Halloween is coming up in a few months, and you can take that time to learn a thing a two from this incredibly talented make-up artist. Mimi Choi, from Vancouver, Canada, used to be a pre-school teacher, and though she enjoyed teaching, she didn’t feel fully happy, she said. She’s always been quite the artist, but it was a Halloween make-up experiment that led her to realize that this was something she could do. She was really good at it. Now, she creates amazing looks that all play on optical illusions. And they’re really quite incredible.
Choi uses Instagram as her main platform for showing off her art. Which proves successful, as she now has almost 350k followers. Various media outlets have also taken notice of her work. And why not? Choi’s works are almost like magic, and are nothing short of mind-blowing.
Take a look at some of her works here:
CHOPPED ???? This is #makeup • My only goal in life is to be better than myself yesterday. ???? Chopped face makeup #illusion using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @mehronmakeup Celebré Pro HD Foundation. • I know some of you have questioned why there's no brain in my head – I did not intend to paint this in a way that reflects true anatomy. I create surreal art and it doesn't need to make any sense. ????
Wow 61K+ likes on this look so far! ???? Thanks for the overwhelming amount of support and love everyone! ❤ For those who is wondering if this was Photoshopped — No, this was done with just #makeup, please see the video in the last post. ???? Unfortunately, I do not do video tutorials because most of the time I don't actually know what I'm trying to achieve or if it's even going to be successful at all. ???? I really enjoy creating spontaneously so planning tutorials would not give me the same kind of satisfaction. I hope that my strange creatives can inspire people to think out of the box and create a style and trend that is unique to themselves. ????
Sushi chef in the making ???????????? What kind of sushi roll is this? ????This is #MAKEUP on my hand ???? • #SUSHIROLL makeup illusion using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @suvabeauty Hydra liners. Stay tuned for final product! ???? #alaskaroll #sushiroll #illusionmakeup #handpainting #handmakeup #sushi #workinprogress
If I could go back in time and tell my 20-year-old self anything: it is that terrible things will happen, but they will break you to save you. You will never be as thin or as beautiful as you have always wanted to be, but it is okay because someday you'll realize there are more valuable and attractive things about you than your exterior. The boy who took your hand when you were 19 will ask you to marry him one day. You two will hurt each other and have a lot to learn together in the years to come but don't ever doubt his love for you. Don't be so hard on yourself. You're trying your best and that's enough. You will keep messing up but you're not a disappointment. One day when you least expect it, you will finally find something that you're good at and it will reveal you. You will figure it out in your late twenties so just be patient. Everything happens for the best. Any pain will eventually fade no matter how unbearable it seems to be at the moment. Always be a positive energy. Treasure every moment because it could be the last. Tell people that you love them. Make decisions out of hope and not your fear. Your parents will tell you things that you don't want to hear but they are actually right. Family is the most important. You can be happy if you choose to be. You will eventually love yourself. You will be alright. x ____________ BROKEN • A #brokenface makeup #illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua lip liners, Aqua XL pencils, artist shadows, Aqua brow and @velourlashesofficial "Whispie Sweet Nothings". All #makeup, no Photoshop.
She's a bitch. ???? • This is #makeup • Dog #muzzle makeup using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and Supracolors. Inspired by the photoshopped images by surreal artist Sabastian Niedlich. Just a normal dog with human eyes, hair, body and 0 top teeth. ???? Thought this was funny, not meant to be realistic. ???? Had to paint something on myself after a long week of working on others, even though it's 2AM and my body is telling me to lie my ass down and sleep. ???? #dothingsforyourself
For more of Choi’s work, follow her on Instagram at @mimles
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