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.”
A feature by @ladbible ❤️ • Thanks to everyone of you here for the amazing support these past few years. 2017 has been incredible and I️ can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring! When you start following your heart and doing things that you truly love despite what others might think, miracles happen. ✨ #foreverthankful #artislife #makeup • Animation credits: @theglitch.og @pete.motion
A collection of photos and videos from #IMATS Vancouver 2017 🎨🖌 • This year I got to demo at the @blancheworld booth, did a presentation at the Main Stage representing Blanche and @curliquebeauty, got interviewed by @imatsofficial and had a great time hanging out with talented friends and artists! 😍 Thank you @imatsofficial for the wonderful memories again! Till next year! ❤️ • Photo/video credits: @imatsofficial, @michaelkeyreal, @andrewy527 • #imatsvancouver #imatsvancouver2017 #imatsofficial #IMATSVAN2017
You make me #melt like butter on toast. 🍞 • This is #makeup • EXTREME MELT makeup #illusion using @kryolanofficial Supracolors and Aquacolors. I felt very inspired after seeing Salvador Dali's original masterpieces at @oakridgecentre today. This was inspired by #Dali's famous #meltingclock. ⏱ #halloweenmakeup #halloween2017 #mimleshalloween #meltingface
❗️JENGA❗️This is #makeup • I spent 4 hours "swatching" all of my @makeupforeverofficial Ultra HD Foundations this way. This was definitely a brain game. Not sure if I got smarter or dumber from doing this. 😵 Sometimes I surprise myself with the things I do for a complicated bitch #selfie. 🤷🏻♀️ @makeupforeverca #jenga #halloweenmakeup #halloween2017 #2amshenanigans #mimleshalloween