Mimi Choi Makes Mind-Bending Face Illusions In Makeup

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Vancouver-based makeup artist Mimi Choi is incredibly talented, but there’s no doubt that she has a special place in her heart for the bizarre and macabre.
She credits herself as a surrealist, and her dazzle makeup looks are definitely that!

She stresses that everything you’re seeing is done with makeup and there’s no photoshop involved. Check out more examples below.

Wow, thank you for all the amazing feedback and comments on the most recent look! 40,000+ likes so far on the last 2 photos ? — I'm blown away! THANK YOU to all my new followers and to those of you who have been here since day 1! You guys are incredible! ? Here's a #video collage for you guys taken at 2AM last night. My eyes were feeling weird from staring at the side of my face while I was drawing the ?????. ? Thank God cleanup was pretty easy and I had a good 10-hour sleep after. ???? • Products used: @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca kohl pencils, @kryolanofficial matte eyeshadows and @nyxcosmetics matte black eyeliner x white liquid eyeliner #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #instavideo #multipleeyes #trippy #illusion #illusionmakeup #makeup #motd #makeupaddict #makeupartistsworldwide #wakeupandmakeup #amazingmakeupart #creative #creativemakeup #nyxcosmetics #kryolanofficial #makeupforever #art #artist #surrealism #surrealist #painting #drawing #vancouver #style

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The layers in her. | This is #makeup not Photoshop • Added to the last look and ended up with this! Goodnight! ?? ________________________________________________________ LAYERED FACE #makeup illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca flash palette, kohl liners and @stilacosmetics matte eyeshadows and stay-all-day intense black liquid eyeliner. #MIMLESHALLOWEEN __________________ #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #mimles #trompeloeil #trickart #surreal #surrealart #surrealism #art #artist #multipleeyes #trippyart #horror #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloween #wakeupandmakeup #makeupaddict #makeupartistsworldwide #amazingmakeupart #vancouver #vancitybuzz #vancity #extrememakeup #creativemakeup #originalart #makeuptutorialsx0x

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?? Another angle of the SLICED + TWISTED look ?? ?? This is #makeup • Showing you guys a different angle of this look and how important it is to take photos of illusion makeup at the right angle! The front view of this makeup is definitely more effective because the painted black sides of my face blended with my hair to give an illusion of uneven edges of the slices. The illusion is partly lost when I take a photo at this angle. Also, to make the illusion more effective, I adjust the shading as I take photos at different angles.? ________________ This sliced and twisted handpainted #illusionmakeup was done using @thekatvond @katvondbeauty Lock it foundation and concealer as base, @suvabeauty hydra liners, @morphebrushes 35C eyeshadow palette and @kryolanofficial primary color wheel. ________________ #mua #makeupartist #mimles #mimlesillusions #mimichoimakeup #makeuptransformation #trippy #art #artist #trompeloeil #surrealism #creativemakeup #amazingmakeupart #makeupartistsworldwide #suvabeauty #hydraliner #morphemakeup #horror #horrormakeup #halloweenmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #vancouver #vancitybuzz #vancity #art #artist #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #surreal #surrealist

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This is makeup • #ASTIGMATIC VISION makeup illusion using @stilacosmetics stay-all-day black liquid eyeliner, matte eyeshadows and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca kohl pencils. ? _____________________________ ? Join the #MIMLESILLUSIONS MAKEUP CONTEST to win MORE THAN $500CAD worth of makeup that includes the popular @morphebrushes 35O eyeshadow palette, @nyxcosmetics highlight and contour pro palette, @velourlashesofficial mink lashes, and many other fabulous products!!! ?? I'd like to inspire you to create some original mind-boggling makeup illusions without the reliance of prosthetics, wax or stencils – only freehand painting work to create illusion #art that shocks! ______________________________ The contest is LIVE NOW and ends on SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 11:59PM PST so challenge yourself to inspire and be inspired! See below for instructions on how to enter: 1. Follow @mimles on Instagram 2. Post your most creative hand-painted illusion makeup look using the hashtags #MIMLESILLUSIONS and #MIMLES, and tag me in the photo so I won't miss it! 3. You can post as many looks as you want. Just make sure you use the proper hashtags! 4. Tag at least one friend who would be interested in participating! 5. Contest is open to EVERYONE from all around the world. Good luck and have fun with this! I can't wait to be inspired by your talent and creativity! ???

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This is makeup not Photoshop ?? My first 2 hand-drawn #multiplevision makeup looks compared to the most recent one from last night. ??? Although the proportions are still off and it still doesn't look as realistic as I had hoped that it would, little improvements each time motivate me to keep pushing further! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! ?? It was nice to wake up to #5K today! ???????? _______________________________________________P.S. I noticed that a few of you have mentioned the similarity between this look and @alexgarantart paintings and asked why I didn't credit her. Although I do see the similarity between my makeup and her art, I was not inspired by Alex's work while I came up with this idea. This idea was generated through various trials of multiple vision makeup looks and it's just a coincidence that our art turns out to be similar. I was surprised too when I discovered her art but I already had this idea sketched! My nose/lip placements and the number of eyes are completely different from hers, but I do find her art to be stunning! I respect all artists out there and would definitely credit if I were inspired by another artist's work, just like how I expect you to credit me if you do a recreation of my art! ? Thanks for the amazing feedback! ? #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #doublevision #quintuple #makeup #motd #opticalillusion #illustration #paintopia #illustionmakeup #illusion #eyes #eyedrawing #drawing #vancouver #art #artist #3dart #trippy #horror #specialeffects #sfxmakeup #girl #creativemakeup #creative

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?? PIECES OF ME ?? This is #makeup • I actually just really really wanted to take a selfie, that's all. Had to do this to distract you from my vanity. ? This sectioned-face #illusionmakeup was inspired by airport luggage belts ? and was done using @thekatvond @katvondbeauty Lock it foundation and concealer as base, @suvabeauty hydra liners, @morphebrushes 35O eyeshadow palette and @kryolanofficial primary color wheel. _________________ Feeling inspired? Get a chance to win $500CAD+ worth of products by joining the #MIMLESILLUSIONS makeup contest! The contest is LIVE NOW and ends on SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 11:59PM PST so challenge yourself to inspire and be inspired! Here are the instructions on how to enter: 1. Follow @mimles on Instagram. 2. Post your most creative, ORIGINAL hand-painted illusion makeup look without the use of prosthetics or wax with the hashtags #MIMLESILLUSIONS and #MIMLES, and tag me in the photo/video so I won't miss it! 3. You can post as many looks as you want. Just make sure you use the proper hashtags! 4. Tag at least one friend who would be interested in participating! 5. Contest is open to EVERYONE from all around the world. Good luck and have fun with this! I can't wait to be inspired by your talent and creativity! ??? ______________________________________________ #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #illusionmakeup #trippy #art #artist #trompeloeil #surrealism #creativemakeup #amazingmakeupart #makeupartistsworldwide #suvabeauty #hydraliner #morphemakeup #horror #horrormakeup #halloweenmakeup #wakeupandmakeup #vancouver #vancitybuzz #vancity #art #artist #makeupaddict #makeupjunkie #nyxcosmetics #makeupcontest #contest

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