This Is Make Up Magic, Not Photoshop

Mimi Choi is a Vancouver-based artist who has attracted half a million followers on Instagram for her optical illusion make up photos. The portraits she posts may look like digital Photoshop creations, but they’re not. It has been a while since we featured her and she has come up with many new mind boggling illusions in the meantime.

Mimi Choi is a 31-year-old makeup artist from Vancouver, Canada who creates completely stunning hyper real optical illusions on herself. Never using Photoshop for any of her pictures, Choi creates the illusions using only her makeup skills to achieve everything.

She has made quite a name for herself with the amazing makeup looks she has come up with. From slicing, dicing, and elongating certain parts of her face, her creations really make you look twice.

“My face is a blank canvas where I can practise my art”, Choi said. And it was literally a blank face that really left a lasting impression on everyone. Her “faceless” makeup look gives the illusion that all her facial features are gone, replaced with a bottomless black hole inverting to the back of her head.

“My main goal each time I do a new look is to beat myself from yesterday because I’m the biggest critic and competition to myself. It’s gotten really hard to impress myself these days but it motivates me to keep trying and doing better.”