This Makeup Artist's Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

The power of makeup

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6 April 2017

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If you had doubts that makeup is an art form, Mimi Choi is here to smash your doubts to smithereens. The 31-year-old makeup artist based in Vancouver is making waves on Instagram for her trippy makeup looks. Some of these looks, she says, take up to 5 hours to create.

"When I do illusions now, I draw my inspiration mostly from my surroundings, photography, paintings, and emotions. I try not to look at other makeup artists' work too much and challenge myself to produce original, unique work," she told Allure. "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."

Check out her out-of-this-world work below.

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