If you didn’t think make-up was a work of art – the ever talented Mimi Choi is here to prove you wrong.
Mimi is a 31-year-old make-up artist from Vancouver who creates stunning optical illusions on herself. She’s transformed her hand into a realistic piece of sushi, drawn a butterfly landing on her cheek and added multiple eyes and lips to her face. Mimi has been getting worldwide critical acclaim for her work and notched up an impressive 158 thousand followers on Instagram.
Although Mimi uses a paintbrush to recreate the looks she only ever uses make-up on application. An average shot takes 3 hours to do although a more complicated illusion, like the shoelaces pictured here, can take up to 5 hours.
“When I do illusions now, I draw my inspiration mostly from my surroundings, photography, paintings, and emotions,” she said. “I try not to look at other make-up artists’s work too much and challenge myself to produce original, unique work. My main goal each time I do a new look is to beat myself from yester
day 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.”