Los Angeles Hair and Makeup Artist | Saddleback Shoot with OX Creates

Los Angeles Hair and Makeup Artist | Saddleback Shoot with OX Creates

As a Los Angeles hair and makeup artist, I often travel for work. During this project, I collaborated with OX Creates and Justin Bell Productions. This spot for the OX Creates, was shot over 2 days in Orange County, California with a stellar Justin Bell Productions commercial production team.

For this shoot, alongside my duties as a Los Angeles key makeup artist, I was also in charge of the hairstyling as well. Since each of the characters in this brand video are from the 1980s, I needed to ensure the hair and makeup looks for each character were appropriately created in order to represent their stories in the best way possible.

Justin Bell is a feature film, TV, commercial, and new media producer based in Los Angeles. Currently, he’s in post-production on a 1970’s style superhero heist movie – The Hyperions, starring Cary Elwes. In addition to narrative film and TV, Bell specializes in producing commercials and content for non-profit organizations.

OX Creative is a full-service creative agency, partnering with select clients worldwide. They specialize in developing integrated campaigns that combine film, digital, print, and social, built on a winning strategy, and executed to the highest standard of excellence.

It was a pleasure to work with OX Creative and Justin Bell Productions on this project and hope to work with them again on another production as a Los Angeles hair and makeup artist.

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

CREDITS:

Agency: @oxcreates
Directed by: Jesse Oxford
Written by: Rick Warren & Jesse Oxford
Produced by: @jbellprods
Executive Producer: @sarahcruzer
Line Producer: @thealexisgrant
Casting Directors: Justin Bell & Evan Cholfin

1AD: @corrygw
2AD @Gavin_Buckland
DP: @QuintonBrogan
1AC: @tucurly4u
Key Hair and Makeup: @LucaBuzas
Hair and Makeup Assistant: @makeupbyKayce
Wardrobe Stylist: @ShayBstyle
Wardrobe Assistant: Carl Hakenjos
Casting Associate: @MichaelChasin
Prod Coordinators: @Kumie_adventure @Ryusuke


Best Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Venice Beach Shoot With Jordan

Best Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Venice Beach Shoot With Jordan

As the best makeup artist in Los Angeles, Mathieu Jacobs photographer hired me and model Jordan Clay for a lifestyle,  fashion photo shoot in Los Angeles, California. Mathieu reached out to me through my website and he was planning to organize multiple photo shoots across Los Angeles.

Being a professional makeup artist and hairstylist is one of the most varied, adventurous and crazy careers in the world. People are always asking me what my job is like. Is it glamorous? Do I meet amazing people? Is it stressful and draining? The answer … yes! Yes, to all of the above. My schedule is insanely busy, stressful and demanding – but, worth every minute.

Mathieu Jacobs is an internationally published fashion and lifestyle photographer after he spent twenty years in Paris he felt that his place was no longer there so he decided to keep the essential and look for the best places on our planet. He started a trip all around the world with his camera. It’s a huge privilege to be able to meet different cultures so he tries to capture all these awesome moments as much as possible through photography.

The Ford Modeling Agency, or as it is known today Ford Models, is an American international modeling agency based in New York City. It was established in 1946 by Eileen Ford and her husband Gerard W. Ford.

It was a pleasure to work with Mathieu Jacobs and @fordmodels on this project and hope to work with them again on another production as a makeup artist.

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

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

CREDITS:

Photographer: Mathieu Jacobs
Wardrobe / Hair and Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas
Model: Jordan Clay @fordmodels


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

 


Los Angeles Celebrity Makeup Artist | JIMMY CHOO X JK YEONG Campaign

Los Angeles Celebrity Makeup Artist | JIMMY CHOO X JK YEONG Campaign

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist I had the pleasure of working with JIMMY CHOO on their JK YEONG print and video campaign shoot in Los Angeles, California. ThenWhat was contacted by JIMMY CHOO to hire as a creative agency in Los Angeles to produce their JK YEONG print campaign in Los Angeles, California.

Jimmy Choo is a 21st-century luxury accessories brand, with shoes at its heart, offering an empowered sense of glamour and a playfully daring spirit. The sexy cut, fashionable design, and exceptional Italian craftsmanship struck a chord with a sophisticated clientele, and the first collection enjoyed immediate success. With a goal of creating a global luxury business, Jimmy Choo attracted outside investment and the company embarked on a significant expansion across product categories, channels and geographies.

Korean stylist, creative and influencer YK Jeong collaborated with JIMMY CHOO on an exciting capsule collection, which shows signature Jimmy Choo styles remixed for a bold, brave and fresh perspective.

About the creative agency, ThenWhat helps brands rapidly realize and scale their ideas from concept to consumer with a focus on brand strategy, content creation, elevated product, and innovative experiences.

As a celebrity makeup artist, I hope to work with this international team in the near future as it was an outstanding 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 celebrity makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: JIMMY CHOO
Director- @taylorjjames
Creative Director- @jonathon @thenwhat
DP- @betterdeadthanvideo
Producer- @columbiatatone
Photographer- @_efig
Key Hair & makeup artist: Luca Buzas
Assistants – @mmmyyaaaa @theamandabourne @bychloerose
Editor- @callaird
VFX- @tarantula_vfx
Models- @miakong999 @amandasteele @myegotrip @aishimatsu @ninja__face
Stylist- @vchillbruh
Color- @edwardsdan
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Charles David Shoes Print Campaign

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Charles David Shoes Print Campaign

I got hired by Ashley Michaelsen PR as a Los Angeles makeup artist to work on this print campaign shoot. Ashley Michaelsen PR was contacted by Charles David Shoes to hire as a creative agency in Los Angeles to produce their SS20 print campaign at Optimist Studios in Los Angeles, California.

Optimist Studios is where distinct visions come to life. A home for the bold and curious on the westside of Los Angeles, their fully integrated studios are meticulously designed to offer the setting, tools, and services you need to compete. More than a space to work, it’s a space to create.

About AMPR:

Eager to pursue all her passions under one umbrella, Ashley launched Ashley Michaelsen PR (AMPR). A unique PR boutique Agency based in the heart of Hollywood, CA. AMPR specializes in up to date marketing strategies, fashion showroom benefits, and design.
Our photographer, Matthew A Seifnia has been in marketing and the international production industry for 18 years. A business owner, media consultant, and producer, Matthew’s distinctive experiences have allowed him to provide a unique and fresh perspective to any work in which he is involved. His passion for film and multimedia has led him to work in a wide range of fields from high fashion, media, to educational programs with animals and children.

As a Los Angeles makeup artist, I hope to work with this international team in the near future as it was an outstanding 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 makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Charles David Shoes
Agency: Ashley Michaelsen PR
Photographer: Matthew A Seifnia
Wardrobe Stylist / Hair – Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas
Assistants: Gene Owens, Nea Dune

Location: Optimist Studios


Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Jeremy Buck Live Recording Video Shoot

Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Jeremy Buck Live Recording Video Shoot

I got hired by THF as a makeup artist in Los Angeles to work on this video shoot. Tiger House Films was contacted by Jeremy Buck to hire as a creative agency in Los Angeles to produce a live recording video at the famed East West Studios in Hollywood, California.

EastWest Studios has carried a proud tradition of recording the best of the industry. Music has been recorded for TV shows such as Mad Men, Glee, and The Voice, and films including Selma and Eat, Pray, Love. East-West has also been used as a location in the Oscar-winning film La La Land. Many Grammy-winning artists have recorded albums there including The Foo Fighter’s Concrete and Gold, Justin Bieber’s Purpose, Marco Antonio Solis’ Gracias Por Estar Aqui, and Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience.

This project by THF creative agency in Los Angeles was a collaboration for new music by the Hermosa Beach singer/songwriter Jeremy Buck with legendary artists and musicians who have worked with Prince, Elvis and  Eric Clapton to name a few. THF creative agency came in with a team that included cinematographer Luke Hanlein who created some unique and colorful lighting for the video.

Jeremy Buck is a prolific songwriter and producer, a multi-instrumentalist. He’s performed well over 1000 live shows and continues to explore new avenues in music creativity and production.

As a makeup artist in Los Angeles, I hope to work with this international team in the near future as it was an outstanding 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 makeup artist in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Jeremy Buck
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
DP: Luke Hanlein
Creative Coordinator / Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas


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 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 combine 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 the Tiger House Films production company team on their Birdies slippers campaign video. I was the lead beauty makeup artist, a 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 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 “everyday 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 in 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