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


TV Commercial Makeup Artist | AliveCor Commercial

TV Commercial Makeup Artist | AliveCor Commercial

As a TV Commercial makeup artist, I was hired by Williamson Adams, a San Francisco based production company to work on an AliveCor TV commercial video + photo campaign. We worked on this shoot over 2 days around Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, CA. Our celebrity talent was Mark Spitz. Mark is an American former competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic champion. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, all in world record time.

On the first day of this shoot we captured campaign images and on the second day we focused on the video aspect of the commercial shoot. Our team was small yet very professional. I bought many wardrobe choices for Mark so we would have multiple options to choose from on the shoot day. As we got ready with the wardrobe I simultaneously worked on his hair & makeup. It was great working with Mark, he is very used to branded shoots due to his endorsements of many athletic brands, past and present.

AliveCor is a medical device and artificial intelligence company that sells ECG hardware and software for consumer mobile devices. The company is the first to receive FDA-clearance for a medical-device accessory to the Apple Watch.

About the agency Williamson Adams: They build brands from the ground up. They refresh those that have gone stale. They dream up marketing and ad campaigns. They handle digital projects of nearly all type. They create content in the form of writing, film, animation, photography, or just about anything they can take a crack at.

I had a great time working with the Williamson Adams team as a Los Angeles TV Commercial makeup artist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

You can read more here about how Olympic Icon Mark Spitz collaborated with AliveCor:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/olympic-icon-mark-spitz-partners-with-alivecor-to-build-awareness-around-heart-health-300914717.html

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my TV Commercial 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: AliveCor

Agency: Williamson Adams
Production Companies: Williamson Adams
Director: Craig Williamson
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


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/


Commercial advertising stylist | VoyageLA Interview

Commercial advertising stylist | VoyageLA Interview

As a commercial advertising stylist I got a chance a couple of weeks ago to give an interview to an online magazine called VoyageLA. The interview can be found as part of the Inspiring Stories series here:

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-luca-buzas-lucabuzas-hollywood/?fbclid=IwAR0MIU9_keVXLCmTJwqo8j-LvPie0Ujxxcl7C-0tTwScBQ-JKBEbD_XSsdQ

Let me tell you a little bit about the interview. VoyageLA asked me a couple of questions via email such as how I started my career, what kind of issues I was facing along the way and about my current/future projects. They gave me about 2 weeks to get back to them which was plenty of time to put together my answers. At the end of my interview they asked me to recommend 5 people who also work in the film / advertising industry because they would like to expend their community to their readers.

I love collaborating with magazines that create interesting stories and connect people together. VoyageLA introduces creatives in different areas of LA, for example they have people in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica etc. so you can search and read about industry professionals in your area.

About VoyageLA: The Voyage Group of Magazines started in Los Angeles with their flagship publication VoyageLA.  After generating their first million page views in LA they knew their content was resonating with the community. They’ve since grown to a handful of other amazing cities with the help of an incredible network of friends, associates, local insiders and influencers, PR firms, local bloggers, artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and other professionals.

It was a pleasure collaborating with VoyageLA on this interview as a commercial advertising stylist and hope to create a lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my commercial advertising 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/


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/


Social Media Influencer | Revlon Makeup Collaboration

Social Media Influencer | Revlon Makeup Collaboration

As a social media influencer , I’ve collaborated with Revlon Makeup. As a Los Angeles social media influencer I build a reputation for my knowledge and expertise on a particular topic. I make regular posts about that topic on my preferred social media channels such as Instagram / Facebook and generate large followings of enthusiastic engaged people who pay close attention to my views.

About Revlon: Always a trendsetter, Revlon has been providing women with accessible and original beauty products to inspire and empower

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, Imaan Hammam, and Raquel Zimmermann are all breaking the mold in the beauty industry in one way or another. By challenging conventional standards of beauty and speaking up to promote and spread messages of self-love and inclusivity, each one of them has managed to embody what it means to live boldly.

Revlon just announced the five multi-hyphenates as global ambassadors for its new spring 2018 campaign, which is aptly called “Live Boldly” and aims to empower its legions of lipstick-buying loyalists to live each day authentically. Revlon has sent to me numerous times their newest makeup collections including the ‘Live Boldly’ fantastic lipstick collection.

These lipsticks are iconic and have a really good quality. The packaging of the lipstick is my favorite part because it is so classic and beautiful. As a Los Angeles makeup artist I need the lipstick lasts for a long time on my cleints, they of course don’t last on for days, but they look pretty on the lips if you don’t eat or drink. I would recommend them to anybody!

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