Makeup is usually used for slightly adjusting the everyday look, but some recognize its true potential. Mimi Choi from Vancouver, Canada is among them. She is a 31-year-old makeup artist that produces great hyper-real optical illusions, and her amazing work has got Mimi 274,000 followers on Instagram.
Before discovering makeup art, Mimi trained as a teacher and worked in a preschool for three decades. “I felt like my creativity was suppressed. I enjoyed teaching, but I wasn’t happy,” she explained. “I had a new challenge.” After leaving the classroom, she began experimenting with her makeup brushes in the home.
“I have always been artistic and completed bridal makeup earlier, which people liked. I’d not done anything as crazy as the work I do now, however.” Enrolling at a local beauty school helped Mimi to carry her abilities to new heights. But things took off when Halloween was only around the corner. “I needed to do something different for October 31, so I had a glance on Instagram and found a photograph of a girl, who looked as though her face had cracked.”
“I’d never tried any crazy makeup on my own, but I only got out my black and white liner and gave it a go.”
Choi creates her mind boggling work through masterfully understanding perspective, making three dimensionalities on a level surface. She manipulates makeup just like an artist uses his paint and puts bends onto her body to make her skin either pop out or straight back into the body.