Celebrity Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Essentia Billboard

Celebrity Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Essentia Billboard

Being a celebrity makeup artist Los Angeles has some totally fun perks. The other day I was at the Grove, and the advertisement I worked on appeared on the billboard! This is one of the projects I had fun working on, and what I am proud of, is that this particular campaign I did with Essentia called the Overachievers Nation was marketed heavily throughout the United States. We shot with the celebrity singer and songwriter, Arlissa, who flew all the way from London. She looked gorgeous in the advertisement.

My goal is to keep the consistent work I am getting as a celebrity stylist and makeup artist in Los Angeles who works with video shoots for big brands. For this campaign, I worked with STORIES International which is a trusted agency and commercial production company from Los Angeles. They have handled campaigns for well-known companies such as Sony, Subaru, KFC, IKEA, etc. STORIES International has a long list of clients on their website. The Overachievers Nations is directed by the talented Austin Will, who has done works for Puma, Nike, and other active lifestyle related campaigns.

The campaign took us one day to shoot. We did the production at Hotel Cafe which is a Hollywood club. I was excited to get my hands on the job to shoot on that day. I did the celebrity stylist tasks first and we started choosing pieces for Arlissa’s wardrobe. She was fun to style because she got the unique, fit and gorgeous look perfect for the Essentia brand.

After taking care of her wardrobe, we immediately proceeded to Arlissa’s makeup. For her makeup, we chose the natural look. The concept of the video is centered on what she does, that is why we want her to look as natural and comfortable as she regularly does. I really liked working on the look because she seemed effortlessly stunning in the photos, especially when I saw the ad on the billboard.

The advertisement was also shown on different platforms all over the United States. It was seen in print, online and billboard, including that one in the premium location at the Grove, Los Angeles. I always feel delighted when I  see a campaign I worked on, especially this Overachievers Nation project. Essentia was a great company to work with. It was a pleasure completing this beautiful advertisement. If you want to have a peek of the advertisement, you can also see the video on their website.

Essentia currently provides smooth tasting alkaline bottled water and has been popular with athletes who play physically demanding sports or go through lots of energy and demanding tasks every day. These people need to replenish and refresh after their arduous workouts. Arlissa was indeed a perfect person for this ad as she performs and burns through energy very quickly on stage.

Overall, it was a memorable experience and seeing the billboard made me realize how rewarding it is to be a celebrity stylist or celebrity makeup artist. Los Angeles is a great place for this profession. You get to meet amazing people and brands, and you get to see your work shown and admired by strangers as well as the general public.

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

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

To see the branded video with Arlissa please visit Essentia website here: https://www.essentiawater.com/overachiever/arlissa/


TV Commercial makeup artist and hairstylist | BRIOGEO

TV Commercial makeup artist and hairstylist | BRIOGEO

When I am not styling celebrity wardrobes, I also take projects as a TV commercial makeup artist and hairstylist. I was recently hired by an advertising agency to help them do the hair makeup for one of their clients, Briogeo. Working with hair may seem easy, but it can get tricky. But this makes it even more exciting job!

I want to also say a few things about my client Briogeo. Briogeo makes hair products which are specific to your hair’s texture. You can choose a product for repair, if you want to add volume to your hair, or you just want to enhance your curls. Their formulas are also free of harmful chemicals and irritants including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, DEA and synthetic color.

What I did for this project  as a TV commercial makeup artist was to create before and after hair and makeup looks on camera for this production. This work was fun because I got to see the actual changes happen in real time on the models before and after I styled them. Starting with the before look, I applied the hair conditioner and other hair products. After washing and drying the hair, I created simple looks for each model.

Being a TV Commercial makeup artist and hairstylist is an advantage when you want to get jobs especially for advertising campaigns. It is a plus when you have this set of skills combined. You already have a set of skills to complete a look from A to Z.  For me, these two jobs combine naturally because I love making people look beautiful, having multiple skills to apply to my job is a bonus.

I want to throw in some tips for those who want to work as a TV Commercial makeup artist and hairstylist. The most important skill is creativity. And for me, I think creativity is in every one of us. Anyone can be creative. A hairstylist also needs to be a good communicator. The job gets easier when you know how to talk to your clients, and how to make your model more comfortable. After years on the job, I got to learn to be more open to new ideas and new techniques. You have to know how to accept feedback and comments and improve your work in the process. And most of all, a skill that people do not mention often is that you have to be interested in personal grooming as well.

Hairstyling for TV commercials is a little bit different from styling for editorial and other photography centered campaigns. This was definitely the case for Briogeo because they are a brand of hair products and the hair was the focus in this TV commercial.

How I got the Briogeo job was through an advertising agency. Sometimes agencies source TV commercial makeup and hairstylists, especially if you already have a list of campaigns in your CV. I love getting jobs from production companies as well. I also have clients who contact me directly.

I constantly post about hair stying trends, please visit my TV Commercial makeup artist and hair stylist 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/

Please visit Briogeo website for more: https://briogeohair.com/


Top Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Domyos Sport Print Campaign

Top Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Domyos Sport Print Campaign

I was working recently on a Domyos print campaign. Luckily I have been told that I am viewed as one of the top makeup artists in Los Angeles, therefore I am often asked to take on challenging and interesting projects. We were shooting over one day in a Hollywood house and one day in Venice Beach. Domyos is a successful sports clothing brand, known for their sportswear focusing on Decathlons.

We were going for athletic-inspired beauty and sport style makeup looks during this photoshoot. The athletic minimalistic look is defined by bare-bones makeup with an emphasis on glowing skin and strong eyebrows. The hair is usually in a sleek ponytail or worn loose and wet-looking. During this sporty photo shoot, I had 8 models to take care of in terms of makeup and hair styling. I was going for minimal, fresh looks without a lot of coverage. “Fresh,” “sporty,” and “young” these were the keywords during this shoot.

As a top makeup artist in Los Angeles, I love to create minimal makeup looks. Bare-faced beauty is all about looking like you’re letting your natural skin shine through just a glowier, more even-toned version of your natural skin. To create these looks, one of my favorite types of make are moisturizers, primers, BB creams, mascara, eyeliner, lip balm, and blush.

Decathlon‘s main mission is to make sport accessible to as many people as possible. They would like to help, inspire and guide people through their sports experiences. We believe that being active and discovering new sports every day is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Decathlon has 70 sport brands under one roof.

I constantly post about makeup trends, please visit my top 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/

Please visit Decathlon website for more: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/


Personal Stylist and Makeup Artist in LA | Salvation Mountain Photoshoot

Personal Stylist and Makeup Artist in LA | Salvation Mountain Photoshoot

As a personal stylist and makeup artist in LA I was working with wedding, lifestyle and portrait photographer Radostina Boseva ( Joy ). Joy’s client, Viki  asked her to arrange a shoot for her 18th birthday. Viki then contacted me to take care of her personal wardrobe styling and hair-makeup during our one day photoshoot.

We were shooting on both film and digital, Joy stated: I love to shoot with both film (yeah, the old school film rolls) and digital. The images that you will see here are primarily shoot on film, because I love the colors and the dreamy look.

As a personal stylist and makeup artist in LA, I love to travel for work to beautiful places. For this photo shoot, our location was Salvation Mountain, Salvation Mountain is a hillside visionary environment created by local resident Leonard Knight in the California Desert area of Imperial County, north of Calipatria, northeast of Niland near Slab City, and several miles from the Salton Sea.

From Radostina Boseva about our shoot: One of the most interesting, challenging and fun photoshoots that I did last year, actually happened at the very end on December 30. I flew down to Los Angeles from San Francisco and together with the fantastic fashion stylist and makeup artist Luca Buzas we drove down all the way to Salvation Mountain for this colorful and fun birthday photoshoot. The entire session was photographed on film and I think only film could preserve all those beautiful colors in the California desert.

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

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

Please visit Radostina Boseva website here to view the full photo shoot: https://radostina.photography/journal/portrait-session-on-film-in-salvation-mountain-california


Hair And Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Luxury Villa Branded Video

Hair And Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Luxury Villa Branded Video

As a hair and makeup artist Los Angeles I was working on a branded video shoot for a luxury villa last year. The video was produced by the BLNK production company in Shanghai, China. We were starting our shoot in the bathroom where I was creating a very natural makeup look. Later at the day, our model was wearing a cocktail dress which is when I changed her look to smokey cat eyes and red lips.

Smoky eye or cat eye makeup looks are stunning on their own, however combining the 2 looks will create one pair of seriously smokin’ eyes. Recently we’ve been seeing more and more of this kind of eye makeup exposure on commercials, on the red carpet, fashion week, celebrity events, and on gals around the city. Smoky eyes and dark red lips can work perfectly together, our model looked stunning with this mix, combining the boldness of the classic red lip with the flirty vibe of smokey cat eyes.

The trick to getting red lips right is a great lip liner – this helps your lipstick last longer and allows you to achieve an excellent shape. The key to making red lips look sophisticated, and not messy, is careful application. ‘Red lipstick is a source of strength,’ says Poppy King, creator of Lipstick Queen. ‘You put it on and suddenly you feel more capable than you did without it.’ Debbie Harry asserted herself in the boys’. As a hair and makeup artist in Los Angeles directors, photographers, creatives often ask for this makeup look during shoots.

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


Professional Makeup Artist in LA | Hollywood Shine Beauty Editorial

Professional Makeup Artist in LA | Hollywood Shine Beauty Editorial

As a professional makeup artist in LA I was working with fashion model / influencer Kenzo Lauren on an editorial beauty shoot in Los Angeles. The fashion shoot entitled Hollywood Shine, has been published by Dear Velvet on their online blog. We found Kenzo while I was looking for fashion models in the Los Angeles area. We arranged this photo shoot in several locations in Hollywood, Venice and Santa Monica, launching our first fashion photo collaboration.

Most importantly we were going for a high end look on this shoot, inspired by the Oscars. From gold makeup to sparkling nails, the looks exuded Hollywood glamour. I managed Kenzo’s makeup and styling for this editorial. Eye makeup speaks volumes about your style and when done right, it has the power to be immensely transformative. So it did for Kenzo. I chose matching cocktail dresses to complete her look for this shoot.

As a professional makeup artist in LA, I always arrive to fashion shoots with a fully equipped kit of high-quality cosmetics in a wide variety of colors. Highlighter is the ultimate photo-ready secret. On this editorial I used gold and silver glitter as well for eye shadow. A little glitter liner is a super fun way to add some sparkle to your look. 

Dear Velvet is a diary of style, creativity and wanderlust. We first connected in 2015 with the DV team and since then, they have published several amazing articles about my work as a professional makeup artist in LA.

From the founder of DV : “Art and fashion, writing, photography and sheer curiosity keep me up late, playing in the digital world and on the road in the real one.”

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

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

Please visit Dear Velvet website here for the full article: https://dearvelvet.com/2016/02/26/hollywood-oscar-shine/


Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | Mei Online Advertising

Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | MEI.COM Online Advertising

I recently collaborated with MEI.COM on a fashion shoot for their online luxury shopping platform. As a celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles, I often collaborate with fashion brands on their online advertising campaigns. I had the luck of working with Instagram celebrity influencer Taylor Tomasi Hill on this campaign. We went for a natural beauty makeup look with wavy hair style.

Our fashion shoot started early in the morning at one of the 5-star luxury hotel suites in Shanghai, China. We had a quick meeting about the beauty makeup style we were going for. Taylor preferred focusing more on wardrobe styling so we wanted to keep her makeup natural. Natural makeup is all about finding the balance between glowing skin and the perfect foundation application.

MEI.COM is bringing luxury to life. Leading luxury retail platform MEI.COM revolutionizing the way they produce the most fashionable web content in China. As the largest luxury retailer in the Chinese market, staying ahead of trends in fashion is imperative to MEI’s success.

From Wikifashion: “Taylor Tomasi Hill is the style and accessories director for US Marie Claire magazine. It’s said that she is also the muse to Prabal Gurung. Taylor was previously the accessories director for Teen Vogue magazine. Taylor has described herself as a “clothing chameleon”, whose style is constantly evolving. She often mixes feminine pieces with boyish or edgier items. Taylor herself favors items from Proenza Schouler and Rick Owens. She lists Burberry trench coats as a staple in her wardrobe as well as Madewell destroyed jeans, Chanel 2.55 bag and YSL heels for the office. Taylor is rumored to be the new fashion director for Barney’s New York.”

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my celebrity 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/

To shop from MEI.COM please visit their website here: http://www.mei.com/index.html


Makeup Artist For Instagram Influencers In Los Angeles | Stars Exchange

Makeup Artist For Instagram Influencers In Los Angeles | Stars Exchange

I recently collaborated with Stars Exchange on a photo and video shoot for their brand. As a makeup artist for Instagram influencers in Los Angeles, I often collaborate with brands and agencies on their social media campaigns. Stars Exchange is a Shanghai, China-based influencer agency, they promote models and actors to become celebrities, recently they opened an office in Los Angeles, CA as well.

Our shoot took place in the Hollywood hills surrounded with a beautiful view and luxury homes in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer and a behind the scenes video team to capture the upcoming models and influencers in their best looks. On this particular shoot we were going for a Hollywood beauty look. I used Pat McGrath‘s newest eyeshadows and lipsticks. We had multiple instagram influencers on the shoot days to create promotional material for them. I took care not only of their instagram makeup and hair styling, but also their wardrobe. On my latest shoots I had the luck of working with Instagram influencers such as Alena Savostikova, Jess Adams and Eve Lina

As a makeup artist for Instagram influencers living in Los Angeles, my trademark is clean skin, minimal, natural and a no makeup – makeup look. When I do makeup for private clients, celebrities or models, I always look at the person first to see what fits his or her profile so they will feel comfortable in front of the camera and in the spotlight.  I always look for references on what to create from the best celebrity makeup artists on Instagram and for A-list beauty inspirations.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my makeup artist for Instagram influencers 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/

To see Stars Exchange influencers please visit their website here: http://www.stars.exchange/


Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles, CA | ESSENTIA

Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | ESSENTIA

As a celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles, CA I got hired recently to work with ESSENTIA on a new campaign called Overachievers Nation with celebrity singer/songwriter Arlissa. Arlissa flew in from London to Los Angeles to work with us on this branded video and photo shoot.

The agency and commercial production company was STORIES International, their headquarters are based in Los Angeles, CA. The commercial was directed by Austin Will. We were shooting one day at a Hollywood club called the Hotel Cafe. We started our day selecting Arlissa’s wardrobe, then right after I started to work on her makeup. She loves natural makeup, on this specific commercial shoot, the video and photo campaign was about her and her work. For this production we were going for a look where she felt most comfortable. As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist I love to work on branded commercials.

The video turned out great, It has been advertised all across the US on billboards, online and in print versions as well. It was a pleasure to work with ESSENTIA on this commercial.

About ESSENTIA:

The result is supercharged ionized alkaline water that has been clinically shown to be more effective at rehydrating. We believe proper hydration increases human potential. Essentia‘s proprietary ionization process creates a clean and smooth tasting 9.5pH or higher alkaline water that’s better at rehydrating. We have backed it up with solid science*. Essentia was included in the first ever hydration study of its kind.

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

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

To see the branded video with Arlissa please visit Essentia website here: https://www.essentiawater.com/overachiever/arlissa/


Celebrity Makeup Artist And Stylist In Los Angeles | PLAYBOY

Celebrity Makeup Artist And Stylist In Los Angeles | PLAYBOY

As a celebrity makeup artist and stylist in Los Angeles, I got hired last year in 2017 to shoot for Playboy USA. The editorial was photographed by Ben Miller and I was the key stylist and hair-makeup artist. We were working closely together to get the looks that Playboy’s creative director had in mind.

We had a Hollywood apartment for our location where we started our day, and  later continued on the rooftop to catch the sunset. The photoshoot vibe was great, our model Maurie Smith was very confident and professional. I’m really happy how the pictures turned out, our fashion photographer caught Maurie’s personality. I had an easy job to create the beauty makeup because we were going for a natural look throughout the shoot. Working with celebrities as a makeup artist and stylist it is always a great experience, Maurie is an upcoming influencer in Los Angeles, CA.

Playboy is an American men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine. Founded by Hugh M. Hefner in 1953, Playboy has been a tastemaker, an arbiter of style and a vanguard for political, sexual and economic freedom for almost 60 years. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, PEI publishes Playboy Magazine in the United States and abroad and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio.

I had such a great time working with Playboy, hope to continue our collaboration in the near future for next editorial shoots! This shoot theme was “Through The Roof” with Maurie Smith.

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

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

To see the entire photo shoot please visit PLAYBOY website here: http://www.playboyenterprises.com/