Mimi Choi Is A Reincarnate Of M.C. Escher As A Makeup Artist
Mimi Choi is a Vancouver based makeup artist has skills and concepts that almost make us think it was created in Photoshop.
She already has built up a following of over 375,000 people on Instagram. Here's a sample of her work below. The concepts are both amazing as they are creepy!
She's a former school teacher and she's only been doing makeup for 3 years! Some of these take upwards 5 hours to complete.
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
Jet lagged 😵 • This is #makeup • An extension of my #MELT makeup using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors, @stilacosmetics intense black stay-all-day liquid eyeliner and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca liquid matte lipsticks. Honestly too tired to produce anything of quality or even take a decent photo but I was dying to create so at least I got it out of my system. Goodnight. 🌜#loopyaf
She's a bitch. 🐕 • This is #makeup • Dog #muzzle makeup using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and Supracolors. Inspired by the photoshopped images by surreal artist Sabastian Niedlich. Just a normal dog with human eyes, hair, body and 0 top teeth. 😛 Thought this was funny, not meant to be realistic. 🙃 Had to paint something on myself after a long week of working on others, even though it's 2AM and my body is telling me to lie my ass down and sleep. 🐶 #dothingsforyourself
HOLLOWED OUT 🔪 • A #CARVED FACE makeup illusion • So I didn't actually stop carving my face after 30 minutes last night... and this is what I ended up with after 1 hour. Took one of my followers @ensomz's advice and incorporated thicker skin pieces and bigger holes for a more realistic look! Also realized that shading the thickness really added to the effect. A lot of people ask me how I do these things. My answer is through lots of trials and errors, patience and persistence. I learn most from doing things wrong and always looking back to see what could be done better. There's no easy way around it -- no matter how much potential you have, you will not grow if you never push yourself out of your comfort zone. 🌟 ________________________ A carved makeup attempt using @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada matte black liquid eyeliner and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca foundation palette. The eye area was painted black and my eye was closed to give the hollow effect. All #makeup, no Photoshop.
This is #makeup • CTRL C + CTRL V 👁👃🏼👄👂🏼 • A facial #collage painted on Maxwell for a special project that will be coming out soon! 🔥🔥🔥 This took me around 3.5 hours to paint. It was challenging at the beginning because I had never painted Maxwell's eyes before, so I had to spend a good 15 minutes studying them and figuring out all the colors in his beautiful eyes. Used mainly my go-to @kryolanofficial Aquacolors, Supracolors and @mehronmakeup Face and Body Makeup for this. _____________________________________ Model: @maxwellparrperkins_ • Assist: @evelynaffleck • Makeup + concept by yours truly #bts #sneakpeek
If I could go back in time and tell my 20-year-old self anything: it is that terrible things will happen, but they will break you to save you. You will never be as thin or as beautiful as you have always wanted to be, but it is okay because someday you'll realize there are more valuable and attractive things about you than your exterior. The boy who took your hand when you were 19 will ask you to marry him one day. You two will hurt each other and have a lot to learn together in the years to come but don't ever doubt his love for you. Don't be so hard on yourself. You're trying your best and that's enough. You will keep messing up but you're not a disappointment. One day when you least expect it, you will finally find something that you're good at and it will reveal you. You will figure it out in your late twenties so just be patient. Everything happens for the best. Any pain will eventually fade no matter how unbearable it seems to be at the moment. Always be a positive energy. Treasure every moment because it could be the last. Tell people that you love them. Make decisions out of hope and not your fear. Your parents will tell you things that you don't want to hear but they are actually right. Family is the most important. You can be happy if you choose to be. You will eventually love yourself. You will be alright. x ____________ BROKEN • A #brokenface makeup #illusion using @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Aqua lip liners, Aqua XL pencils, artist shadows, Aqua brow and @velourlashesofficial "Whispie Sweet Nothings". All #makeup, no Photoshop.
My very sweet and long holiday has officially ended and I'm again back in hamster wheel working mode. 🌚 I think my most recent creative deserves one last post because I put 5 dizzying hours into it. I even had to take a small nap in between to prevent my eyes from staying crossed forever. 😶 ________________ LACE UP 👟👁🎀 • Shoelace quadruple eye #makeup illusion using @suvabeauty Hydra liners, @nyxcosmetics @nyxcosmetics_canada liquid eyeliners, @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca artist eyeshadows and @houseoflashes "Knockout" false lashes. All makeup, no Photoshop.
My last work of 2016: MOSAIC PORTRAIT 🔲🔳 MOSAIC #MAKEUP ILLUSION using @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @suvabeauty Hydra Liners ___________________ The #MIMLESORIGINALS makeup contest is now closed❣️Thank you for all the original inspiring submissions! It's now time for me to look through every single of them and pick a winner which will be a difficult process. 🌟 Stay tuned for contest results sometime within next week! 🙏🏼❤️😘
'Tis the night before Christmas and the baking marathon has begun...! 🍪🍪🍪 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVERYONE! ❤️🌟🎄 • A little metallic #popart makeup done using @mehronmakeup silver metallic powder mixed with Mehron mixing liquid and @suvabeauty "dark humour" matte hydra cream base for the black lines. 💥 #permanentrbf #merrychristmas
This is #makeup • When people ask me if I've heard of the #wavy trend 🤷🏻♀️〰🐍🐍〰 • Another #snake makeup illusion done using just a @makeupforeverofficial ink eyeliner, white kohl liner and matte eyeshadows. It's amazing what a little #highlighting and #contouring could do to trick the eye. After 3 years of experimenting with illusions, I'm still fascinated by the power of simple white and black paints and shadows. Every time I do an illusion, I learn and discover something new. ⚪️⚫️ #lipart #snakelips #halloweenmakeup #halloween2017 ____________________________ I'll be performing on stage at IMATS Vancouver this year! Who's going to be there? ❤️ @imatsofficial
HOLE IN THE FACE optical illusion • Not a very successful illusion but I spent over an hour on it so I kinda need to post this. Used @suvabeauty Hydra cream base in "Dark Humor Matte" and @stilacosmetics matte black eyeshadow for shading. The talented @promisetamang also did a similar illusion earlier so check hers out!
My mama said that I should be whatever that makes me happy so tonight I'm a note pad. 📝🖍 • Used @kryolanofficial Aquacolors and @suvabeauty Hydra Liners for the note pad. The beauty side was done using @katvondbeauty Lock-it foundation and concealer for the skin. @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca Pro Light Fusion Luminizer 1 for highlight, @kevynaucoin medium sculpting powder to contour and @narsissist "Orgasm" for blush. Eyes were done using @makeupforeverofficial 9 Artist Shadow Palette 4 and @stilacosmetics Stay-All-Day intense black eyeliner. @velourlashesofficial "Guilty! Lashaholic" for lashes. Brows are @makeupforeverofficial Aqua Brow 25. ______________ This was inspired by childhood notepads that I used to doodle zentangle art on when I was little. A very inspirational bodypainter Gretchen Fleener also did something similar on her arm before! ✨
SPLIT • This is #makeup • When I was little, my mama used to tell me that if I kept pinching my cheeks this way, my face would eventually split in half. I never listened to her. 🙄 • A little SPLIT FACE makeup #illusion done using @mehronmakeup Paradise face & body makeup in white + black, and @makeupforeverofficial @makeupforeverca HD foundation palette. Initially I just wanted to test out how black my new @mehronmakeup Paradise makeup is... Oh my gaaa I love it! Thanks @mehronmakeup! 🖤 #alwayslistentomom #hollowhead
THE WINNER OF #MIMLESILLUSIONS CONTEST: @AMAZING_JIRO. 💥 CONGRATULATIONS! 💖 Your illusions are otherworldly realistic and every single piece of your work is f l a w l e s s. Please keep inspiring all of us! You are truly AMAZING! 😍🔥😍🔥😍 _____________ Another BIG THANK YOU to all of you who entered! It was extremely difficult for me to choose a winner because you are all so talented and awe-inspiring in your own ways! I'm so very grateful for all your support. ❤️ The amount of #positivity, love and #inspiration I get from you guys daily motivates me to keep going and revealing my best self everyday. I LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! Thank you for being my biggest inspiration! 💕______________________________________________ #mua #makeupartist #amazingjiro #mimles #illusionist #surrealism #surrealart #winner #makeupcontest #makeupcompetition #surreal #art #artist #realism #beauty #makeup #creativemakeup #illusionmakeup #creativity #talent #love
A little #vein play/stress-relief session before bed using @skinillustratorofficial FX alcohol palette. Is September over yet? I need positive vibes from you guys to get through this hamster-wheel month. 😲 ______________ #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #mimles #veinmakeup #horrormakeup #gore #specialeffectsmakeup #specialeffects #fxmakeup #sfxmakeup #sfx #creativemakeup #halloweenmakeup #vancouver #vancity #vancitybuzz #art #artist #amazingmakeupart #makeupartistsworldwide #instavideo #makeupvideo #goremakeup #horror #makeuptutorial #makeupdemo #motd #makeup
"Do what you must, and your friends will adjust." - Robert Brault ______________ 🔥 Hand-painted texture play using @cinemasecretspro creams. 😋👻👽 ______________ I've been LOVING all those #MIMLESILLUSIONS entries! Your talents and creativity blow me away -- please keep inspiring me! See previous posts for information on how to enter my contest to win $500+ CAD worth of products! 💖 _______________ #mua #makeupartist #mimichoimakeup #mimles #illusionmakeup #texture #horror #horrormakeup #veins #veinmakeup #halloweenmakeup #halloween #makeup #motd #amazingmakeupart #makeupartistsworldwide #specialeffects #sfx #sfxmakeup #vancouver #vancitybuzz #vancity #art #artist #cinemasecrets #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #nyxcosmetics #insiderart
❗️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