If you’re looking for makeup with a mind-blowing twist, then Canadian make-up artist and internet sensation, Mimi Choi should be your number one choice. The talented artist isn’t your average makeup maven but has taken social media by storm thanks to her makeup creations that feature that optical illusion that will leave your jaw on the floor.
Before wowing us with her masterful creations, the 31-year-old was a pre-school teacher. Mimi explains that while she loved teaching kids, she always felt as if her creative potential wasn’t completely being utilised.
Like all good stories, Mimi’s makeup journey began at home. The artist began experimenting with various makeup brushes, even enrolling in a beauty school to learn new makeup tricks. While she enjoyed doing simple makeup looks, it wasn’t until she was searching for different Halloween looks on Instagram that her talent was born.
Mimi’s inspiration drove her to create makeup pieces that gave the illusion of the skin popping out, peeling off, and general creepiness.
“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,” Mimi told Allure magazine.”
What’s more amazing is the fact that Mimi often uses normal makeup products to create her looks, staying away from special effects makeup in order to really challenge herself. Not only do her pieces give the illusion of skin cracking or splitting in half, but her creations are so detailed and complex, that it would be hard not to think that a few of these images are Photoshopped – they’re not!
We’re completely obsessed with this talented makeup artist! If you are too, make sure you check out her Instagram (and ours too!)
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