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1928. Cole Haan currently has headquarters in both New York City and Greenland, New Hampshire, United States.

I had an wonderful time working with Cole Haan’s team as a freelance 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 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: Cole Haan

Director: Magellan Rubin

Key Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist : Luca Buzas


Celebrity Makeup Artist | LANY x Julia Michaels OKAY Music Video

Celebrity Makeup Artist | LANY x Julia Michaels OKAY Music Video

As a celebrity makeup artist , I’ve had the opportunity to work with LANY x Julia Michaels on their OKAY music video. I was the lead makeup artist and hair stylist on this project.

LANY is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, formed in 2014. The band consists of Paul Jason Klein, Charles Leslie “Les” Priest, and Jake Clifford Goss. Julia Carin Cavazos, known professionally as Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa.

The Los Angeles alt-pop band LANY has teamed up with superstar Julia Michaels for its latest single called OKAY. The tune is surprisingly catchy and light for such a heavy topic, but the rhythmic beat adds to the feeling of, yes, maybe I will be okay amidst the darkness.

This music video production for LANY was shot in Venice Beach and in Moonlight Rollerway with an overnight production schedule. With my makeup artist assistant, Mya, we had to stay mobile during the entire shoot. Over the past several years, I’ve been able to polish my skills as a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist. I’ve managed to gain a vast range of experience, worked with many different clients, and allowing my ambition and energy to assist in the creative process and provide a satisfying result.

I had an wonderful time working with Univeral Music Group, Julia Michaels and LANY‘s team as a celebrity 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 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: Univeral Music Group

Stars: LANY, Julia Michaels

Director: Tom Dream

Key Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist : Luca Buzas

Assistant Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Mya Zan


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 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/


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films commercial production company team on their Birdies campaign video. I was the lead Los Angeles makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and creative coordinator on this project.

To create our model’s makeup look for this campaign I used Anastasia Beverly Hills products. Our clients were going for light smokey eyes, wavy hair and minimalistic styling. The process of creating Olga’s smoky eye was a simple 5 step process:

1) I prepped for the smokey eyes with a long-wear eye base

2) Applied a medium shadow on the lower lid up into the crease, then layer a darker medium shadow on top to build intensity.

3) Used an eye pencil and a gel liner in black color

4) Curled the lashes and added fake eyelashes for the more intensive look

I love my job as a Los Angeles makeup artist and I love working with a wide range of different looks and styles that my clients request. I get excited about working with luxury brands such as Birdies. I am always curious as to what I can contribute to these projects. Most of all, I delight in seeing my work used by clients in their social media posts, advertising campaigns, and websites.

Birdies are the most versatile slippers in the world. Birdies combines elevated style, luxurious comfort, and everyday versatility.

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/

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


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


Los Angeles HMUA | Bombino aka Deran Alkheir Dance Video

Los Angeles HMUA | Bombino aka Deran Alkheir Dance Video

As a Los Angeles HMUA, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Bombino aka Deran Alkheir. In this blog article I’ll explain a couple of useful tricks on how I created the hair and makeup looks for the dancers in this production.

I spent most of my time focusing on the female dancer’s smokey eye makeup and lips because these are the only parts of the body Tuaregs show due to the limitations of their traditional clothing. Old or young, male or female, each Tuareg seems to cultivate a personal style expressed through a few simple items of fabric.

For the dancers hair styling we used head wraps called cheches whose fabric can stretch to 18 feet in length, plus flowing gowns called bubus that allow air flow while deflecting heat and blowing sand, dressing like a traditional Tuareg can at first seem a confining enterprise. We had to hide all their hair under these head wraps and adjust it during the shoot. I love my job as a Los Angeles HMUA, I always have the opportunity to work on original and artistic projects.

This music video was directed and produced by Jonathan Wing and choreography by Hillary Pearson. I had 2 dancers from Los Angeles to do hair and makeup for. We shot this video using different color lights which created a futuristic and mysterious environment in a Downtown LA studio.

About Bombino: For centuries, the desert town of Agadez has served as a converging point for the great camel caravans driven by the Tuareg that link West Africa with North Africa and the Mediterranean. Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page.

Check out the finalized music video on Okay Africa to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.okayafrica.com/bombino-video-premiere-deran-deran/

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


Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Kendall Cover Album

Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Kendall Cover Album

As a Los Angeles hair stylist and makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with several well-known singers such as Alessia Cara, Arlissa, and Kendall Pennington. In this blog post I would like to talk about our cover album project with Kendall Pennington. Kendall has an amazing voice, she is a 24 year old singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA.

I was hired by Now Rewind agency / production company for this cover album shoot. Ian Midura, the executive producer of Now Rewind, found me for the role of wardrobe stylist, hair stylist and makeup artist. I had a couple of pre production days to collect Kendall’s wardrobe. Our shooting location was in Downtown Los Angeles at a photo studio called APEX Photo Studios.

Creative agency Now Rewind’s versatile abilities can be applied to a wide array of aesthetics and messages, tailored towards a brands needs. The agency captures powerful photo and video content that draws the eye and showcases products or people through storytelling for multiple platforms. Here you can take a look at their agency website: https://www.now-rewind.com/

I love my job as a Los Angeles hair stylist and makeup artist and I love working with a wide range of different looks and styles that my clients request. I get excited about working with popular singers/songwriters and influencers. I am always curious as to what I can contribute to these projects. Most of all, I delight in seeing my work used by clients in their social media posts and advertising campaigns.

Check out the finalized music video to learn more about our creative collaboration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atraQJL-t-8

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