The Instagram account of the 31-year-old makeup artist Mimi Choi from Vancouver is mind blowing! She posts photos of herself in absolutely surreal and bizarre makeup. The elaborate makeup looks so deceptively real, we had to look at least twice to see that this is really about makeup and not Photoshop.
Mimi Choi is a makeup artist, but in reality the Canadian is an absolute magician. She can create optical illusions with the power of makeup. In the end, her creations look like they have sprung from a wild fantasy world.
The artist needs up to five hours to complete one of her signature looks.
Her Instagram features a wide collection of makeup art that isn’t just ordinary beauty, but works that will leave you astonished, baffled and tripping out all at the same time. Each one of her posts shows just how amazing makeup is and the endless possibilities it can create.
SLICED + SHIFTED FACE in movement 🔪👽 • Thank you for the overwhelming amount of love! ❤ Key to doing this type of #trickart is using the color black to mimic space and depth, and using light colors to highlight edges to create the illusion of height, volume and separation. Taking your photo and video at the right angle is also crucial in creating an impactful illusion. If you truly understand the concept of highlighting and shading, I believe you can create anything on any canvas! 🌟#makeupvideo _______________ Shift makeup illusion done using @nyxcosmetics matte black liquid eyeliner and Vivid Brights. Inspired by the brilliant illustrations of @miles_art.
FACE ON CRACK 🔥 Same same but different. 👹Another version of my BROKEN FACE makeup #illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua lip liners, Aqua XL pencils, artist shadows, Aqua brow and @velourlashesofficial "Whispie Sweet Nothings". All #makeup, no Photoshop. If 2016 was 3/10 bizarre, 2017 will be 6/10. #fleekface #toomuchcoffee
My eyes are up here 👀👆🏼• "INCEPTION" #makeup illusion inspired by a photoshopped image of Paul Ryan 😅. (See the post before) Used @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada pencil and liquid eyeliners plus matte eyeshadows for this look. Lashes are all @houseoflashes "Knockout" falsies except for the littlest ones that I had to paint on. All hand-painted, took 3 hours. 🐼
WARPED #MAKEUP | Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were. • inspired by an artwork posted by @itisartime ___________________ "WARPED" MAKEUP ILLUSION using @suvabeauty hydra liners, @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada liquid eyeliners and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua lip pencils. Lashes are @velourlashesofficial "Lash in the City"
SWIRL 🌪🌪🌪 This is makeup • I'm back! Sorry for the lack of #makeup updates as I'm still pretty sick and I've been confined to my bed for almost 2 weeks now. But today I finally woke up with an appetite of a sumo wrestler and have enough energy to do a little #opticalillusion on my face using @suvabeauty Hydra cream base in "Dark Humor Matte". 🌚✌🏼️Used @stilacosmetics matte black eyeshadow for shading. Stay tuned for more weird 💩!